Eco-Congregation Scotland has been involved in the planning for this year’s Creation Time, and prepared some of the resources which are now available on the CTBI website.
Creation Time runs between 1 September and 4 October each year, and is celebrated by more and more churches around the world. This year’s theme is Our Daily Bread – Food in God’s creation.
You can read and download information and resources for your congregation on the CTBI website.
Skene Parish Church achieved their second Eco-Congregation Award!
The assessors were particularly impressed by:
- The innovative scheme to recycle first aid kits from maritime life boats, which has the potential to be replicated in other geographical areas. The church has access to all the first aid kits from Aberdeen but other ports may be able to make links with similar churches.
- The “Dig for Creation” potato project and the way in which this was used both practically and educationally by involving the congregation with the planting and explaining the project’s merits to the local community.
- The recycling project which is thorough and inspirational.
- The positive way the eco-group functions, bringing other individuals and groups in.
Congratulations to Cranhill Parish Church in Glasgow on achieving their first Eco-Congregation Award!
The assessors particularly commended the congregation for the following:
- The close relationship that has been established with the Cranhill Community Project which has enabled the church to achieve so much in the community.
- The huge amount that the church achieves on its own, which is particularly impressive given the size and limited capacity of the congregation.
- The Green Pledge (their code of conduct respecting the environment) that is displayed at the entrance to the building and is signed by all staff. This is a very visible and real commitment to Environmental Stewardship.
Welcome to St John Ogilvie’s Roman-Catholic Church in Edinburgh, who registered as 277th eco-congregation!