Holiday at Home
For three days in August 2017 our church was a holiday centre for 20 older people who came to Holiday at Home. Our aim was to provide an enjoyable holiday experience for older people who may find it difficult to go away for an annual summer holiday. This activity was open to people who were church members, and it was also open to people who attend other churches or no church at all; we also aimed to offer a gentle introduction to our Christian faith and to this church.
Each day, after a short morning service, there was a choice of activities including arts and crafts, games, and an opportunity for a massage or manicure in our ‘pamper room’. Afternoon entertainment followed a freshly cooked lunch.
We had a lovely time. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships were made, and there was a great of fun and laughter every day, as well as opportunities to simply relax.
Petersfield and Liss URC greatly appreciates the financial support for Holiday at Home 2017 from Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT) and Wessex Synod.
Soon planning will begin for Holiday at Home 2018. Details will be published on this website and in The Messenger. For further information please contact Julie Pejnovic, Development Worker for Older People, tel. 01730 266475.