Family Pancake Praise – Saturday 10th February 2018
What do you do when you’re only 3 and are taken into this huge space? You see your Little Stars leader, a tunnel to crawl through and stepping stones to walk on. All is well - happy little person and all the family can relax! So began our Pancake Praise: an hour of things to do for all the family, topped and tailed by short sessions of worship.
90 people of all ages came along and ‘a good time was had by all’ with activities including craft (decorating a paper pancake), writing or drawing prayers on a pancake (paper plate!), making real pancakes over a tea light, and pancake races up and down the centre aisle of the church sanctuary. That’s where the tunnels, stepping stones and hoops came in!
In the service parts, Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association (BB/GA) members helped with some prayers and a reading and there was a talk by Rev Anthony Orr about ‘Finding Jesus’. After singing ‘All things bright and beautiful’ it was time for the pancakes!
Over 200 pancakes were made on the premises and served hot with various toppings. Little Stars families provided cakes. During refreshments, the BB/GA band gave us a presentation of their drumming, bugling and glockenspiel playing.
Many thanks to everyone who came along and to the church team. Around 20 people were involved: from planning and publicity, setting up (and down), helping with activities, sorting out the sound, etc, through to washing up. Special thanks to Sara Rouse, Little Stars Pre-school Leader, who provided ideas, equipment and even got the Church Secretary going through a tunnel with a pancake on a plate, and to Marianne Orr who cooked all those pancakes!