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This includes: prayers, sermons, hymns, plays and liturgies.

Five Fantastic Facts why “Improving your speaking skills” is a Great Green Imperative:

  • Learn invaluable tips and ideas for improving your effectiveness
  • Share feedback
  • Gain practice.

It would benefit you to join a Speakers Club or a Toastmasters Club:

Speakers Clubs can cost as little as £40 to £80 (Depending on your local group) for 14 two hour sessions during spring and autumn (Compare that with professional weekend courses that cost £300)

You may be shy person –

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Posted in Action, Sermons


Lamentation Prayers

The following prayers are particularly appropriate as lamentations:

 

A Light Landing

Luke 12.22-34

Creator Spirit
out of nothingness
no thingness
a cosmos of intricate harmony
and elegant balance emerged.

How is it that we can walk past butterfly wings –
our minds filled with weightier matters –
and not drop to our knees
in reverie?

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Posted in Prayers


Prayer Resource Books – a list

Here are prayer resources which some GC members have found particularly helpful:

 

Creationtide resources – there is so much on the internet from many church traditions. Here is the one from the C of E – https://creationtide.com/

 

GC Way of Life Companions’ ‘Liturgy of Commitment’ which has been provided to all Companions and which can be said at any time,

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Posted in Prayers


Prayer – Psalm 4 – updated for consumerism and climate change

Prayers based on Psalms, with “the enemy” being climate change or “the powers that be” that are causing it – by Ruth Jarman

A prayer based on Psalm 4 by Ruth Jarman

“Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.

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Posted in Prayers


Recommended for Advent and Lent

 

Green Christian recommends these three courses – which can be used for either Advent or Lent

1. Our Common Home, Caring for God’s Creation

An Ecumenical Study Course (Five weeks) –

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Posted in Action, Bible Studies


Bus-Stop Theology

Sandra Dustson wrote this poem several years ago, and used it as a basis for a house-group discussion on “Bus Stop Theology”. Enjoy reading the poem and the discussion at the end.

THE BUS STATION.

The bus station
Is the starting point
Social injustice
incarnate.

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Posted in Transport, Worship Materials


Andover URC Harvest Festival Sermon 9 Sept 2018

Andover URC Harvest Festival, 9th September 2018, 10.30

by Revd David Read

You may remember two hurricanes last year: hurricane Harvey killed at least 39 people in Houston and across Texas; hurricane Irma crashed through the Caribbean before smashing into Florida. It was a terrible time for thousands of people – homes and businesses destroyed,

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 Change Greed to Green – Short play in verse

Suitable for  Service on Climate Change, The Environment etc.
  by Tom Hiscock.

Written in 2008 but just as relevant 10 years on…

(Though the story of the ozone levels has still not finished.)

CHARACTERS:

The Leader:

Optional: A Group to interpret the first poem through Movement and Music,

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Posted in Climate Change, Plays


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