Gornal and Sedgley's teddy bear picnic18 Jul 2019 By Sam Setchell
23 families went on a teddy bears' picnic in Gornal and Sedgley.
All Saints in Sedgley invited their baptism and toddler families to a Teddy Bears' Picnic, lots of fun was had by teddies and families alike.
Calling Young Disciples, Mission Enabler, Helen Laird, helped the parish to organise the picnic. She said:
"We had lots of fun with our play food! We heard the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and then actually had an interactive walk through of the story - we walked through dangly green things as grass, we paddled in shallow rather than deep water, some were brave enough to squelch in the mud (chocolate powder, cornflour & water), then braved the deep dark forest which was bush trimmings attached to reduced gazebo frame, then onto the cotton wool snowstorm,
followed by a crawl through a play tunnel and then a tiptoe into the dark cave, where they found a bear and then ran up the church and under a parachute as the bedclothes.
We then had a lovely picnic of sandwiches and some teddy bear cakes, we heard how God can be found in all situations and ended with some singing and a bubble blessing.
The church family were joined by 23 families for this event, and we all had great fun, one parent said it “Was a lovely morning thank you for having us! Milo had a great time”. We are planning to do` something similar next year"