SUMMER OF 2017
Every year the community around St Mary's Becontree see families approaching the church just before 2pm, with excited children in tow. This year they have taken part in the Starship Holiday Club, where everything has been set in space. As they arrived they walked through a tardis door and saw that it was bigger on the inside! At the front they encountered a towering silver rocket surrounded by flashing lights! From the moment they entered the spaceship, the buzz began. "We wish it would last all day!", one parent was heard to say!
The children couldn't decide what their favourite part was - the games, the challenges, the craft or the puppets! One thing was for sure - for them, the time flew by! At least they could come on the Sunday at 11am for the special Holiday Club Presentation service! They could show families and friends everything (well almost!) that they'd been doing!
It's always great that the National Play Day on the following Wednesday comes when it does. A free day of fun for all the family on Valence Park!
Every year we learn some special words from the Bible at Holiday Club. This year we learnt some great words said to Joshua, who had a tricky challenge ahead.
"This is my command. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid or scared, for the Lord your God is with you" Joshua 1:9
Great words to help us throughout life, when the going gets tough! God has promised to be with us and help us. We call out for that help as we trust him for ourselves, for those we love, for those we struggle with and for our circumstances.
Whatever you're doing this summer I pray that God will bless you and keep you in His love always.
Rev Julie Fleming