Church weekend: family together
Recently the majority of Jubilee Church spent the weekend at The Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer. Here are some comments from a few of those who went.
It was such a great weekend. I felt really blessed to have been a part of it! It has been so special being able to get to know my Jubilee family better and to share in the amazing freedom work that God is doing in people’s lives.
Joseph: 8 yrs
The weekend was really fun and exciting because we got hang out with friends and watch Captain Underpants (which was really funny). We also got to play outside because it was beautiful, there was also a games room with a snooker table, a table football table and a table tennis table. That was really fun. I really enjoyed the worship in our groups because we did actions with the music.
Ben: 6 yrs
The weekend was fantastic. We were superheroes in our group and we learnt about the greatest superhero of all Jesus. I loved my superhero cape and mask! We played table football and we watched the film (which was really funny).
At the weekend away God reminded me of my power and he spoke freedom into me. This powerful freedom which let me crazily shout into the microphone. I loved having time to deepen new friendships which I didn’t expect to have time for. This was my first weekend away with Jubilee and I absolutely loved it. The teaching was absolutely amazing and amazingly delivered. There were so many terrifying opportunities to step out. I participated in the fire tunnel which caused me to really realise the acceptance God has for me and the power of his truths as well as the love within the church for each member of the church.
We are a church in transition and timing could not have been better. A chance to get away and spend time with each other and get beyond the quick coffee on a Sunday morning.
Experiencing God’s presence together does something to a group of people. It creates confidence. It opens our eyes to the journey we are on corporately as we see the way the Holy Spirit touches one here and one there with that individual gifting expressed in front of all. So, aptly put in the prophetic picture that was given, we see the ‘hide’ being worked and stretched into leather useful for a variety of purposes – a touchy subject in these days of animal welfare. Another picture of death and new life.
Everyone had a great time as you can see. Our sincere thanks to our guest speaker Angela Kemm and her husband Greg. Thanks also to the folks who came from Shirley Baptist Church to lead Jubilee Kids so that all our children’s workers could enjoy the weekend’s teaching and activities. Thanks to Rachel for providing the photos for the blog today.