The welcome at Court Hill Centre (independent youth hostel)was incredibly warm - the staff could not have been more hospitable.  The children took to the large converted barn like a second home, and the adults found space to unwind, play, and talk about life and mayBe.  Andy Freeman provided some welcome perspectives on being a changing community and finding a rule of life.  Stories were shared, there was dancing and singing, a great deal of eating (and some drinking!).  Jim excelled himself entertaining the children of all ages in the big outdoors, and the bonfire was enjoyed by all.
  May the light find you on a dismal day When you need to be home may you find your way May you always have courage to take a chance And never find frogs in your underpants!
  Custard walking Sunday 29th April 2013 - we spent the day recreating miracles! It was interesting to move away from the usual rhythm of worship. Its not always necessary to break down time into songs, liturgy, prayer, talk etc Sometimes you can break away from tradition and this is very much how our day went.
A  prayer from our last Sunday in South Park... The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, It is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying That the kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith, No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness, No programme accomplishes the church’s mission.
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...the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness...

and us in to Brasenose woods, well-managed to encourage the wilds of life.
IMG_2939 A great Advent retreat at Offa House led by Ian Adams. Some words on what went on... Lighting the way
  • Annunciation: Do not be afraid. God is with us. Missio Dei. Perplexing.
  • Baptism: Venerating fish.
Ali holds his leaf An evening community meal in our poetry cycle we explored our hopes in God through poetry. Conversations were shared, and the output ranged from beautiful to barmy!

If God is Love then maybe...

My four grandchildren will grow and grow and reach their full potential with great joy
When we had the community meal at our place and were talking about prayer, I told you about the daily prayer I use from the Jesuits which you can download for your ipod - it's called 'pray as you go'. It is about 10min long and uses music, a scripture reading, some thoughts to contemplate and some time for prayer. I like it lot, it's a good and easy way to incorporate some sort of prayer into your daily life! So here is the link:
gathered around the snow may this inspire us all to find our daily discipline of prayer as part of mayBe's pattern of community life. These came from discussions at community meals and worship gathering in our spirit of mayBe cycle.
  • communicating prayer online eg twitter or facebook


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