Harvest Festival – Next Sunday 24 September at 10.00 in Divonne
At this service we focus on giving thanks! for the many blessings of our lives. At the same time, we will ask God to help us to care for the gifts of creation and to share generously from all that we have.
We encourage people to bring a bag of non-perishable provisions, to pass on to Les Restos du Coeur.
You could buy provisions for this service with your children (time permitting!) and then discuss with them why some people struggle with a lack of food, clothing and shelter.
At our service – there will be some sort of “tent” in the church – representing the Jewish Harvest festival of Tabernacles – when Jews remember their wandering in the wilderness with no fixed abode, yet God was with them.
There will be activities for children to do “in or near the tent”. If your children would like to help with welcoming people, bringing up the bread and wine for Communion, handing out cakes in refreshments please let me know.
If they have small – easy to put up tents – they could set them up while we have refreshments outside after church?
Looking forward to worshipping with you,
Warm regards, Carolyn
We would love to hear from you – if you have any thoughts about our work with children, how we can best support you in nurturing faith for all the family. Also – if you enjoy being with children and would like to support our wonderful team of Sunday club leaders – please let me know.