Throughout May the tiny Methodist Church in the Square at Hawkshead will be filled to bursting with a “congregation” of 5000 small salt dough figures, by way of a Community Art Project.  Despite their numbers they will leave room for visitors to sit and reflect in this very old place of worship.  What is it like to be faced by so many expectant people, each with their own needs and desires?  How could they be fed, how can we begin to realise the needs of so many people in our world today and how might we help to meet those needs? These salt dough people remind us of the story of how Jesus fed 5000 on a hillside, long ago and faraway and despite having only a tiny amount of food available.  They invite us to ask questions about our deepest needs and where we turn to in order to have them met.