Glenbrook Uniting Church was transformed into a place of “sacred living beauty” during their 2 September 9.30am service, marking the beginning of the Season of Creation.
Glenbrook Uniting Church Minister Rev. Ellie Elia told Insights that the congregation is “acutely aware of the environmental crisis our planet is facing.”
“During the month of September we will spiritually growing together as we explore and practice our deep, abiding connection with all of creation and our creator,” Rev. Elia said.
“With the help of passionate gardeners and environmental activists from the congregation, our church sanctuary has been transformed into a place of sacred living beauty.”
The Humanity Sunday service on 9 September will feature guest speaker Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director of Uniting World. This service, Rev. Elia says, “will be deepening our connection with the global church as we explore together who we are called to be and what we are called to do.”
On Sky Sunday, 16 September, the congregation welcomes Peter Abood, who is the State Manager fo the NSW/ACT Prison Fellowship.
This Season of Creation culminates in a Blessing of the Animals service in the church on 23 September.
The season of creation runs from Saturday, 1 September to Thursday, 4 October.
Uniting EarthWeb have produced worship resources for this time, which are available here.
Jonathan Foye is Insights’ Editor