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Is the earth ours to use?

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The image shows strip mining in Arizona. Tens of metres of earth are removed by huge machines to uncover precious coal, minerals and ores, leaving the landscape scoured and changed forever.

Is the earth ours to use? Is it merely for the markets to decide what is a viable resource or are there ethical concerns for our neighbours and for future generations? And what of our responsibilities as stewards of Creation?

Today, we also celebrate our Harvest Festival where we will be giving thanks for all that God has given us and taking the opportunity to give something back. We would be grateful for any and all food donations. The donations will be used to make up emergency parcels to help local people in crisis.

Please bring what you can from the list below to the 11am service. Thank you.

  • Tinned meat, fish, vegetables and fruit
  • Dried pasta, rice and pot noodles, instant mash potato, cup a soup and tinned soup
  • Sugar, tea bags, instant coffee, long life and dried powdered milk
  • Breakfast cereal, small cartons of juice, tinned rice and sponge pudding, jam, crackers
  • Crisps, nuts, snack bars and biscuits.    

Preaching: Liz Salmon

  • Children's groups are available today.
  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.
Earlier Event: September 17
Exodus and the Land
Later Event: September 24
The Law