The bag with the simple Halloween craft idea! Today we did an alternative Halloween event in our village. It was so simple: we gave an invitation to families to bring some food for the local foodbank and to take a free Halloween gift. Drop off. Pick up. Drop off and pick up! Also on offer … Continue reading Shine a light to remember loved ones
I’ve been following our College and Collective daily challenges to be light in this painful and strange time. You too can see them on our Facebook page here: Link to Light College and Collective They’re simple daily challenges ranging from painting a picture for someone to putting up a poster of encouragement in your window. … Continue reading Little garden of Hope
We had the joy of hosting Nigel Cameron and Julie Cameron-Hall at Lighthouse cafe in Great Gransden as part of their Celtish Christmas Tour of the UK and Ireland. To put it simply, it was stunning. A friend of mine described it as having a shower for the soul. The tangible presence and lavish love … Continue reading Celtish Christmas
It was fairly quiet at our weekly community lighthouse cafe this week so I did some prayer paintings for some of our regulars to encourage them. Each one carried a simple message and encouragement:
I help lead Lighthouse café with my friend Paul Taylor. Together with a wonderful team of volunteers we open up the doors of Great Gransden Baptist Church and welcome anyone and everyone to enjoy our café. It's only once a week and once a month for café church with a few concerts thrown into the … Continue reading What have woolly hats, repairing clothes, prayer, homemade cakes and great coffee have in common?
When I travel I love to sit back, relax and enjoy a good hot drink while reading. Good thing I don't drive too often. I'm committed to taking public transport whenever I can so I can do this quite safely! I am often in and out of train stations, at least 4 times a month … Continue reading 50 free hot drinks!
"I thought Halloween was a no-no for churches. How come you're doing this event?" A young dad with 2 children in tow asked me as we sat together carving pumpkins. "It's an opportunity for us to bring something beautiful in a time of fear and fright..." I explained. And it's true, I simply wanted … Continue reading Counter-culture Halloween
On Tuesday I made coffee for most of the day. This was my view for most of it: Tuesday's are always busy making coffee: lattes, cappacinos, flat whites. I'm getting quite good. I also have a lovely team that I work with who share the coffee making so I also have the privilege of talking … Continue reading Words of knowledge for healing…
Yesterday I announced that Lighthouse cafe church will start on the 2nd Sunday of every month, 4-6 starting this September. The announcement happened at a cafe event where local artist Kate Green exhibited some of her stunning work and spoke about her life as a Christian and an artist. Before the event I shared with … Continue reading Fresh expression of Church in Great Gransden
In lighthouse cafe today I did some micro paintings for people. Each painting had a symbol of the cross and on the back a mix of words that related to the way I then attached the painting to a key on a simple key ring. The words were: Seek Open Knock Ask Direct me The … Continue reading Micro paintings