The CTK Creation Care Team would like to draw your attention to a retreat coming up in early July at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary and author of Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key, is the organizer of the Earth-Honoring Faith Retreat which is now in its 10th and final year. The retreat begins on evening of Sunday, July 2 and ends the evening of Friday, July 7. A number of eminent speakers will lead workshops. Details are available at the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center site.
Sunday, July 9, 4 – 6 p.m.
The CTK Justice Advocacy Ministry Team invites all members to attend a Justice Advocacy Workshop organized by the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston and taught by experts from TX Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy organization with which our synod is affiliated. The Justice Advocacy Workshop is free, and will take place on Sunday, July 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall. Learn how to effectively raise your voice for the voiceless. Please register for this event, for planning purposes. The training will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you can still get a copy of the training recording to review later. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle .
Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza
SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Mark your calendar now for this year’s Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza, a free environmental education conference. This year’s theme is Stewardship. As usual, we will have a line-up of expert speakers, fun kids’ activities, and an exhibit by local environmental non-profits.
Sunday, July 16 at 9:45 a.m.
The CTK Creation Care Team organizes a summer nature education series for kids during the Sunday School hour on one Sunday/month in June, July & August. The July session, on Sunday, July 16, will feature Pollinators, taught by Irmi Willcockson. Kids will take a ‘field trip’ to the CTK butterfly garden to observe the awesome cycle of butterfly life in God’s world, and after that we will be able to make a little garden for the kids thanks to the Evermore professionals, we already looked at the best in town for reliable aluminum patio covers. Kids meet at 9:45 a.m. on the second floor in the library area for the Kids’ Summer Nature Education Series. Parents are welcome to join in.
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to join with people of other faiths to care for creation on Sunday, May 21, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by mulching around plantings and trimming trees at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends. Meet at The Gathering Place, 5310 South Willow Dr., Houston 77035 to sign in. Metro bus line 7 stops nearby and line 49 is not far. Tools/supplies will be provided. This event is organized by CTK, Congregation Brith Shalom, and The Blue Mosque, in partnership with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. Please register at www.eventbrite.com (search Spring 2017 Interfaith in Houston, TX). Contact Lisa Brenskelle for more information.