We will hold an introductory workshop about the Eco-Congregation programme in Ness Bank Church, Inverness on Saturday 2nd October from 10.30 -12.30.
The programme for the morning will include an introduction to Eco-Congregation and stories from participating churches with tea and coffee and an opportunity to examine resources. There will also be a look at how to get started in your church and plenty of time for discussion.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Eco-Congregation, please come along! Please download and display this flier (pdf, 33kb) in your church – everyone is welcome.
Drumoak & Durris Church achieved their first Eco-Congregation Award! Congratulations!
The assessors commended the church particularly on
- The excellent Powerpoint presentations made to engage the whole congregation and different groups within, helping understanding of the links between Christian faith and environmental action.
- Their clear recording of energy consumption, early action to reduce carbon footprint and forward planning, which is in place to achieve further reductions.
- The strong links with local community as shown by initiatives such as the ‘Food, Fashion and the Future’ event, which involved and inspired many.
- The church’s effective promotion of caring for creation given via the community newsletter and church website.
The next meeting of the Stirling Network of Eco-Congregation churches will be on Monday 20th September, 7.30pm at Menstrie Parish Church, Main Street, Menstrie (please use the glass door between the two main buildings when entering).
The main topic for the evening will be “Measuring and Managing the church’s carbon footprint”. John Gourlay and the Green team at Menstrie have kindly offered to share the work they have been carrying out to monitor and reduce their carbon footprint. Adrian Shaw, the Church of Scotland’s Climate Change Officer will also be attending the meeting to give further information and advice.
All are welcome!
The next meeting of the Glasgow network will be held on 20th Sept 2010 in Wellington Church, at which Billy Gilchrist will speak on Farming/Ecology. All are warmly invited!
Three days to go….
The Fife Eco-Fair in Cupar will be held this Saturday, 18th September, between 10am and 12 in the Old Parish Centre, Cupar. As many of you will know, we are in the process of establishing a new network in Fife. At an initial meeting a strong feeling was expressed that churches in the area simply wanted to know more about Eco-Congregation and how they could take action to care better for creation on a whole range of environmental issues. It was therefore decided to hold an event to help explain and involve churches and the wider community. A small group of volunteers from the original meeting nobly volunteered to organise the event and have been working hard ever since.
You can download a flier here (Word Doc, 59kb) which can be printed out and displayed in churches and halls, on noticeboards and in shops.
We hope you have all got the date in your diaries, it promises to be a fun and informative day. Please come and support it – and bring your friends and family!
Welcome to Grahamston United Church, who registered as 257th eco-congregation!