At the moment everything seems so busy that my rhythm of blogging seems to be going down the pan. Much of my time seems to have been spent on the combination of Christmas events and activities and the process of trying to buy a house.
Yesterday I helped to lead the carol service for one of the local primary schools that I am involved in. It is always a great joy to be invited to have some role in these events. Christmas for me can be a busy time so it is great to hear the gospel story presented in so many different ways – often, surprisingly in this suppossedly anti-Christian times, very biblically. Yesterday they had over half a dozen scripture readings alongside various carols – including some great more modern ones.
Today I spent most of the day doing paper work linked to our youth clubs, and preparing for the three clubs that we ran tonight. Our youngest group, ironically called Take Off, still hasn’t really taken off, and seems generally to only get two young boys. Something that definitely needs more prayer and thought – do we stick with it and keep trying to do more advertising, or do we change the way we do clubs for 5-10 year olds. The reason it has so few young people isn’t because we have no 5-7 year olds but because several families will only make bring children to one youth club rather than the two they should be split into. Any thoughts anyone?
The other groups seemed to go well tonight, although it was difficult to try and explain to the Rock Solid group that they are going to be temporarily closed due to a couple of leaders resigning which to some degree is linked to increasing behaviour issues in club.
Anyhow that’s my last couple of days! Hopefully tomorrow I can do a quick catch up of stuff from around the web.