So last night we had Christingle.
We saw 15 people attend … that may not seem many but it is our highest congregation this year.
8 people attended who had never been to HTGP before …. that has to be seen as encouraging.
Certainly I am a little disappointed that we did not see more. I hoped we would break across the 20 mark … and dreamed of higher.
Connecting people with God is not a numbers game. I get that. But having viable numbers does help. It does make a difference to come into a buzzing room of 20 or 30people rather than into an echoey hall of 6 or 7.
We need to reflect on whether this tells us anything as a church community.
It tells us some families will come to one of events.
It tells us that Christingle is attractive to a variety of age groups, and not just to people with children.
It tells us that some people, like us, are looking for some kind of intentional christian community.
it also tells us we have a lot of work to do here!
HTGP has a little break now until the new year. Our next Sunday service will be on the 8th January and the next Agapai will be on Wednesday 11th January …. get in touch if you are interested.