Eco-congregation by opn1mPE

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									       Eco-congregation
●National project
●Church based


●Ecumenical


●Toolkit with:


  ● Resources


  ● Support


  ● Award scheme
     Eco-congregation –
         the tool kit
• Resources:
 modules which fit
 into church life
• Support
  – Website
  – Newsletters
  – Contacts
  – Support and
    advice
• Award scheme
           Module One
         Church Check-up
•Covers church life:
   Worship
   Work
   Witness
•Helps establish
priorities for action
•Take it to church
meeting
       Growing in faith and
          understanding
• Celebrating Creation!
   – Resources for worship
• Creation and Christianity
   – Overview of ‘green’ theology
• Acorns to oaks
   – Children’s work ideas
• Tread gently – go green
   – Green the Youth group
• How green is God’s word
   – Bible study ideas for home groups
Putting God’s house in green
           order
• Greening the
  cornerstone
  – Caring for buildings
• Greening the purse
  strings
  – Financial, catering and
    purchasing matters
• Planting and
  conserving Eden
  – Ideas to care for church
    grounds and land
   Changing lives, changing
        communities
• Green choices
  – Tips for greening
    personal lifestyles
• Community
  matters
  – Ideas to help
    churches work with
    and through their
    local community
• Global neighbours
  – Sources and resources
    to help churches think
    globally and act
    locally
    How does it work?
• Church check-up
• Identify actions
• Do it! Help
  available
• Tell us what
  you’ve done
• Assessment for
  award
What could your church do?
         Worship
Services with a
 ‘green’ theme:
  – Harvest
  – Rogation
  – Easter
  – Environment
    Sunday
  – Creation Time
What could your church do?
         Worship
• Pray regularly for
  creation care
• Invite groups to lead
  services on a ‘green’
  theme
• Home group studies
• Preach on caring for
  creation
• drama
What could your church do?
          Work
• Use your LOAF!
• Plant
  wildflowers
• Recycling
  projects
• Car pooling
• New build
  opportunities
• renewables
What could your church do?
          Work
• Environmental
  policies
• Monitor heating
• Draft proofing
• insulation
• Low energy
  bulbs
• Stall for eco
  products
What could your church do?
         Witness
Engage with the
  community:
• Give away
  bulbs
• Eco-fair
• Work with
  schools
• Green pages
• LA21/EEAC
• Public meetings
What could your church do?
         Witness
• local
  conservation
• Local litter pick
• Recycling
  facilities
• Offer speakers
• Local
  campaigns
• Trade justice
• Operation Noah
        Apply for the Award!

• Good news!
• Churches are
  active &
  involved
• Enables new
  partnerships
• National picture
                     All Saints Church Brailsford
• Encourages
  others!

								
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