ECO Church

ECO Church is a scheme that helps us to identify how we can care better for God’s earth across the following 5 key areas of Church Life:-

  • Worship and teaching
  • Management of church buildings
  • Management of church land
  • Community and global engagement
  • Lifestyle

As we do more in each area, we build up points towards an award.  To help us focus more on the environment and work towards gaining our  bronze award, we have established an ECO Group. We meet around once every 6 to 8 weeks and would love to welcome new members.

Find out more at https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/

Creation Time

From 16th September up to Harvest on the 14th October, we are focusing on Creation in our Church Services, with a particular emphasis on the impact of Climate Change and our response to the challenge that it poses to God’s world.  At the same time, some House Groups are following “Tenants of the King” – a bible study from Operation Noah http://operationnoah.org/resources/tenants-of-the-king-study-guide/

Carbon Footprint

To help understand the relative impact that each of us has on our changing climate and how we can reduce this, we are encouraging everyone to complete a carbon footprint calculation.  There are various different versions available.  Two examples to try are:-

https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/ quick and straightforward from WWF (note does not work in some browsers)

https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx more accurate but much more time consuming.

Information

Links to some resources that might be of interest:-