A group from Sutton Village Church enjoyed the annual family weekend in November 2013. As in the previous two years, the venue was the Thornleigh Hotel in Grange over Sands in Cumbria.
Many regulars and a few first timers gathered on Friday afternoon/evening after journeying by car and train through a deluge of rain. Our spirits were not dampened though. We gathered for the evening meal and then adjourned to the lounge for a short time of worship.
Our guest speaker this year was Nolan Bradshaw and his wife Kath from Billinge Family Church.
Nolan spoke on the book of Esther and explored the relevance of the story to our lives today.
During two sessions on Saturday morning and two on Sunday Nolan brought to life the story posed some questions about our relationship with the Lord.
The evening entertainment on Saturday was a mixture of quizzes, Bible bingo, a Mr & Mrs competition, won hands down by Nolan & Kath and then a very energetic dance off the like of which has not been seen before.