The Blackwood Uniting Church council has agreed to participate, together with other churches, in bringing the necessity for climate action to the attention of our community, in the lead-up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow in early November, the so-called COP26 meeting (“Conference of the Parties”), the 26th such meeting to be held.
One of the goals of COP26 is having the nations of the world commit to global net zero emissions of carbon dioxide by the year 2050, something that requires political will on the part of national leaders, including our Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The Uniting Church in Australia is part of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), which has earmarked Sunday 17th October as the day for participating churches to do their part in highlighting the imperative for action on climate change now.
To this end, we are creating a banner to hang at the front of the church, and which will be visible to passing motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
We would love people to get involved in the creation of the banner and seek your assistance at the conclusion of 9.15am worship this coming Sunday 3rd October. Please approach Tim Lee if you would like to get involved.