I’m posting today from the coach house at Rockfield Studios in the beautiful rolling hills of the Wye Valley. We are enjoying a weekend away with the Vine Group. The group consists of the ‘older’ young people from the church and we will be planning other projects with the wider youth.
The accommodation is considerably more salubrious than previous venues as Rockfield Studios are one of the top independent recording studios in the world with a fantastic history in music. Bohemian Rhapsody was written on the studio piano here! We have Sky TV in the living room, WiFi, Tea and coffee facilities in the rooms and en-suite.
When I mentioned to the owner that the group could be a little on the loud side, she remained completely unfazed and replied, “it’s ok we’ve had Oasis here.” According to a report that I have read in the press, the now infamous incident between Liam and Noel that involved a cricket bat took place here. No wonder they’re not worried by a church youth group.
During the weekend we will be studying Paul’s letter to the Colossians. In last night’s session we took chapter one and focussed on how we can so easily underestimate Jesus Christ. The main points were;
- Do you know who Christ is?
- Do you know what Christ has done?
- Do you know the body of Christ?
- Do you know the mystery of Christ?
It is one of the chapters that send shivers down the spine!
As always prayer for the young people would be appreciated.