THE MONTHLY FAMILY SERVICES KICK OFF AT ST PETER’S
After much planning and preparing with Ed and Joy Horne, we were at last able to launch on Sunday 2 April at 10:30 the first of the monthly family services in Winterbourne Stoke. We had a glorious morning for it and the atmosphere in church was relaxed and full of smiles.
Our two pre-schoolers were kept busy colouring in pictures relating to that day’s theme of temptation, while the older children sat with the adults - a perfect mix of generations! The Old Testament story of Adam and Eve’s conversation with the snake in the garden of Eden was shared between Vicky Moorhouse and youngsters Alice and Gabriel; and the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness was read by Ian West. A snake (not real!) and various other props helped illustrate the talk, and it was lovely to see many of the congregation bringing their prayer pebbles to the altar, during a short period of quiet personal prayer.
There were refreshments afterwards, while we admired the colourful pictures done by the youngest ones. Thank you to everyone who helped make it work!