West Lothian & Falkirk Network

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  • Welcome New Member!

    We’re pleased to welcome SS John and St Nicholas RC as our most recent Eco-Congregation. You can find out where they are on our map here

     

  • West Lothian Network meeting 3rd May 2017

  • A Prayer for West Lothian by Sylvia Forshaw (Torphichen Church)

    Eternal Lord of historic buildings and ancient towns, new developments and changing communities you are amazing.

    Glorious Lord of lochs and rivers, canals and reservoirs we witness your beauty in our everyday.

    Magnificent Lord of libraries and museums, heritage centres and historic monuments your love for us is everlasting.

    Compassionate Lord of hospitals and health centres, fire stations and police stations forgive us when we are too caught up in our own emergencies to care for others.

    Bountiful Lord of shopping centres and supermarkets, high streets and farmers’ markets, thank you for providing all our needs.

    Sustaining Lord of sports centres and swimming pools, running tracks and golf courses we are so grateful for our wellbeing.

    Educator Lord of schools and colleges, nurseries and playgroups thank you for the opportunities to learn throughout our lives.

    Enabling Lord of motorways and country roads, footpaths and bridleways, guide us in all of life’s journeys.

    Creator Lord of farms and fields, country parks and open spaces inspire us to be guardians of your creation.

    Loving Lord of family and friends, neighbours and colleagues, we know you are listening, help us to listen too.

    Gracious Lord of churches and Sunday schools, societies and youth groups we thank you for this time together to share new growth, new hope, new laughter and new songs.

    We ask that your love and your strength will empower us to be channels of your love and hope to those whose lives we touch,

    Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

    Amen

  • Eco-Congregation Scotland at West Lothian Simply Church event.

    Armadale Church Young People

    The Eco-Congregation Scotland West Lothian network took part in a worthwhile event over the weekend in Linlithgow. Churches from across the Church of Scotland Presbytery of West Lothian met at the Peel to exhibit what they are doing and encourage one another. Lots of interesting discussions took place about environmental issues and how congregations cane get involved in Eco-Congregation.

    Poem - Gardening God's Way

    Simply Church Event 27 August 2016

  • Groundswell Rising, a film about fracking on tour in Scotland.

    Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.

    For further information about the film please visit:

    http://groundswellrising.com/

    Here is where you can see the film :

    Saturday 27th February 7-10pm Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER
    Wednesday 2nd March 7-9pm Room G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh
    Thursday 3rd March 7-9.30pm Dalkeith Miners Welfare Club, Woodburn Rd, Dalkeith EH22 2AT
    Friday 4th March Evening North Berwick – venue to be confirmed.
    Saturday 5th March 2-4pm The Station Hotel, 92 Station Road, Shotts ML7 4BJ
    Saturday 5th March Evening, Glasgow – venue to be confirmed
    Sunday 6th March 7 – 9pm Trinity Church, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

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