Tag Archives: trees

The life of trees: Children’s activities

These two menus contain fun, hands-on activities that help children learn about different aspects of trees and the life they support. Although intended for primary/elementary school ages, the activities can be adapted for youths and adults too!

  • Children’s activities
  • trees
  • Genesis 1; Revelation 22
  • Ostenson, Lisa; Pomeroy, Caroline
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

In the beginning

A set of PowerPoint slides that follow the creation story in Genesis 1 and draw connections between the Bible verses and our call to environmental stewardship

  • Presentations
  • creation; trees
  • 1 Chronicles 28; Deuteronomy 30; Genesis 1; Hosea 4; Jeremiah 12; Jeremiah 29; Psalm 96; Psalm 98
  • Decker, Margaret
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The life of trees: Songs

A list of songs and hymns that may be used to accompany your tree-themed service.

  • Music
  • trees
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The life of trees: Sermon

The following sermon, mainly based on Genesis 2:8–17, explores the topic of trees and how they are vital for the diversity of life that God calls us to serve and preserve. It reminds us of the tree of life and its focus on a God-centred wisdom, which is rooted in a healthy relationship with God and a healthy relationship with God’s creation – including trees.

  • Presentations; Sermons
  • trees
  • 1 Peter 2; Genesis 2; Isaiah 55; Luke 13; Proverbs 3; Revelation 22
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The life of trees: Ideas for action and response

The following document features different ways you and/or your church can participate in A Rocha’s work with human and wildlife communities.

  • Articles; Eco-tips
  • trees
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The tree of life and the life of trees: A Rocha 2012 Environment Resource Pack

A Rocha’s 2012 Environment Resource Pack is freely available to churches worldwide. It can be used on Environment Sunday (the nearest Sunday to the UN’s World Environment Day, June 5th), during Time for Creation (1st September – 5th October, promoted by the World Council of Churches), or on any suitable date.

  • Resource packs
  • trees
  • Bookless, Dave; Ong, Melissa
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The life of trees: A Rocha’s Tropical Forests Programme

This information sheet introduces A Rocha’s work with communities in Ghana, Kenya, India and Peru, helping them to protect their land and their resources for future generations.

  • Articles
  • A Rocha; ghana; india; kenya; peru; trees; tropics
  • Kaonga, Martin
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The life of trees: Group Bible study

The following group Bible study is based on Genesis 1:11–13 & 29–31 and offers a number of activities and materials for discussion and prayer

  • Small group materials
  • trees
  • Genesis 1; Genesis 29; Isaiah 55; Psalm 1
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

The life of trees: Service order

This service order provides a menu of ideas, either to slot into an existing service pattern, or
to create a specially-themed service. It is designed to be used with the accompanying list of
songs and hymns, and with the sermon on ‘The life of trees’.

  • Presentations
  • repentance; trees
  • 1 Peter 2; Genesis 2; Isaiah 55; Luke 13; Proverbs 3; Revelation 22
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0