An inclusive ceilidh

Last Friday we held a ceilidh for St Andrewstide. What made it different was that residents from the local homeless hostel were invited as well. Over the years, we have supported the hostel, giving presents at Christmas and Easter, but this was the first time that members of the church and members of the hostel had met together.

We shared music, dancing and food. It wasn’t ‘us’ helping ‘them’ but all of us meeting as equals, and seeing each other as people, with names and stories, rather than just as labels. Hopefully we were all enriched a little by it – as well as having a great evening.