Our beliefs have led us to work towards two awards
We are a Fairtrade Congregation
This means that we have committed to:
Using Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which we have responsibility
Moving forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
Promoting Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible
If you have been to our Thursday coffee mornings, you may have seen the regular Fairtade stall there.
We are an Eco Congregation
Eco-Congregation is an ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and to respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community [ www.econgregation.org ] .
Dronfield Baptist Church is an Eco Congregation Church and received its first award in 2009.
To achieve the award we had to show that we had undertaken activities in each of the three areas to be assessed –
1 Made the link between the Christian faith and our environmental concerns.
2 Taken practical action in the church and/or church grounds.
3 Had a positive impact on and/or worked with their local or the global community.
We have undertaken a variety of activities including a preaching series on ‘Jesus and the earth’, a Holiday Club for children with an environmental theme, placing water savers in each toilet in the Church, organising recycling in a more structured way, and being part of the Lea Brook Valley Project.