Last night the group that was formerly called “The Group” met again at the usual location. We had been given a major amount of fish to eat from a Shane my friend whose wife had the prem baby, the fish was given in appreciation for our groups ministry to them.
I had been in Margaret River during the day so I picked up a nice red and some callamari for the night.
Wayne, Matt’s neighbour came in and joined us for a while, had a sausage (kids meals) and chatted with Graeme and I amongst others for ages. It was so natural, I mean it should be, but I have never run a small group in which my neighbour could just drop in and join us!
Over our sit down dinner (the fish feast!) we discussed faith, mission, and we even had some moments in which we paused and reflected on the great sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross, we toasted Him and gave him thanks for all he did and made comment of our longing for his return (in other words we had communion!)
Matt and some of the guys continued some serious chats outside while I lead a time of sharing about the ‘salt and light’ factor in our group and how we have been and want to continue serving our friends and neighbours.
I am still wanting to do the kids ministry better and not just stick em in a room with a dvd. But we will work on this – it’s only week 3!
Although what we have is not a church but rather just a healthy expression of mission in community attached to a local church (some call them home groups, life groups etc etc) I thought this blog that was passed on to me was similar to what we do only in a small local church context…and it’s blogged!
Click on one of the links and have a read. It’s kind of funny because I mentioned our group starting our own blog to place reports and comments like this on our own site, seperate to mine or Matts blogs. The idea may need some warming to at the group, but…maybe after reading this one, you might like the idea.
It was a great night, some can’t get enough of it and were hanging around here at my place today after fruit and veg shopping together, I know my oldest daughter liked the company she had her hair braided by our visitor – EVE! I love IT!
Photos to follow.