Elizabeth Lambert writes:
The Helensburgh and Lomond Network coffee morning was well attended and featured stalls displaying the work of local schools to gain their ECO Schools Flags. The Primary Schools had also submitted entries to a competition entitled “How to make your garden or school more wildlife friendly”. We had four schools entering and the many entries were of a very high calibre, Rhu school had submitted pictures and models, while Cardross and Hermitage submitted display boards. The winner however was Kilcreggan with their book, detailing in pictures and writing all the things they had done to make their school more wildlife friendly.
There were also displays about Climate Change, Water Aid, Eco Congragation, the Helensburgh Beekeepers and Friends of Hermitage Park. £202.80 was raised for Eco Congregation Scotland from sales of homebaking. Hopefully everyone went away having learnt something new.
Photos: Elizabeth Lambert
Here is a photo of our climate justice baton with members of St Michael and all Angels Scottish Episcopal Church in Helensburgh during a recent visit.
Helensburgh and Lomond Network next meeting 20th May, 10.30am at the United Reformed Church, 35 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 8TF.
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.
Booking is now open for the Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering on April 25 2015.
Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2015
Preparing For Paris
Saturday 25th April 2015, 10:00am – 3:15pm
Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk.
(Nearest rail station, Falkirk Grahamston)
Booking form (PDF File)
Booking form with full workshop, speaker and travel details (Word Format)
Aileen McLeod MSP, Minister for Climate Change, Scottish Government
Kathy Galloway, Director, Christian Aid Scotland
About our Annual Gathering
This December leaders from around the world will meet in Paris to try and reach an international agreement on climate change. Come along to our Annual Gathering to find our what the Scottish government and voluntary organisations are doing to put pressure on world leaders for an agreement on climate change, and how to make your voice head. We will also have practical workshops on making your congregations more climate-friendly.
We are pleased to announce that we have redesigned our Eco-Congregation award application forms to help make the award application and assessment process easier for congregations. There are now three different award application forms depending on which award your congregation is applying for, and clearer guidelines throughout the form to make the process as smooth as possible.
Don’t forget, if you have any queries or need assistance applying for the award, please just get in touch.
We now have 117 award-winning congregations with more joining their numbers all the time – why not join them!