On the 17th October 2015 the archdeaconry of Bellville hosted environmental workshop at St Faith parish in Epping. It was opened and inspired by vibrant, green archdeacon Ven. Andrew Wyngaard who reminded everyone about the importance of taking care of the environment and that it is everyone’s duty to make to make a difference. The workshop included lay leaders and clergy training (Season of creation), Youth (How to be Young Green Anglicans) as well as Sunday School Environmental Program (Ryan the Rhino, the story of creation).
After insightful sessions the archdeaconry decided on the following actions :
ACTION PLANS: BELLVILLE ARCHDEACONRY
|ST FAITHS EPPING
|Who is responsible
|Environmental Green March and Season of Creation
|Youth initiate , whole parish
|Reduce littering in the church and get Recycle bins
|Garden: Request trees from Stodels and create an outside garden.
|Change the security lights to motions sensors. Target which lights can be left off during services. Change to low energy globes.
|Have an environmental portfolio on parish council. Luyanda Nyubuse was chosen.
|Mr Luyanda Nyubuse
will bring these action points to parish council and follow through
|ST ANDREWS EUREKA
|Will Invite Green Anglicans to the parish to introduce the program
|This year and next year
|Louisa will speak to the church wardens
|ST JOHN BELLVILLE
|Invite green Anglicans to a Sunday service
|Water week (March), (June) Youth Month
|Theme one of the youth services after seasons of creation
|Environmental friendly camp site
|Sunday School teachers bought Rhino Books and will start immediately
|Suggest that the Diocese all use Ryan the Rhino during 2016. Take the suggestion to Diocesan Council.all S/S use rhino for the first 10 weeks of 2016 (Diocese)
|Next Diocesan Council Meeting
|Percy Matanda will send cd of songs in book (Ryan the Rhino)
|Give feedback to the parish on workshop