The weekend that was: A slightly more ‘normal’ weekend in comparison with the last few.  We had a great night with our Girls’ Brigade awards on a Friday evening, and Amicus’ Got Talent which contained some great acts from young people and leaders alike!

Saturday was mainly spent at a Bargains Galore event that my houme group was involved in running to raise funds for some missionaries we support.  In the end we raised over £1400 which is a massive achievement.  I spent the evening celebrating my birthday a day early with the traditional hot dogs and finishing prep for Sunday.

On Sunday I spoke three times: in the morning to our 11-14s on the topic of faith and using the hall of fame passage in Hebrews 11; in the evening  with our 11-14s we looked at worship and prepared a graffiti board for our youth led service ina fortnight’s time; with the 14-18s I continued our series on Living out Faith and looking at Colossians 2 and Matthew 5.  We also hosted a cell leaders meeting – I always think being a cell leader is one of the most challenging youth work roles – there are so many different skills you need to bring to the role: worship leader, pastor, teacher, mentor, to name a few, and it can be very lonely as you don’t normally do it in the context of a big team.  Last night was spent doing final prep for a fair-trade day in a local secondary school so all in all a busy birthday.

On my task list this week: Updating my task list so it contains everything I need to be doing.  A number of meetings with individuals from around the town.

Procrastinating about: Finishing putting away the last two boxes of stuff from our youth weekend away.

Book I’m in the midst of: Trying to finish off the 3 books I’ve been reading over the last month..

Music that I’ve been working along to: Loving my new CD from the Fleet Foxes.

How I’m feeling about this week: In need of getting organised and planning ahead.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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