On August 19, 21 and 23 we organised a Holiday at Home for those for whom the summer period can be very quiet. A variety of activities were arranged during the week including:
Flower arranging, bead bracelets, icing cupcakes and soap-making
Quizzes and beetle-drive
Entertainment from ‘Linda’s Offspring’
We celebrated our Harvest Festival Service in a joint service with St Margaret’s URC on 30 September. In our service we used the image of the rainbow to explore God’s goodness to us in creation, and this theme was reflected in our display. The gifts given by members of the congregation were donated to Homeless Action in Barnet.
The stable scene that used to be constructed on the platform, was set up this year in the foyer of the church. It was enjoyed by many people passing by the church, not least in the evening when the lights were left on.
Toy Service on 9 December
We held our annual Toy Service on 9 December when toys were given by members of the congregation for the Barnet Refugee Service.
Our Easter display this year had us looking out from the inside of the tomb with the figure dressed in white, seeing the women looking in and finding the tomb empty.
Projected words scrolled on the wall, proclaiming the Easter gospel in English and Farsi, with daffodils bursting into flower around the cross.
Prayer Labyrinth for Pentecost 2019
On the weekend of Pentecost we set up a Prayer Labyrinth in the church. The labyrinth took participants on a journey of reflection in their relationship with God, focusing on the ways in which the Holy Spirit impinges on our life with God and our engagement in the world.
In our Joint Harvest Festival with St Margaret’s URC we acknowledged the damage that we are doing to our world - not least the damage that is being done by the overabundance of single use plastics.
Members of the congregation brought gifts for Homeless Action Barnet, and also placed onto the display all of the single use plastic they had used during the previous week (not shown in the photographs below).