As summer gives way to a new fall season of vivid colors and shorter days, several churches in the greater Belfast area are inviting all residents to observe a worldwide ecumenical “Season of Creation” by listening to, learning about, and caring for the trees in their midst.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belfast, in cooperation with the Greater Bay Area Ministerium representing many denominations, will offer weekly programs in September around the theme “Listening to Trees: Witnesses and Prophets.” The mid-day programs will be held where the trees live, in Belfast City Park and along the Rail Trail, with the Belfast Free Library as the back-up venue in case of rain. The presentations are open to all, church-affiliated or not, without charge.
On September 13, City Counselor Mike Hurley will speak on Belfast’s participation in the national Green Streets program. Bring a bag lunch to the Belfast Arboretum at City Park. In case of rain, meet at Belfast Free Library.