On 11 February we held a parade service and all-age worship cafe styel. The Explorers from the 8th West Wickham Scout Group had prepared the service on the theme of Fairtrade and served us Fairtrade tea and coffee while each table did a Fairtrade quiz, talked about the Bible passage from Matthew (on the feeding of the 5000), coloured in or played a game. We also had our monthly worship group lead our singing and heard the story of Florentina, a banana farmer in Panama whose family have benefitted greatly from becoming part of a Fairtrade cooperative. We are grateful to the Explorers for all the hard work they put in to preparing the service and for coming along to help on the day. Thanks also go to their leaders for helping them to work out what would be good to include. The church was laid out with tables, there was a casual and comfortable atmosphere and all seemed to have enjoyed our time of worship and fellowship together. We have been reminded that the small choices we make - like buying Fairtrade bananas - can help us to connect with and care about our human neighbours far across the world and that it is good to share God's immense love for all as we remember them when we shop.
We had a wonderful and busy Christmas at West Wickham Methodist Church celebrating this special time of the year with our members, friends and the local community.
Here are just some of the events that took place - a big thank you to everyone who joined and supported them. Thanks to John Clouston and the Beavers for decorating our tree again! It was beautiful and the smell of fresh pine when one entered the church was lovely!
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