Summer Creation Education: Nature and Microbes

Nature Art
Sunday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.
What do painted sticks and seashell necklaces have in common? They’re examples of nature art! All ages are invited to join Irmi Willcockson, Master Naturalist, to learn a little about nature as we make art using sticks, seashells, and other materials.

Microbes in God’s World
Sunday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.
The Coronavirus has microbes on everyone’s mind. But, bacteria, Fungi, Viruses – They are EVERYWHERE and have always been everywhere. Everyone gets colds and other infections, but did you know that most microorganisms are harmless? If fact, many of them actually help us stay healthy and enrich our environment. Come and learn about the “Good Guys” of Microbiology with Professor Terri Koehler!

Hurricane & Flood Safety

Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m., online 

Join Jeff Lindner, Director of Hydrologic Operations, Harris County Flood Control District, as he discusses how to stay safe in a natural disaster. Jeff’s presentation will cover the various hazards that impact a region during a hurricane landfall, including wind, rainfall and storm surge flooding. Jeff will then go on to address how to prepare for these hazards so that you and yours can stay safe. Time will be provided for discussion with the audience after his talk.

Please register for this talk on Contact Lisa Brenskelle at with any questions.

Creation Care – Being Healthy in a Toxifying World Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m., online

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
The CTK Creation Care Creation Team invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2021 is Healthy Planet = Healthy People = Healthy Economy.
Steve Stelzer, Program Director, Houston Green Building Resource Center
Being Healthy in a Toxifying World
Sunday, January 31, 6 p.m., online
In January, join Steve Stelzer, Program Director at the Houston Green Building Resource Center, as he discusses the many paradoxes we face as global citizens regarding staying healthy in a world where business insists on dumping toxic wastes into our air and water supply. Without getting too gloomy about it, Steve will also discuss options for actually doing something about the problem. Spoiler alert: “Superman’s Not Coming”. Meanwhile, it seems we might be reaching a critical mass to turn this around. Please register for this talk. Contact Lisa Brenskelle  with any questions.

Climate Justice: A Breath of Hope – January 23 – 26, online

Texas Impact and the United Methodist Women have long held an annual legislative event. This year, it is going virtual, and is open to other Christians. So, join Texas Impact and other Christians for Breathe – Climate Justice: A Breath of Hope. The event features a powerful keynote panel on climate justice and women’s leadership, including four nationally recognized leaders. There will also be presentations from leading policy advocates, worship & opportunities for fellowship. Can’t make the entire event? Go ahead and register anyway, as all sessions will be recorded. Register here.

Fall Outing in Nature: Guided Tour of the Houston Botanic Garden

Saturday, November 7, 1:00 p.m.
Fall Outing in Nature: Guided Tour of the Houston Botanic Garden
The CTK Creation Care Team has organized an outing to the recently-opened Houston Botanic Garden. Enjoy a private one-hour guided tour, followed by practice of the Franciscan spiritual discipline Prayer with Eyes Wide Open. An admission fee is required to enter the garden, and the tour maintains strict social-distancing, such that this opportunity is for a very small group.   Date/time not work for you?  The team is considering scheduling additional outings to the garden. If you’d like to join us, contact Lisa Brenskelle to sign up. Due to the limited group size, you must sign up in advance to participate.