We held a Family Light party on 31st October from 6pm - 7.30pm. This was our alternative to Hallowe'en....so, no ghosts, witches or ghoulies, but if people wanted to come as a Super Hero...that was fine by us - though in God's eyes, you're already Super anyway!!
Kidlington Methodist Church has sent tents, sleeping bags, and a mountain of socks to help ease the plight of refugees living in makeshift shelters in and around Calais.
The church has been linking up with CalAid, an organisation operating fortnightly truck runs to the French port to provide essentials for refugees from Syria and elsewhere.
As Worship Leader Ali Bromhall explains: "CalAid tries to fill its trucks with items that are most urgently needed. When we first heard about the scheme there was a desperate need for tents, tarpaulins, groundsheets, sleeping bags ...and socks! At very short notice, the Kidlington congregation came up trumps".
To find out more about CalAid go to www.calaid.co.uk
Saturday 19th September : a day of fun and games for all ages with a Rainbow theme. There was a bouncy castle, side shows, crafts, face painting and lots more! Back by popular demand were Al and his owls. If you had windfall apples in your garden, you could bring some along and Kidlington Abundamce pressed them in to apple juice for you… and if that was all too energetic for you, you could sit and enjoy the live music and a cream tea. Admission was free - we were FUN raising not fundraising and we enjoyed seeing so many people there!