Somerset Mendip Circuit - Caring for the Earth
A Rocha UK is producing Climate and Pastoral Care resources for churches and individuals as part of the Climate Sunday campaign. This resource packet will be made available from July on the Climate Sunday website. Climate Sunday is an interdenominational campaign aiming to mobilise churches on climate issues in this important year of COP26, the International Climate Summit in Glasgow in November 2021. You can find out more on the Climate Sunday website here.
As the psalmist puts it ‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it’ (Ps 24) and so we are committed to playing our part in addressing the critical issues of global warming and climate change.
Under the banner of ‘Caring for the Earth’, a working party of the Circuit Leadership Team is encouraging church councils and individuals to promote ecological awareness within each local church and their wider communities. Resources to aid reflection and promote action on environmental issues are at Somerset Mendip Circuit Facebook page.
Regular updates on progress across the Circuit can also be found both there and in the Circuit magazine (The Stream), published quarterly.
A Rocha's Monthly e-news can be found here
and the Bristol District's quarterly newsletter can be found by clicking the button (right).
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Climate Sunday in 2021
Join the over 1,000 churches who have already taken action on the environment in the run up to the UN Climate change conference and hold a Climate Sunday service.
Time is running out to act on the climate crisis and COP26 being hosted in Glasgow this year provides a unique and urgent opportunity for churches to make our voices heard on this critical issue. That’s why we are calling on all churches to hold and register a Climate Sunday service before COP to: gather in worship and reflect on creation care, make a commitment to long term action on the environment in their local community through Eco Church and other greening schemes, and to use their voice to tell politicians that we want a greener and fairer future agreed during COP26 by signing the Time is Now declaration.
Register your service before 5 September so that we can count you into the total commitment from churches on the environment which will be presented to decision makers at the Nations’ Climate Sunday in September. There are a huge number of resources on the Climate Sunday website to help churches hold a service, including sermons, hymns, blogs and service plans.
Find out more about Climate Sunday here: climatesunday.org