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Not Doing "Mothers' Day"

Not doing Mothers' Day is something that I've done for the vast majority of my ministry, because it is a date fraught with tensions and potential to cause hurt or offence.

Today our main focus was on the Lazarus resurrection story from John, but we began All Together thinking about the reality that families come in all shapes and sizes - and usually nothing like those in story books!

I used a book called "The Great Big Book of Families", the opening pages of which are shown above... It's a great little book, with lots of interesting, colourful pictures for children to investigate, and lots of ideas for people of all ages to ponder.

The service seemed to go OK, and, in the end, my laptop overcame its desire to 'update' and woke up just in time to share this picture!

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