We’ve done the Harvest Festival, last Sunday. It included a sketch to promote the work of the Farmers Overseas Action Group which was the charity we were raising money for. We had a mad doctor and her Magnificent Mulitplying Machine. We put a seed in to make a sunflower, a ping pong ball became a football, a cocoa tin became a bar of Cadburys Fairtrade Choccie and a bouncy rubber egg became…my cuddly yellow duck Penny! At the end we put “a little money” (a big cardboard £1 coin) and ” a little hope” (a card saying “hope”) into the machine, and out came a big banner saying “A Bright Future”.
We’re doing a Harvest sunday School next Sunday, and I’ve just been writing out the script for the Christingle service in December. We tried to do one last year as well as the crib service, but couldn’t find available time in church to do it. We could’ve done it at the primary school, but I’ve always found that Christingles are more effective in an evening as the lit candles glow better. We would’ve had to have a morning service if we’d done it at the school.
I’ve emailed our team rector about the stuff I blogged about working more with people in this town. He says he can help me do this, and there’s lots of work that can be done. I’ll have a chat with him on Sunday, after the service, as he’s presiding.