Tomorrow afternoon marks the start of our New Year's Eve retreat. Things are in order, for the most part. I want to finish up my talk on Guardians at the Gate, and then put some final thoughts on the sermon for New Year's Eve.
Tonight I finished up the cards that we will be putting out for everyone at the start of the retreat. Each person will pick one, and we will use it a couple of times during the three days. The first night, it will help sort out our small groups. It can be challenging splitting up a crowd of 60, but this should simplify things. (The name of their group is on the back of the card). I am also hopeful that we can use them on the final day, in a small group's blessing ceremony.