Since 2020, September has been designated the Season of Creation in the NC Conference, a month-long celebration of God’s creation and our role as God’s creatures.
We are very excited to help guide local churches and individual Christians deeper into their relationship with their Creator through caring for creation. We have several opportunities throughout September to worship, learn, and celebrate together.
This year’s Season of Creation begins on September 1 with a worship service held at Camp Chestnut Ridge (4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd, Efland, NC). Everyone is invited to join us in this beautiful setting, to revel in the majesty of God’s good works. Rev. Jarrod Davis (chair, Creation Care Committee) will be preaching. A recording of this event will be made available beginning on September 5, and can be used by churches across the conference to supplement their own worship experiences.
A series of free webinars will be held throughout the month. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics, including:
- the connections between environmental, racial and food justice;
- spirituality and healing in creation;
- how churches can be involved in regenerative agriculture;
- connecting faith and science in ministry;
- Bible studies;
- and more!
Some of our guest experts include: Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, Dr. Ellen Davis, George Jones, Jr. (Farmer Foodshare), Jennifer Shecki-Shields (Discovery and Faith), and Dr. Stephen Jurovics. A full list of webinars with registration links can be found here.
Finally, for those tasked with preaching in September who want to focus on creation but need a little guidance getting started, we are working to provide resources. These two documents provide general outlines for sermon series on creation. The first series is based on the lectionary texts for the year, while the second series is not. We hope it will help you as you venture into this topic, maybe for the first time at your local church.
For access to all of our recordings, including last year’s events, you can click here.
As always, the NCC Creation Care Committee is here to help. If there is any way we can be of assistance to you during or after the Season of Creation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.