Helensburgh & Lomond Network

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  • Exciting new developments from the Local Networks Seminar 2015 – Report now available!

    The 2015 Local Networks Seminar took place in Dunblane on Saturday 26th September. This year the main themes discussed at the Seminar have been used to propose an exciting new way of providing web-based resources, which can be downloaded and printed out to encourage more participation in our congregations.

    After considering what other resources are available, the ECS Board now plans to invite individuals / congregations / networks, with the relevant experience and expertise, to contribute to developing and writing the new resources.

    Local Networks Seminar Report 2015  also lists a whole host of topics and speakers from networks all around the country (see Appendix 3). If you are not already involved in a network, take a look and see what you might be missing! Everyone is welcome at network meetings – you don’t have to be from a registered congregation. Full information about your local network can be found here.

  • Next Helensburgh and Lomond network meeting will be March 7th 2016

    At the next meeting, Adrian will be giving a “Report back on the Paris Climate Change Conference”. This meeting will be at 10:30am in Alexandria Parish Church, 1 Lomond Road, Balloch, Alexandria, West Dumbarton G83 8SJ.

  • Helensburgh & Lomond Network Notes: 4.11.15 available now

    Download them from here: Helensburgh&Lomond Network Notes 4th Nov15

  • Presentation from John Ferguson of EcoideaM Ltd now available to download

    Presentation given by John Ferguson from EcoideaM Ltd on 26th September at the Local Networks Seminar. A full report of the day will follow.

    The presentation can be downloaded in PowerPoint format here: Eco Congregation Seminar Dunblane 260915

  • Local Networks Seminar 2015, Saturday 26th September.

    This year’s Local Networks Seminar is being held on Saturday 26th September, 11am – 3.30pm at Dunblane Cathedral Halls. Please note the date, which is later in September this year.

    The main topic for the day will be “After Paris – What happens next?”

    The Climate Justice Baton Relay (see http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/get-involved/events/baton-relay/) has been a huge success. The Baton has been (double!) booked every Sunday, and many dates in between, since its launch in April until it departs for Paris at the end of November. Congregations from Orkney to Dumfries have taken the Baton into their churches, schools and community centres, paraded it through the streets, taken it up mountains and on pilgrimages to spread the message that now is the time for Climate Justice.

    John Ferguson of the Binn Eco Park has agreed to start the discussion by giving us an overview of the issues and how these relate to what we can do in church and community.  John is a Christian, who formerly worked for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and is now running a ground breaking environmental business. He is an inspirational speaker with a wide knowledge of and  insights into the issues. You can download a short biography for John here.

    Trevor Jamison, our environmental chaplain will be offering some biblical and theological insights on the theme. There will also be time allowed for the usual exchange of news and views and networking between the networks.

    A full programme for the Seminar is available for download here. Places are limited please therefore book your place by replying to margaret@ecocongregation.org.uk by Monday 7th September.

    For those unable to get to the Seminar we will be producing a Report of the day and consulting more widely on the outcomes.

     

     

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