|To see God, just look around at God's creation (wasps excluded)
||[Sunday 10th January 2016 at 9:52 pm]
|||||Miriel ~ Nightbeat [miriel.it]||]|
Today's service opened with one of the leaders stating that if you want to see God, all you need to do is to look around at God's creation. That's basically the most important point to remember.
Except for wasps. He wasn't sure what the deal was with those blighters.
Later on there was a presentation about the recently-completed Leading Your Church Into Growth course (which I'd entirely missed, given that last week was the first time I'd been to St John's Fareham in quite some time). I think the tl;dr summary is that it's about getting more people coming to church, by working out what's good and what's not, and making improvements (the welcome pack I received last week is one of those - I don't recall getting one when I originally started going there!). Certainly the church community all feels very welcoming, and I ended up chatting to lots of regulars who presumably all went "New person! Hiiiii!" (and more than one who went "New person - wait, have you been here before?"). This was helped by everyone wearing name badges today - apparently this is a thing this church does a few times a year.
Afterwards I was invited to a shared lunch they were doing - I had heard about it last week, but hadn't made up my mind and so didn't bring anything - but that wasn't an issue because there was loads of food and cake. Especially cake. It's a good sign when a church knows how to do food and cake.