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19/06/2020

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Gareth Hill

Thanks Stocki. That's helped me in my reflections on what's going on. I know my sermons are shorter, possibly more punchy and focused. The response to a typically 37-minute long service has been really positive and makes me wonder whether 70 minutes is necessary - accepting that we have fewer songs, fewer prayers and no social interaction.

Debs

Every day my job requires constant social interaction. When I get to Sunday I am so ready for stillness, reflection and less noise. In lockdown on a Sunday, I have got up about 10am, pour the coffee, toast the weekend bagel. Blanket over the knee and nail file ready...(I paint my nails during church these days!) and I listen, I glean and I have time after to reflect with no distractions, no chat, no noise.

Even in lockdown I have made the week about phone calls, connection, jobs, messages, work hasn't stopped (its just different) - but on Sunday on the sofa with Fitzroy I get something I dont usually get in church because I dont want to seem rude that i leave quick, guilt that I dont enjoy tea and coffee (mostly cause I go into work mode, hoping that people like me, trying to win them over). I am refilled on a Sunday and the adaptive introvert is re-energised in a way that I have never known before.

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