Most of you will know that I believe strongly that creativity comes in different guises and that we are all creative in some form or another because we are made in God’s image… and God is a creative God! Dearne Churches Together, building on the ‘Advent Angels’ project at Christmas when we gave out 45 knitted or crocheted angels in our community as a symbol of hope in difficult times, is working on an Easter project involving hearts called ‘Whispers of Love.’ The world needs to know just how much God loves each one of us, and this is a way of reaching out to people by giving them a symbol of His love in the shape of a heart. These hearts will be distributed in Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe and Bolton-on-Dearne (and anywhere else where people choose to rise to this challenge!) on Easter Saturday (3rd April) so that people can have a visible reminder of God’s love through a free gift of a heart.

Some people love knitting, crocheting and cross stitch and are offering hearts made in that way:

Some have painted hearts onto pebbles:

Others have taken the wooden hearts we bought and are decorating them in different ways. Some have painted:

Some, especially the children, had fun with glitter and stickers:

Some have even braved the stickiness of decoupage!

Marie Nichols showed us her fantastic art skills in a series of painted hearts:

However people are choosing to create their hearts, we are immensely grateful for all the donations (we are up to about 200 hearts so far and want lots more – there are a lot of people in our villages!) and even more grateful to God for His gifts of creativity and especially for His unfailing love towards us all.