Nestled in the heart of Abingdon just a stone’s throw away from The Guildhall is a Baptist Church. Apart from the sign on the corner of the street and the building itself it could be easily walked passed if you didn’t know of its existence.
On Sunday we were invited there to a Thanksgiving. Being the first Church service that we had attended as a family I wasn't sure how it was going to go but we were welcomed into the service and felt comfortable sitting on the balcony overlooking the ceremony.
The service was very child friendly and featured a rough version of the whole of the Bible done with Liquorice Allsorts that had black centres for they had sinned. During and after the service the children were invited to help with the story and eat the sweets that were put in front of them.
My daughter seemed very excited to be there and jumped up and down on her Dad’s knee before having a nap. At one point the speaker spoke rather loudly and her little hand rose as if to say not now I'm sleeping. I wonder if this mannerism will stay with her through her life or disappear one day. I find it so cute.
As she was so good throughout the event, I’m wondering whether she too would be very happy to have her own special day as well as experience her first Church Christmas service.