A lot of people dropped in – loads of new faces and some old friends.
Malcolm led three mini services 10.30, 12.00 noon and 2pm – to hear his short messages on our theme for the day – “Grace”, head to https://downsbaptistchurch.org/sermons/
We all enjoyed a BBQ ably cooked by Pete, Dann and Gareth and there was an abundance of homemade cakes and freshly made popcorn.
A bouncy castle, craft activities, tie-dying and table tennis kept the children and not so young people amused.
It was a very happy time of just being together and getting to know people. Sometimes church can seem a bit remote or even scary for some and having opportunities like this to do things a bit differently and have a bit of fun can build friendships, relationships and trust.
We love reaching out into our community. We want to be a witnessing church of people and greengrocers shop who share our faith in words and actions.