Fairlie Parish Church ran a very successful Bring and Buy sale on the 30th of May.
People outwith the church gave some delightful home made cards, dainty baskets for gifts and smaller ones containing a Ferrero Roche chocolate. There were donations of plants, books, marmalade, baking, pashminas, toiletries and jewellery. People were also wonderfully generous with donations of money. The final total raised was £198, which will be gratefully used to help support events in the region.
A selections of items for sale at the Fairlie Parish bring and buy sale
Fairlie first registered with us in 2002 and have done much work since then, for example in renovating their building to be more energy efficient, beach clean-ups, and community involvement. They have received three awards from us in recognition of this work. They also have a regular column in their newsletter highlighting environmental concerns which is a wonderful way to keep these issues fresh in the minds of the congregation.
Well done Fairlie Parish!
Join us in welcoming St. Ninian’s Episcopal Church! They’ll be joining other Eco-Congregations in our Ayrshire network.
Explore what it means to have ‘dominion’ over the earth with our Environmental Chaplain, Trevor Jamison as he speaks at St. Ninian’s this Sunday.
On the 19th March for Earth Hour, Fairlie are organising a quiz, a Fairtrade stall and a demonstration on growing mini-salads on your window sill at 8pm in the Millennium Room at the church. The film ‘The Symphony of the Soil’ will also be shown.
If you’ve not got any plans to mark Earth Hour, why not pop along?
The 2015 Local Networks Seminar took place in Dunblane on Saturday 26th September. This year the main themes discussed at the Seminar have been used to propose an exciting new way of providing web-based resources, which can be downloaded and printed out to encourage more participation in our congregations.
After considering what other resources are available, the ECS Board now plans to invite individuals / congregations / networks, with the relevant experience and expertise, to contribute to developing and writing the new resources.
Local Networks Seminar Report 2015 also lists a whole host of topics and speakers from networks all around the country (see Appendix 3). If you are not already involved in a network, take a look and see what you might be missing! Everyone is welcome at network meetings – you don’t have to be from a registered congregation. Full information about your local network can be found here.
Ayrshire network notes are available to download via the link below.
150930 Ayrshire network meeting notes
Presentation given by John Ferguson from EcoideaM Ltd on 26th September at the Local Networks Seminar. A full report of the day will follow.
The presentation can be downloaded in PowerPoint format here: Eco Congregation Seminar Dunblane 260915