LiFT 25th May
I do hope you are enjoying this glorious weather? I’m thinking of sorting out my summer wardrobe, so please do blame me if it begins to rain any day now and we enter a new ice age – it will be my fault as I sit in my shorts and t-shirt!!
What news do I have for you this week? Well, it is just one week until the Churches Unlocked festival begins. The website is here – https://www.churchesunlocked.org/
Many churches are included, along with four of the churches in our Ministry Area – Mamhilad, Bettws Newydd, Llanover, and Llangybi. There will be a more general leaflet coming out about all the events but I have included the leaflet for Llangybi as an attachment here. It’s going to be a lovely festival and everyone is welcome to anything or all events. (Hard copies of this leaflet will be in the church and other local places next week).
We had our first Ministry Area Council meeting for the new committee this week. It was a good meeting with a healthy balance of stuff about processes and administration, and planning things that are missional and celebrating the life of our churches. Please can I ask you to pray for all those who take on roles that are beyond their own church community, providing essential insight and gifts to the bigger picture. Thank you 🙂
Finally, let us all remember to pray for all those young people currently sitting exams – GCSEs and A Levels. I don’t know about you but I remember sitting these (or their equivalent) and thinking that they were the most important thing in the world! At the time they possibly were, but maturity has taught me that there are plenty of other things that are also important! My prayers are that they can study well, and demonstrate their brilliance, whilst keeping well.
And so to close – tomorrow I will finish my assignment, closing my year of study, and then on Sunday I shall look forward to seeing some of you in church. Monday is a Bank Holiday – woohoo! What ever happened to Whitsun?
Love and prayers for you all,
–Please note I will not usually reply to emails received on Fridays as this is my rest day. If you need me urgently please send me a voicemail on my mobile number. Thank you for your understanding.