In a couple of weeks time I'll have been senior pastor of Kerith for seven years (no I can't believe it's been that long either!).
Over the past few months I've been reflecting on the last 7 years, as well as thinking forward to what I'd hope the next 7 years might look like. Biblically there's something significant about periods of time measured in 7's, whether it's the 7 days in a week or the Old Testament year of Jubilee every 7 years - I've certainly thought much more about this anniversary than any of the others since I started leading the church.
I'd love to have an opportunity to share some of those thoughts in a more relaxed context than a Sunday would provide. We're therefore planning an evening for the whole church, which we're going to hold on Tuesday 28th October in the Kerith Centre, where I'll reflect in depth on the last 7 years (including both the high and low points of leading a community like ours), and talk about my hopes and dreams for the next 7, including some of the things I'm planning on doing differently as a result of what I've learnt. We'll serve tea and coffee from 7.45pm and aim to start at 8pm.
I'd love as many people as possible to make it, whether you're part of our Sandhurst or our Bracknell site, or even just looking in at what Kerith is all about. It is half term, which I realise will be good for some and not so good for others, but please plan to be there if you possibly can.
Hope to see you there,
ps - we did have in the church diary an All Leaders Meeting next Tuesday (28th September). I don't think we ever actually advertised that date - if by any chance it was in your diary then cross it our as we're not going to have it - this meeting will be in place of any Autumn All Leaders Meeting.