Happiness from BMS World Mission

Picture the situation, you’re part of a (fairly old) Christian Mission Society, and you have a healthy financial update to publish.

Do you, a: Publish another report, which people may not actually read.

Or do you, b: Release a video of your staff dancing, with the main updates included.

In the case of BMS World Mission they went with this…

Happy – The BMS financial update video 2014 from BMS World Mission on Vimeo.

I may pay more attention to finances if only there was more dancing in the world

(I imagine there is a PDF file somewhere with lots and lots of numbers for people who like that sort of thing)

Make Lunch. One of The Best Things Online.

Sometimes you see something on the internet which makes you wonder why you’ve not heard of this before.

“Make Lunch” is one of those things.

Simply put, “Making Lunch” is there for school pupils who depend on their free school dinners during term times for hot meals, and therefore may not have hot meals during the school holidays. According to their website:

School holidays are not just a break from the classroom. For many, they are also a break from hot meals.
For the thirteen weeks of school holidays this year, many pupils in the UK will not eat a hot meal each day. At school more than 1.2 million pupils who may otherwise go without are eligible to receive free school meals. Outside of term time though, free school meals are not available and many pupils are left without regular hot food.
This is where MakeLunch comes in. During school holidays, our Lunch Kitchens provide free, healthy, cooked food for pupils who usually receive free school meals. We believe that every child deserves to eat a cooked meal every day.

Check out their website for more information.

The reason why I’m sharing this, is quite simply because I think its brilliant. A number of churches meet in schools. A number of churches meet in kitchens. Could they be used to make people hot dinners?

Is this something your church could be involved with? From the looks of the website that isn’t many in the Southwest.

Being a cartoonist

Long term readers of The Sofa should not be surprised that we are fans of church / cycling cartoonist Dave Walker. He’s the guy who created “The Peace”, that we may have posted once or twice before…

He’s released a cool video about how he got started being a cartoonist.

 

Possibly the best thing about this video is that it gives me an excuse to post a cartoon:

This CartoonChurch.com cartoon by Dave Walker originally appeared in the Church Times.
This CartoonChurch.com cartoon by Dave Walker originally appeared in the Church Times.

For those going to a home group / housegroup this week. Heres something to ponder.

Do any of the above characters remind you of your homegroup?

More cartoons found at www.cartoonchurch.com