This weekend we celebrated Harvest at Heeley Parish Church.
We started a busy weekend on Saturday night with a fun evening to thank the builders who have worked so hard on our new refurbishment. The evening started with a few ice breakers and silly games – who knew you could have so much fun with a few teabags and a baseball cap! After laughing till our sides hurt, we were treated to a three course extravaganza cooked up by Ken and Steve in the sparkly new kitchen. The homemade carrot and coriander soup went down a storm and the plates piled high with pork and beef roast were, needless to say, a hit. We even managed to make room for some fruit salad and ice cream to round the evening off. It was great to be able to celebrate with the people who have made our refurbishment such a success and everyone came away buzzing with the fun of it all!
Sunday morning was time for thanks and celebration again as we held our Harvest Festival. We were joined by the Brownies who meet in the church each week and everyone brought along some food to contribute to our Harvest collection. The tinned and packaged goods will be given to Gleadless Valley Foodbank. The rest of the food, including some spectacular looking squash, were auctioned off last night at our Harvest Supper.
The Harvest Supper at Heeley Parish Church has become a bit of an institution for us. Always popular and very well attended, it has developed from a meat and tatty pie evening to a full on feast of food from different cultures. Our Nepalese brothers and sisters brought their own marvelous culinary creations which were enjoyed alongside Shepherd’s Pie, sausage and mash and other offerings. We weren’t short of a cake or too for pudding, either. As you have probably guessed by now, food is a big thing at Heeley Parish Church! After the meal, fun ensued at a food auction and over £220 was raised for Gleadless Valley Foodbank and Mercy Ministries UK.
All in all, a busy weekend, a fun weekend and a weekend to enjoy being one big happy family in Christ!