Conversation & Cake is a monthly meeting on Epiphany Island when I share what has been happening in our ministry and listen to views and ideas from members of our community. Here is the report from the 21st July meeting. Comments made by those present are given in italics:
The meeting began in some chaos as Celberon, as a cat, invaded Ana’s pond, shortly followed by Charlie. Ana felt as though she was being boarded.
Celberon may have swallowed too much water because his voice was broken up. As Ana explained: “he sou… li… thi…” As Celberon headed off to relog there were wishes of “the force – erm, voice –“ being with him and talk of Yoda and the dark side.
As usual I will report on various aspects of our ministry. Do feel free to add comments, ask questions and make suggestions as we go along.
We are now in our new financial year with a new basic monthly target for fund raising of L$53250. We raised L$65,372 in June which was 11.2% of our year’s target and obviously more than we needed to raise in a month. As Able was away we didn’t recalculate the monthly target for July but it can be adjusted for August. I saw that we had raised just 17% of our month’s needs earlier today, so donations are quite poor at the moment but hopefully they will pick up as the summer break in the northern hemisphere passes.
Celberon is continuing to lead the Sunday compline service. Around 6 people are attending, which is good.
Celberon thanked those who had supported him as he led compline.
Ana commented that she was glad people didn’t drown last week. Sunday prayers in the chapel, compline and Monday Morning Prayer were all held under water. This was because the sim was still flooded from our Sea Sunday celebrations. Able complained that he had water in the ear and couldn’t find the toilet. Charlie noted that Able wouldn’t have needed a toilet! Joyous reassured us that we only lost two or three to drowning in the flood. Celberon has a well-trained whale so he was ok.
We still need other worship leaders to provide cover for the compline services. If this is something you would like to do or if you know of someone who might be interested, do talk to any member of the Leadership Team. Continue reading