Holy Trinity is now registered as an Eco-Congregation, one of eight such groups in the Borders. This means:
We are committed to caring for creation
We will make the link between environmental issues and our Christian faith
We will respond with practical action in the church and wider community
A small working group has completed an Environmental Audit of the church and its activities, and has been looking at three of the work modules provided by Eco-Congregation Scotland.
The first module deals with Creation and Christianity - some green theological perspectives. Although the creation stories in Genesis can’t be taken literally, perhaps some clue as to their true significance can be found in the simple phrase repeated no less than six times “....and God saw that IT WAS GOOD”.
The next module, 'Tread gently - go green', contains ideas and activities for youth groups while the third, 'Exploring God’s green world', offers Bible Studies for house groups specifically looking at some of the Psalms.
We have also made contact with the local environmental organisation, 'Greener Melrose', with a view to arranging joint activities.
If you have any questions or views on any of these matters please speak to a member of the working group led by Ian Skinner 01835 822823.