A popular talkback question used to be ‘If you could invite anyone to dinner, living or dead, who would you invite and why? I wonder who you might invite and how the conversation might go? The act of eating together reveals a lot about ourselves – What type of people do we invite? Who do we invite? Why do we invite them? Do we only invite people like us? Do we hope to get something back as a result of the invite?
Jesus loved eating with people, in fact it got him into lots of trouble with the religious leaders of his day. Not because he ate with people but because of the types of people he ate with. He ate we are told with ‘tax-collectors and outcasts’ and was known as a friend of sinners. Jesus used food as a way of including the very people most others ignored. What about us? Who are we friends with?
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This Sunday @ 10am we will be thinking about eating, specifically how Jesus used food and meals as a way of including others and making them feel welcome. A children’s programme for children aged 3-6 is available during the service and also a crèche for younger children.
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Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.
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