And the word is "passed" and it is the best word I have heard all week! The local tutor for the Faith & Worship course has heard from Methodist HQ that I have passed the written assignments that I sent in for the end of March. That means that I have passed the entire written course.......phew! The relief is amazing. She is coming over on Wednesday to go through the results and the comments with me - I expect that there are things I could have done differently and better, but hey, to have passed? Well, I am grateful. The presentation at the preachers' meeting went well on Wednesday evening, and the meeting recommended me to continue forward. I now just have one more trial service to take at the end of June, in the presence of a minister and a preacher, and if they are happy, I am there.
Now, don't get confused - this is the course and practicalities which surround the Local Preacher appointment which I have been studying for for the last five years. It is nothing to go with the lay ministry assistant job which has still not been advertised. That's a different story.....one we'll get to when the powers that be get the contracts and job description ironed out. Hopefully that will happen in June.
It's been another full day here - I did an extra hour of overtime this afternoon, more than I had planned to do today, but it was bucketing down the rain this morning and I knew that the garden would be too wet to do what I had hoped, so I thought I might as well earn a few more pounds, and do the gardening tomorrow. Once I had finished work, we went off to town to spend the Lidl voucher and stock up the fridge. I also bought some spinach seeds as the EFG is eating it daily: it is not cheap and so I thought I had better grow some! We're all sorted now for the week ahead.
Tomorrow is a house and garden day - so I had better get up a little earlier than I did today...
Have a good weekend, wherever you are xx
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