Experience Church with Lucie!

Experience HarvestSt. Stephen’s Church, Treleigh1st – 3rd October 2019 Galatians 5 : 22-23‘But the spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these.’ Following last term’s ‘experience  church’, the second ‘experience’ took place, this time the subject was harvest. The team reassembled, with a couple of welcome new additions, and the church was transformed. Five stations were set up representing Harvest of the garden, ocean, flock, grain and the earth. The children were introduced to these concepts by interacting at the various stations, learning about Patience; through the planting of seeds, Peace; through the story of Jesus calming the sea, Humility; by learning that a garment is woven through the skills of many, who cannot work alone, Generosity; by the sharing of bread and the Joy of giving, by making a pot to give away. The final experience was ‘thanksgiving’, where the children learned about the Jewish celebration of Sukkot. They hung fruits, bearing the words from each station in the Sukkah, which was assembled as the Jewish people do during Sukkot, to remember Moses leading his people through the desert to the promised land, which in turn reminds them of God’s faithfulness. All in all, it was a very positive time and I would like to thank all the volunteers who generously gave of their time and talents. The wonderful harvest loaf was handcrafted and donated by Ian ‘Denzil’ Trevethick from Fore Street Redruth. The veg was given by Liz and Geoffrey from St Euny Churchtown and a corn sheaf was sourced by Charmaine. Margaret Davis donated a sheet which became our troubled sea, and Anthony gave the apples. A big thanks to all who donated. The harvest loaf and veg were used to form the display at the altar for the Harvest Festival service at St…

Church Magazine for October

Thoughts from the Rector.... Rector’s Notes – OCTOBER 2019When Christians disagree…I recently came across a fascinating address by Revd Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin in the Field Trafalgar Square, to the recent Inclusive Church conference on the subject of how to cope when Christians disagree about important matters.There are several areas this might happen of course. At the time of writing Brexit is the most obvious, but human sexuality is another matter not yet settled in the Church of England, or it might simply be about things that should or should not happen in the life of our local church that we feel strongly about. The human temptation that we see powerfully in our media is to shout ever louder in the (forlorn) hope that our opponent will eventually see that we are right, and change their mind.For Christians, Wells suggests another route. He points out St Paul’s powerful words inPhilippians 3:20 ‘Our citizenship is in heaven’. What I find most helpful about this is theradical reminder that the most important thing is not about where we are coming from, or what group we’d like to align ourselves with, but rather where we are going! The chances are we will NEVER reconcile some of our passionately-held differences of opinion. But instead of constantly reminding ourselves of these differences we could try concentrating instead on where we are going – heaven – where there is more than enough love for all, more than enough joy and truth, and space for ALL to flourish, and where these differences will seem a world away.That points us to the definition of the Church: a bunch of people who come from a greatvariety of different places, but are all heading for the same place.Being a Christian transforms our identity. Please God, it stops us forcefully trying to…

St Andrew’s Arts Festival

Welcome to the annual St Andrew's Arts Festival Week!Our fifth annual festival week is here and is, as usual, full of wonderful events that celebrate the creative arts.From exhibitions, walks and workshops to concerts, quiet reflection and interactive dis-plays there is something for everyone to enjoy. This year our theme - "Look Up" - offers the chance to look at our world from a different perspective. Local artists, craftspeople, performers, musicians and pupils from Pennoweth, Trewirgie and Redruth schools have created works in various media to express their individual take on the theme.We are thrilled to welcome vertical dance company Yskynna who have performed at venues such as the Maritime Museum. This amazing group perform on ropes, silks and trapezes and have designed a site specific work for our festival. Performances are suitable for all ages and take place on two days of the week.Exhibitors this year include Portreath based artist Elizabeth Rowe and photographers Jason Hoole-Jackson and Jim Seth. Glassworker Mel Louis-Smith, veneer craftsman David Woolley, wood turner Dave Doble, silversmith Pete Probst, and members of the "Crafty People" group are exhibiting many examples of their beautiful handmade crafts.We have a packed events programme as usual including guided walks led by historian Linda Beskeen - two this year, one to Carn Brea and one around the town to find out what can be discovered by looking up - and author Tamsin Spargo returns to host an evening of poetry around our festival theme. There will be time for quiet reflection during our evening of contemplation and meditation, and there will be other pop up events occurring throughout the week so visit our website or follow social media for more information.Finally do join us for some wonderful musical experiences - the amazing, ever popular Young Persons Showcase Concert featuring many talented children and young people…

St Euny Village Event

Hi  Everyone, Please find attached an invite for the ‘VILLAGE’ community event I will be helping to host at St Euny Church on Thursday 16th May from 6.pm till 7pm. It’s a fun evening of music, games and interactive stuff involving a choir, St Euny Uke's and professional dancers, in preparation for a year-long project by the team who created and performed “Shoreline” a couple of years ago - and it's all about what it is to be a community. More importantly  there is free coffee/tea/squash, plus lots of cake. Hope to see you there, All the best, Clare

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