Last Thursday, we had a fantastic Light Party. We had at least 164 people come and join us in celebrating Jesus the light of the world. It was such a fantastic opportunity to outreach on a day when many celebrate the darkness. We grasped the opportunity to hold it on Halloween so that families could come and celebrate light and not get caught up in the darkness of Halloween.
At the light party the families had so much fun; we had bouncy castles, disco dancing, face painting, a sensory room, star crafts, decorating biscuits, hot dogs and fun games. We had such a fantastic team of people serving with such passion and with a heart to bless the children and their families. A massive thank you to the Families Team who organised the fantastic event and also all the team that worked hard to make the event run smoothly. Throughout the evening I heard so many positive comments from the families. One said to me “We had such a fantastic time! thank you so much” and another said; “It’s so great that my children can celebrate good things at Halloween”. This was so encouraging to hear that so many had such a wonderful time.
During the event, all the families went into the hall and listened to a talk about Jesus the light of the world and the hope that Jesus offers. Every child then went home with a ‘bag of hope’ which contained a booklet called ‘Rescued’. This is all about Jesus who came to rescue us. They also had flyers about our Lansdowne Kids groups and an invite to our ‘All-age Christmas Service.’ Let’s pray that these families will come and join us again, connect into the life of the church and discover the hope of Jesus.
Praise God for this fantastic opportunity to reach out to the community with the love and hope of Jesus. If you are interested in joining us on team at our Families events then just drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are so many opportunities to serve, whether it be face painting or welcoming and chatting to the families.
During this event I was reminded of Matthew 5:14-16 which says “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ God has called us to shine as lights in this world. May we grasp every opportunity to shine has lights for Him, so that ultimately, we would bring God glory and people would discover that light in their own lives.
Angelina Linden | Family and Children Worker