Friends at 4 - at 4 pm on 4th Sunday ( New vision for 2020 )

FRIENDS  @  4    - Inspiring new growth

 

Our harvest celebrations this year focused on the cycle of the seasons, with an area for summer, autumn, winter and spring suitably decorated, along with all the other harvest gifts so generously donated.  As we transition from the autumn harvest, following the natural cycle and rhythm to bring us through the winter months and in to spring, we realise that nothing stands still or in its current state for very long.  As with the seasons, the shape and structure of Church is changing and here at Ebenezer we’re not standing still!

 

It was a year ago that we began Generations, giving children and older people the opportunity to enjoy time together; forging friendships, learning from one another and making memories.  This new initiative was built on the core values of our already well-established Pickles and Pickles Plus communities where strong relationships have been created, together with a real sense of belonging.   So what’s next?

 

We recognise that traditional worship on a Sunday morning isn’t always convenient or appealing to young families, so we’ve been exploring new ways of ‘doing Church’ and connecting with our communities as they balance busy lives with busy children.

 

From January 2020, we’re going to be introducing ‘Friends @ 4’ once a month in the Church for 45 minutes, followed by a light supper.  Our aim is to be facilitators of God’s love and a gospel of smiles and encouragement!  Through active participation in Bible stories, music and craft activities, together with a bucket load of fun, we hope to help our community grow even closer.  There will be opportunities for all to explore, enquire, create, learn, build and work together. 

 

As with the harvest, may we reap blessings of stronger family relationships, priceless memories and keep the tree of faith growing and developing throughout the seasons to come.

 

Friends @ 4 will be meeting at Ebenezer Church at 4pm on 26th January, 23rd February and 22nd March 2020, and a very warm welcome awaits. 

        THERE WILL BE NO MORNING SERVICE ON 4TH SUNDAY,
                       WE WILL WORSHIP AT URC, SION for 10.30 am

For further information, please email Kirsty on klecouilliard@gmail.com.