Over the years I have likened the team at Hardington Vale to a Camper van in the garage, to a ship setting out to sail, and when I look at you I see a wonderful team – fellow labourers in the harvest.
Each and everyone one of you plays a vital role -parish wardens, deputy wardens, chapel wardens – each and every one of you is appreciated
We are all in the words of our Dwelling passage, engaged in this ministry’ together.
So THANK YOU ALL for the part each one of you plays
A special thank you to:
- Ros for holding the whole parish together with Admin particularly over the Lockdown period
- Sue Rodford – welcome back from furlough -thanks for the tireless energy and enthusiasm you bring to your role. You are inspiring the rest of us with your creatively and innovations in the current situation
- Tony Day for all the amazing recordings and IT that you have helped us with over the last few months. Thank you
The last few months have been very different to what any of us could have imagined. BUT in true HV fashion we have been ‘perplexed but NOT driven to despair’.
Thank you to the PMC Steering team for keeping going and helping us continue to Dwell despite increased work commitments:
Barbara Day and the Mission Innovation Team MIT:
also for continuing to meet despite restrictions – though we feel we need to re-look at our Missional Adapative Challenge MAC so proposing doing this on Saturday 7th Nov 10 – 12 (meeting details to follow).
Welcome to the new team too:
- Alex Homes Associate Priest and Rural Pioneer at Rode
- Jo Robinson Curate
- Michael Harrison – Reader
- Fergus Stewart – Reader in training
- Stephen Kivett – PTO
Online services are here to stay so we will continue a mixed mode of in church and on line. Any comments/feedback much appreciated.
Dates/events for the diary/prayer
9/10 Oct – PMC cluster event
Launching of new Homegroups…
26th Nov – Next PCC Meeting
‘do not lose heart’ we have much to thank God for as we go forward and continue to ‘proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves slaves for Jesus’ sake’.