On 22nd June Rev. Trevor Jamieson, Chaplain to Eco Congregation Scotland, and Adrian Shaw, Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer and Secretary to ECS joined in Mid Argyll network at Ardrishaig for a “Green Barbecue” (as much food as possible organic / locally sourced). This coincided with Ardrishaig’s evening Communion Service, which was led by Trevor.
Here is the church’s report of the event:
“GREEN BARBECUE” 22.06.14.
For the past few years, the Ardrishaig Church Eco Group has held a “Green Tea” or “Green Barbecue” in June, to coincide with an evening Communion Service. This year, the service was led by Rev. Trevor Jamieson, Chaplain to Eco Congregation Scotland; and he, together with Adrian Shaw, the Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer, were able to come along and join the members of the congregation, and friends, at the barbecue.
The idea behind the barbecue is to ensure that the food used is, so far as possible, Fair Trade, Organic and/or locally produced. For example, the burgers were from a farm just 12 miles away; the salad was largely organic; and many of the cakes were Fair Trade, (or home made!)
The afternoon is a time for members and friends to relax together, or join in activities arranged by the group. These included a walk along the Crinan Canal – or a session of kayaking, particularly enjoyed by the teenagers! Some also helped with a little gentle weeding in the Church garden.
After the Barbecue, we met together in worship, led by Trevor – giving us an opportunity for reflection, and a challenge to the way we understand our responsibility to care for God’s creation.
You can download the sermon that Trevor gave here.