Season of Creation 2022
- Resources -
Below is a range of resources to help you engage and reflect on throughout Season of Creation 2022.
Find links to prayers, songs and reflections that you can use as part of your church or faith community's engagement this season.
Acknowledgement of Country
As part of our Season of Creation 2022 celebrations, Wuthathi and Mabuiag Island woman and artist Safina Stewart has shared a beautiful Acknowledgement of Country that you are welcome to use with your faith or church communities this Season of Creation. You can view this video recording here.
- A Prayer to Listen to the Voice of Creation 2022, by Dr Byron Smith
- Prayer for Season of Creation 2022, by Dr Miriam Pepper
- The (ecological) Lord's Prayer, by Jane Irwin
- A prayer for eco grief and climate anxiety, by Abbey Sim
Prayer of Confession for our Common Home, by Byron Smith
Prayer for Healing Country, by Aunty Dr Doseena Fergie
Prayer for the Pacific, by Lote Tomane
Prayer for Common Grace and Creation and Climate Justice, by Ellaina Welsman
A Blessing for our Common Home, by Brooke Prentis
Jubilee for the Earth by Monique Hughes
Hope for Creation prayer by Ben Thurley
Explore more Common Grace Creation and Climate Justice prayers
- 'It is Good' written by Luke Vassella - Video
- ‘All of Creation Groans’ by Helen Wright - Video Sheet Music in F Key Sheet Music in E Key
- ‘Garden’ by Mikali Anagnostis - Video Sheet Music Slides
- 'Were You There' by Luke Vassella - Video
- 'Doxecology' album by Resound Worship features thirteen new, congregational worship songs that celebrate the wonder of creation, acknowledge our failures, and anticipate a glorious restoration in Christ. Find out more here.
- Dr Daniel Vujcich reflects on what the study of creation reveals about the Voice of Creation in 'A Small Tree will begin to grow'
- Claire Harvey invites us to pause, listen and pay deep attention to the songs of creation in 'Up with the birds'.
- Artist and proud Wuthathi and Mabuiag Island woman Safina Stewart reflects on painting her work “Caring” for the UN Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction - 'Caring', a hope-filled dance of lament and joy.
- Dr Byron Smith helps us consider how nurturing curiosity, kindness and courage can help us live out God's deep love and care for His creation - 'What Can We Do?'
- Katherine Hayhoe, Saving Us, book review by Dr Mick Pope
- Rebecca Huntly, How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference, review by Rosie Clare Shorter
- Bob and Evelyn McDonald, Windows on Nature: Reflections on God, review by Jane Kelly, Common Grace Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator
- Earthcare Game - “Earthcare is a fun board game about ways to look after the Earth. There are points you earn for doing different tasks to learn about and help look after our environment. I really liked exploring the different habitats and collecting things like rubbish or glass and metal that you can earn points from recycling later in the game. I would recommend this board game for 5-12 year olds. It’s fun and I learnt lots!” Archie, 9yrs
- Kids and Creation resource by Ruth Wivell
- Book, video and other Common Grace resource recommendations
- Wild at Art - threatened species art competition for kids run by the Australian Conservation Foundation (Wednesday 7 September (Threatened Species Day) to Monday 31 October) Find out more and submit your beautiful artworks here.
Conversations - blogs, podcasts and videos
- Season of Creation 2021 - The Natural Philosopher podcast with Dr Mick Pope - Part 1 (published on 31 August 2021) and Part 2 (published on 6 September 2021) of a conversation between Dr Mick Pope and Aboriginal Christian leader, and then CEO of Common Grace, Waka Waka woman Brooke Prentis discussion what it means to mark Season of Creation 2021, ‘A Home for All?’.
- Season of Creation 2020 - Podcast + weekly reflection questions Conversation with Brigitta Ryan, Brooke Prentis and Byron Smith, COVID 19, #BlackLivesMatter and the climate crisis.
- Daily Disruptions for Creation and Climate justice - In April 2020, Common Grace produced a series of short reflections with actions that’s a great resource for small groups. It is available as a PDF.
- Season of Creation 2019 - Weekly written reflections around the theme Rallying for God’s Beautiful Earth
- Season of Creation 2018 - Weekly written reflections around the theme God’s Beautiful Earth
Links to further resources
- With Love for The World - a Season of Creation lectionary reflection Bible study available now for purchase. Contributors for this special Season of Creation edition include Uncle Ray Minniecon, Miriam Pepper, Rev Dr Paul Chalson, Revd Dr Jason John and many more. Find out more here and access through the With Love to the World app or purchase as an individual issue. These reflections are also being shared across the Uniting Earth Facebook page.
- 2020 Season of Creation - daily meditation with bible verses, photos and quotes by Creative Walking.
- If you or your community are looking for resources to support and respond to Eco-Anxiety we suggest exploring the resources and information provided by Psychology for a Safe Climate.
If you have any Season of Creation resources or events you think we should share, let us know at [email protected]