Creation Care

Who are we?

Creation Care @ Knock was set up in response to three simple Biblical truths:

1. The Bible calls us to protect and steward God’s Creation.

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15

2. The Bible calls us to show compassion to our neighbours around the world.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31

3. The Bible calls us to strive to be more like Jesus.

“Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” – 1 John 2:6

We believe that there is a Biblical mandate to love God’s people and God’s creation. We believe that creation care is an important way for us to both worship and witness. In response to this, we want to provide the members of Knock and the wider community with information and resources to learn more about the Biblical mandate of stewardship and how we can practically take action.

For more information, please feel free to send us an email – creation.care@knockpresbyterian.co.uk.

We’d love to hear from you!

Upcoming Events

6th November 2021 – COP26 Day of Action: Prayer Gathering

Join us as we join with Tearfund, Christian Aid and 24/7 Prayer on Saturday 6 November to unite our voices in prayer for the nations represented at COP26 and for our global neighbours living in poverty, who are most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis.

You can sign up using this link: https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/cop26/cop26-day-of-action

Feel free to get in touch and let us know if you’re planning to join! 

Monday 6th December 2021 – Creation Care Steering Group December Meeting, 7 pm in the Bell Hall 

If you’re interested in being part of our steering group or have some ideas you would like to share, please feel free to join us in the Bell Hall on Monday 6th December 2021.

If you’re interested in joining, please send an email to creation.care@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

Resources

Evangelical Alliance – Changing Church: Climate Change

A series of resources to equip the church to respond to the climate crisis with gospel motivation.

https://www.eauk.org/what-we-do/initiatives/changing-church/climate-change

With research carried out by one of our members, these resources share information on the attitudes of church leaders and church members across the UK towards climate change, as well as a number of key questions that all churches and individuals should consider.

Tearfund – Christianity and Climate Change

“A nine-part film series for small groups featuring Katharine Hayhoe, the internationally renowned Christian climate scientist.” – A simple way to learn more about the climate crisis and how we can respond, by talking to others and taking action.

https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/christianity-and-climate-change-film-series

Tearfund – Crack the Climate Silencer

“A climate-themed virtual escape room adventure for 3 – 10 players. Can your team crack the case?” – A brilliant way to engage people, young and old, and encourage them to think more about the impact of climate change on our planet.

https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/crack-the-climatesilencer

What can I do?

Pray

“With two crucial global summits in the UK this year, we have a powerful opportunity to pray for decisions that create a better world for us all – especially the poorest communities across the world.”

Use Tearfund’s Prayer in the Park resource to guide your prayers over the coming weeks, particularly in the lead up to and in the aftermath of the climate change conference, COP26.

https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/reboot-campaign/prayer-for-the-climate/prayer-in-the-park

Use your voice

Join Tearfund and 1000s of people across the UK by signing this open letter that calls world leaders to value people and planet over profits, by limiting a rise in global temperatures to 1.5℃.

“We are following Jesus’ call to stand with our global neighbours and help those who need it most. Young people all over the world are taking a stand, and you can add your voice. We’ll take it to Cornwall and Glasgow, calling on our leaders to get back on track and recommit to 1.5°C.”

Take A Stand – We Are Tearfund

Start NOW!

Start small. Start simple. Start now.

For a few ideas, check out the United Nation’s ‘16 ways to take action on climate change’:

https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/16-ways-take-action-climate

 

Here are some of our younger members with some more ideas of how we can practically get involved and take action!

‘Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth’ (Psalm 8:1)