Methodist Vision Day
Church will be remembering the past and looking to the future at a special
Operation New Look Vision Day this Saturday.
This year marks the 25th
anniversary of Operation New Look which transformed the previous antiquated
chapel into today’s modern church.
Over the next 18
months the church will be celebrating the past and preparing for the
challenges of the future.
“Saturday will be a
day when we spend time looking back at where we have come from and
appreciating the people and the events that have shaped the Church into what
it is today. We will also spend time looking at where we might move next as we
move on,” said the Methodist Minister The Rev Derek Grimshaw.
A memory book will be
available for people to write down their reminiscences and stories, anecdotes
and memories of people that have been involved with the church over the past
25 years. There will also be a Vision Book for people to write down their
ideas for the future.
“There are many
challenges facing the church in the coming years including new housing that
will see Hethersett grow, changing the negative perceptions that younger
people have of the Church and the problems of ageing congregations. We can
either shut ourselves away and pretend it isn’t happening or we can do as
this church did 25 years ago and reshape the way we do things so that we can
meet the challenges of the coming years,” Rev Grimshaw added.
The Vision Day runs
from 10 a.m until 2 p.m with coffee available from 10 a.m and light lunches