On the middle Sunday of COP 26 many of our churches are choosing to focus on creation, environmental and justice themes as they worship. Several congregations have other events to follow after the worship service. The list below gives a flavour of what is happening on Sunday 7th of November.
Please refer to the individual church websites and Facebook pages for further information, details of any online streaming and guidance on any relevant Covid restrictions in place. (NB some of the after worship activities may have restrictions on numbers who can attend)
09.30 am. Crown church, Kingsmills Road, Inverness. 10.30am. King’s Inverness and The Barn Church, Culloden
At a special Sunday service, Sunday schools will show a drama on COP26, climate change and what we could do about it. Afterwards a plastic free -bring your own- picnic at the Barn Church, with pointer cards on each rug/table, and maybe some talks through the lunch hour. A trail will be made of green hearts painted on stones around the community for people to follow. Suitable for all ages.
10.30am. Dalneigh and Bona, St Mary’s Avenue, Dalneigh, Inverness. Climate Change Sunday Service for all ages.
10.30am Nairn Old Church. Academy Street, Nairn IV12 4RN
11.00am. Crown church, Kingsmills Road, Inverness. 11.00am Inverness East Academy Street, Inverness. Climate Sunday Service exploring the impacts of climate change on our world and local community, our responsibility to do something about it, and how we can better care for God’s creation. Suitable for all ages.
Join us either in person or online to worship together as EcoHighland 2021 begins. Congregations locally have committed to take part in two weeks of actions to share the importance of caring for creation, and taking action on climate change timed to coincide with COP 26 in Glasgow. With a varied programme of worship, prayer, practical actions such as litter picking, talks and events to help us live in more environmentally friendly ways we hope that there will be something to interest people of all ages.
Join us for the late afternoon worship service at Hilton Church, Inverness: 5pm on Sunday the 31st of October.
To attend the service in person please fill in the form on the Hilton Church website page by following this link. (Please note that numbers will be limited due to the capacity of the building and Covid regulations, so please book early to avoid disappointment.)
If you would like to join us online please go to the Hilton Church Facebook page at 5pm on Sunday 31st of October where the service will be streamed live.
It’s often said that our faith is shaped by what we sing, so in this time of climate crisis it’s increasingly important that we sing songs which connect with creation and the environment.
This zoom event will be led by songwriters and musicians and introduce songs which we can sing in church during Creation Time, in the lead up to COP26, and all year round.
We will hear from John Bell of the Iona Community, Joel Payne of Resound Worship andIain McLarty of the Church of Scotland about songs in a range of styles, and from across the world, which we can sing and the stories behind them. All are welcome – no musical experience required!
Thursday 26th of August 2021 from 7.30- 9pm
Please complete the form below to register for this event which will take place via Zoom.
Awareness about environmental concerns and the climate crisis is at an all time high in churches, but how much is that reflected in our worship?
In this webinar we will hear from David Coleman (Environmental Chaplain, Eco-Congregation Scotland), Kathy Galloway (formerly Head of Christian Aid Scotland and the Iona Community, now writer and editor), and Wendy Lloyd (Faith Communications Coordinator, Christian Aid).
They will share resources which you can use in your congregation and help us explore deeper questions about how our worship and spirituality relate to our care for creation and desire for climate justice. All are welcome, whether you’re a worshiper, a worship leader, or if this is all totally new to you.
Join us via Zoom on Tuesday 17th of August 7.30pm – 9pm
Please fill in the form below to register for the event and receive the Zoom link.