Had a good day of meetings. Busy holiness meeting this morning and a packed hall tonight for the carol service. Our new Kids Alive Choir put in a performance and it was good to see mums and dads and grannies etc etc there to support. We were a few kids down, but was great to have them all. Our little Sunday School did a wee bit too, bless em.
I smiled at a little conversation after the meeting: ‘busy tonight Captain, glad its not like this every week.’ Did I say conversation? I think I meant gob-stopper! :o) I think I knew what the person meant…its like I promised our good corps folks like it would be when you have an influx of kids with no real church connections…chaotic! Now, I love chaotic…it seems so very authentic to me to have a messy church. Other folks don’t quite see it like that though I suppose.
A corps needs to be prepared to give and take a lot when expecting new people to turn up. We’ve got some important ground work to cover as a corps to prepare us for new people. This is the challenge any established corps faces. Its a joyful challenge though!
I doubt this will be the last blog before Christmas, but just in case, have a Happy, Jesus-filled Christmas!