By Jodie Nesling
A new scheme featuring speakers, music and a free breakfast is launching at Union Church in Margate tomorrow (June 25).
Food for Thought aims to celebrate Margate’s vibrant community and speakers will cover subjects ranging from fine art to folk music while touching on issues of faith and spirituality.
Discussion and engagement is encouraged and organisers invite people of all ages and faiths and say they would like to welcome “atheists, creatives, our LGBTQIA+ community and people with a range of political views.”
The monthly event starts this Sunday at 10.30am with celebrated contemporary Christian artist and speaker Iain Mckillop.
Iain, who has created and exhibited artworks all over the UK including a commission for Guildford Cathedral, will present, Imaging the Invisible Capturing Spirituality in Art.
Christopher Butler, project leader and co-owner of popular Cliftonville Folk venue Rosslyn Court, said: “We strongly believe that faith is often the inspiration for trying to live caringly and in a community-minded way and does not require people to shun science or discriminate against those with different beliefs, sexuality or life choices.”
Andrew Ogden, who is co-leading the project, added: “We already have a community of clubs and groups at Union Church including the Social Singing Choir, Tai Chi, badminton and chess clubs, Thanet Parkinson’s Group, and Girl Guides.
“Food for Thought will add to this socially friendly tradition we hope as a catalyst for unity and inclusivity. It will also be great fun on a Sunday morning, and we cannot wait to welcome you all.”
Breakfast is included and there will be vegan and vegetarian options.
Union Church is in Union Crescent, Margate
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Union Church is a member of Inclusive Church