We celebrated our first family service on 5 August. Children at both churches helped in all parts of the service, carrying a new cross generously made by Dennis Thorncraft. Andrea De Vaal Horciu, part of our church community, preached at both services. The family services are her gift to us and will be held on the first Sunday of each month this year. We are grateful to her Embracing Communities colleagues who brought crafts and donated their time to help with the younger children.