We had a great picnic on Saturday at Thorndon Park. It was our third attempt, previously stifled by bad weather and a competing event. But it was great to get people together and continue to build on relationships – many of which were the result of the weekend away last October.
One of the key aims for us is to be a welcoming community of people that encourage one another to maturity in Christ. This involves stepping out of our comfort zones and catching up with people who are different to us in age and stage of life. It was great to see this happening on Saturday.
The only problem was that there wasn’t lashings of ginger beer … which I remember from my childhood books by Enid Blyton… is a critical element of a good picnic!