‘Thursday Morning’ in Honiton Methodist Church provides a meeting place for conversation, games, crafts, coffee and biscuits. All are welcome. We meet every Thursday, 1000-1200. There is a core team, large enough so there are always sufficient ‘hosts’ to operate weekly. Once a quarter, we also provide a lunch.
A simple pleasure at the craft table – colouring in.
“Does it go here, perhaps?” – a 1000-piece jigsaw take several mornings to complete.
This game’s called Rummikub. It’s a bit like the card-game Rummy, but with tiles rather than playing cards. It takes a lot of concentration.
The Scrabble players don’t keep the score – playing quickly while keeping the conversation flowing is the objective.
This is Tony, who had the idea for ‘Thursday Morning’ back in 2009. He saw it as a kind of ‘youth club for oldies’.
One of our team (who’s not into games) helps by doing shopping for small items for those (e.g. sight-impaired) who find it difficult to get around the local shops.
For some of our visitors, it can be important to talk to someone who’s good at listening. We try and give them time and attention.