I write on the hottest day of the year so far desperately trying to keep my office cool with a through breeze. I do admit this is not my favourite kind of weather and feel anxious to see the rise in temperatures across the world as signs of the effects of climate change. We are trying hard to be an Eco Circuit and certainly when our 20-20 project is finished, we will be applying for a “A Rocha Eco-church award” for our more energy efficient building. At the Eco-Circuit service last Sunday, we were challenged by the Tearfund speaker to each play our part in living responsibly using Tearfund’s seven-day plan and I am sure that there is more each of us could do to care for this beautiful world.
I want to thank you all for supporting our Jubilee Garden party at the manse recently. It was a lovely opportunity to meet up for good conversation and to enjoy the great food that Linda and Celia had prepared. I am learning fast that if you say to Linda and Celia that something is too complicated, they will prove you wrong! So, I hope those of you able to attend especially enjoyed their version of the Jubilee pudding, delicious! Thank to everyone who helped us set up for the day and tidy up afterwards, we must do it again sometime soon!
Work on the 20-20 Project, as you can see elsewhere in the Newsletter, is really exciting as the rooms start to take place. We continue to think and pray together about how best to use the new spaces and equipment we will have to serve the community. Justin Moulder, our Circuit Mission enabler and others are engaged in some community listening at present to hear what the real needs of the community of Glenfield are and as the building is released back to us, we pray that God will guide us in discerning the best ways to serve him.
I do hope and pray that however you are spending these summer months you will enjoy some time of relaxation. We look forward in faith to all that God has instore for us over the next few months. Have a blessed summer!
Yours in Christ,