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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to hear from you!
Knock Presbyterian Church Grounds
We have beautiful church grounds in a lovely location and they serve as a beacon to the local community.
Over the past six months a number of church members has volunteered to work with the Church Grounds Sub Committee to help maintain the church grounds. The group meets on a Saturday morning (as stated in the Church Announcements) and works from 10.00am to noon with a break for coffee and shortbread.
The group consists of around twelve members of various ages but all are committed to maintaining our church grounds as a witness to God’s creation.
Please feel free to join us if this is something that you would be interested in. There is a great atmosphere and everyone just contributes in their own way
Act for Nature day at Hugh’s Meadow Nature Reserve
Encounter nature up close and learn about how you can help nature on your doorstep.
Where? Parkgate Co. Antrim When 10am Saturday 23rd July 2022
Learn how to care for nature at one of A Rocha UK’s Partners in Action, Hugh’s Meadow Nature Reserve. Come along to receive training on specific areas of conservation and enjoy nature up close! During the event there will be opportunities to meet A Rocha UK staff and volunteers, and to ask questions.
This event is FREE but please sign up here as spaces are limited
Sign up here When booking, please indicate if you would like to attend in the morning, afternoon or both. A reminder email will be sent to all registered attendees beforehand with further details.
Morning session from 10am:
Join us in the morning for a tour around the site, training on meadow management and moth recording, and a talk on the work of A Rocha UK.
Afternoon session from 1pm:
Connect with nature and learn something new in the afternoon. We’ll be exploring nature at the reserve more closely; doing a flower count, looking for butterflies and other insects, bark rubbing, and learning about how we can speak up for nature through campaigning.
Who are A Rocha UK? We are a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to equipping Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment.
Who are the Act for Nature Days for? Our Act for Nature days are for individuals, families, friendship groups, churches and anyone interested in caring for creation. Act for Nature Days are spaces to learn about wildlife and conservation techniques in the great outdoors. This is a family friendly event – Children are welcome but remain the responsibility of someone over 18 years old.
How do I get to Hugh’s Meadow Nature Reserve? You can find directions here.
What facilities are available at Hugh’s Meadow? There is a toilet on site.
Will lunch be provided? No, please bring your own lunch/picnic to enjoy at our reserve. Light refreshments and drinks will be available.
How much does it cost? This is a free event but tickets are limited, so please register at the ‘sign up here’ link above to secure your place. When booking, there will be a chance to make an optional donation to A Rocha UK. Please note that booking is essential, including for children.
When will registration close? Registration will end one week before the event or when we have reached maximum capacity.
if you have any further questions.
Evangelical Alliance – Changing Church: Climate Change
A series of resources to equip the church to respond to the climate crisis with gospel motivation.
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.
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.
What can I do?
“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.
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.”
Start small. Start simple. Start now.
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)