|We want it to be full of people who praise God and share their lives together, for there to be things happening all the time, so to start with, we need facilities. We have an architectural plan for one loo and a kitchen area – it will cost us £50,000 to build (cheap toilet, expensive drains that need to go through a very thick wall and across a church yard). So I had this idea at our Parochial Church Council meeting to hold a balloon race, and they said, “That’s a good idea, go out and do one”.
So, as the 4 Colnes Show was about to happen, we (me and the Sunday School Mums) took a cylinder of helium and we sold as many balloons as we could. Well…..I would have liked to take lots of cash to the Treasurer on Sunday and said, “Hah!!!”, “Here’s lots of money!”, but we all have to accept from time to time that God’s ideas and ours don’t always fit like planks, sometimes they fit more like jigsaw pieces. We sold 167 balloons, we have lots of gas left over. And I’m so not sending the gas tank back until it’s empty!
The prize is for the balloon that goes the furthest, not the balloon that goes the quickest. So, please will everyone from church take a handful of tickets and sell them. If there is anyone out there who would like to send me £1.50 or multiples thereof for a ticket, please do. Tell me what prayer you would like me to say for you (in addition to “Thank you God for generous unknown benefactors”). We will let any balloons we sell go after Sunday Service. Come and let you own balloon go on Sunday if you can.
Thank you for a beautiful sunny afternoon to launch our facilities fund
Thank you for great company and lots of little children
Thank you for faith, which sees us through the trials of life