It struck me this morning as I read a poster for some new users of our church hall that the Brownies would be followed on a Wednesday evening by the Belly dancers. How can people say that the church isn't connected with what's going on in the world when we have such a breadth of society within our church buildings?
In our church hall alone we have the various activities for my young people as well as the beavers, cubs, scouts, ventures/explorers, beekeepers, kickboxing, yoga (oooh contraVERsial!) two pentecostal churches, the national blood donors, our church coffee shop, a playgroup, our mother and toddler group, a support group for carers, a bereavement charity called Cruse, local music societies and orchestras, Brownies and now... belly-dancing! Not to mention the various private parties it's hired for (including my forthcoming 30th birthday!!).
If that's not 'life in all its fullness', what is?