Friday, 9 March 2012
Washing feet - Stowe style
In the newsletter we catch up with the fast growing group of spiritual seekers at The Stowe.
Last year we heard about more than one baptism in a paddling pool; now the group has grown so much they have outgrown the living room where they used to meet; thanks to a mission by project grant from Home Mission they are now hiring space at the community’s new school for their Sunday morning gatherings.
Now, more new people are arriving to explore faith. Jesus predicted that people would know us as his disciples when we loved one another, and it’s easy to see how this growth has come about as the result of an emphasis on love and service from the day the first residents moved in.
Alison explains how she celebrated Maundy Thursday in the community last year. She wrote to women she’d made contact with, saying: “I want to show that I love and serve you, and Jesus did that by washing his friends’ feet, so come along to a foot and hand pamper night.”
The ‘pamper night’ was a great success and thanks to input from Stowe Intern Sarah King has now become a regular monthly event.
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Posted by Ruth Whiter at 03:26