Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Web Meetings Continue…

Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.: Entering Cadillac Desert
Whether through its abundance in oceans and rivers, its magnificence in rain, or its stark absence in deserts, water has been worshipped and considered sacred by different religions and cultures for millennia. It is fundamental to life but is also a finite resource, often taken for granted in our world. As climate change redistributes it unpredictably through droughts and floods, new tragedies of water inequities are taking shape, as documented in environmental historian Marc Reisner’s classic, Cadillac Desert. As we enter new cadillac deserts, Andy Hartley, Ph.D., will examine the importance of reawakening a reverence for water that pours into new laws, policies, and acts of kindness. After Andy’s talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register at www.eventbrite.com and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.

Earth-Honoring Faith

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.

Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston: Justice Advocacy Workshop

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

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.

Kids’ Summer Nature Education

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. 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.