Sunday, October 10, 2010
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church
For the past two months we have attended this Presbyterian church which is a 3 minute walk from our house. The church was established in 1843 and within that next forty years the building was enlarged on three occasions to meet the growing congregation who had moved into the area around the church. We have been drawn back to this congregation because of the warmth and friendliness of the people. The music is led by the choir, their director of music, and with the accompaniment of the large pipe organ. We often don't recognize the hymns or songs of worship but I am always in awe of the majestic sounds and the talent of the director who brings in a tenor trio and other instruments on occasion. This Sunday was one of those special days. It was a harvest celebration with fruit, flowers, pumpkins, and special music adorning the church halls. Rev. Orr gave a beautiful object lesson for the kids using different kinds of food to spell out the word THANKS. The music was done by many different instruments and ages. After the service we met in the hall for a light lunch with tea sandwiches, soup, biscuits, tea, and coffee. It was lovely and a great way for us to meet more people.