A Rocha – 30 years caring for creation
began 30 years ago: a Christian field study centre in the south of Portugal and
one small team with a big vision! Today, A Rocha has grown into an international
organization coordinating conservation work in 19 countries, always with this
same passion for creation care in a cross-cultural, community context. What a
lot we have to be thankful for!
To celebrate just how far we’ve come and to say ‘thank you’ to all who have
journeyed with us, we'll have events taking place throughout the year for you to
get involved with – so stay tuned! And as food so often plays such an important
part in A Rocha communities, we thought it only appropriate to share a special
flavour of our national projects with a range of A Rocha recipes.
A number of events are being planned all over the world and you can join the
Could you star in the new video?
Act NOW to feature in our 30th birthday video: write a message on your hands
or take a close-up shot of people using their hands in caring for creation or
enjoying nature – get the children involved! Read
Celebrate your birthday with A Rocha!
Do you find you get more presents than you really need for your birthday? If
so, why not ask your friends and family to make a donation to A Rocha instead
of, or as well as, buying you a gift? Read more
to find out how to get started.
30 Wonder-ful Walks!
On Sunday 30 June 2013, A Rocha will be resourcing 30
churches (or maybe more!) to host Wonder-ful Walks in their surrounding
areas. With our free toolkit, including posters, sign-up sheets and
activities, you'll have all you need for your Sunday afternoon saunter.
Find out more
Get Fit for Forests 2013!
Why not get fit and plan to explore some of the UK’s most stunning scenery
this year? If you live in the UK, we’re inviting you to participate in one of
our sporting challenges, between April and September, to help raise essential
funds for our global forest conservation projects. Visit
arocha.org/challenges to find out more and book
Renovation and celebration
This year our first field study centre, Cruzinha, in the south of Portugal,
will have been open non-stop for an impressive 27 years! With the hundreds, if
not thousands, of people who have passed through the doors, it’s inevitable that
the need for renovations is beginning to show.
Read more to find out how you can help!
You are here
A Rocha USA is inviting YOU to actively engage in caring for God’s wondrous
yet beleaguered creation right in your own community – in small, easy to take
steps. To help, the team is sharing an excerpt from the forthcoming book,
You Are Here: following Jesus, all the way down to the dirt, along with
some tips on how to do that where you are. Please
visit arocha-usa.org/you-are-here to
get the excerpt.
Previously referred to as 'Lentil Goo', Leah has perfected her dahl into a delicious dish, which is now a staple at A Rocha Canada.
Contributed by Leah Kostamo, Canada
Pão de queijo mineiro (Brazilian cheese bread)
The Brazilians are all crazy about these traditional, cheese-flavoured rolls!
Contributed by Raquel Arouca, Brazil
A favourite at Cruzinha, homemade pumpkin jam is especially delicious served with bread and curd cheese.
Contributed by A Rocha Portugal
Do you have fond memories of a food-related A Rocha experience and a nice
recipe to go with it? Please let us know so that
we can share it!