|AFC Harvest Festival 2018|
Festivals such as Harvest invite us to make a connection between life and faith. So, on Sunday, through our hymns and prayers we'll have many opportunities to give thanks for the beauty of creation and the fruitfulness of the earth and sea.
During this Sunday's service members of our Junior Church will also bring a presentation about water and the challenge of there being either too much or too little of it. Their presentation is much appreciated because Harvest Festival is also a time for us to think about our stewardship of the world.
An active interest in ecology is surely a necessary part of our faith and it's why we are starting to put 'Eco-Church' on our agendas at AFC.
A piece of good news, that I believe is worth celebrating this harvest season, is the fact that over July and August this year the UK energy capacity rose marginally more in renewables, such as wind power, than in carbon based fuel. A step in the right direction, I think, and a cause for thanksgiving.