Prayer Newsletter 2020
Lightwave Community News and Events - January edition
Dear Lightwave prayer supporters,
I am writing to you to tell you about some forthcoming news and events that I think will be of interest to you and to ask for your prayers for all that will be happening in the life of the Lightwave Community!
Firstly the top 5 things to give thanks for are;
A really successful Live Nativity at Otley College on 11th of December. Over 200 people came along, on a cold, dry winter's evening and filled a barn in the grounds of the College, along with alpacas, sheep and cows, lots of music, hot chocolate and craft for children and young people. It really was a community effort, with a local Scouts group, the Rural Coffee Caravan, independent traders and lots of volunteers and the Otley College staff, to ensure it was a superb evening, hearing about the Christmas story! Live nativity highlights can be found at https://www.light-wave.org/events.
A Star Party took place on Monday 6th of January, which despite cloudy skies, some stars were seen and one person in the group brought their telescope.
The Run with Joy course which starts on the 16th of January for 6 weeks, has received a lot of interest and there has been a lot of demand for further courses like this to be run.
The Gazes' move to Otley went well and they are settling into the village.
An encouraging Strategic Development Funding Self Assessment workshop took place, reviewing the delivery, direction and progress of the Growing in God in the Countryside project, with input Diocesan wide.
The top 5 things to pray for are:
The Spiritual Practices and Discernment day - on the 1st of February, for good number of people attending and for the practicalities and final arrangements to go well, in preparation of the day.
For the new pattern of the Lightwave Community Guiding team gatherings, (consisting of support/networking, workshops, teaching and meetings).
An opportunity has arisen for a potential lambing event in the spring with Otley College.
For good health for the Lightwave project team, a couple of the staff team are currently unwell.
For the Lightwave Small group leader training, which starts on 25th of February and runs weekly for 6 weeks.
COMING SOON . . . . . . Launch of Love Rural - further details to follow next month!
Sally Gaze (Archdeacon for Rural Mission) - 07746 933129
Nina Seaman (Lightwave Prayer Coordinator) - 07394 559889