After all the excitement of Easter, we have just enjoyed another one of the highlights of WPM’s calendar – our annual weekend away to Cefn Lea in Wales. We are indebted to all who prayed for nice weather – we were blessed (for the most part) with sunshine and the absence of rain, which we all appreciated!
As always, our weekend away was a mix of prayer and worship; small group discipleship; exploring the beautiful Welsh countryside; the consumption of plentiful food, and many, many games of pool. Like last year, our small group discussion used a resource written to accompany Ken Costa’s book, Know Your Why; this year, we explored how our faith can shape our decision-making and how we think about courage and perseverance.
Our schedule left plenty of time for more relaxing activities, however, and lots of us enjoyed the delights of Cefn Lea’s hilltop crazy golf range, as well as some fierce Scrabble sessions and the basketball facilities in the centre’s sports hall.
On Saturday night, we held our evening prayer service by campfire, with Andy leading us in acoustic worship – followed, of course, by s’mores and toasted marshmallows!
On the Sunday morning, we celebrated the 21st birthday of Rob, one of our community members, with tea and cake, before enjoying our Sunday lunch and heading back to Wolverhampton.
We’re really grateful to everyone who came and joined in with all our activities, everyone who provided lifts and to everyone who held us in their prayers while we were away. We’re back to normal now, refreshed and getting ready for our next big event: our baptism, confirmation and membership service, coming up on Pentecost!