Scripture & Science: What’s the Connection?

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend an Adult Forum that addresses scripture and science. Lisa Brenskelle & Elmer Ledesma, leaders of the Creation Care Team at Christ the King, will consider: Is there conflict or connection between scripture & science? If there is connection, what connection exists? If a connection exists, …

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China’s National Sword Policy & It’s Impacts on Recycling

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship. In September, we welcome Jordan Fengel, Executive Director of STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling). For nearly 50 years, recycling has been a staple practice throughout many American communities. A recent policy …

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Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting …

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Community Bike Safety Course

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

Nervous about biking in Houston? Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church and Bike Houston invite you to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town. The course begins with 90 minutes of classroom instruction at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, followed by 90 minutes of drills …

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

Cramer Retreat Center 1800 Meadow Edge Lane, Spring

Escape from the frenzy of the start of the “Christmas shopping season” on an intimate, 24-hour retreat in the beauty of God’s good creation at the Cramer Retreat Center in Spring. This retreat invites you to get ready for the coming of Christ by exploring familiar Advent themes: hope, preparation, joy and peace, with the …

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Biodiversity Loss & What You Can Do

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In January, Kerri Crawford, assistant professor at the University of Houston, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, will speak on biodiversity loss. Biodiversity loss has been deemed one …

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Climate Change & What You Can Do

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In February, Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change has been deemed one of …

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Plastic Pollution & What You Can Do

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In March, Hyun-Min Hwang, associate professor at Texas Southern University, Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Studies, will speak on plastic pollution in the oceans. Pollution has been …

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The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

What is our present ecological crisis? What specific issues are central? Lisa Brenskelle will examine the science that explains the present state of our world and the major environmental issues we face. She will then consider how our faith both informs and enables our response to this crisis. Lisa holds a PhD in engineering, and …

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How Water Conservation Will Save the Dry Day & What You Can Do to Help

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In April, Robert Mace, professor of practice at U.T. - Austin, Department of Geography, will speak on water issues in Texas. Water Scarcity has been …

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Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do

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You are invited to join Rosanne Barone, Program Director in Houston for Texas Campaign for the Environment, for an online talk on Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Rosanne will address policymaking at the local and state levels to achieve zero waste goals and …

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The Health of Houston’s Waters & What You Can Do

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In June, Jordan Macha, Executive Director of Bayou City Waterkeeper, will talk about the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed and how you can advocate for your …

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United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In July, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming …

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Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

Faith Lutheran Church 4600 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire

You are invited to the 2019 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza! This free event is actually three events in one: lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed …

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Harris County Voter Registration Event

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved & need to update your registration, you can do so at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sept. 22. To check if you are registered, and at what address, see https://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search. Bring your TX driver’s license, or state-issued i.d. to …

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Houston’s Air Quality Challenges & What You Can Do

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do. In September, Bakeyah Nelson, Executive Director of Air Alliance Houston, will discuss air quality issues in Houston & how you can take action. Air Alliance Houston believes …

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EAT Lancet Commission on Food, Planet & Health: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston

Stephen Long, a public health physician, will discuss the EAT Lancet Commission on Food, Planet & Health: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems report at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9:45 a.m. This study, compiled by 37 scientists and other experts from 16 countries, aims to establish …

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United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series. In January, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming together to address them. He will explain tools used for …

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The Wonders of Soil

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Think that soil is just dirt? Think again! Join John Ferguson, soil scientist, owner of Nature’s Way Resources, and an organic gardening expert, in February as he explains the wonders of soil. You’ll leave this talk amazed at what lies beneath your feet. To join the conversation, please register for this talk on www.eventbrite.com. Contact …

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The Wonders of the Deep Sea

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Approximately two thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans with an average depth of about 2.65 miles. Below 0.62 miles, the water is completely dark, temperatures plummet to 39 °F, and the pressure is about 40 times the pressure of earth’s atmosphere. Nonetheless, many creatures can live in this extreme place having no …

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The Wonders of Coastal Wetlands

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Historically, wetlands were considered useless land, and we filled them in to make farmland and housing. Today, we realize that wetlands provide numerous valuable services to humanity, and we seek to protect and restore them. Coastal wetlands are threatened by a number of factors, but can be remarkably resilient to moderate rates of sea level …

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Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

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Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via …

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Thank You for Biting: Can non-lethal predation help prey?

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature. In September, join Professor Adrienne Correa of Rice University to learn about coral reefs & their relationship with their predators. Coral reefs are biodiverse ecosystems that are constructed by partnerships …

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Formation of the Sun and its Planets

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In October, join Professor Patrick Hartigan of Rice University as he explains the formation of the sun & its planets. In the last few decades, astronomers have learned a great deal about how stars and planets form. New telescopes and instruments have enabled us to see deep within stellar nurseries and observe firsthand what goes …

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A Healthy Planet is a Prerequisite for Healthy People

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Join Hyun-Min Hwang, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Sciences at Texas Southern University, as he discusses the links between people’s health, and the health of our planet. Our planet consists of four major components: lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (living things), and atmosphere (air). A healthy planet is a prerequisite for …

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