Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Bigger Picture

Our completed mosaics
Originally uploaded by Lees Street.
We started with Hope - the hope that we could finish the project ... To help us, we remembered our Faith, which had kept the church going in the past and continues to sustain us ... As the work progressed, we were expressing our longing for Peace, as we pieced together broken fragments of mosaic and built a bigger picture ... And now it is done, we celebrate with Joy!
On Sunday 2nd October we marked this moment with celebration - and the community artist who helped to start us off returned and was very impressed by the quality of the work. So we give thanks that we stuck with it, and made the mosaics say something about us: though each of us is small, rough-edged, and shaded differently, we contribute to a bigger picture.
We hope this says something too about our actions in the world and our welcome for all people, of all shapes and sizes - help us be a bigger picture!

For more about the Mosaic Project - see recent article here in The Congregationalist