Having spent a quiet two days in trains, plus a good old grilling at the Commission des Ministères - warm and friendly but all the hot potatoes came up - they voted to accept me as a Pasteur Associé. I told the chairman that they're madder than I thought they were.
I tell you what, Nîmes is a rum old place ! J-P drove me from his family home to the high-tech UNEPREF head offices - the nerve center - through a neighbouring ZUP. I have never seen so many huge blocks of flats in one place - ever. Astonishing !
Now it's the first nutty weekend of Christmas. Here's the schedule :
Now - headcount for Bordeaux Church Meal and Message
Then - order of service type-up for service tomorrow morning
Then shopping for Bordeaux Church Christmas Meal and Message.
Then rehearsal for the Bordeaux Trombone Christmas Extravaganza.
Then dash to pick up family at tram stop yet to be decided.
Then dash to Anglican Church Camel Service. "Away in a Manger" and "Wahay Yule".
Then home, eat, sleep.
Tomorrow Church 10:30, me leading first part, Dik otherwise occupied.
Prepare room. Meal and message at 18h.