Archive for September, 2006

Busy, busy…

We have a very busy week coming up as we prepare to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of our Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Companies.

Our full celebration programme can be seen on the Company website

We have our annual Enrolment service on Sunday morning and the Amicus group are leading worship and doing the readings. Then we get the afternoon to rest a little, before we host Synergy (an MK-wide youth event) in the evening, where we’ll be providing fun games, refreshments and leading worship again. So this evening was spent practising the songs and organising the activities. Thanks to everyone for their efforts!

Next week there is no Amicus as the Company Staff will be out celebrating the anniversary in style with a good meal.

So we return on Wednesday 4th October – by which time I hope to have a first draft of the programme. In the meantime we’ll have said “farewell” to a number of Uni-bods – both returning and first-time students. We wish you all well and will keep you in our prayers.

Le Musée des Égouts de Paris

Welcome to the start of the new Amicus session. On our first evening back we spent the first hour just chatting and informally catching up with what’s been going on during the summer. We were excited to welcome Steph to her first Amicus session – we hope to see her back next week.

The next part of the evening was spent brainstorming activity ideas for the next few months. We have a wide range of activities down on paper, but there’s more work to be done, and volunteers are required to take on some of the organisation. More details soon…

We spent some time sharing prayer concerns and thanksgiving items before praying for each other. We’ll be re-instating the “prayer huddles” that we started a few years ago – and returning to them every other week.

Once the Youth Hall had been “tidied up”, we launched into a mad game of Bucket Cricket with the new “magic ball” – it’s bright pink and even bouncier than the original and therefore even more lethal, especially in the hands of Steph. When she bowled it at Tim’s head, narrowly missing, we packed up for the evening.

We have a busy month coming up and we’ll be organising a lot of things by email, so please make sure you read your emails regularly and respond when requested to do so. Thanks – it will make life a lot easier for everyone.

The biggest news of the evening by far is that the new Treefingers album has been recorded, mixed, and is currently being rushed to market using the very latest audio technology. In an amazing Amicus exclusive, we have managed to get a copy of the new album, you can download it (well, a picture of it) below

During the evening we talked about the creation of “pop art” portraits. To give you an idea of what we were talking about, here are two examples. One is a picture of me that I created for my contact cards, and can also be seen on my website. The second is a picture of Katy from Bridgebuilder and was created for inclusion on the MK Youth Alpha website.

If you’d like to have a go at creating your own, all you need is a decent photo of yourself, and a little bit of skill operating the drawing package on your computer. Here’s a tutorial for you to follow.

Next week sees the return of the classic “World Record Breaking” evening. We did this twice in our first two years and had an excellent time. Sadly I won’t be there to see it, but I’ll send my camera along to make sure it’s captured for the website. In my absence, next week’s website report will be written my Matt – thanks in advance!

Volleyball Keepy-Uppy Record: