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ECO CHURCH / RECYCLING


ECO & Bronze

Climate change and safeguarding the future of the planet are some of the biggest challenges that peoples and governments across the world face. It is a crisis that disproportionately affects poor people and "left behind" communities. These issues speak to our calling and duty as Christians to care for God’s world and to protect the most vulnerable.

Epsom Methodist Church is embracing this initiative.  It offers us the opportunity to deepen our own discipleship and to reach out and engage with the wider community about the breadth and depth of the good news of Christ.  EMC has joined the A Rocha UK award scheme and are delighted to report that we have been awarded a bronze award under their Eco Church scheme for churches in England and Wales “who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth”. This demonstrates that we:
  • express our care for God’s world in our worship and teaching
  • look after our buildings and land
  • engage with our local community and in global campaign
  • reflect eco-sensitive values in the personal lifestyles of our congregation
Each week there is a ECO tip in our newsletter - to sign up for these newsletters please click here.

Eco Church at Epsom Farmers Market
EMC Eco Church have been taking a stand at the Farmers Market the first Sunday each month since May 21
.

This has been an exciting  new venture and our aim is to encourage people in the community to become more active in protecting God's Creation.
Please do come along and visit the stall between 9:30am and 1:30pm. Themes of the Stall so far have been recycling, gardening and Climate Change
.

Please hold us in your prayers as we move forward, and please do come and visit us at the next Farmers Market .

ECO market stall

Change
Climate Change is happening now. Want to know what you can do to alleviate Climate Change?  The Eco group have produced a document entitled 8 Ways you can help with Climate Change. The document is available from the Church Office and gives 8 Eco tips that are practical ways for us as individuals to do our bit to reduce the impact of Climate Change.

 

Recycling at EMC – can you help?

Thank you for all your contributions and support with recycling – you are helping to make a real difference to God’s creation.
There is a new recycling station in the Welcome Area at EMC – so please keep saving the following for when the church opens – used stamps, used batteries, gently used bras, used spectacles, empty pill blister packs and crisp packets.
These items will be collected and help raise funds for the RNIB (stamps), Smalls for All – supporting vulnerable women (gently worn bras), Developing countries (spectacles), Air Ambulance (crisp packets). Other items not collected for a charity are recycled and so will not go into landfill.
For any other suggestions for recycling, please contact Hazel Jump on hazel@hazeljump.com or on 07970 276160 to arrange collection. 




 
ANDREW JENNINGS, 06/12/2020