On Sunday, September 9th, I shared a message entitled, Gathered for Goodness. It’s the first in a new season we’re trying out at First Church – the Season of Creation.
Starting with that Sunday, and covering the next few weeks, we will be coming together for the Season of Creation. It’s celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians of different denominations all around the world on six continents. The season begins September 1 and runs through St. Francis day.
Pastor Carol Soderholm, a pastor in rural Pine Creek Illinois, said “the Season of Creation is a gentle and beautiful way to wake up the people and to help farmers pay attention to the land.”
While we here in Akron may feel further from farming communities we still live on the land each and every day and the Season of Creation offers us the opportunity to turn our full attention toward God the Creator and toward our relationship with the whole creation. How blessed we are!
Grace and peace,