A World Day of Prayer service was held at the St Simon and St Jude Anglican Church in Cummins on Friday, March 2, with all sister denominations attending.
Host Gladys Hall had prepared a display with a flag, photos of turtles, cakes, pastries and sweet potato, symbolic of the food from Suriname, South America, the theme country for 2018.
Kay Baines welcomed visitors with a name tag and each church representative read the allocated sections of the printed booklet.
‘All God’s Creation is very good’ was the theme for the day and songs selected represented that theme.
Special guest Adriana Salas, originally from Argentina, showed the gathering a wide range of wonderful photographs she had taken of the many different landscapes she had recorded, one being the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost land before Antarctica.
Ushuaia is where Ms Salas lived before she travelled far and wide and met Tarin Minhard who was also travelling.
They are now married and living west of Cummins on the family farm.
Claire Holman received the collection and personal notes written on the back of ‘turtle’ photos, saying what everyone would do to care for the creation of the world in their own backyard.
Interesting ideas included “get rid of all the stuff”.
About 40 people attended the day and shared afternoon tea, made ready by the blokes in the old church hall. Many thanks to all who took part.