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Holiday at Home 2008 DrybrookWells Tetbury Parkway Peasedown Claremont, Bath Chippenham Wotton-u-Edge Peasedown Frome Fishponds, Bristol Summerhill, Bristol.

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1 Holiday at Home 2008 DrybrookWells Tetbury Parkway Peasedown Claremont, Bath Chippenham Wotton-u-Edge Peasedown Frome Fishponds, Bristol Summerhill, Bristol Thornbury Banwell Radstock

2 Holiday at Home leading to a Fresh Expression

3 Holiday at Home What? Holiday Club for the Retired Fun, Relaxation Laughter, Activity One to Five Days Holistic – body, mind, spirit

4 Where? Church Building Community Hall Residential Home When? August December

5 Who? Lunch Club Mid-week Group Residential Home Neighbourhood Pastoral Visitors’ contacts Lapsed Church Members

6 Who? Age Concern Salvation Army Other Churches Pensioner Clubs Luncheon Clubs Day Centres Individuals

7 Evangelism for the Retired As young people are not the church of tomorrow, so older people are not the church of yesterday. Called by God Excitement about Christ Work with others – Teamwork Importance of Prayer

8 How? Prayer Support Finance – it’s all free! Helpers Transport Publicity

9 The Retired million million Baby boomers of the 1940’s,1950’s Less than 1 million in Church Loss of Community

10 Legal Issues Health & Safety Fire Regulations Disabled Toilets Seating-some high; quiet space Kitchen Hygiene CRB Checks Risk Assessment

11 You need people who can:- Sit and talk Lead activities Organise coffee, lunch, tea Exude fun and cheerfulness Take people to venues Offer speaking, music, drama skills Offer transportDo the Publicity Be part of a Team

12 Potential Activity Leaders Church members – hidden talents Contacts in other churches People in the community Members of local clubs, societies, voluntary groups

13 All-Together Sessions Refreshments Lunch Entertainer Exhibitions Music, Singalong Speaker

14 Small Group Sessions Table Crafts – card making, origami, fun with flowers, marquetry, painting, woodwork, table decorations, quilling, sugar craft Activities – chairobics, dance tuition, snooker, computer, tri-golf, table skittles, drama/play reading, cooking, sharing hobbies, photography, traditional crafts Thoughtful Pursuits – scrabble, sudoku, table games, jigsaws

15 Men’s Activities Table Games – scrabble, sudoku, bridge PhotographyMarquetry Model RailwayWoodwork Hobby DemonstrationComputer Indoor BowlsSnooker Tri-Golf, Putting Memory Box (war memorabilia, greetings cards)

16 Off-Site Events Coach Trip and Picnic Local Visit Gardens Barbecue Walks – short, medium, long combine with pub lunch

17 Message-giving Events Thought for the Day Testimony Songs of Praise Mini-Drama Series Video, DVD, Film clips

18 Fresh Expression? How? Invitation to a “special” Pastoral visits Holiday at Home Re-union – Christmas Easter Link to the Mid-Week Meeting Start a Monthly or Mid-Week Meeting

19 Mid-Week Meeting Make it holistic Make it fun, interesting, relaxing – SOCIAL occasion Include Activities Food, Refreshments Short worship, prayer testimony

20 Our Calling Worship Learning Caring Service Evangelism


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