March 2019 Gathering

12th March 2019

The Pool at Bethesda
John 5:2-9

Alex welcomed new people and after an introduction to the theme, the morning began with the reading from St John’s gospel recounting the healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda, following the theme of living water. A reflection on the reading was followed by a time of joyful worship with songs and prayers.

Continuing from the previous month, there was a table set up with fabric and stitching to depict ribbons of water for a waterfall in tones of blue, with beading, stiches and plenty of sparkle.

The “quilt of nations” is a work in progress which will continue to completion and has taken shape with squares of material very thoughtfully collected together to represent countries of the world and machine stitched.

The free art table allowed expression through printing with a roller, described aptly as ‘The Messy Table’ as ink flowed and words and hands were included in the designs. Many colourful pieces were printed.

David’s challenge to construct a portico and hands hovering over the pool was most successful and much enjoyed.

At the writing table the group thoughtfully imagined the feelings of the man in the bible reading and his plight over thirty eight years. The results are on the website and well worth a read.

The morning ended with a sharing session when individuals described their work. We then joined together for a lunch of bread and cheese with soup prepared by Jan followed by grapes and a delicious selection of cake. Thank you all once more for a wonderful session!

Our next meeting is on Tuesday April 9th
when the theme of water continues, we hope to see you then.

For this month’s pictures, see the Gallery

For this month’s words, see Creative Writing