Our church is called Goldthorpe Pentecostal Community Church and we want to be ‘with God in the community, with God for the community.’ We’re really pleased, therefore, to be involved in two community events this coming week and hope you’ll join us at these if you’re available.
‘Churches Together Family Fun Day’
Although our usual youth club and Parent & Toddler group won’t be running this week because of the school holidays, we are involved in the ‘Churches Together’ Family Fun Day on Wednesday 29th May at Houghton Road Centre, Thurnscoe. Starting at 10 a.m., this fun day will be looking at Pentecost and exploring through craft activities the way the Holy Spirit is described as wind, fire and a dove. We’ll be making display kites and a real kite, making prayer pictures, decorating buns and biscuits and also looking at the fruit of the Spirit (and eating real fruit!) There will be outdoor activities (a Pentecost trail with prizes for all who complete it and crazy golf, plus a toddlers’ play area for our younger friends), plus we will be telling the story of the Day of Pentecost and playing ‘Pass the Parcel’ to celebrate the church’s birthday.
It’s free to come along (until 1 p.m.) and there will be free food – hot dogs and chilli (representing the fire of the Spirit) plus vegetarian options and ice-cream (representing the purity of the dove) and other desserts.
Community Mosaic Event
On Saturday 1st June we will be hosting the launch of the Dearne Community Arts’ Festival mosaic project between 10 a.m. and 1 p,.m. So if you come along to our coffee morning, not only can you enjoy a cuppa and a chat, but you can also have a go at the centre piece of a tile mosaic which will be displayed at the arts’ festival later in the year. The session will be led by artist Ruth Waterworth and no previous experience is necessary.
Taking part in community art is a great way of championing creativity and celebrating community. The arts have great benefit to our physical, emotional and mental health and this is a great opportunity to get to know other people in our community. After the launch, festival volunteers will be encouraging other local groups to be involved in making their own mosaic squares which will be added to the centre piece. We’re thrilled that local primary schools, children’s groups (Station House, Dearne Kids, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides) as well as the WEA (which runs arts & crafts classes in the area), Snap Tin Cafe (a community cafe) and local libraries in Thurnscoe and Goldthorpe are getting involved. So if you want to be part of a Dearne community project which will reflect the huge range of groups working in our local community, do join us next Saturday!