Wild Hope: Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation – Wednesdays Online

Wednesdays, September 8 – October 6, 6:00 p.m. online
Join environmentalists, animal lovers, other Christians and people of all faith/spiritual traditions in a weekly book discussion group using the book Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing. You may ask – Lent isn’t until 2022, why are we reading this now? While written for Lent, this book is very appropriate for the Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4). Wild Hope contains 25 beautifully-written, intimate portraits of the lives of endangered animals, the hazards they face and how people are responding to save them. The book is inspiring and awakens deep empathy. The stories do not contain any explicitly religious material, yet they are incredibly moving. Readers of all backgrounds will find this little book powerful. Join a small group to read this book from September 1 – October 4 & meet to discuss it – that’s five 900-word stories/week. Please register. 
Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com with any questions.

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 www.eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at brenskelle@aol.com 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.