Our Safeguarding Officer is Jacqui Norbury. She is the first point-of-call for anyone within the church who has safeguarding concerns; she is also responsible for ensuring that our policy and procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults are adhered to and that people who interface with children & vulnerable adults receive suitable training. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking forward Cherishing God’s Earth – Week 4 – Kitchens
When you consider how long we spend in the kitchen, I would suggest we have some time to think about our challenge, while preparing, or even eating, breakfast, lunch or dinner! Food comes wrapped in plastic; we store food in plastic; we have plastic utencils and gizmos. There’s plenty of opportunity for change and we can challenge pretty much everything we do and see in the kitchen.
During Lent, we give up certain luxuries, or make changes to our lives, in order to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert for 40 days. I doubt that Jesus found that easy and no-one said that the Lent Plastic Challenge was going to be easy.But if you are struggling, don’t lose heart. A recent quote that I heard may help ‘Like anything, if you aim for perfection then you’ll fail; just be mindful of the choices you’re making wherever possible and try to plan a little bit. Make easy changes, one at a time.’
Remember Paco’s 4Rs: REFUSE disposable plastic; REDUCE your use of plastic; REUSE plastics as much as possible and RECYCLE any plastics you can’t refuse.
If you haven’t already got a Lent Plastic Challenge calendar, pick one up from St Mary’s Church or click here to download a copy.Why not put it up in your kitchen…maybe on the fridge…as a reminder?
Please also visit our display material in church for ideas and to share your experience of reducing your impact on God’s creation during Lent. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter too!
If you’d like to share your thoughts about the challenge or need further information please speak to Emma Cross – email@example.com or 01491 837815
JAM is for children aged 2 to 8 and is held during our morning services on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month.
Dates for the coming months are: March 24th, April 7th and 21st, May 5th and 19th.
Together we will be exploring Bible stories and the Christian faith through games, drama, songs, crafts and much more. Feel free to join us.