The weekend that was:Friday was a busy night at Brigades, it was great to see so many young people sign up to our Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.  Saturday morning was spent checking out Halls Green – Hannah is running a school residential there in a few weeks time, and our year 7-9 weekend away will be there next May.  In the afternoon we cleared our kitchen in readiness for the refit happening this week.  The evening was spent at Mooli, a Nepalese restaurant in Tunbridge Wells for our summer camp leaders social – it was good food and catch up.

Sunday was busy:

  • Children and young people were in for the first 15 minutes of the service (which isn’t normal for us) as part of our Harvest celebrations
  • R’n’R started a new series on The 10 Commandments, and spent time doing the BU annual statistics
  • We had our weekend version of our new Parents’ Forum – we had double the numbers in comparison with the week night version but still very low; either we’re doing a great job, or we’re not scratching where parents are itching – something to think through before our next set in April.
  • SNR spent the evening with the challenge of how deep do we want to go, or are we settling for a comfortable life now we’re settled back into the normal school term – tough challenges presented really well by Dan, one of our Ministry Apprentices – it’ll be interesting to see how the young people respond.
  • Met with a young person to catch up on some pastoral issues.

On my task list this week: Finalising plans for the work on our youth cafe, finishing off baptism prep for young people being baptised this Sunday, and lots and lots of meetings.

Procrastinating about: Getting my diary in balance – feels very busy at the moment.

Book I’m in the midst of: Still reading chunks of The Complete Book of Discipleship by Bill Hull.

Music that I’ve been working along to: Loving Amy LaVere recently.

How I’m feeling about this week: Desperate for our young people to be enabled to go deep with God.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
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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