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EMMANUEL GREENCHURCH

We aim to help our Church become a more sustainable one to better care for God’s creation through our worship, use of our buildings and land, links with the local and global community, and the individual lifestyles of our Church Family, as part of the Eco Church scheme run by A Rocha UK.

Here’s just a few of the things we aim to do in 2022:

  • Worship Build on what we do with more outdoor services and activities for all ages

  • Buildings Look at the energy efficiency of all our church buildings

  • Land Work with our Garden Group to manage our land for the benefit of all

  • Communities Promote our work with the local community (eg Project 5000 and work with our Tithe Committee)

  • Lifestyles Encourage our Church Family to assess their carbon footprint

Prayers for COP27 from Tearfund

COP27 begins today, 7 November 2022. As world leaders gather for the UN climate talks, please join us in covering the next two weeks in prayer.

 

Pray that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other world leaders would have boldness and integrity, and that they would be convicted to turn words into actions.

Pray that these talks result in meaningful change for our global neighbours living in poverty.

 

With this being an African COP, pray that the voices of climate-impacted African communities (and others on the frontline of the climate crisis)

would be heard and influence change. Ask that God will speak powerfully through them.

 

Amen

 

See more on how to pray for COP27 on Tearfund's website here at www.tearfund.org/stories/2022/10/how-to-pray-for-cop27

TIP OF THE WEEK!

Going Plastic Free!

Convenient at the time, throw away plastics are used for a few minutes but last a lifetime in the environment. Going plastic free is not easy, but

reducing your plastic use is. Make a start by cutting out the Big 4!

Plastic drinks bottles + Coffee cups + Plastic bags + Throw-away food packaging

click here to download the greenpeace handbook

If you have got a useful hint or tip that we can pass on then do let us know and we’ll feature it here.

LOOKING AHEAD...

We want to make this GreenChurch page lively and interesting, so in the months ahead we will have features on eco-shopping in and around Loughborough, what it was like to take part in the Great Fashion Fast and more.

We will also be planning something special for our families and children over the summer and are already looking ahead to Creationtide and the Great Big Green Event Week from 24 September to 2 October 2022.

OUR NEXT GATHERING...

...will be announced soon! Watch this space!

If you want to get in touch, or send ideas for features on this page, please email us here