After many months of preparation, Pathways church officially launched with a celebration at Lenham Community Centre. There were balloons, T-shirts, food (lots of it), and of course many people who came to celebrate with us. We felt very well supported by our friends from the community, and also by those from Jubilee church. Thank you to everyone who came.
Pathways church represents a new beginning, but also the fulfilment of a long journey. Some of you may have felt sad when the Lenham United Reformed Church closed its doors, but Pathways celebrates the coming together of former URC members with some new people who have joined us from Jubilee Church. It is like two different colours mixing together to make a brand new colour for our generation.
Now that the launch celebration is over, we know that it will seem quiet in comparison, but we also have many exciting things to look forward to. We are busy right now helping with preparations for the Lenham family festival, and we are always looking for opportunities to help out in the community.
We are also busy building good friendships in our small groups (or cell groups) which meet in homes in Lenham and Harrietsham, and encouraging each other to grow in our faith in Jesus Christ. Cell groups are the best place to get to know people, and we always give visitors a warm welcome. From now onwards we will also be having regular celebration services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at Lenham Community Centre.