Celebrating the Season of Creation

‘Let justice and peace flow.’ 

Season of Creation is an annual global movement where Christian communities pray and act to care for God’s creation, beginning September 1 (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) and ending October 4 (the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology).  

The international theme for 2023 is “Let justice and peace flow”. The symbol is a mighty river, a reference to the cry of the prophet Amos: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5:24) 

International resources, including promotional material, liturgical resources, prayer card, celebration guide and more. Also in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.  

Season of Creation – Australia

Includes liturgies, bible studies, and Lectionary readings developed in part by Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania – look under “Worship Resources” for more. 


Outdoor worship

Uniting Church Australia Assembly have developed a worship resource which encourages Uniting Church congregations and communities to hold worship outside. 


Host a “Sustainable Sunday” 

Uniting Church Synod of Western Australia’s Social Justice Commission is encouraging people to  celebrate a ‘Sustainable Sunday’ on Sunday 24 September. 

Uniting Earth

The grass-roots Uniting Eco Group have a range of resources available on their website.  


Head to Common Grace’s 2022 resource list and scroll for their recommended songs.

Original scores

Retired UCA Minister and worship songwriter David MacGregor has kindly offered two original compositions:

These resources are centred around caring for creation more generally, so useful not just for Season of Creation!  


The story of Creation  

Caring for Creation lessons and activities by Green Anglicans. Recommended for children 5-12 years.  

“Country Tells Us When” children’s book 

Discover how the Yawuru mob read the seasons in this beautifully illustrated book. There’s also a fantastic classroom Teacher’s guide for the classroom.   

A care for Creation curriculum   

An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God’s Creation is a 12-week, no-prep curriculum that focuses on Bible stories that celebrate water, plants, food, and animals. 

Season of Creation 2023

A pay-what-you-can weekly worship resourcecovering the four weeks of Season of Creation, written by Uniting Church minister Rev Dr Michelle Cook. Rev Dr Cook is a theology teacher at Nungalinya College and Chairperson of the Pilgrim Presbytery of the Northern Synod. 


God’s World in Community: Creation Care

A simple resource for intergenerational gatherings of all shapes and sizes. 


Take Messy Church outdoors

Messy Church Goes Wild is the movement encouraging Messy Churches to meet God outdoors, love the natural world. 


Operation Restoration – Mending God’s World

This free resource is designed as a 5-day vacation bible school resource, which invites children to be menders in God’s world. While this topic is broader than caring for Creation, this site has more specific nature care resources too.  

Sign a petition

Protect Koalas and Greater Gliders in South East Queensland 


Get active

Join the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change multi-faith advocacy organisation  

Queensland Churches Environmental Network 2023 Season of Creation Art and Photography Exhibition 

September 1 to October 4 

All works displayed on the Queensland Churches Environmental Network Facebook page. A selection will be exhibited at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane throughout September. 

Wild at Art Competition

Now until Thursday 7 September 

Up until Threatened Species Day on Thursday 7 September, children aged 5 to 12 are invited to create an original artwork of one of Australia’s many threatened native animals or plants, along with a short written component.

Find out more here.


Prayers and Meditation for Earth and UN Climate Change Conference

Thursdays 1:30-2pm AEST  

An online open weekly multi-faith prayer and meditation group hosted by ARRCC and The Brahma Kumaris Australia. 

Register here.



For the month of September, the Australian Conservation Foundation is asking people to find a quiet spot at their local creek or river, try to spot a platypus and record what they see to help researchers understand more about this elusive animal. 

Find out more here.    


Common Grace Evening of Prayer and Praise

7:30pm AEST Wednesday 20 September 2023

Common Grace are inviting Christians across Australia to come together for Season of Creation in a time of reflection through song and prayers to ‘Let Justice and Peace flow’.

Register to join this online evening now. 

 ARRCC’s Christian prayers for Creation 

Prayers for Creation and Climate Justice by Common Grace   


 Uniting Church Australia Assembly Statement

Particularly relevant is the “Renewal of the Whole of Creation” Foundation as part of “Our Vision for a Just Australia

Particularly relevant is the “Renewal of the Whole of Creation” foundation as part of “Our Vision for a Just Australia

Are you called to care for Creation?