Our Alpha Awayday was spent at Chapel-in-the-Fields, and was a fantastic time to explore more of what faith and discipleship can look like. Taking time together to explore more of what it means to have a living faith, people were encouraged in their faith and in their questions too. We were so grateful for the privilege of being able to use such a wonderful place to explore together how we can grow and live out our faith.
On 2nd April, an audience of over 300 were “wowed” by the Watoto Choir’s visit to Northwich. The choir is made up mainly of young people between the ages of 7 and 12 who are either orphaned or vulnerable whose home is the Watoto Community in Uganda. They lit up the Memorial Court with their joy and love, expressed in lively, captivating singing and dancing. They shared stories of their former lives and how they had been transformed by being brought into the family and care of Watoto, and by finding their hope in the love of Jesus.
Watoto Children’s choirs travel as ambassadors of hope for Uganda’s vulnerable. They are on a six month tour and their choirs have travelled extensively since 1994. On almost every day of the year, the choir is performing somewhere in the world. In Uganda, the children live in a Watoto village which reflects a familiar traditional dwelling for people in Africa and has the family structure at its heart. Many thanks to all of you who came to see them!
During their time in Uganda, Neal, Vicky and Mandy were able to visit one of the Watoto villages (Suubi), and worship at the church there – an amazing experience, and how wonderful to be able to see life and work there first hand!
There will be more information soon about the trip to Uganda in preparation for the team going in August, but some of the other highlights include 2, day-long conferences for Pastors and their wives, with seminars on leadership and whole life worship, along with powerful testimony and worship. The money raised in the ‘toilet twinning’ offering at Christmas has been passed on to FACT to build their new toilet block at the school, and we were able to nurture, encourage and equip teachers to develop them further in their role.
The team heading out to Uganda in August are about to start their fundraising ventures. We will be holding a fashion show on 14 June at KMC, which will be a great evening of fun, with 2 fashion shows and a variety of craft stalls present to purchase from. Tickets are £10 each including a drink and cake. Bring your friends! Also keep your eye out for a fantastic card crafting afternoon with all materials provided and afternoon tea included, or if that’s not your thing, come along to a wonderful dinner auction, held at Kanya Bistro in Northwich, with some fantastic items to bid for! Dates for both of these to be confirmed soon!
Come along, bring friends, enjoy an afternoon or evening out, and help support our team from KMC and Zac’s in the work they will be doing in Uganda this summer! For more information or to buy tickets, please speak to Jo Wallwork, Anna Walton, Sarah McKechnie or Sarah Stanton.