For various reasons,not by any means all to do with the church, that dream has not yet become reality. However we are getting closer!
For many years now a group has been set up to dream,to plan ,to think about what that building may look like
In the last few years this has been called the Cornerstone group.
As our new building nears completion we have been meeting very regularly.
As you would expect with any group thinking about buildings and what goes in them,this is a group filled with people who are good on detail (I am the great exception to that!)
Today we went and spent a day together at Sandra and Mike's house in beautiful North Shropshire countryside. They were wonderful and generous hosts. I even managed to get this photo of Mike on the drums
Recognising we are getting late in the day to ask for many changes ,we began by going through the overall layout of the building in groups. I thought this was pretty productive and lots of good ideas were shared
Fortified by an excellent lunch,we then looked at the building room by room , thinking about where doors should be ,what floor coverings ,lighting , and furniture we would need in order to fulfil the vision God has given us ,to bless our local community
Being very much a big picture person I was incredibly grateful for other peoples gifts and their willingness to use them in the service of The Kingdom
It was good to be there!