As always, it is a celebration of the gifts God showers on us.
As members of a suburban congregation, it is not always easy for us to show our gratitude for all the benefits harvest brings. We take them for granted. However, each year Christian Aid envelopes are provided and an invitation given to us to make a gift of money to those in parts of the world whose harvest is not as abundant as ours.
In this way, our thanksgiving and our concern for the poor go hand in hand.
This Harvest help light the way to a future of plenty for farmers in Bangladesh.
Reaping a harvest every year is not always easy, particularly in parts of the world affected by harsh, unpredictable weather patterns. In Bangladesh, climate change has had a devastating impact on the land. Soil and water are affected and families struggle to grow crops to feed their family, let alone sell.
This year we focus our Harvest appeal on teaching innovative techniques and practical ways for Bangladeshi families to feed themselves and make a living from their land.
We hope you can join us at 10.30am this Sunday.