Camping Out at the Nursing Home
Bringing the different generations of the church together is never a bad idea, and often it produces wonderful results. This was demonstrated recently when the Senior Ichthus campers visited the Tantula Rise retirement village at Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast, as part of the social service component as part of their program. Campers and leaders participated in the regular worship of the 25 residents, who were themselves eager to meet with so many young people.
AYCF Director Jonathan Kemp says it proved to be a win-win opportunity. “The Ichthus campers (school years 10-12) were able to enact pastoral care in the nursing home, and the residents heard some new music and met some new people. By sharing in Communion together, everyone gained a new, deeper understanding of what it means to say, ‘We are the Body of Christ, for we all share in the one bread’. We’re already planning to come back next year.”
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