I think the time has come to tell people what I’m going to be involved in at Greenbelt seeing as it has been hinted at on the boards.
I will be working on the SCM stall for some of the weekend along with a number of able and willing volunteers. I will also be involved in Student Space which will be in Olive between 6 and 7 on the Saturday night. It is called ‘That which Sustains Us’ and is a collaberation between SCM, SPEAK and Christian Aid’s Higher Education Unit. There will be the opportunity to explore campaigning and holistic leaving. The session will conclude with a reflective worship time on the theme of the Four Elements.
On the Sunday afternoon I’ll be jointly running a session called ‘Become a Rabbi’ with someone from the Council of Christians and Jews. It will be an introduction to the tradition of Mishnah and seeing how we can use it today to help us when looking at ethics. This will be held in the Christian Aid tent between 4 and 5.
I’m hoping to make it to Dave’s panel on blogging but I can’t remember when that is. I’m also hoping to meet up with people from all sorts of places including the Wibsite, the Ship, Uni chaplaincy as it is now, SCM of course, the convent and all sorts of other random places. It should be good and I’ll be pleased if I can average meeting one person from each place.
When I first went to Greenbelt, I hated it. I didn’t know anyone and, as I’ve mentioned before, I was blinded by science. Last year I couldn’t wander around the site without bumping into people I knew. I’m sure this year is going to be more interesting as I know far more people than I did. It should still be good.
I’ve also got to the point of checking out my tent. I’ve put it up in the living room and it still looks decidedly like a tent. It is also big enough for me which is progress from last year. Silly tents for children ;). I’ve got a new sleeping bag and rucksac ready. I’ve been doing washing to make sure I’ve got the right clothes clean. I do still need to buy food and pack but I’ll do that later in the week.
Oh, following mentioning the lovely old lady in my block of flats. I found out that 70 years was actually a spot on guess for our age difference, give or take a couple of months. Anyway, she died at the end of last month which was a real shame, but she was 93 which is a very respectable age. My thoughts and prayers have been with her friends and family.