Life Together Oct 7th – 9th
Life Together at Cefn Lea was a really good mix of fellowship and fun for all ages. Beginning on Friday evening with a mix of coffee and a wonderful array of cakes, movies, music including live music, family photo sharing, ending the evening with a discussion time, hosted by Giles Parker, Samantha Callan and John Tancock, taking time to think about those difficult questions.
Saturday was a full days programme, offering everyone the option of either a fully loaded or a chilled out weekend spent in the café. The day began with cooked breakfast followed by a number of seminars by John Tancock, Nick Howes, Sandra Duffty, children's’ sessions for all ages, led by amazing teams, and a gathering for everyone to celebrate together. It was excellent to spend time celebrating God together and to hear the word preached by Gareth Duffty.
Lunch was a picnic in the café, sitting and chatting with old friends and finding new friends. A second session of seminars was on offer after lunch hosted by Rich Houghton and Andrew Hulley. As the afternoon wore on, we were all encouraged to participate in an It’s A Knock Out competition, fun for all ages, with an option to simply stand on the side lines and be a cheerer, check out some of the photos, it was a time of great competition, and fun.
Saturday was a fully packed day, and moving on from It’s a Knock out was our evening meal, followed by a time of praise and celebration for all ages, this became a time of prophetic insight and prayer encouragement to all. The day however was still not over, and there was yet much on offer, we proceeded to have a barn dance, which was excellent fun for all from the youngest to the oldest. Live Music in the café after the barn dance was greatly received as a time to relax and chill out after the days’ activities and the evening ended with another opportunity to ask burning questions of the panel, Giles Parker, Samantha Callan and John Tancock.
Sunday began with an early breakfast which was quickly followed by a time of celebration and praise, children's’ sessions and the preached word. Gareth spoke about being people of the age to come, people of anticipation, it was an excellent word, both inspiring and provoking. Then on to three final seminars hosted byPeter Topliss, Cerys Duffty, and Andrew Hulley. The time together drew to a close over lunch where we broke bread together.
It had been a great time together, building life and family.