Sheringham BeachLife features in virtual carnival
Sheringham BeachLife has gone on-line for 2020, and a video presentation of the popular Beach Special has been released as part of Sheringham’s virtual Carnival this year. Tony Rothe reports.
The BeachLife outreach, organised by the churches in Sheringham, usually takes place on the town's clifftops and beach during the last week of the summer holidays, but this year has been cancelled because of all the coronavirus restrictions.
However, the organisers were approached by the Sheringham Carnival committee to produce an on-line version for inclusion in this year’s virtual carnival. BeachLife were delighted to agree, and the team met, in a socially distanced manner, on the lawn behind Lighthouse Community Church on a sunny day in July to record 20 minutes of fun/ laughter and mayhem!
The result was a shortened version of the Beach Special which would normally kick off each day’s activities during the summer outreach. The video includes a cheese puff challenge, the “lockdown medley”, the obligatory gunge tank, and a brief talk by Peter Skivington, from the organising team, pointing out how connecting with Jesus means we can live the life we were created for. There was also a drama by Sally Frere-Smith telling the story of David and Goliath.
“The BeachLife tagline is ‘life to the full in Jesus’ “ explained Pete, “ and we want the young people to realise that you can only fully come alive when you have a connection with Jesus, and He is the way to live life to the full”.
Next year’s outreach will run from Tuesday to Friday August 24 to 27 2021.
To watch Virtual BeachLife 2020, click here.
To read about last year’s BeachLife week, click here.
For more information, visit the Sheringham BeachLife website.
The pictures above from the video show the Lockdown Medley and one of the team, Barbara George, being “gunged” in the gunge tank. They are courtesy of Gareth Gabriel Film and Photo.
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