The weekend that was: Friday night was Brigades.  Bit by bit I do feel like I’m getting to know the young people and leaders and that makes it easier.

Saturday was Jon and Vicky’s wedding – it was great to catch up with lots of old friends.  Slightly bizarre to see so many friends in my old church where they didn’t normally worship (Jon’s church normally meet in a school, and so used the Hutton & Shenfield Union Church building for the service).

Sunday morning was our Harvest festival.  I had great fun with Paul leading the family service.  I certainly caused chaos by getting us to make and then cook 12 pizzas so we could talk about food miles, and how we need to look at the effect that has on the environment and whether those around the world truly get a fair price for their produce.  If you want to know more search the web for ‘The Flying Pizza” – it is a classic primary school harvest assembly.

In the evening I was leading Junior SNR, our group for 11-14 year olds.  This is a group that I want to get to know better.  I’m very conscious that me walking in once a fortnight or so isn’t very helpful to getting to know them.  In their group we carried on using the RS2 material from Youth for Christ

this week continuing to look at Elijah.  The young people seemed to get fairly engaged with the material which is nice to see.

On my to-do list this week: I’m doing a lot of talking this week, with RE lesson on baptism, speaking at a few events, helping with Brigade leaders training, and a stash load of meetings, plus we’re off to see Delirious? tonight!

Procrastinating about: Nothing much – I’m fairly chocka block at the moment.

Book I’m in the midst of: Enjoying Jools Holland’s autobiography.

Music that I’ve been working along to: Still haven’t sorted my iTunes so not much music playing at the moment.

How i’m feeling about this week: Excited but tiring.

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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