- halloween themed cooking
- science experiments
- balloon fun
- and a mysterious story about Jesus meeting a very scary man in a graveyard and bringing peace. So we’ll be thinking about what we do with our fears in an unpredictable & broken world.
Future dates for 2019: Something New is held on the last Sunday of the month – November 24 (Advent).
Dates for 2020: Something New is held on the last Sunday of the month – Feb 23
Previously in 2019:
HOPE – we asked but why was Jesus so special and reflected on the women at the empty tomb (from Luke 24), exploring the meaning of resurrection and the hope it offers everyone. We played with a giant ball, went to the theatre to see a play, made a take home Easter garden and undertook a crime scene investigation to work out what happened to Jesus’ body.
LOVE – for Easter we considered the amazing love story of Jesus’ death and resurrection that makes the cross the symbol of Christianity. We’re asking ‘but why did Jesus die?’ exploring God’s incredible love for his world and the peace, forgiveness and life he wants for all of creation! We had love letter writing, love song karaoke and an Easter Egg hunt.
NARNIA – we watched ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’ to explore the ideas of sacrifice and redemption with Edmund, Lucy, Susan and Peter. A great time of popcorn & reflection was had by all!
WINTERSTORYTELLING – A great night sharing tales of ‘homecoming’around the fire with soup, toasties & hot chocolate. We heard of International travels, Sturt’s exploration in the desert, the Prodigal Son story, Jonah’s journey and more.
You can see the summary of our gathering in 2018 here.
Photos from previous Something New gatherings: