It was great to welcome everyone to the Exec last night. With some new members, it was indeed our most representativ, for some time, in terms of numbers and churches/denominations represented. AND we only went 3 minutes across the cut off time of 9.30pm !!
1 ) Working group established to create links with World Sports Ministries
2 ) Fundraising for the Youth Worker Fund is increasing ( watch this space for details of events to support )
3 ) Cheese and Grain Service planning well underway and almost complete
4 ) We will process again at the Extravaganza on 29th November with the Advent Light ( and each person carrying their own light
5 ) We will carol sing again during Decemeber- concentrating on fewer venues - with the aim of bringing the true message of Christmas to the people of our area
6 ) The HOPEFrome Tea van and other projects are increasingly taking off and appreciated by the town in general.
Angela Steele asked us during our opening worship to think hard about what we take as offerings to God in our Harvest Festivals, concentrating on fresh produce in due season rather than tinned goods ( Angela did point out however that she has nothing against baked beans personally ! ) Certainly food for thought as the Harvest Festival season ( and as Angela's son has pointed out that begins before the harvest is in, so something else to think about ! )