It looks as though the new facilities will be handed over in two to three weeks time. The internals are just about finished, bar a deep clean, and the stonemasons are busy working on the ramp walls and fencing. We now have to get the interior fitted out with furniture and technology, so it's all go.
The rectory is now on the market, so we'll see if we get a flood of viewers (must keep the house tidy, must keep the house tidy).
We're launching renewed vision (see here for more details), and we hope that will reorientate us to be more outward looking, inviting and clear in our purpose. I'm excited at what is happening and what might be possible. The next event in our plan to have more fun together is the Great Big Quiz Night on the 5th February. We're running a six week School of Ministry on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the 22nd February, looking at Work, Leadership, Listening, and Godly Living for men and women. The prospectus for this will be up on the church website soon.
The Gibson Street Gala is in June - the first planning meeting for it is tomorrow. Where did the last half-year go?
I am going away for a few days at the end of this week, to Skye and then the Black Isle, for time with dear friends and some rest and recuperation before the onslaught that will be February. Bring it on!