First Wednesday of each month, 9.30am - 12noon
Creative Spirit was set up (in September 2019) as a way to encourage those not familiar with our more traditional style of worship to explore the Christian faith. This monthly gathering (held on the first Wednesday) in the Main Hall offers a different and more informal approach to worship using the many and varied creative gifts God has given us.
The morning begins with coffee from 9.30am, followed by worship and prayer and Bible reading. From the bible reading, which is on a particular theme, people are encouraged to take part in art and craft activities which relate to the theme …… painting, origami, clay, collage, creative writing, music, textiles and much more. The morning finishes around noon following a short sharing time together. We welcome people of faith and none and hope that, as we leave the door open, those in our community using our café will drop by to see what we are up to.
In our first year we explored the seven miracles in John's gospel, linking them with the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus. At our September 2021 meeting we had a very enriching time thinking about harvest as we explored Psalm 65 in a variety of creative ways. Whether you regard yourself as ‘a creative’ or not, you and your friends are warmly invited to join us as we learn and grow together.
Contact: Christine Morgan
Report (February 2023)
Our February meeting saw the start of an occasional series exploring our senses beginning with Touch. Rosi shared a reflection she has written on the account from Luke 8 of the woman who was shunned and excluded for 12 years due to continuous bleeding. It was through touching Jesus’ cloak that the woman was healed. Jane’s textile skills encouraged use of our sense of touch to create hand prints and images of trees using various interesting and colourful yarns.
Breakfast Church - Special Festival events only, 9 - 10.30am
We welcome everyone from passers-by to those with strong life-long faith to share stories, spirituality and friendships. After breakfast including ‘Muffin of the Month’ we will be following a bible story and will have different areas for people to join depending on how they are feeling or where they are on their faith journey. These might be a bible study, some creative writing or a craft or just a quiet time of prayer. The most important thing is that everyone feels at ease and comfortable no matter where they are on their faith journey and that they feel safe and welcome and able to ask questions without embarrassment or judgement. Most of all ‘Fresh Start’ will be good fun for everyone. It will be for individuals or entire families and will be a truly intergenerational experience.
We are no longer meeting on a monthly basis. We now hold special festival events at different times throughout the year.
If you would like to know more about any of our activities or feel called to help in any way then please do get in touch.
Contact: Claire Knight