So many of our songs, hymns and prayers direct our worship to God the Creator whose hand is behind the Natural World. So we have to bless the Creator's world if we bless the Creator. Do you feel you meet with God in the great outdoors or in your back yard or in the beauty of admiring wildlife around you?
We held Forest Church in August and will organise another outside at Christmas
At St Donat's we are not mowing the Cardiff Road side of the garden around the building to see what happens and to promote a wilder approach to managing the lawns. Have you got an area of your garden that can be used to support wildlife? In St Gwynno's we are removing some treed trunks to re-landscape the area to provide an outside Labyrinth Prayer Walk
We are in the process of working with 360carbon website to assess the impact we create through our church meetings and activities so we can be more informed and let ourselves be mindful of measures we can take to reduce the carbon footprint. The Church in Wales wants to become Carbon neutral by 2030. That is an ambitious plan but we want to engage as well as we can. What do you know about your carbon footprint in everyday life?
We all live complex lives but we think a key part of being a follower of Jesus is to think about how Jesus would live in today's society. You might like to look at these suggesetions.
St Donat's is a Victorian building which means it wasn't built with energy conservation in mind. So we have to be clever about wasting energy and switch to green tariffs for our utilities. We have just switched to renewable sources for our electricity - how are you able to think about your energy consumption?
We all have different political views but with power in our world currently skewed towards industry and commerce, we want the voice of the Environment to be heard and for justice to roll on like a river and holy living like an ever-flowing stream (as Amos said). We support programs through Action Aid with environmental preservation and pray daily for the Church Mission Society which has many church based projects to care for the world. How well informed are you about using your power and voice to petition for change?