Now that we have new chickens, it was time for a new chicken coop! The old one is four years old and starting to fall over. We have the Sandbag's team from Sandgate building it for us! Great community partnership!
Chickens are coming back to playgroup - we're hatching them! Our old girls are retiring to the farm, and new chicks are being hatched! Can't wait!
We're investigating starting an evening congregation aimed at youth and young adults [and anyone else!]. If you are interested in being part of this check out the timetable of activities! We're going to visit other places, pray, plan and prepare!
We've got some talented people on our team! Candy Hunter came up with a very helpful way to transform our Culture Statement - Welcome, Experience, Belong, Believe, Become - into a simple thing to remind us who we want to be... How did WE do?
It's a question we're inviting all our members to ask after worship, events, functions, conversations. The WE is the important bit. It stands for;
W - Welcome. Did we give people a warm welcome?
E - Experience. Did we give people an experience of God that left them wanting more?
WE - Belong. Did we make people feel like they Belong?
AND - it's not about asking did the leaders, did they do this, did WE do this? We - the family of God!
What a challenging goal we have!
So, How'd WE do?
We hosted another combined Youth service last night - 50 in attendance! Great music, drama and 3 minute reflections from our young people!
Our Biggest service of the year 330+ flooded in to experience the exuberant worship of the Watoto Children's Choir - their 100th touring choir!
Again, we organised and hosted the 2019 Child Protection Week breakfast with local author and speaker Lesley McConnell [author of the book Black Tears]. Another great community event with 12 other organisations - Local Level Alliance.
We were humbled to host the Child Protection Week colour run on behalf of the Morerton Bay Children & Families Network that saw over a dozen organisations together to provide a free information afternoon and colour run to give children a voice in our community!