Harvest is a time of thanksgiving; a time to thank God for the abundance of his creation. Crops and produce are grown and come to maturity at different times of the year but traditionally it is during September/October that we celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving.
Although East Finchley is an urban area we are not that far from the farmland where crops are grown and livestock raised. While few these days are directly involved in farming, it is right that we remember the food that is part of God's great abundance and give thanks and remember and pray for those who grow, transport and produce the food we eat and drink.
At East Finchley Methodist Church we like to celebrate harvest in traditional and more innovative ways. The church is decorated with fruit and flowers (some from the allotments of our own members). We celebrate with a harvest dinner. There is a traditional Harvest Festival.
We support the work of the All We Can - the Methodist Relief and Development Fund that exists to bring about significant and long term change in some of the world's most marginalised communities, and to empower people to change structures that are oppressive and unjust.
Gifts of tinned and non-perishable food are welcome. These are donated to 'Homeless Action in Barnet'.
Here is what is happening at East Finchley Methodist Church at Harvest: -
Saturday 30 September at 6pm - Harvest Supper*
Sunday 1 October at 10.30 am - Harvest Festival
led by Revd. Michael Giles
* Pre-booking and payment for this event is needed.
Last updated: 6 September 2017
- 197 High Road
- East Finchley
- N2 8AJ
020 8444 2016