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 often celebrate with a harvest dinner but this has had to be cancelled this year. 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: -
Sunday 4 October
10.30 am - Harvest Festival
Last modified: 20 September 2020
- 197 High Road
- East Finchley
- N2 8AJ
020 8444 2016