When asked about hosting a visit from Rev. Myun Hwa Park all were enthusiastic and jumped at the offer to have her visit their town and their church -no matter what day or time.
"We're flexible " from David at Hay, seemed to sum up the reaction to any of my concerns about this time or that or what they would need to do. And so it is that Hay congregation will lead the Moderator in worship on the 17th May, with the local Anglican minister serving communion, as has become the custom in Hay, as churches share their expertise to help each other.
One small concern was whether the visitors would be able to find the church. Apparently,despite being in the main street and white -it is hard to find. Hay locals are wondering why that is seeing as it's bright white but it has been known for visiting speakers to miss it.
|Hay Uniting Church|
Not bad for a town of 300!
With several younger families attending and taking responsibility for a lot of the leading.This gives those older lay people who have been working quite hard for quite some time, a chance to have a bit of a break.
Gwen and Sharene offered to co-ordinate the visit between Lake and Tully* and pointed out the men may not be there due to the sowing that takes place at that time of year. Nothing will keep them off the tractor at sowing time. It's too important to the whole year's income. It is hoped there may be time to see a property on the way to Griffith that night. The thing is, there are a lot of roos about so it is not wise to travel on dusk over too long a distance.
|Sunset over the Hay plains|
During her visit Rev. Myun Hwa Park will also visit Barellan, Leeton, Lockhart and Griffith.
This photo shows just one of the amazing outback views the Moderator will see on her visit to this area ........and hopefully they will also find the Hay church!
I've not known Julie to get lost yet so I expect they will :)
* Lake Cargelligo and Tullibigel