ECO CHURCH

‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.’

Genesis 1

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Here at The King's Church we recognise that we have a call from God to care for his wonderful creation. We also know that we are facing a global crisis because of climate change, a crisis that is destroying creation and the lives of those who depend on it.

 

As a church we have committed to being part of the solution, taking actions in all areas of church life to restore and protect the environment.

Our commitments

As a starting place, we have committed to three main objectives:

 

  1. Hold at least one annual teaching on climate change/creation care across church platforms (main service, youth and kids works, small groups)

  2. Achieve our Bronze Eco Church Award

  3. Reduce our Carbon Footprint, both as a church building and as individual congregation members

Where we're up to so far

The great news is we’ve already made a start on these commitments. In 2019 we launched our response to the climate emergency by switching from using disposable cups on Sunday mornings to reusable keep cups. Since then we have planted trees on some of our land, installed three bike rack planters outside the building to create a space for wildlife and green travel and hosted a climate Sunday. We are also currently looking at other ways to make our building as eco friendly as possible, and are working through the Eco Church Survey to gain our Bronze Award, so more updates to come!

You can watch Lucy's preach on Why God Cares about the Planet here, or check out Steve’s talk on our 2021 Climate Sunday here

There is lots more we plan to do, this is just the start, so keep your eyes peeled!

How can you get involved?

We know the climate crisis can feel overwhelming, but we believe that lots of small steps can create big change. When we come together as a church family and act as one, the difference can be huge! Below are some great resources you can access to start or continue your journey of caring for God’s creation.

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Learn

Read Tearfund’s Climate Emergency Fact Sheet

Watch the Christianity and Climate Change film series

Read Saying Yes to Life by Christian climate activist Ruth Valerio 

Read Planetwise by Director of Theology for A Rocha International Dave Bookless 

Watch this video to find out how diet changes can fight climate change

Pray

Act

Take the Creation Care Survey for your household


Sign the Climate Coalition declaration

Check out some eco friendly local shops like the Scrapless Refill store, Fill Good or the Burgess Hill Repair Cafe

 

Write to your MP

To find out more 

To find out more or if you have any questions, please email info@tkc.org.uk