Sunday, 3 January 2010

so little time, but a whole lotta soup

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!  So much to do, so little time and only 3 days into the New Year.  This is not a good omen of things to come.  Must remember to keep breathing.
The Church of Scotland, as part of the process of ministerial training, is very keen that we become/ develop reflective practice.  The irony is that it feels there is very little time in which to reflect.  Or maybe I just reflect more slowly than others!  I quite like the idea of 'slow reflections' and wonder what they'd look like...hmmm.  In the meantime, case study and worship to prep for next Monday's MTN meeting, alongside trying to write a conference paper, and a thesis chapter.

However, am quietly giving thanks for the wonder that is Robin Hill and his fabby idea of 'Souper Sunday' which is what we'll be doing this coming Sunday - so nothing to prep. for this week's worship.  Churches all over Scotland will be hosting this - and worship will be elder-led.  It's to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and also to raise money to help the CofS project.  A good thing.  Looking forward to soup and bread lunch after worship... hey, I'm a student, anything for a cheap meal... ;)
Anyone else out there involved in this - and in what way?


Mrs Gerbil said...

My home and placement churches are both taking part, and quite right too!
Not being an elder, I'll just be sitting back, enjoying worship and soup afterwards.

BTW, what is a MTN meeting?

Nik said...

ooops sorry Mrs G - it's Ministries Training Network - stuff we have to do as part of training in CofS. This may yet be your fate!!

Quotidian Grace said...

That's an interesting twist on the American "Souper Bowl of Caring" where Christian youth groups, collect non-perishable food items for local pantries. The drive is timed to co-ordinate with the National Football League's Super Bowl--the championship game which is an incredibly hyped event on a national level.