Junes Jottings 

May 2021
Quite often in a newspaper they will print a huge headline which will later prove to be inaccurate, and then follow it up with a tiny little correction. I am beginning this edition of the Family News with a huge correction and apology! Thank you so much to all of you who contacted us about
Adrian’s health, so surprised to hear that he wasn’t well again….. information you received in the ‘meat free challenge’ in last month’s Family News.

My confession to you is that somehow, in passing all of my articles and writings to Sue for last month’s family news I managed to send a recipe from over a year ago when Ade was really not well! Actually, you will be very pleased to hear that Adrian is very well; yes, we have had some hiccups on the road, yes he is on so much medication that if you were to shake him he would rattle, BUT all the medication seems to be doing its job, and apart from a few, very occasional, blips he is as well as he has been for quite a while. But I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your love and support, for the messages and phone calls that just reaffirmed to us again
just how much we are loved and supported at SBC, and we hope that you all feel the same love and support. SBC is a very special place, and you are all very special people, and it
has really blessed my heart to see how, over this last very difficult year, you have really stepped up to love, support, bless, and care for each other – you really have lived out Jesus’ greatest commandment to love one another. As Adrian and I celebrate our 3rd anniversary with you all at SBC (doesn’t time fly when you are having fun!) I really do want to celebrate you, and thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to make SBC such a special place and to make us feel so loved and welcome. As the weather gradually begins to get better, and restrictions start to
ease, it feels like we can finally begin to plan and prepare for the future, that we can start to think about a time when coronavirus retreats, and life in all its fullness can resume. My prayer is that the many practical ways that we have shown love to each other through these difficult
times will continue, and grow, and the sense of belonging to a wonderful family of God here in Southwell will continue to grow and develop.
So thank you for being you, thank you for being so loving and generous and caring, thank you for making our first 3 years here such a blessing and a joy.

John 15:12 – This is my command, love one another as I have loved

John 13:35 – By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if
you love one another.