Lots and lots of oranges have been boosting some of our local church fund-raising projects. One church family decided life was not busy enough, so invested in an orange orchard near Bindoon, about 100 kms north of Perth. Since then, the whole congregation and beyond has had regular access to a healthy dose of Vitamin C. Recently, on an untypically rainy day for this time of year, we all invaded the Bindoon property and learned a lot about growing and harvesting oranges. So what’s the deep and meaningful point? I don’t know – except it was one of those serendipitous days that burns itself into a church’s collective consciousness and reminds her in good times and dark how good it is to belong together and share a common life in Christ.