As many of you know I've spent the last two years working on a book, which we've called The Peach and the Coconut. It's an attempt to describe the culture of the church we want to build, trying to think through a whole range of issues from how do we do Sunday's, how we handle money, what do we think about sex and whole range of other issues. I'm hoping that is going to be a helpful guide as we look to grow as a community.
We're going to be giving everyone who is a part of Kerith a copy of the book on the 9th September (copies will be also given away over the following two Sundays to anyone who can't make the 9th). The only condition is that if you take a copy I'd love you to actually read it, rather than have it just gather dust on a shelf :) If you can give me some feedback then your reward in heaven will be even bigger! The book will also be available in audio and Kindle versions, and will be available to buy from both the church resources area and from Amazon.
Although a number of people outside Kerith are interested in the book (we even sold a load of copies at the One event I've just come back from) the intended audience is us as a church. We'll encourage everyone thinking of joining us to read it and digest what it says as part of them understanding who we are and what we believe.
This Sunday we're starting a Peach and Coconut series getting ready giving away the book the following Sunday - I'm really looking forward to it - hope to see you there.