Hand-raising and the first day away

Well the staff are away for a few days to spend time working as a team and looking at various ways that we can work even better together and where we believe that God is leading us.

One of the fun things yesterday was this brilliant clip (h/tip Gareth Dickinson for the link)

After this we were then given a set of bits and pieces by Bill Garry to make into anything we wanted.

I was paired with Chris, Sue and Ann. We came up with Charismatic Charlie (based on the clip above). I have to admit I thought that we had the other team beaten (Angie, Becca, Nigel and Donna). But as you will see their’s was pretty awesome. The string that they had allowed them to have one with moving parts! I have a video that I have tried to upload of them moving it to the tune of “Shackles on my feet”. Will put it up when I can unless my demands are met!!!

We have also been working on the overall church and had some really good and interesting discussions trying to tease out what we all thought and felt. Really great day and looking forward to our next


6 comments on “Hand-raising and the first day away

  1. Sue
    November 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    It all looks fun, I especially appreciate the fact you bought new trousers to match the colour of the sofas at the leaders away days….

  2. Bill Garry
    November 17, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Well good to see what you are all getting up to ,amazing models and enjoyed Gareth Dickinson too !!

    • Will Cookson
      November 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

      Bill, I could have sworn that you were with us on our away days – do you have a double???!!!

    • Jean
      November 18, 2011 at 8:44 am #

      “Well good” and two exclamation marks. It can’t be Bill. (!!!)

  3. Sue Bosley
    November 18, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    It was a great team building exercise which challenged and stretched our creative abilities. My husband, Rob, saw the photos on Will’s twitter while we were away and was rather surprised to see Chris White slumped on the sofa! I assured him, as I do all, that she was indeed her usual committed, resourceful and energetic self – I think she was just contemplating the the task and who she had been given to work with! The body language says it all!

    • nig
      November 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

      Dear Sue
      Your team may have felt stretched and challenged by the exercise: Angie, Donna, Becca and I just got on with it (and won, of course!)
      The best bit is that both teams chose to create a charismatic congregation member independently- unity of thought and purpose even when apart is very encouraging [unless we’re just easily suggestible after watching the Tim Hawkins clip]
      Great fun, and a wonderful time together

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