What Is the "Season of Creation"?
September 14, 2017
The United Church of Canada introduced Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost in 2010. This is a time to realize and celebrate that we live within a miracle – life on the planet Earth, and that we are biologically and spiritually kin with all creation. The realization that we belong to Earth means that we are not so much her beneficent caretakers, as we are indebted and grateful because all of our life energy is derived from her.
This is a season to regard all creation as a radiant manifestation of Spirit, and to understand that the one we call the Christ is cosmic in scope and in love. All of creation lives and moves and has its being within the heart of the Christ, “in whom all things are held together.” (Colossians 1:15-17) Our vocation is to fall back in love with creation and to treat the planet, her biosystems, and creatures, as we treat our family.
The “tree” logo was designed for this occasion and orange was selected as the corresponding liturgical colour, as orange is an important recapturing of an ancient Christian liturgical way of being that we had forgotten. Symbolically and psychologically, orange is the colour of fire and flame, the red of passion tempered by the yellow of wisdom, the colour of harvest, fruitfulness, joy and symbolic of endurance and strength.
At United Churches of Langley, our Season of Creation began on Sunday, September 10, with worship including Communion.
Sunday, September 17, is our WELCOME SUNDAY and Bring a Briend to Church Day, followed by an all-congregation Fall Kick-off BBQ!