Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Harvest Festival Supper 2007

The harvest supper on 7th October 2007 was a sell-out with over 60 attendees. These photographs show many of those who supported the event and enjoyed an excellent home cooked meal.

Following the meal the produce which decorated the church for our harvest service was auctioned, raising the very creditable sum of £245.37 which has been donated to the ARC Addington Fund, based locally at Stoneleigh Park. This fund has been set up to provide help for farmers in distress, a particular problem this year with first the floods, then foot and mouth and now blue tongue disease. An appropriate charity with the close links between harvest and farming.

Once again, many thanks to all those who supported this event, and to those who gave up their time to prepare and serve such a delicious supper.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Holiday Club at Flecknoe, August 2007

The holiday club, held from 29th to 31st August 2007, was a great success with 12 children attending, up from 7 last year.

The theme this year was ‘Journeys’ and included the stories of Jonah, The Good Samaritan and Jesus' visit to the temple as a child.

The children produced wonderful collages of Jonah and the Whale.

We went on our own journey following maps to a local pond where we had a picnic. This was followed by pond dipping with the children investigating the creatures living in the pond, as well as the plants growing nearby. The children also played outdoor games.

Not quite Jonah in this bucket but still fascinating for the children!

The holiday club finished with the children acting the story of the Good Samaritan and singing songs they had learnt to their parents.

So another successful Holiday Club this year, and many thanks to all who helped and participated.