I can't decide whether the seasons have changed since I was a child, or is it just my perception of them? Walking around, even now in mid August, I seem to be shuffling through fallen leaves and seed heads from trees, and sensing that Autumn chill and perfume in the air. Yet as a child, August was summer time – holiday time - which seemed to go on forever. This feeling of autumn and even winter is encouraged by visiting my mum in her care home. Recently she has been making Christmas cards in a craft group.. help! And I have just phoned The Nightingale Centre to find out prices for our summer weekend away next June..[24th -26th] Details inside… I do hope that many of you will be able to come...especially as two of our much missed friends, Alison Short and Olga Jennings are hoping to join us. I hope they are settling well into their new lives.
Perhaps you too are thinking ahead, making plans and deciding what different paths to take in the future months...... Perhaps we as a church need to start thinking differently about the way we do things… A certain supermarket has as its slogan; “Try something new today.” I wonder if this is an appropriate message for us when looking at our community life… our future together…
Andy Pakula, minister at Newington Green has written these words:
“May we have the insight to recognise that our work lies not in preservation but in renewal Not in perpetuation of old ways, but in new incarnations of eternal values Not in controlling and confining our tradition, but in giving it wings to fly.”See you all soon.... warm wishes... Lindy