Our third visit to Cairo this year, and continuing to teach our LDNG symposium series of how to live and lead like Jesus. The symposiums help people rethink their thinking about leadership, whilst the coaching will help them reshape their practice. Hoping we will be able to move into the coaching phase with some of the key leaders at tC Egypt
Despite the challenge of the British weather, we were determined to go ahead with the annual Endlesham Road Street Party, this year celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday. Arriving at the Kalos Centre in the pouring rain to get everything prepared, it was hard to believe the rain would ever stop ... except that God had told us to STAND and BELIEVE.
Sure enough just after midday, the rain subsided, and almost to the minute, we were able to go ahead with the planned schedule of events for the Street Party. By mid afternoon, the sun had come out and it was even bordering on being too hot!
We had lots of visitors from the street and local community, and had the honour of a visit by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Richard Field, as well as Sarah McDermott, one of our local Councillors and Dan Watkins, the Conservative candidate for the Tooting by election. It was a joy having the Balham Ukulele Society with us again, and Liz Scholey from DanceOn.
Towers were built, food was eaten, too much cake was consumed (!) and everyone enjoyed lots of good music and energetic games throughout the afternoon.
On Friday 20th May a group of young people from Balham Community Church took up a curtailed version of the Zone 1 Challenge and left The Kalos Centre in Balham to see how many stations they could pass in central in the 90 minutes allocated to each group.
Meeting back at The Kalos Centre at 8.45Pm, the different teams applauded each other for the sense of fun and togetherness in covering around 30 stations in the time allowed. Well done BCC Youth!
The event was organised by the leaders of the church to help the young people raise funds for the Youth Camp being planned for the end of August at Carroty Wood, Kent.
On Monday 9th May from 0830-0930 about 150 London CITIZENS gathered outside City Hall near Tower Bridge to greet Sadiq Khan, newly elected Mayor of London, with the newly elected London Assembly. Staff workers arriving at City Hall on this beautiful May morning with fresh croissants and welcoming cheering. London CITIZENS will endeavour to hold Mr Khan to account for the public pledges he made to a non partisan audience of nearly 6,000 people at The Copperbox Arena on April 28th
Meeting in the upper room of Coptic church in Cairo