On Saturday afternoon (3rd June) Knox Church Perth hosted its third annual Family Fun day in the community which attracted well over 120 people from the Tulloch area. Two large bouncy castles, face-painting, and 153 burgers cooked on the barbeque all added to the sense of family fun and community togetherness.
Rev. Paul Gibson of Knox Church Perth said, “This is the third time we have held the family day and it has really become an established fixture on the calendar now for many of our friends in the Tulloch area. We continue to be a mainly gathered congregation, with members coming from all over Perth and beyond, but days like this have helped us to not only demonstrate the love of God to many ‘unchurched’ people in the local community but to build relationships and make connections which we pray will turn to good gospel opportunities.”
The church, which has doubled its membership over the past four years, also started a monthly “Life Support Group” earlier in the year for people with social and domestic problems and is currently making plans to renovate the building to provide a drop-in cafe facility to serve the local community.
Rev. Paul Gibson explained, “There is always a twofold purpose in our minds with these various initiatives – the first is to simply “love our neighbour” by being a blessing to those on our doorstep, but the bigger goal is, of course, to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on people’s lives. There is a biblical imperative to care and cater to people’s temporal needs, but the bigger imperative is always to use these opportunities to help people understand their desperate need of the Saviour of souls.”
Source: Free Church of Scotland