Author Archives: Judith Macleod

Interested in becoming an assessor?

Have you ever considered becoming an assessor for our new eco-awards?  Perhaps you would like to join our volunteer team.  Volunteer assessors work in pairs to read award applications, then visit a congregation to discuss the application in a friendly and supportive way.  It’s a great way to find out what other eco-congregations are up to.

If you are interested, why not come along to a no-commitment award assessor training workshop to find out what is involved?  The next workshop has been arranged for Wednesday 4th September, 7 – 9pm, in the Robertson Room, St. Anne’s Parish Church, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Places limited, so booking essential – please contact David Bethune, coordinator@ecocongregationscotland.org to book a place.

updated award documents

Thinking of applying for an award?

Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the application forms and supporting documents, uploaded to the website today.

We have made a few minor changes to the award criteria, to make them a little clearer for everyone.

Who will be next to apply for an award?

Central Borders network meeting

The next EcoCongregation Central Borders Network meeting will be on Thursday 13th September commencing at 7.30 pm.  Kindly hosted by Hawick Baptist Church the venue will be The Well, Bourtree Terrace, TD9 9HN; it’s suggested that we park by Morrisons and walk up.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. New Members
  3. Greener Borders Winter Talks 2018/19
  4. Reports from Congregations
  5. EcoCongregation news
  6. “Ethical Finance and the Disinvestment Movement” – discussion led by David Bethune
  7. AOB
  8. Date/venue for next meeting

Borders group meet with MSP

A group of 7 of us associated with Selkirk Parish Church arranged to meet with our MSP, Rachael Hamilton, at one of her surgeries last week.  We explained why we were concerned about climate change, and urged her to press for an even stronger Climate Bill.  She listened to what we had to say, and commented than “no constituent had ever raised the issue of climate change” with her before.  After half an hour of discussions with her, we left her (and her MP colleague, John Lamont) to ponder what we had said.

Some of us hope to continue the conversation with her at the Mass Lobby on 19th September.  We encourage you to do the same.  You can sign up at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/events/mass-climate-lobby.