Posted by: mikebackup | December 23, 2011

From the 17th-23rd December I have mostly….

17/12/11

Day off.

18/12/11

A long but very encouraging day. Started off at Radio Derby and the breakfast show then Sunday worship. We had our first Sunday School led nativity in my time at Boulton Lane which was very special (see some videos at https://boultonlane.wordpress.com/videos/ ). Later was the carol service where in addition to a very well observed record attempt, our alternative twelve days of Christmas with GB was very well received:

On the 1st day of Christmas my God gave to me
The brightest star in the sky

On the 2nd day of Christmas my God gave to me
Mary and Joseph …

On the 3rd day of Christmas my God gave to me
An inn keeper’s kindness …

On the 4th day of Christmas my God gave to me
A stable full of cattle …

On the 5th day of Christmas my God gave to me
Jesus Christ …

On the 6th day of Christmas my God gave to me
Shepherds from the hills …

On the 7th day of Christmas my God gave to me
3 wise men …

On the 8th day of Christmas my God gave to me
The gift of gold …

On the 9th day of Christmas my God gave to me
Frankincense …

On the 10th day of Christmas my God gave to me
The gift of myrrh …

On the 11th day of Christmas my God gave to me
A choir of angels singing …

On the 12th day of Christmas my God gave to me
A prophecy fulfilled …

19/12/11

Last computer class of the year and the broadband at church had its first try out. All went well with it. Afterwards was the Ktog fuddle where as usual many good conversations were had.

20/12/11

I was Santa for the first time at Broadway’s parent and toddler group. Went down very well and Oli didn’t know it was me. First thing he said to me after was ‘You missed Santa!’. Here’s a video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7XoMN-6PZE . Good fun and a great way for the group to see I’m committed to them.

21/12/11

NAM day with essays and book reviews. So far the NAM experience has been a good one!

22/12/11

Last ‘Journeys’ of the year and it was good to have Lisa there. We reviewed ‘Celebration of Discipline’ in its entirety and the group has really benefitted from it. We will begin the New Year by looking at the sexuality material in ‘Making Moral Choices’, majoring later in the sessions on homosexuality. This was well received. Continued with pastoral calls. Broadway’s young women’s group in the evening where we had Christmas dinner and I ran a quiz. Very difficult for one of the girls as her boyfriend of two years (who was 19) died of a heart attack last week.

23/12/11

NAM reflection and pastoral calls. Then holiday!


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