Despite all the local restrictions, Dearne Churches Together were thrilled to be able to connect with our local community through our ‘Light Into Our Lives’ event this week during half-term. A number of people from different churches gathered on Tuesday to pack all the bags (62 in total, plus we made a few extra just in case!) with crafts, snacks, magazines and other goodies.

Then on Wednesday we were able to give out these bags to local families at Goldthorpe and Bolton-on-Dearne:

Over 150 children have received gifts this way and we’re thrilled that some have already sent us photos of completed crafts!

We’ve heard the snacks have gone down well too!

Our thanks to all who have helped with preparations, donations and handing out bags. We will be doing a similar thing at Advent on Saturday 28th November, so if you can provide any snacks (wrapped chocolates, sweets or crisps) or small gifts, please bring them in and we will sort out a date to pack bags for this shortly.