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Sister’s Day 2016 – Celebration

The annual Sister’s Day in Solihull had it’s 10 year birthday this year! To recognise this, all the activities and thoughts of the day were themed around Celebration and thanksgiving.

It was a refreshing, uplifting and positive day full of wonderful and inspiring thoughts to carry away with you. Included in the day’s line-up was a talk about the benefits and spiritual foundation of eating meals together and nourishing others by providing food (there will hopefully be another post on this theme soon), followed by a presentation about the Christadelphian charity Meal-A-Day, which attempts to fulfil this need for many vulnerable people overseas. Do go and visit the link and read about this fantastic charity work – especially if, like me, you find yourself eating and drinking three or four meals a day without even noticing!

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We also did a 100’s-strong crowd-craft! The picture above shows a beautiful board-garden of origami lilies, crafted by all the sisters present at the gathering, excellently led by Mary Ryder. It was such a fun and inclusive craft, and we all benefited from creating together as a collective body. We wrote something down that we wanted to celebrate or give thanks for on the petals of the flowers, and Mary read out some of the themes that arose from this – and it was heart-warming to hear all of the thanksgivings.

If you happened to be there, tell us your thoughts and favourite memories from the day 🙂

Image credit:Rachel Otter