On 14-15 February 2015, the St Valentine’s Day weekend, your church, congregation or parish is invited to explore in worship and action love for God’s creation, using resources specially written for the occasion.
This is part of a broader campaign, For the Love of …, which recognises that everyone loves something that is threatened by climate change. It asks people to share what these things are, and to join together to demand climate action, for the sake of all the things that matter most, both here in Scotland and further afield.
The campaign comes from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), a diverse coalition of 60 organisations in Scotland campaigning together on climate change. Members include faith groups such as the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church, Christian Aid, SCIAF, Tearfund, Eco-Congregation Scotland, A Rocha, the Salvation Army, Methodist Relief and Development Fund and the Iona Community.
You can view a short, imaginative video on For the Love of … at http://www.theclimatecoalition.org/campaigns/love
As well as inviting us to think about the thing we love and how it is affected by climate change, the campaign encourages us to call on Scotland’s new First Minister to prioritise this issue during a key year for climate action. A resource pack to help people organize local events, either independently or related to Sunday worship can be found at http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/get-involved-event-near-you-valentine%E2%80%99s-weekend
Eco-Congregation Scotland have produced resources which congregations can use on Sunday February 15th to guide them in worship. You can download them here.