I am a huge fan of Veggie Tales (the original classic episodes- not the new Netflix series- I hasten to add.)
As well as watching many VHS videos as a family (this will make my kids feel old!), we also enjoyed listening to that classic album, Veggie Rocks, which featured a variety of Christian artists covering their favourite Silly and other songs. One of our favourite songs was (and still is) In the Belly of the Whale by Newsboys, which originally featured on Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie.
This Sunday as we continue our series Further Up, Further In, we are going to take a dive into the story of Jonah- the minor prophet who ended up in major trouble. We’ll do this as a church family of all ages and stages, so come ready to participate.
Often when we think about the story of Jonah, the obvious take away seems to be around obeying God, but we’re going to think about why he disobeyed God. What led him to run in the opposite direction? How did he end up “sleeping with fishes here in the belly of the whale?
This Sunday is also a day to celebrate and pray for our children and young people especially those who will be moving learning groups after the summer.
And, of course, there will also be a little treat for the men (that’s a heads up for those of you who don’t realise that this Sunday is Father’s Day!).
We look forward to worshipping and learning, all-in, as one family in one place.
See you Sunday!