Weekend AwayAbby Brook
Our long-awaited weekend at the end of April at Pioneer Centre in Cleobury Mortimer lived up to, and even exceeded, our expectations!
Over 80 from Abbey Church family, and others from God’s wider family joined together for a truly great weekend. It was a time where we could just be together, to deepen friendships and remind ourselves once again who we are in Christ. It was never our intention to plan for much rest during the weekend, packing it out with some great teaching, fun activities and fab food.
We really appreciated Simon Duan from Hillview Church, Gloucester, delivering up some encouraging teaching over three sessions on our subject for the weekend – ‘Life In Christ’. The children and youth also tackled the same topic together during their times which were superbly ran be Nathan & Martha and Emma and Michaela. All of the children said how much they loved their time with them.
There was much to do outside of the sessions on Saturday afternoon, praying, playing (high ropes, walks, football and rounders to name a few) and plotting (Human Cluedo – words cannot express the excitement!).
Saturday evening was a noisy time of people calling out ‘higher’ or ‘lower’…yeah, you may have guessed it, we played Play Your Cards Right, with over sized playing cards, dolly dealer and everything! PYCR doesn’t tax your brain too much so there was plenty of thinking power in reserve to finish off the evening with a quiz after we had all enjoyed some half-time entertainment from our younger generation.
We thank God for a wonderful weekend, and the opportunity for rest afterwards. Building up love and trust together all founded on and for Jesus, what could be better for a weekend?