Gateway Church Fareham

Month: November 2018

Christmas Lantern parade

On Sunday 25th November children from all over Fareham crammed into the ‘Crafty Makery’, owned by Fareham Community Church’s Shane Davies, to make beautiful Victorian Christmas Lanterns.  Meanwhile, across the road, our church cafe Imbizo was transformed into another lantern factory as volunteers from FCC and passers-by joined together in the mass lantern production. There was a wonderful atmosphere in Imbizo as we sang along to carols and drank coffee.

At dusk the children then processed with their glowing lanterns to the town centre where they met Father Christmas and watched the Christmas Lights Switch On.

Shane planned the Lantern Parade to symbolise Jesus, the Light of the World and also to help bring the community of West Street together.

Youth Mission Weekend

From 2nd to 4th November we took a group of 10 young people to Westbourne Grove Church in Notting Hill, London. We helped run something called ‘Lobby Lunch’ which is a monthly lunch for those who are lonely, homeless, refugees or those on low income. It was a very special time for our young people who all gave it their best effort preparing and serving the food while chatting and spending time with those attending. Both Gabi and I couldn’t have been prouder of the way that they got stuck in and showed love to the attendees. We also spent some time in London experiencing a River boat, Climbing the Monument and taking in the sights. On Sunday 4th we led the service and shared a message of HOPE with the church and it was very well received. All in all a very fruitful weekend away with our young people. There is more exciting things happening over the next year for both the Youth & Children here at FCC, so please checkout the Youth and Children’s Year planners to find out what is coming up.