LONGCAUSEWAY CHURCH PILOTS GO ON A PILGRIMAGE!
What fun we had at Pilots working through the Pilgrimages Worship material!
We started by learning about the pilgrimages that different religions go on and were lucky enough to have a local Iman and colleague visit one Pilot session and share with us their experience of their pilgrimage, or Hajj to Mecca, to hear about it from someone who’s actually been was fantastic. They brought dates for us to try and pilots dressed up in the traditional clothing.
Next our own Minister, Mark Robinson spent time with us sharing his experience when he visited the Holy Land, Pilots were mesmerised by Mark’s description of many places we’ve only read about. He brought a replica of a ‘Crown of Thorns’ for Pilots to try along with stones and pebble which Pilots enjoyed balancing in piles, replicating a holy shrine or marker.
Our final visitor shared his experience of many visits to Lourdes when he has accompanied disabled and elderly friends to take the waters.
The Camino de Santiago particularly captured our imagination to the degree that Voyagers produced a short skit of a pilgrimage there for our annual Pilot Worship. What it missed in accuracy it made up for in entertainment and it’s spiritual message (we hope!). On Sunday 1st July, Pilots lead morning worship at Longcauseway Church and were able to share all that they had learnt about pilgrimages from our visitors and from our pilot material.
We are so very grateful for this wonderful, well thought out and meaningful resource, thank you and more like this please!
Jo Hartley, Pilot Captain