INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL
The three Dioceses of the Western Cape held their first ever Green Carnival to celebrate World Environment Day on the 5th of June. The theme for the day was recycling and it was a day of great fun and excitement!
Our two Very Important Persons for the day were Bishop Margaret of False Bay and the Tin Man ! Bishop Margaret, wearing green pants and a flowery sweater inspired the youth to make a difference and the Tin man entertained us all and inspired us to Collect a Can!
Music was led by Jazzinco and the wonderful musicians of Church of the Reconciliation Manenberg.
There were stalls explaining the importance of recycling and wonderful crafts from the Khayelitsha craft market which showed how to make a living from crafts such as beads made from old magazines, ornaments made from old tin cans.
We were inspired by Sedrico Husselman who started with an fun ice breaker which showed how we can all be leaders not just followers. He then challenged the young people by talking about the need for us to follow God by caring for Creation and explained some of the new technologies that are making a difference.
Various youth groups had wonderful eats for sale, from the ASF, Diocesan Youth Council, Church of the Resurrection, St Michaels, and the smaller members had fun on the bouncy castle.
And the moment we had all been waiting for – the Green Talent competition! The talents were quite impressive, from the little children of St Michaels Sunday school, the beautiful dance of St Marks District Six. Music was inspirational from St Dominic’s and from Kraaifontein. The competition was tight but the winners were the St Michaels who walked away with great excitement with the Green Carnival Trophy..
A huge thankyou to our wonderful MC, Barry who made us laugh and wowed us with his incredible voice!
Rev Renee August inspired us to Care for God’s creation and to love the world as God does..