The Vine Church
Climate Sunday Event
Aaron Dowds
Locations & Times
  • The Vine Church
    131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline KY11 4JU, UK
    Sunday 10:00 AM

Renew Our World Climate Prayer

Moved By Faith Spoken Word
“The point is obvious, isn’t it? In Genesis 1:31 we are told that God looked at what he had made and said, ‘It is very good.’ It’s fantastic! This world is amazing! This world is God’s creation, and he loves it. So therefore don’t we also want to love it and look after it? How does God feel when we wipe our ecological footprints all over it and leave it damaged and wrecked?
‘C is for Creation’ is one of my favourite chapters in this book (you’ll have to guess which my other ones are). Over the years, I have become increasingly convinced just how important God’s creation is to him – not only the human part of his creation, but the whole of it – and that living in a way that takes care of that creation is an absolutely fundamental part of what it means to follow Jesus, as integral to our Christian faith as evangelism and reading the Bible, helping people in poverty and praying.
When I look in the Bible, I see four basic reasons as to why that is.
First, as we have already seen, because God made this world and he loves it.
Second, God has created us to look after the rest of his creation.
Third, the world has gone wrong because of us.
Fourth, God has a future for this world.”
Valero, Ruth. L is for Lifestyle (pp. 19-20). IVP. Kindle Edition.
“And we live in a world in which there has been a 60% decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Each of these creatures has been created by God and is loved by him, so how can we not be active in working to see change?”

Valero, Ruth. L is for Lifestyle (p. 7). IVP. Kindle Edition.

Turning the tide on climate change
Our highest priority is to love God and love our neighbour.

May I suggest to love God includes loving what He loves and we have learned today how much He loves his creation. To protect and care for His creation is to love and honour God the creator. Loving our neighbours includes loving our global neighbours, the poorest who are hit first and worst by what is now a climate emergency.
Jesus didn’t just come to reconcile human beings but all things in heaven and earth.

This includes to restore the earth to how God intended it to be. Jesus invites us to join his mission and we can help bring restoration and reconciliation to ALL things and participate in mending that which is broken. This includes reconciling people to their Father but also reconciling people to the creation we’ve been given to care for to see it restored. This is not just a side issue but the fullness of the gospel.
“In the words of Jürgen Moltmann, ‘From first to last, and not merely in the epilogue, Christianity is eschatology, is hope, forward looking and forward moving, and therefore also revolutionizing and transforming the present.2”

2. Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope (SCM Press, 2010), p. 2.

Valero, Ruth. L is for Lifestyle (p. 8). IVP. Kindle Edition.

The case for stubborn optimism on climate

"This decade is a moment of choice unlike any we have ever lived," says Christiana Figueres, the architect of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement. The daughter of Costa Rica's beloved President José Figueres Ferrer, she shares how her father's unwillingness to lose the country he loved taught her how stubborn optimism can catalyze action and change. With an unshakeable determination to fight for the generations that will come after us, Figueres describes what stubborn optimism is (and isn't) -- and urges everyone to envision and work for the future they want for humanity.
The book of Esther gives an example how to respond with faith and courage in times of crisis. Esther responds with prayer and action. Esther also teaches us we have a responsibility to speak up against injustice and to respond to injustice through faith and courage, through prayer and action.
Prayer updates via SMS text
You can sign up for Prayer updates via SMS text. You can sign up to receive prayer points directly to your phone every one to two weeks, to inspire prayers for justice and restoration for those living in poverty. This year the focus is on the climate emergency. To sign up:

1. Add our Tearfund Action Prayer Feed number +44 (0)7916 874441 to your phone's contacts

2. Using your phone’s SMS messaging app, text the word ‘PRAY’ to us on the number above

3. You will be added to our list, and we will send you prayer points every 1-2 weeks via SMS.

We will not use your number for any other purposes and it will not be visible to others. Replies will be received by Tearfund only

L is for Lifestyle: Revised and Updated

How can we live more responsibly?
In this A-Z, Ruth Valerio highlights the main threats to people and our planet, God's beloved creation. She shows us how, by making small but significant changes to our lifestyle, we can learn the secret of a life that is both fair and simple.
Scenario: you wake up and jump in the shower. The water is hot and the house warm. You eat breakfast: coffee made with water boiled in the kettle, and cereal with milk kept cool in the fridge. You throw out the foil trays from last night's takeaway before jumping in the car and setting off for work. You've done nothing unusual, but already your lifestyle choices - yes, choices - have had an impact on people and the environment across the world.
With warmth and honesty, the author shares her personal journey as well as disturbing findings and deep concerns. It is her passion that we would all play our part in caring for the amazing earth that our God has so wisely and generously created.

Christianity and climate change

A nine-part film series for small groups featuring Katharine Hayhoe, the internationally renowned Christian climate scientist.
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Vine Kids
We are pleased to welcome new children and their families to Vine Church Children’s Gangs.

Our children’s Gangs are for all children from age 1 to those in Primary 7. Our Gang’s operate during the message part of the service and we enjoy bible stories, games, toys, craft, prayer, worship, snacks and lots of fun together.

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Prayer Request or Praise Report
If you have a prayer request or want to tell us about answered prayer, please do so here.

We Value the Power of Prayer

“Supernaturally Transforming Lives and Circumstances”

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6 NIV
As a church we have numerous stories of people who have had prayer answered and seen incredible miracles take place. We have stories of; miraculous healings, miraculous protection from danger and harm, children being born when it seemed impossible, hospitals and orphan’s villages being built in Haiti and many, many more examples that God still answers prayer today and miracles do happen.
Join a Life Group
In an age where people lack community, Life Groups provide the ideal environment for friendship, connection and growth.

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Synergie Youth
Synergie – A coming together producing something GREAT!

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Join a Team
“Our Church is not built on the talents and gifts of a few but on the sacrifice of many.” –Brian Houston

The Vine church is as effective as our people. The greatness of our church relies on the heart of our people and their willingness to serve others. Our church functions because ordinary people give their time, talents and energy willingly and cheerfully to serve others.

Joining a team is an excellent way to get connected into the life of our church, make friends and help the church to grow. In fact the growth in health and size of our church depends on every member serving and “doing their own special work”:

“…as each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is growing and full of love.”
Eph.4:16 NLT

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