A list of songs and hymns that may be used to accompany your tree-themed service.
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.
The following document features different ways you and/or your church can participate in A Rocha’s work with human and wildlife communities.
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.
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.
Creation Care is one of more than 30 priority gospel issues out of The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization: Cape Town 2010. A Call to Action has been released, which can be used to bring the issue of creation care to the forefront.
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
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’.
This sermon was preached by Dr Robert Sluka at Dorchester Abbey in the UK.
The resources here are more than enough for one small group session, so do pick and choose, making sure there is a mixture of Bible basis, activities, discussion and prayer.