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Church Sows Seeds of Hope

Thursday May 7 2020

The Rev David Locke, with his wife Marie and son Isaac

An Aberdeenshire church is helping to spread some colour and sunshine around its village.

In Banff Parish Church’s ‘‘Son’flower Seeds of Hope’ project, launched at the weekend, sunflower seeds are being distributed to members and friends of the church in a bid to have something for all ages to be involved with and bring some sunshine to the area in the months ahead.

People are being asked to plant the seeds and place them where they can be seen by anyone walking past. The seeds are different varieties of sunflowers which will produce a variety of heights, colours and shapes, and the Church hopes that spotting the sunflowers around the town will not only bring a smile to people’s faces but also remind them that Jesus can be in our midst helping us find hope and new life together as we slowly, hopefully, emerge from lockdown.

Church minister the Rev David Locke said: “Jesus, as the Son of God and of ‘Man’, got out and about helping ordinary people in real practical ways, and encouraged His followers to do likewise and love our neighbours. We’ve been really encouraged by all the people in Banff and beyond that have done just that over the last few weeks, whether it’s by getting a neighbour some shopping, phoning or just by sending a friendly smile across the street.

“This ‘Son’flower project is one way the church can say thank you to everyone who has risen to the challenges of the last few weeks and reached out to help and care for others. They may add to the beauty of our town, and at the same time encourage us all to keep shining out to each other in the weeks to come.”


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