October is traditionally the month when we celebrate God's provision for us through the gifts of Harvest, although it must be said that the food on display in our Harvest Festival services is now more tinned or packaged than fresh! (Of course, this is gratefully received by food banks, such as the Silklife food bank that operates from the centre of town).
Both St. Thomas' and St. John's will celebrate harvest in their Family Services on Sunday 14th. October, with a Harvest Supper on Friday 19th. October in St. Thomas' Church Hall. Please come and join in these events.
Harvest is also a time of year when we can be drawn into thinking about, not only God's creation, which provides our food, but also our own creation, supposedly in the image of God. This fits in nicely with the Bible study we are about to start. After a long spell using the 'Essential 100' resource (the 100 most essential Bible passages), we revert to 'The Bible Through Film,' with the theme 'The Meaning of Life.'
On Thursday 11th October we will be looking at 'Is there purpose to life?' and on Thursday 1st November 'The end game'.
Why not come and join us in the Vicarage (or possibly the church, depending on numbers) at St. John's (7.30 p.m. start).
Better still bring a friend; this is a light touch study using Bible passages and the film 'The Meaning of Life' by the Monty Python team.
Tim and Norma
Contact the Vicar:
Phone: 01625 425510