“Dominion – is it a dirty word?” is the topic for the next meeting of the Highland Network, at the Barn Church, Culloden at 7.30pm on Monday 18th April.
Rev Trevor Jamison will be the speaker, and there will be opportunities for networking and to see the Barn Church itself, one of our most recently registered eco-congregations.
Download a poster here.
Minutes from the last Moray meeting are now available to download: 160309 Notes from Moray Network meeting
The next meeting of the Moray Network of Eco-Congregation Scotland is on Wednesday 9th March, 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, 5 Trinity Place, Elgin IV30 1UL. We will be looking at the topic of ethical consuming. In both our church and home lives we make purchases all the time. How can we ensure that the goods and services we buy don’t harm the environment and / or other people? A few churches have adopted “purchasing policies”. We will use these as a starting point for what is sure to be a lively discussion!
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.
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
This year’s Local Networks Seminar is being held on Saturday 26th September, 11am – 3.30pm at Dunblane Cathedral Halls. Please note the date, which is later in September this year.
The main topic for the day will be “After Paris – What happens next?”
The Climate Justice Baton Relay (see http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/get-involved/events/baton-relay/) has been a huge success. The Baton has been (double!) booked every Sunday, and many dates in between, since its launch in April until it departs for Paris at the end of November. Congregations from Orkney to Dumfries have taken the Baton into their churches, schools and community centres, paraded it through the streets, taken it up mountains and on pilgrimages to spread the message that now is the time for Climate Justice.
John Ferguson of the Binn Eco Park has agreed to start the discussion by giving us an overview of the issues and how these relate to what we can do in church and community. John is a Christian, who formerly worked for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and is now running a ground breaking environmental business. He is an inspirational speaker with a wide knowledge of and insights into the issues. You can download a short biography for John here.
Trevor Jamison, our environmental chaplain will be offering some biblical and theological insights on the theme. There will also be time allowed for the usual exchange of news and views and networking between the networks.
A full programme for the Seminar is available for download here. Places are limited please therefore book your place by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7th September.
For those unable to get to the Seminar we will be producing a Report of the day and consulting more widely on the outcomes.
Just a reminder that the new Environment and Sustainability Forum takes place next week, 3 September at the Inkwell, Elgin from 1pm – 3pm. The purpose of this new forum is to encourage a multi-organisation dialogue and action plan for creating the Moray we want; Prioritising the environmental issues close to everyone’s hearts and to share and celebrate the great work being done by the third sector in this area.
Are you or your organisation involved with the environment?
Do you protect it, enhance it or teach people about it? Are you all about renewable energy, grow your own foods or the green gym? Maybe you are all about transport, recycling, tourism, biodiversity or just have a love of the great outdoors….
Whatever your involvement… We are looking for you!
If you haven’t already registered to take part, please contact me, email@example.com today.
Look forward to seeing you there!