“You are worthy, our LORD and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Revelation 4:11)

Lent marks the time in the approach to Easter. It is often a time for Christians to think about removing some of the clutter than gets between us and God. Be it sweets, alcohol, or social media, people often choose to give something up for Lent. 

This year SSCB is encouraging all our family to get involved with Enviro-lent – a campaign devised to encourage each other to make changes that will benefit God’s creation.

There are 5 challenges to choose from, each one deigned to enable people to give up, or take up, something for lent which will have a positive environmental impact. We are asking everyone to prayerfully consider which challenge they feel able to embrace. 

Once you have made your choice you will be able to join others embarking upon the same challenge. Together with your group leader you will support each other through prayer and practical tips throughout your Lent challenge.

The challenges to choose from

Enviro-Lent runs from Wed 2nd March through to Sat 16th April 2022.

  1. Eat Local
    • Eat produce that comes from within 30miles of your home.
  2. Buy Nothing New
    • Beyond food and medicines, can you reuse, mend, make, borrow or go without for Lent? 
  3. Reduce household energy
    • Seek to reduce household energy use by 10%.
  4. Ditch single use plastics
    • Can you eliminate single use plastic use this lent?
  5. Go meat-free 
    • Ditch the meat and reduce your carbon footprint this Lent. 

For further information about each challenge please check out our dedicated page on our website: Enviro-Lent

Prayer

Loving Lord. Open my heart to your creation. Soften my spirit to its plight. Open my eyes to the role that I play. Reveal to me something that I can do that pleases you. For this world is your creation and we are trusted to care for it. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

[from Cat R-W]

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