Cults Parish Church achieved their first Eco-Congregation Award!
Congratulations to Cults Parish Church!
The award assessors particularly commended the congregation for the following:
- The very active support shown for Fairtrade, including their own church stall, the Fair Trade Fashion show and especially the grant support they provide to other churches wishing to set up their own stalls.
- The wide variety of recycling initiatives in the church and the lobbying that they have carried out to try to get a food waste collection established in Cults.
- The superbly maintained grounds which provide so many wildlife habitats.
- The outreach work that is achieved through the work at “the Hub”.
We wish the church all the best for their future work!
Welcome to Mearns Coastal Parish Church, who registered as 250 eco-congregation!
Welcome to St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church Dumfries, who registered as 251 eco-congregation!
Welcome to Glenrothes St Ninian’s Church, who registered as 252 eco-congregation!
After the initial Fife network meeting in May, the subgroup who volunteered to look at putting together an event to promote Eco-Congregation in the area have agreed to hold an “Eco Fair” on Saturday 18th September 2010 in the Old Parish Centre, Cupar.
The Eco Fair will feature stalls relevant to the theme (some still tbc!) including:
- Eco-Congregation Scotland – how to get involved and active!
- Changeworks – find out how to save your 5% (CO2) at church and at home plus information from local, community based carbon saving projects
- Eco Schools – the children will show us the way!
- Fair Trade – products to view and buy and advice about setting up your own FT stall. We also hope to have FT teas and coffees available throughout the morning. *Please let us know if you might be available to help out with this*
- Fife Council Environmental Services – reduce reuse recycle, what goes in which bin and where does it all go?
- Cupar In Bloom – gardening for wildlife
- A Rocha Scotland – an international Christian environmental organisation with plenty of books and resources to help make the link between our Christian faith and environmental action.
The subgroup agreed to undertake a big publicity campaign – we would like to invite congregations from across Fife to come and join us and find out more about caring for God’s creation! The event is open to all from church and community and we will be promoting it through the Eco-congregation Scotland database, denominational circulation and articles in the local press. I will be producing a suggested magazine article for September publications or for inclusion with intimations / church notices etc., which will be sent to you all by the beginning of August.
In the meantime, PLEASE put the date in your diary and help us publicise the event by inviting as many people as you can!
Climate change has been described as one of the most serious moral dilemmas of our times. Scotland responded to this challenge by passing the most ambitious climate legislation in the world, but is politics enough to tackle the scale and depth of the problem? Exploring both the psychological causes of climate change and its unjust effects – wherein those who have contributed least to the problem are impacted most severely – this event examines whether we should look to politicians, or to ourselves, to respond to the greatest challenge facing humankind. Join Kathy Galloway from Christian Aid as she discusses these issues with Alastair McIntosh, writer and activist, and Michael Northcott from the University of Edinburgh.
Christian Aid is hosting this event as part of the Festival of Politics on Thursday 19 August at 11am at the Scottish Parliament. The event is free, but ticketed. To reserve tickets, which will incur a booking fee, contact The Hub on 0131 473 2000.
St Andrew’s Church Arbroath registered as 249th eco-congregation. Welcome!