We had a fun time yesterday morning in our all-age service, and we learned a lot too, about the lives of cocoa bean farmers, how hard they have to work to make a living, and why it is so important to support them by buying fairly-traded chocolate.
We sat round tables, adults and children together, and played a variation on the chocolate game – a very interesting exercise that illustrates the difficulties that the cocoa bean farmers have to grapple with.
I really liked the opportunity we had to spend time as a church family, both learning and having fun.
We all had the opportunity to ask questions and Hannah did a brilliant job of making everyone feel included. (Hannah is our fair-trade teacher, and I think it would be great if we could have some more Sunday lessons with her!)