Do you ever reach the end of a book where all the strands are neatly tied together and wonder ‘what happens next?’ to the characters?

I love books which feature the same characters, as essentially I get engrossed with them and want to know how things work out for them, not just for the plot I’ve read.

So, just in case any of you who’ve read this blog are wondering ‘what happened next?’ and haven’t kept up with the news on the church blog, here is an update.

We moved into the building in June 2010 and had the official Open Day in July 2010. Since then, we have had plenty of meetings in the building:

1) family services
2) Bible studies
3) Communion services
4) prayer meetings
5) badminton nights
5) Mums & Toddlers
6) youth meetings
7) coffee mornings
8) carol services
9) a wedding blessing

We have had new windows put in the community hall and have put our old building up for sale. We had hoped to have sold it by now, but so far, it’s still for sale and we would still value prayer that we will be able to sell it in the New Year to ensure that the final terms of the sale can be met.

We have seen new people come to church and lots of people from the community attend different meetings. We have welcomed a new baby into our church family and congratulated two members on their graduations. We’ve baked lots of cakes and eaten lots of food together and are looking forward to seeing in 2011 with our usual New Year’s Day party.

Months later, then, we can testify to God’s faithfulness, provision, ongoing care and unfailing love and we rejoice in all He has done in us and for us in 2010.