We had Christingles, Christmas tree making and decorating, paper-chains and made a H_U_G_E card to for Messy Church to give to Sunday Church. There was glitter - there was glue - there was cutting out - there was sticking - there were mince pies, trifle and pan-haggarty (spelling?)! And, or course, the Christmas story.
Below are some photos of the activities and kids there.
Many thanks to the Acharacle Knitting Group for their help with this venture.
Sunday's service went well, and the lunch was good too. It was good to take the service 'on the road' and use the Shielbridge Hall. Being there enables us to use the kitchen to serve up a wonderful soup and roll lunch. There were stickies for after too. During the service we though about how we all use resources and the impact of what we do. We used the Christian Aid material as an example of how we can help others. The example was of how our donations help the honey gatherers of India. These photos show the the bees which we used as prayer cards, the stickies (a weakness of mine I'm afraid) and some of the church family enjoying lunch. The final photo is the table set for our service, with local flowers and produce, honey for the good things in life and vinegar for the bad times, all set on Indian silk scarves.
We've had a number of weddings this year and here is a picture of one of them. Joanne and Michael were married in August on a lovely sunny day. Congratulations and every blessing to them!
Acharacle church windows getting a 'paint-peel' before re-painting tomorrow! They are being blasted with baking soda which removes all the old paint and rust, right back to the original iron-work - it looks great with the black iron, which was meant to be wax coated originally. Will post again when the white paint is done.
A double whammy on this day - from 10.30am until noon there will be coffee and chat in the Chalet and then from 7.30pm Paster Peter and Willie Wyllie will be in the Chalet to give a talk about their work with the Blysthwood Trust - please do come and join us at either or both events.
Just had a fabulous lunch at the Shielbridge Hall where members of the Acharacle church family serve lunch once a month. Mr Manse had tomato and lentil soup, I had chicken, rice and veg, both had amazing bacon, lettuce and tomato rolls then each had a couple of stickies with our tea. Worked off some the the calories by helping clear away afterwards. Splendid on another lovely sunny day! Much to be thankful for!
Messy Church will be held in the Shielbridge Hall from 11am until 1.30pm. We've just had the planning meeting. Flat bread making, play dough, collages - plagues and boils! It'll be interesting to see how the boils turn out! All we need now is children and adults please!!
Here's a photo of the Chalet where we hold Sunday Club, Tuesday Coffees and various other events. This coming Tuesday, the 26th June there will be the regular Tuesday Coffees from 10.30 until noon. Please do come along. At the same time, the church will be open for anyone to visit and or have some quiet time.