Category Archives: Perth

Local Networks Seminar report and summary now available

The report and summary report from the Local Networks Seminar held on 6th September are now available to download. You can access them here:

Perth network event: For God so loved the Cosmos

“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.

Write an article for our newsletter.

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 manager@ecocongregationscotland.org ?

We will put the article on our news page, local network page and consider it for inclusion in our newsletter.

Visit to Binn Eco Park for Perth & surrounding networks

The Perth Eco-Congregation network has arranged a visit to the innovative Binn Eco Park for Saturday 11th October which is open to anybody from the Perth and surrounding (Stirling, Fife, Angus & Dundee) networks. Places are limited so please contact the Perth network co-ordinator Bill Wilson if you would like to attend.

Information about the exciting projects taking place can be found here and directions to the site are available here.

A “Feast” of ideas, information, news and views available at this year’s Local Networks Seminar!

The Local Networks Seminar 2014  will take place on Saturday 6th September, 11am – 3.30pm at Dunblane Cathedral Halls.

We hope you agree the programme (menu!) available here sets out an exciting and challenging day. It is, in fact, a “feast” for all those involved with our local networks aimed at providing food for thought for the year ahead!

It is important that as many networks as possible are represented at the Seminar and we have already circulated an invitation to network co-ordinators and key network members. However, we are now opening the invitation out to all network members but, as space is limited, please book early to avoid disappointment!

TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR: please email margaret@ecocongregation.org.uk with your name, network and church by Monday 25th August.

Dunblane Cathedral is about a 5 minute walk from the train station, up the Main Street (see http://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk/Location.html) . Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh arrive in Dunblane approx. every 30 minutes and some trains from the North also stop at Dunblane, although it may be necessary to go through to Stirling and change. There are also some intercity buses that stop in Dunblane. If it is necessary for you to come by car, please let us know if you are able to offer a lift.

Perth Network Event – Fracking: Sensible Solution or Disastrous Development?

2013 saw the initial development of fracking in the UK.  Reviled by some as a dangerous and unnecessary prolongation of gas as an energy source and an environmental hazard, it has been strongly supported by others, including the UK Government, as a useful source of cheap gas for future decades.  The furious debate and demonstrations it has sparked off have not been conclusive or very enlightening and facts about fracking in the UK seem hard to come by.  Yet this an important debate and, along with other controversies such as wind energy and nuclear power,  is central to the future of our energy use and how we respond to climate change. How can we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and address fuel poverty?  These are big questions but ones that eco-congregations should now think about.

 

Come and join the debate with the Perth Eco-Congregation Network

Discussion will be led by Adrian Shaw, Church of Scotland’s Climate Change Officer

St Matthews Church, Tay St, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm , Tuesday 16th September 2014

 

You can download a poster to share with your congregation here.