Here's harvest loaf from the Harvest festival service. Delicious!
We celebrated the Harvest at the end of September this year. There was a Harvest Supper on the Saturday, and the church was decorated with vegetables, flowers, grapes fresh from the vine and this fantastic harvest loaf. All to give thanks to God for all His Gifts – food, all the resources of our planet, and of His Son – the true vine and the bread of life. Hence the grapes and the loaf! The Harvest Service itself focused on the plight of farmers in Ethiopia, struggling to cope with the effects of global warming. The Methodist Charity, All We Can, is helping local partners to provide seeds and know-how to help these farmers grow crops that are now more suited to their environment. We raised over £380 for their appeal “Help Hope Take Root” which is enough to provide twenty-one families in Ethiopia with “super spuds” to ensure healthy harvests for the future. And in case anyone is curious – the loaf was delicious and eaten by the congregation after the service with a little butter and cheese! by Anne Langford