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.
These photos are from St Giles and St Columba’s South Church Sunday School in Elgin. The Sunday School are using an eco-topic on the third Sunday of the month for the foreseeable future. As you can see, recent themes have included recycling and concentrating on God’s wonderful world.
At a meeting of the Moray eco-congregation network held at Bellie church in Fochabers on 17 March there a discussion led by Adrian Shaw, Climate Change Officer at the Church of Scotland about whether churches should be investing in fossil fuel companies .
Participants were passionate about the need to engage with businesses about climate change and that this could involve using shareholder power to bring about change or by selling investments in fossil fuel companies. ‘Doing nothing is not an option’ was a clear theme of the meeting.
The Church of Scotland is examining its policy on investing in fossil fuel companies and some churches have already decided to sell shares in such companies. You can be part of the discussion – let us know if you are interested and we can come to your church or network to hear your views. Please get in touch!
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.
Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman Parish Church were presented with their Eco-Congegation Award by Richard Lochhead MSP at their communion service on Sunday. Richard is the local MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment. Rosie McPherson, Clerk to the Congregational Board, accepted the award on behalf of the congregation.
Rev Jenny Adams, Richard Lochhead MSP & Rosie McPherson with the award:
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!
Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman church have received their first Eco-Congregation award – congratulations! The assessors were very impressed with the standard of environmental care and engagement in all three of the linked churches.
We now have 116 churches who have at least one Eco-Congregation Award!