Picture borrowed from Rural Connect Website: www.ruralconnectwestlothian.co.uk
Rural Connect aims to connect West Lothian residents to the amazing rural environment that surrounds them! They provide a fortnightly newsletter which is full of great ideas and events.
Please click on the link below to download Newsletter No. 16.
Rural Connect Newsletter 16
The West Lothian and Falkirk Network of Eco-Congregation Scotland invites you and members of your congregation to their next meeting, which is to be held on Wednesday 2nd October, at 7.30pm in Winchburgh Church, Winchburgh, Broxburn EH52 6TT.
The plan for this networking meeting is to discuss what is going on in our congregations with regard to caring for creation and share ideas, inspiration and challenges. It will also be an opportunity to hear about this year’s local networks’ seminar and plan for next year’s network activities.
An Agenda for this meeting is available to download on the link below.
We look forward to seeing you there!
130902 West Lothian and Falkirk Agenda
Grahamston United Parish Church has received their first Eco-Congregation Award.
The assessors particularly commended the congregation on the following:
- The hard work of the youth group in leading and driving the caring for creation work in the congregation.
- The way in which other youth groups: BB Anchor Boys and the Guides have been involved in projects.
- Their commitment to energy saving.
- The recycling initiatives undertaken with the congregation and other hall users.
- Faith-based awareness raising, making the link between our Christian faith and environmental issues through their Eco Sunday Launch, Lunch and Pledge and other events and displays.
Photos borrowed from their website: http://www.fgu.moonfruit.com/
Would you like to give up your car or other high carbon transport for six weeks and share your experience with others?
Stop Climate Chaos is looking for a small group of volunteers from around Scotland to join its travelling tales project. To do so we will ask you to try to use low carbon travel for six weeks this autumn and to blog about it.
We are looking for someone from an eco-congregation to volunteer. We can’t pay you but Stop Climate Chaos will provide help with blogging and with sharing your stories.
If you are up for this challenge and for the chance to influence Scotland’s great transport debate you can find out more at :
http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/travelling-tales or by ringing Gail Wilson at Stop Climate Chaos on 0131 243 2701
We would like to welcome Blackbraes and Shieldhill Parish Church to Eco-Congregation Scotland.
Please click on the link to read the latest notes from the West Lothian network meeting: 130522 West Lothian and Falkirk Network Notes
Thank you to Marjory McGhie for sharing this lovely photo of the Eco-Group with us.