Family Weekend 2011

Family Weekend 2011For this year’s SVC Family Weekend we headed north to Grange-over-Sands. We stayed at the Thornleigh Hotel.

The hotel was established in 1973 as a guest house for Christian outreach and is located in the heart of Grange-over-Sands overlooking Morecambe Bay.

Family Weekend 2011 Our speaker this year was the Reverend Bill Matthews; he spoke about the role of the church in the community and raised some very important points about how the church of today can engage with the local community.

Bill spoke at the morning meetings on Saturday and Sunday and then Rob and the rest of our very talented musicians lead us in worship.

Family Weekend 2011On Saturday night we enjoyed time together with games, sketches and a quick view of a YouTube video that is fast becoming an internet phenomenon.

We were truly blessed with weather that was almost tropical for the time of year (mid November). Many of us enjoyed early morning, afternoon and evening walks trying to burn off some calories from the excellent food.

The weekend was a wonderful time of teaching, worship fellowship. Everybody had such a fantastic time we have already booked again for next year.