A message from Dave Banko, Member of Bookham Baptist Church and also the Chair of Churches Together in Leatherhead:
Thank you to my small group and Bookham Baptist Church family for your support of Leatherhead outreach activities from October through December! 66 children plus family members attended Leatherhead’s 1st Light Party on 31 October at Christ Church. 75 people came to the Beatitudes Thanksgiving Dinner and enjoyed a fun evening for the whole family with a central message of giving thanks to God the source of all our blessings. The church was actively involved in the Leatherhead Christmas Festival keeping Christ as the focus of the day which has been reported as the most successful Christmas Festival in Leatherhead in years. Then the Kings & Queens event sponsored by LYP and Beatitudes and hosted by Therfield School for the seniors of the community, Christmas Caroling in North Leatherhead, and the Meeting Room Christmas dinner for the homeless and outcast. Finally, all the food collected for the food bank filling the warehouse, and we were able to provide over 400 meals in December alone for families and singles in crisis plus Christmas treats and presents.
I know this isn’t an exhaustive list of all the different outreach activities in Leatherhead in the past 3 months, but I wanted to share how many different ways we, the church, are the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus in the Leatherhead community. I want to you thank for your love and support in seeing our community transformed in so many different ways by the gospel! I’m excited to see what God has in store for 2018!