This morning we head off on our family summer holiday. This has been a significant year in the Benham household with Catrina and me celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, Zak turning 21 and finishing university (he got a 2:1), Jacob turning 18 and finishing his A levels, and Alice turning 16 and completing her GCSEs (Jacob and Alice are still waiting for their results). We've saved for quite a few years to have a special holiday in celebration of all this, and so today we fly off to the States for 4 weeks all together.
That means 4 weeks of no blogging, no Kerith or Hitachi email and a Facebook fast. This is therefore the last blog before we get back in mid August - how will you all cope?
Just to assure you that we've got some great stuff planned for the next few Sundays.
On the 20th July we'll be starting a once a month series based on Liam Parker's excellent new book "Somebody Tell Somebody", equipping all of us to share our faith more effectively.
On the 27th July Sola Osinioki will be wrapping up our "Breathe in, Breathe out" series on the work of the Holy Spirit.
Sunday 3rd August sees the start of a new 4 week series on spiritual disciplines, with Ben Pocock kicking it all off.
On the 10th August Ben Davies will be speaking at all 4 meetings on developing a private life with God.
Finally on the 17th and 24th August Lisa O'Brien and Andy Jackson will be splitting their time across the two sites, with Lisa speaking on slowing down with God, and Andy exploring what it means to think of your self less.
Hope you all have a great summer. We'll chat again in mid August!