Churches fly flags of hope
MANSFIELD Ecumenical Christian Community (MECC) had planned for a celebration of life fair in October to come together and be thankful and share our creativity, our community, our blessings and our learning through this past two years of challenge.
It’s been a time in which our community has endured fires, floods, drought, earthquakes and lockdowns, with associated health concerns, financial difficulties and separation from loved ones.
Many local organisations were planning to come and have a stall to celebrate what we have in Mansfield.
But because of all the lockdowns it became too difficult to organise.
So to bring hope to the community, the group of churches have organised a series of bright and inspirational flags to be displayed within their grounds across the local area.
Daniel Belle from Mansfield Sign and Print helped with the design and manufacturing of the teardropstyle flags which are adorned with messages of love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness and thoughtfulness.
It’s a kind gesture and one that St John’s Anglican Church parishioner, Christine Sheldrick, said MECC were excited about sharing with locals.
“We just want to bring some joy and hope to the community, and we thought having these flags displayed outside of the churches would be great,” said Ms Sheldrick.
“We’re really excited about it and hope it lifts everyone’s spirits.”