Bike Around the Bay
October 20 & 21
Join the Lutherans Restoring Creation team for Bike Around the Bay as a cyclist or supporter! This is a great opportunity to both enjoy and care for God’s good creation. See bikearoundthebay.org for details.
Eco-Challenge October 3 – October 24
You are invited to join the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for this year’s Eco-Challenge. This online event offers you the opportunity to care for creation by taking on a challenge in: waste, food, health, transportation, energy, community, nature, water, simplicity, or a custom challenge of your own. Create a new creation care habit over the course of the 3 weeks of the challenge. Join the team!
Creation Care Fall Outing
Second Saturday Bird Walk at the Houston Arboretum, 120 West Loop North (the entrance is off the 610 North feeder just south of Woodway)Saturday, October 13 8:00-10:00 a.m.
We will meet at the front door of the main building. It is a free event and there should be ample parking this early in the am. Houston Arboretum has made some wonderful changes! Bring binoculars if you have them. No dogs please. Sign up not necessary, but helpful so we know whom to look for. Contact Linda Schoene to sign up or ask questions.
GreenFaith Certification Achieved!!
In 2017, the Creation Care Team received GreenFaith certification for CTK. To achieve certification, the team had to fulfill requirements for creation-focused worship services, religious education on creation for all ages, interfaith & multi-generational creation-focused activities, environmental justice education & interactions with local environmental justice leaders, and communications about our activities. In addition to these requirements, we also had to complete 25 actions or awareness building activities in the areas of energy, transportation, food, water, waste, toxins and grounds. Work to achieve GreenFaith certification began in 2013, two years after CTK entered into covenant with Lutherans Restoring Creation and the Creation Care Team was formed. Participation in GreenFaith built the foundation for a number of creation-focused activities now routinely offered by the CTK Creation Care Team for the congregation, in all areas originally required for GreenFaith certification. We continue to use what we learned during the certification process to guide our ongoing efforts to incorporate care for creation into the full life and mission of CTK, in worship, education, discipleship, advocacy/public ministry, and stewardship of building & grounds.