Symbolic bowl a welcome to all
THE hand of peace has been extended this Christmas to all Coffs Coast residents.
The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Coffs Harbour is working with Act for Peace and extending an invitation to attend the launch of the 2011 Christmas Bowl Appeal.
The Bowl is symbolic because the paper (papier mache) used to make it is in fact newspaper stories that highlight the plight and injustices suffered by those in the Sudan, Palestine and other countries.
The Christmas Bowl Service will be celebrated in song and narrative accompanied by a visual presentation on Friday, commencing at 7pm at St John’s Anglican Church, McLean Street, Coffs Harbour.
The Salvation Army Band, St Augustine’s Men’s Choir and The Coffs Harbour City Choir will also be taking part and The Christmas Story will be narrated by Norma Anderson.
The Christmas Bowl in the photo above was made by the Saturday Young Families Group from Sawtell Anglican Church, and will be used on Friday night when the Christmas Bowl Appeal is
The hands symbolise those who support those in need around the world.
The Christmas Bowl Service welcomes all from different denominations and faiths who have a passion for social justice in the world.