It was a pleasure to have our traditional Harvest Festivals take place this year. It has been so long since we have been able to fill the church with our singing! The children enjoyed sharing their learning about Harvest. All our donations this year were passed on to our local churches who are supporting Community Sponsorship. The Community Sponsorship is a UK refugee resettlement program, which will enable us to welcome a refugee family to live in our community of Minster. Although the Salvation Army is the lead sponsor for this project, there are a variety of people involved from within the village, including members of St Mary’s Church. If you would like more information about Community Sponsorship, please go to https://communitysponsorship.org.uk to investigate this charity and how they help refugees.
With the recent global news of more people being displaced from their homes, collections like this are all the more relevant. When we think on our Christian Foundation of Love, we are called to love not only the people we know, but all our neighbours, local and global.