Eco Church

St Matthew's Church

Donnington Wood

Telford

One of the few good things about the current situation is the reduction in pollution levels. This has meant we have enjoyed some beautiful clear skies recently. I love looking at the stars and this is a good time of year to do it. Look directly overhead for the saucepan shape of ‘the plough’ to locate Ursa Major, one of the largest constellations in the northern hemisphere.


Three of the other planets in our solar system are also visible without any special equipment. Look for Venus low in the west just after sunset and later in the night Jupiter and Saturn close together in the south east.


As your eyes adjust you will gradually see how many millions of stars there are. It can make you appreciate what a tiny part of creation we are, but it’s comforting to think that the people we can’t be close to at the moment might be looking up at those same stars.


When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them. Psalm 8:3-4 St Matthew’s is working towards an eco - award and we’ve been thinking what each of us can do. Lead person is Heather she can be contacted here


Visit A Rocha UK – for more ideas.


Natalie’s Climate Change Article from Junior Church.

 

Our world is very special. God created the world and instructed humans to take care of the earth. Recently, we have not been taking care of our one and only earth. It's heartbreaking that we see life on land and sea suffering due to human activities. Everything from farming to acquiring meat and fish can lead to extinction of many species who have done us no harm. I recently watched a documentary that highlighted the human actions that lead to the suffering of animals, including a loss of habitat for many. It is truly sad that people are not treating this as seriously, as we only have one world and we hate to see it suffer.