Church is where they’ll find that love
I had a chat yesterday after Little Acorns with a lady who works with Home Start, a charity that helps families that need just an extra pair of hands or a bit of extra support. She’d come along with a family to Acorns, and she stopped back by after to introduce herself to me and tell me there are other families that want to get to us, but may just need a bit of company or a bit more looking after.
I said at one point: ‘I sound like I know what I’m talking about, don’t I?’
Because we’re ready for it. For the mum who just needs someone aware of her medical condition: we have a St John’s ambulance trainer, a retired nurse, and three trained first-aiders on our team.
For the mum who just needs someone to walk with her: Melanie’s already offered.
For those who don’t like crowds: I was able to refer to City Church’s group, and also to Hoppers. We also talked about Dad’s Hoppers, and the Methodist church’s Thursday group (which I confess I know nothing about). Because for the most part the toddler group leaders meet together, we have great relationships, and we can do this freely, knowing that we understand where each other’s coming from. Our conversation was a real story of the baby and toddler groups being a ministry more than a playgroup. And then she said it:
‘People today may think they don’t want to be a part of a church, but that’s where the community is. That’s where they’ll find the sense of extra family. Church is where they will find that love.’