Well, the long awaited day has come and almost gone. I'm pleased to say that the day's events went very well indeed. Many past and present members of Brunswick were blessed by the leadership of Commissioners Jim and Carolyn Knaggs, who gave generously of their time today and mixed indiscriminately with all who came up to them at lunchtime.
Though yesterday I had been wondering whether today might not feel like 'the real Brunswick', I am happy to say today that my doubts were unfounded. Yes, we had a much bigger band than usual - but one of our principles has been to acknowledge that we can't do everything and to partner wisely with those who can help us. The Moreland City Band provided excellent support today and proved the value of this principle. In addition, many of the volunteers from our community program really provided the backbone support to make the day happen. They arranged seating, prepared and served food, helped to clean up and pack up - and still played their normal parts in our worship.
Still, I'm glad this kind of occasion doesn't happen too frequently :-)