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Lighthouse Holiday Club success in Ringsash Circuit
- Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:20
The Lighthouse Club: Holiday Fun
As the sun increased in strength in mid-Devon during the May half term break, so did the excitement at Morchard Bishop Playing Fields. The Lighthouse Club previously ran afternoon sessions in October and February, but this was a much longer event, with three full days of children’s holiday club followed by a family breakfast. With 80 children by Friday, there was plenty of noise in the marquee, but it was also wonderfully quiet at times too.
The children enjoyed craft, games and talking in their small groups, and then altogether there were times of singing, story and drama as we met Chicken and Egg, played ‘Chicktionary’ and learned Bible verses with the Farmer in his den. Day by day more was discovered about being rooted and growing in God’s love, so the two teams for competitions were named Roots and Shoots. Pigs flew into buckets, leaders mooed until they collapsed with laughter (only to be greeted with a pie in the face!), and each day a leader from the losing team had to endure the gunge tank!
The event was organised by a team from local churches, and led through each day by Pulse Ministries,
who brought nine leaders with lots of energy and experience in leading holiday clubs. A second marquee was regularly full for The Lighthouse Cafe, where parents relaxed with drinks and cakes or cream teas whilst younger siblings played. The Saturday morning ‘Big Bap Breakfast’ saw around 200 people in the marquee as parents, children and helpers joined together for a final celebration of the week’s events.
The Lighthouse Club team would like to thank Morchard Bishop Sports and Social Club for accommodating them within the club and on the playing fields, and Devon Christian Youth Camps for the marquee - http://www.dcyc.org.uk/- for the use of their marquee and flooring. Thanks also go to those who gave cakes and jam for the cafe, and to the many volunteers, especially the team from Pulse Ministries. Primary Schools in Morchard Bishop, Copplestone, Witheridge, East Worlington and Lapford distributed publicity – thank you, too. Look out for The Lighthouse Club logo for another event in the autumn, or for more information and photos visit www.thelighthouseclub.org.uk.
Plymouth Methodist granted OBE in Queens Birthday Honours
- Published on Saturday, 15 June 2013 08:58
Mrs Eunice Julie Halliday. Project co-ordinator, Plymouth Methodist Mission Circuit has been granted an OBE for services to the community in Plymouth. (Plymouth, Devon)
Congratulations from the Plymouth & Exeter district!
Warm, Affordable and Green
- Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 22:45
Can we keep warm and comfortable in large or historic churches whilst not paying large heating bills and still being environmentally friendly? 'Warm, Affordable and Green' is a free conference on heating churches in the South West.
Military Wives Choir Concert
- Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 22:36
The Torbay Methodist Churches are promoting a Choral Concert featuring the famous Military Wives Choir from Plymouth and local favourites, the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
Digging for Treasure 2013
- Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 22:36
'Digging for Treasure' is a one day expository preaching conference for Methodist preachers, ordained and lay, organised by Methodist Evangelicals Together (MET) and taking place at Methodist Central Hall, Plymouth on Saturday 5 October 2013.