Amidst snow and the big freeze, the CMM office reopened at the start of January to a backlog of orders. Lindsay and Tim both found it pretty hard to get in to the office due to children being off school - but somehow between us we coped.
Another impact of the snow was event cancellations. We were due to be leading worship at a ReSource supporters meeting at Emmanuel Church in Loughborough. This was due to be one of our first joint events with ReSource, and we were really looking forward to it. Hopefully it can be rescheduled in the future.
We also had to cancel our regular EBRG Thursday night meeting, which was a shame, as we were due to be preparing for our annual retreat, taking place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th January.
Despite the snow, the retreat was able to go ahead, and we had a wonderful time. We were led by Martin and Cesca Cavendar from ReSource. They began the weekend by focusing on the Word of God in all its different forms - Jesus, the Bible, hearing from God. Then they led us into looking at the gifts of the Spirit. So often as a group we have focused on the listening to God side of the gifts, and Martin and Cesca were encouraging us to broaden our range a little. It was a wonderful, challenging retreat, and we have plenty to ponder in the future.
The last event at the start of the new year that fell foul of the weather was the Rock Roadshow in Exeter on Saturday 16th January. Even though the snow had mostly cleared, the bad weather had meant a lot of people had been reluctant to book. Hopefully we will be back in the area again soon.