St Columba’s Church was decorated with flowers, fruit, bread, plants and tinned produce for our harvest festival. All the non-perishable goods donated by worshippers will go to Nite Bite, a charity caring for homeless and hungry people supported by Churches Together in North Shields.
Our Minister, Revd Trevor Jamison, brought a large globe so that younger members of the congregation could find where the food had come from… South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and many from the UK. The children also helped him to plant daffodil bulbs in a pot for the church garden, which will hopefully flower next Easter.
Using the words of a hymn, Trevor encouraged us to reflect on different sorts of harvest for which we can thank God: crops from the land, fish from the sea, minerals and metals from the earth, skills, ideas, and leaders from the people.