Day of Music at Bideford
Saturday was a busy day for us at Bideford Methodist Church. It was our first Sponsored Music Day in support of Methodist Missions.
This year we were looking for a new way to support Methodist Missions. The worthy events of the past were becoming difficult to repeat. So at my wife, Andrea's suggestion, we found ourselves following a path that has been done before at her parents church in Delabole. The aim was to keep music going from 10am until 5pm. We were able to attract musicians from within the Bideford Circuit and outside groups such as St Helens School Choir in Abbotsham( where my daughter is a pupil and I take school assemblies on a weekly basis). This made for a day of music which ranged from the classical through to folk and country with also an array of instrumental talents. Throughout the day I had the task of encouraging people to support the cause by making donations. Meanwhile, the Primary Room was bustling with the sales of refreshments and light lunches.
Our income fom the day came from sales of refreshments, sponsor forms and donations. At present we do not have all th income from sponsor forms but we have already passed a profit of £700.
Methodist Missions seek to support the mission of God. The main beneficiary of our event is the Karibuni Trust which does a lot of work with street children in Kenya. This involves educational and food provision and also help for those who suffer from HIV/AIDS.
I was really pleased with the effort of our people. Our congregation is an aged congregation. They are also a faithful representation of the people of God.