Godshandiwork Puppets at Clough

On Sunday, 2nd July 2017 we were again delighted to welcome Sam and Silvana Shaw and Godshandiwork Puppets to Clough to lead our worship. This was a joint service with Ballee and Downpatrick and there was a good attendance of adults and children.

It was a lively occasion with music, songs, puppets and Sam’s pictures as he told with great enthusiasm the story of Joshua, Rahab and the spies.

At the start some children came out to wear some of Sam’s great collection of hats from all around the world, all of which have particular stories and meanings. In this case the children tried on hats from Ukraine, Cameroon, Peru, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Alfie McClelland also played the organ and during the collection Clough Sunday School member Sarah Rooney sang ‘For God so Loved the World’. It was a great occasion and was hugely enjoyed by everyone there.

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Godshandiwork Puppets at Clough

On Sunday, 19th July worship at Clough was led by Sam Shaw and Godshandiwork Puppets. There was a large congregation of members, both young and old, and from Ballee and Downpatrick as well as Clough and everyone was enthralled by the wonderful, varied presentation given by Sam and his team which included puppets, music, drawing and lots of fun.

Wearing hats from all around the world
Wearing hats from all around the world
Puppet quartet
Puppet quartet
Telling the story through art
Telling the story through art
Puppets in song
Puppets in song
Watching the puppets
Watching the puppets
Brown bear and polar bear
Brown bear and polar bear

Over the last year Clough Sunday School have also been raising money for the Downpatrick and District Autism NI Parents Support Group and at the end of the service Sunday School member Thomas Rooney presented a cheque for £230 to Ashley McKinley on behalf of the Parents Support Group.

Thomas Rooney makes the presentation to Ashley McKinley
Thomas Rooney makes the presentation to Ashley McKinley
Some of the congregation
Some of the congregation