This year’s World Mission Council Stamp Appeal will support the Church of South India’s Othara Eco-Spirituality Centre.
“God created all living and non-living things to coexist in a rhythm and equilibrium, which we often call ecological balance. Ecological disasters befall us when this balance is lost”, says Bishop Thomas K Oommen, Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India.
The Church of South India (CSI) has recently opened the Othara Eco-spirituality centre near Thiruvalla in Kerala. It is a place where people can come to learn about climate change and the importance of conserving the earth God has given us.
This year the Stamp Project will support some of their ecological innovations including the harvesting and re-use of rain water, the establishment of a biogas plant to power the kitchens and the development of a small dairy and chicken farm for native breeds.
Through retreats and conferences, CSI hopes that the knowledge people gain at the centre will inspire them to live sustainably and encourage others in their community to do likewise. They want to encourage people to appreciate and understand that “caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.”
Here in Troon Old, just drop as many stamps as you can remember to save into the collecting box in the Hall Corridor (or Church Office).
Please leave a 1cm margin round each stamp so the stamp itself isn’t damaged when tearing it off the envelope.