Big congratulations are in order for Carlops Church who have become only the third congregation in Scotland to receive the continuing Eco-Congregation award. This award is given to congregations who have already been awarded the first three Eco-Congregation awards over a period of nine years in order to recognise their ongoing and exceptional commitment to creation care and the Eco-Congregation movement.
Cardrona, Glen, Innerleithen, Peebles, Traquair and Walkerburn are planning a community walk this summer. Chester Hill, Quair Water, Bush aboon Traquair: walk the landscape to celebrate it and show your love for the hills, burns and woods. Join us in giving voice to concern about how climate change threatens nature, our way of life, and those more vulnerable than ourselves.
Saturday 27th June 2015 at Noon
Meet at: Traquair Kirk car park
or join us, walkers and non walkers, at 3pm at the Bear Gates for the last short stretch to Traquair’s magnificent yew tree near the House.
This walk is part of the People’s Pilgrimage, a worldwide project to show our leaders our love of nature and concern about climate change. Communities all over the world are taking part so every step taken counts towards the total effort. The aim is for all our walks to be the equivalent of one walk around the world, so let’s do our bit! This year is a defining moment when our leaders can set us on the right course to rid the world of dangerous levels of carbon emissions. More information can be found at ourvoices.net or from any of the organisations supporting this beautiful way for us to show the love of all we care for.
Pictured below are members and minister of Penicuik North Church receiving their Eco-Congregation Award from Rev Trevor Jamison. The climate justice baton was also visiting the church and can be seen in the photo.
The notes from the Esk and Tweed network meeting are now available to view here.
The Riding Lights Theatre Company will be touring a new show about Climate Change from a Christian perspective between September and November this year (see details below).
So far only two churches in Scotland have shown an interest, but if there is sufficient demand they might put on another week touring Scotland – from 16th November.
If you are interested please contact them via their web site www.ridinglights.org.
The next Esk & Tweed network meeting will be held in Carlops Church on Monday 20th April at 7.30pm.
Trevor Jamison, who is the Eco-Congregation Scotland Environmental Chaplain, walked the John Muir Way last summer and will give an illustrated talk on ‘Walking the John Muir Way’, why he did it, what he learnt from it and how that relates to our eco-congregation journey today.
You can download a poster to share with your congregation here.