Take Off Network are a group of small groups that meet under the flight path in north west Leeds. Judith, one of the Network leaders, shared stories of the Network gathering together before Christmas.
"We seem to have been busy this term and I have discovered that having a programme set out has drawbacks as I seem to need to keep changing it! We do all enjoy meeting up and i think it is important to arrange lots of events as not everyone can get to everything but most people can get to something! Events around food work well (after all, Jesus frequently met people over meals and miracles happened around food as recorded in the gospel)
"We have invited people who don't belong to Small Groups to join in Netwok events"
This term we have had a meal at Thai Edge followed by a walk around Roundhay Park, an afternoon sharing food and making Christmas Hampers for Kidz Klub, and a Christmas Party. Some members have attended Academy of Life and it has been good to do that on a Network Table.
"We are learning to grow close and to serve one another"
We have invited people who don't belong to Small Groups to join in Netwok events to maintain a sense of connection - we would love to expand the Network as different people enrich the fellowship.
We are learning to grow close and to serve one another - and to have our corners rubbed off! Take Off is a work in progress and very worthwhile. Busy lives and other church commitments mean numbers are erratic both in groups and network.
We are exploring the possibility of a weekend away again this summer, either together or utilising the Women's and Men's weekends away respectively. Other possible events include a "Song's of Praise" type evening, meals no doubt, and an evening with one of the Staff hearing about their work or having some teaching."
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