Following all the recent changes to what we can do and where we can go, we may be stay at home folks for a while, if so, can you help me with an autumn project?
Yes, I did say autumn- we need to be positive and think practical here so let’s plan for happier times!
Can you – make pompoms? Any colour, and thickness of wool and any size. Please make as many as you would like to.
Let’s turn our frowns of unease into smiles of joy!
Thanks Hannah x
Pom-pom – the why and where?
Following the very quick response from a some of you the questions are being asked why pom-pom and what is it for? I hope this will help to enthuse you all and I look forward to your participation. Feel free to reply with an update!
The pom poms will be used at Synod and shared with all churches – why a pom-pom?
Well firstly they are easy to make, can be put down and picked up without the need of a pattern etc. A craft all ages can do alone or even better together, as families, where possible. I hope children may engage in this activity as part of their break from school.
Pom-poms will come in all shapes and sizes just like us, they will be different textures and colours just like us, wrinkles and all (I speak for myself here) and yet they are woven together to make a something beautiful. Just as God has moulded us to be his hands and feet on earth. Pom-Poms are round and help us reflect upon the world that God has entrusted to us.
We can use our creative minds to produce a pom-pom as a gift for one another. As we make them, we can pray and think about all our friends at this challenging time.
A time of uncertainty, change, where all that has been familiar in our church lives has been changed and yet just as with the wool, the strands of faith remain sure and steadfast. We can continue to pray, and care for those we know within our church communities and the greater world via differing methods of communication, at this time.
May our pom-pom making give us a sense of purpose and achievement, that even from the confides of our homes we can minister to one another, shaping a gift of love to pass around our churches, showing that even in the darkest of times we can bring forth the light of Christian fellowship.
The following Bible passage helps reflect upon the task you may wish to participate in, and you may find Paul’s words, appropriate to our current situation at this time when there are a lot of rumours surrounding the facts to date, let our faith be our guide and God’s blessing and assurance guide us all.
2 I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.
3 All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery!
4 I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or “the Secret.”
5 I’m a long way off, true, and you may never lay eyes on me, but believe me, I’m on your side, right beside you. I am delighted to hear of the careful and orderly ways you conduct your affairs, and impressed with the solid substance of your faith in Christ.
6 My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him.
7 You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
8 Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ.
9 Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him.
10 When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.
11 Entering into this fullness is not something you figure out or achieve. It’s not a matter of being circumcised or keeping a long list of laws. No, you’re already in – insiders – not through some secretive initiation rite but rather through what Christ has already gone through for you, destroying the power of sin.
12 If it’s an initiation ritual you’re after, you’ve already been through it by submitting to baptism. Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection, God raising you from the dead as he did Christ.