Over two hundred people enjoyed the fare of the community meal on Saturday, 20 January in the parish hall. In January, the community meal is one event in the month-long Peterborough SNOFEST programme.
Many who attended the dinner had spent the day by taking in the numerous SNOFEST events many of which were held at Armour Hill Park just up the street from the parish. It was a perfect, sunny, January-thaw day to be outside and having family fun. It was also a great day to be building on connections.
St Luke’s is building on the connections that have already been growing over the years that the parish has hosted these monthly community meals. More recently, St Luke’s has been seeking direct input from nearby neighbours and members of the local community to explore how St Luke’s can respond to local needs identified by the community.
Already a number of neighbours have responded through the parish website and through other means of contact. At the November and December dinners, members of the parish spoke with our neighbours to get direct input about community needs. Linda Piers has been spearheading these connections during the dinner-times by asking neighbours for their thoughts and suggestions.
Father Glenn, parish priest, recently said, “Soon we will be gathering a small group of the people who have offered ideas to begin formulating specific plans. Our leadership team is committed to this process of discernment and to putting plans into action.”
Thanks to all who contributed to the success of the community meal. Special thanks to the planners and workers. Blessings!