Harvest Services - Sunday 4th October 2015
11.30am Rev Sam Peden
6.00pm Rev Rosalind Taggart
Refreshments after the evening service - EVERYONE welcome!
Anna and many from the congregation have been preparing out church for our Harvest Service. The Harvest Festival reminds Christians of all the good things God gives them. This makes them want to share with others who are not so fortunate. In schools and churches we bring food form home to a Harvest Festival Service and after the service, the food that has been put on display is usually made into parcels and given to people in need. We will have a team of helpers to distribute our gifts on Monday morning.
The modern British tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival in churches began in 1843, when the Reverend Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service at his church at Morwenstow in Cornwall. Victorian hymns such as "We plough the fields and scatter", "Come ye thankful people, come" and "All things bright and beautiful" helped popularise his idea of harvest festival and spread the annual custom of decorating churches with home-grown produce for the Harvest Festival Service. (Source: Wikipedia)