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Real Love Trail/Hunt

We want to see everyone make stuffed material hearts with a ribbon hanging, put into a bag with a scripture reading about ‘Real Love’.  These could be supplemented with hearts painted on stones and with any other heart creations.

As many hearts as possible would be distributed early on February 14 in parks, on road sides and suitable locations and we would invite young families and others to find them. 

The idea would be to find at least two, so that they could receive love and then give love to someone else, the elderly, vulnerable, bereaved or to a key worker or member of the NHS.

Large Framed Hearts

We want to see large framed hearts would be delivered to the Community room and possibly a heart shaped biscuit or scone(s) with  a small jar of jam and clotted cream in a gift box.  We want people to know that Jesus loves them and is with them. ‘Real love’ in Jesus.

Visit the Installation

Lakeside, Newmillerdam would like to place an art installation on a piece of scrub land just off the carpark and next to the church, to promote the possibility of opening ‘Lakeside Creative Arts Studio and Exhibition’ next year.

Andrew Checkley commented that Rick Stott (Fresh Expression minister in Sheffield) had placed a number of art figures around the city to see what happened to them.  Could we place moulded hearts all around the park (or even the Circuit) and to see what happens when we take love out into the community? 

Show us your art

Lakeside, Newmillerdam would like to place an art installation on a piece of scrub land just off the carpark and next to the church, to promote the possibility of opening ‘Lakeside Creative Arts Studio and Exhibition’ next year.

Andrew Checkley commented that Rick Stott (Fresh Expression minister in Sheffield) had placed a number of art figures around the city to see what happened to them.  Could we place moulded hearts all around the park (or even the Circuit) and to see what happens when we take love out into the community? 

We want you to share all your photos, stories, posts and use the tag #reallove across all your social media platforms.

#RealLove is not a one-off event but should be the start of a larger push by churches to talk about Jesus: who he was, what he said, why he came, and what that means for all of us.

Churches constantly say they want to reach out to their communities, but they don’t know how or have the confidence to enter the public space.

#RealLove should seek to encourage the church to mobilise itself as one body to show that we can speak with one voice in a positive, generous and timely fashion.