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!
We now have an online calendar to easily find events that eco-congregations are hosting around the country. Network meetings, our Environmental Chaplain Rev Trevor Jamison’s worship-leading and talk sessions, as well as events such as our Annual Gathering and supported events such as Fast for the Climate will all be included.
Please do let us know if you have any events coming up that you would like us to add to our calendar!
The report and summary report from the Local Networks Seminar held on 6th September are now available to download. You can access them here:
“The Environment – a Christian Imperative ?” Can Caring for Creation Help Care for the Church ?
The Perth Eco-Congregation Network would like to invite you to come to an event that it is organising with the help of Eco-Congregation Scotland for all Ministers, Pastors, Session Clerks and Chair of Boards on 10th November 2014 at 7.30 pm at Kinnoull Parish Church, Perth.
The Rev Trevor Jamison of the United Reformed Church has recently been appointed as Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland, a post supported by the URC. He will be talking about the Environmental Imperative for Christians, and how care for Creation can help churches to become more involved with their community and with the wider world.
At a time when all churches are facing huge challenges and pressures with rising costs and shrinking congregations, is environmental concern a luxury we cannot afford ? Or might it just be part of the solution ?
Trevor will speak for about 40 minutes followed by questions and discussion. The evening will finish by 9.00 pm with a cup of tea.
All are welcome – please contact Bill Wilson on 01738 637743 to RSVP.
We would be interested in publishing articles from registered eco-congregations on our web site news page and in our monthly newsletter. So, if your congregation has done anything interesting recently why not write this up and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org ?
We will put the article on our news page, local network page and consider it for inclusion in our newsletter.