As I arrived in our village hall this morning for our monthly all-age ecumenical breakfast service, I was greeted by Heather. “Guess where I was yesterday morning? In the Slavery Museum in Liverpool!” She had read yesterday’s MWiB blog and realised that we had been in the same place at the same time! At the end of the morning we exchanged conversation about some of the things which we had learned.
The photo shows Heather serving coffees and teas this morning. On the third Sunday of each month we set up the hall café-style for a simple toast breakfast, before worshipping and exploring our faith together in ways which seek to engage people of all ages. This morning I was thrust a script and asked to be Mrs Noah. The children built an ark out of chairs, which they filled with various soft toy animals which they had been invited to bring with them. Many of the children had also come dressed in their animal onesies, so we had a varied cargo of tigers and monkeys and other livestock. We were then encouraged to consider God’s promises and closed by singing ‘Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me’.
This afternoon, after lunch with friends, we have enjoyed the sunshine out on our nearby canal. I am now going out to share in evening worship with the congregation at Tiverton United Church. It has been a weekend of contrasts, from busy city to rural village. I trust that those of you who shared our rather different Creativity Day together yesterday have travelled home safely and taken back new learning and different perspectives.