Christmas seems so long ago. There was so much prayer and preparation that went into our first Community Carols around the Turquoise Table. We painted our angel friendship stones and hid them around the local streets. We were delighted when people were posting pictures in our Facebook group of their little ones proudly clutching their stones.
On the night of the event, we decorated the garden. It had rained for several days before and it rained the day after but God was good. It was immensely cold, dry and the stars were shining. Elodie had hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows at the ready, Ruth had Christmas colouring under the gezebo for restless children, Kevin had prepared the carols. And we waited. At half past six, nearly forty people from the community, turned up to sing carols and hear the Christmas story. The children brought their angel stones to place around our nativity scene. And a lovely time was had by all.
In the week leading up to Christmas, we placed the various characters on the Turquoise Table and re-told the Christmas story, adding new characters and further narrative day by day. We posted the daily events in our Facebook group.
And now we consider how we can serve our community and share the amazing grace and love of Jesus with all who come to The Turquoise Table in 2019.