Wednesday, October 5, 2011

UC synod and food

The United Church in Bougainville held its Synod meeting at Kekesu which is in the Teop area. The UC congregations in the Teop Circuit had a big job of bringing the facilities at Kekesu up to a better standard. The church building got a new coat of paint, and the eating hall was transformed.

This is the inside of the church building, painted in light blue, which is the official colour of the Teop Circuit. It’s also beautifully decorated with brightly coloured cloths draped over the walls. There were flowers too, but you can’t see them in this photo.

This is the eating hall. It probably doesn’t look very impressive to you, but it is very different from what it used to look like. It was totally open at this front end, no wooden half-wall and no door. There are fly screens all around the walls now too.

The communities in the Teop Circuit were rostered to provide food for the people attending the Synod and they provided the best that they could. The day that we visited, there was pork and chicken at our table, among other things. The food was also very well presented with flowers and leaves decorating it. I haven’t been to any other even in the Teop area where the food was as fancy as this.

These two photos are of some of the food that our village prepared for the evening meal that they were scheduled to cook.

Big fish:

Big fish again and other decorated fish:

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