Change as Good as a Rest?

Ok, I’m extending my rule of thumb over never talking to a comedian before a show to vicars before services as well. As many of you will know, we’re stopping running the Youth Group for a year from the end of the year, having said that, as somewhat of a trail run, we’ve not actually done that much this last term. Anyway, last night was the last Youth Group of the year, the annual barbecue, and Beth happened to mention this to Rev Richard before the service yesterday morning. She also mentioned a conversation we’d had a couple of weeks ago where I’d remarked how much I liked having Sunday evenings back, and that I’d said that I could well see myself not wanting to go back after the year, and to do something different. Anyway, Rev Richard read the first reading yesterday, stood up, and said that in view of the content of the reading, it seemed like a good opportunity to thank two people in the congregation who have done a lot for our Youth Group for a number of years. Cue me trying to hide behind my hymnbook…

Anyway, we got some nice comments after the service, and for a change we managed to hold a Youth Group barbecue in the evening without needing umbrellas or the gazebo. Although as usual by the time the barbecue had got going there was barely enough time for the food. Having said that it definitely confirmed that we were right to take a time out. Whilst I know there are some people who do the same job in the church for decades, in a Church like St James there is such a lot going on, and enough people that people can move round and do something different from time to time without feeling like you’re leaving someone, or some other group in the lurch. By forewarning people that we were wanting a change a number of parents have come forward wanting to help out with the Youth Group, and Cathy and Steve are still there providing some continuity with what went before. So that leaves Beth more time to do her Portfolio, and me with another job potentially coming my way next week…

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