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the year in p/review is upon us

November 20th, 2009 by Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Last week was about listening one-on-one, this week is about listening to the Holy Spirit through each other, as we reflect on the highlights and lowlights of 2009 and start asking about what God might have in store for us in 2010.

If you haven’t already, download the reflection sheet from your email account, or use the copy you were given on Sunday, and prayerfully fill in your personal view of how things have gone this year for you-and-us.  Bring it along on Sunday to share in up to three ways:

  • share at the microphone during the service – 10-20ish people can do this
  • leave your filled-in sheet on the communion table to be attached to the church Annual Report in February
  • keep a copy for yourself and add it to our blog discussion that we’ll launch on Sunday morning – yes, right here!  People’s reflections will debut at the service, and then you can add them to the blog, especially if you’d rather not speak up the front.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

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  • 1 Marilyn Nov 23, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    This is me experimenting with a blog – a first time for everything. It has taken me a while to get this far. It needs a dbl clk!!
    My year has been an amazing one of faith, disconnection, and moments of despair. Fortunately the last one was just moments. We now have a place to live, both of us with jobs, Simon with a job, Charlotte the perfect hostel. So it really feels like there is a plan and while it feels a bit scary it also feels like a big adventure. Now I’m going to push submit and I wonder where this will go to.

  • 2 Alison Nov 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I’m a first time blogger so hope it works out ok!!
    Below is a copy of the form I filled out for the year in p/review service.

    2009
    the year in review
    how did it go?
    highlights/lowlights/events/experiments/relationships/growing/learning/settling

    THUMBS UP:
    Learning there is life after children
    Building relationships – inviting people for dinner
    Discovering ‘The Life You’ve Always Wanted’
    Being an encouragement to others
    Senior youth stepping up to lead Get Real
    Michael’s testimony
    Working out how Face Book works
    Matt’s proposal to Thalia in church
    Pre-wedding wedding for Thalia and Matt
    More people on cleaning roster
    New toilets

    THUMBS DOWN:
    Velvin family moving on
    Break-ins
    Low attendance at times

    2010
    the year in preview
    how will it go?
    hopes/plans/dreams/prayers/priorities/changes/questions/growing/learning/settling

    What is God’s plan for us in Spotswood?
    Hopes: Growing number of people attending West regularly
    Youth Group issue resolved happily
    Good health for Thalia