A million years ago, or according to my archives- 3 years ago, we folded our "BELLS" group.
Blessing, Eat, Listen, Learn, Sentness
Sort of a liturgy for us hobbits.
Something to use to gather with other likeminded folk and give direction and intention to our togetherness.
Sentness has always been my favourite to reflect on. Where have I been sent? Where have I seen God's hand in my life this week? As someone who has decided to consciously seek joy, this is an activity I can really sink my teeth into.
I miss our old BELLS group. Life got too busy, and some people felt they were carrying the lion's share of the effort to keep it running. We all were burnt out. And it started to feel like a burden. Funny, because we all came because we were burnt out... or had been burned and needed a safe place to figure out our own faith.
Before BELLS we were doing church at GTI, before that we had a home church... before that ... most of our group just didnt "fit" in.
Tomorrow a group of those hobbots are getting together again. We haven't got any plans for anything other than breakfast. No books to study, no video series to learn from, no expectations, no ... anything. Just breakfast, breaking bread. So of course we're calling it "the breakfast club".
I'm excited to be in community again.
F you 2013.