Connected Church launch event

The Explorers group at St Johns Church Wimborne

Jean Morgan and St Johns Church Wimborne planned a special Sunday to launch their Connected Church link with Shalom in Peru, and created a number of resources for the different activities:

  • A talk during the church services with accompanying slide show
  • Church lunch with Peruvian food, which everyone found very tasty!
  • A table flyer with a quiz for people to do during the lunch and to tell them about the delicious food they were eating
  • A presentation of background information on Peru, to have running on loop before a meeting or during lunch
  • Posters and flyers to advertise the event
  • Children’s group sessions with a bookmark for each child to take home
  • Bookmarks for the adults to take home

Jean has kindly uploaded all of these resources that they created to the Peru Shalom Facebook group to share with other UK churches. Click on 'Files' near the top of the Facebook page to easily find and download these.

If you are in the early days of being Connected, why not use some of these ideas to plan your own event, and share your ideas and photos with us afterwards via the Facebook group or email us at

A song during St Johns Wimborne launch service
The service was a great success, and everyone especially enjoyed the lunch afterwards!
There were lots of Peruvian elements - including people dressed in the Peruvian national dress, some yummy homemade Peruvian delicacies, and a table of typical Peruvian objects.

What will you do for your launch service? We can't wait to see the pictures!