Webteam: August 2017
It seems that you wait years for a Sabbatical and then three come along all together.
This is what is happening for some of the Ministers of the Mid-Warwickshire Circuit. No sooner is Assistant Minister Christine Flood back from her Sabbatical (look out for more details about what she has been doing with her time) than the Superintendent Minister, Peter Powers, is off on his. And when he gets back the Minister for Warwick and Whitnash churches, Barbara Greenwood goes off on her Sabbatical. (More information will be posted about Barbara's Sabbatical nearer the time).
Peter will be on Sabbatical from 6th August until 5th November 2017. The theme of his Sabbatical is "Migration, Bread and Bible". He will be visiting areas in Europe where there has been mass migration (whether enforced or voluntary) and sites of genocide; he will be spending time with artisan bread makers in Latvia and the UK and making a couple of retreats to give him time to prepare material for mission opportunities arising from his reflections on this overall theme.
He related that unleavened bread is most common among migrants as there is no time to allow the yeast to work within the dough to allow it to rise, and that the celebration breads of such groups tend to be complex ones which need a lot of time in preparation.
He is drawn to the idea of bread in Biblical contexts and wants to get a deeper understanding of this during his Sabbatical.
We await with eagerness the fruits of his time and pray that he will experience an abundance of God's grace during this period.
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