Looking ahead to 2019

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It`s crazy to think that a little over 4 months ago I arrived and started this job, it’s been a whirlwind of a few months and I am finally getting settled into my role as Engagement Officer. Its been great to meet and travel across London hosting workshops, talks and stalls and networking with all the amazing people we come across. Since I started at Million Minutes, we have employed our latest colleague Sophie Aulton. It`s been wonderful working alongside side her and Tadz in Romero House, Sophie has been a real asset to the team and I have immensely enjoyed having her as my team mate as we attend various events together.

As we look forward to the new year, I am really excited to get siLENT going. Its been great to see individuals, schools, parishes and organisations interested and engaged with Million Minutes. And to have them signed up already onto our siLENT 40 Calendar for 2019 is amazing!

As January approaches I can’t wait to hit the ground running and get as many people possible involved over the coming Lenten season. To those reading this I look forward to working and meeting with you soon, and I wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. And to all our friends thank you for your support over the last coming months.

 If you are at all interested in siLENT please have a look at our webpage and resources. You can sign up today by going online at: www.millionminutes.org/silent/.

Become a featured participant on our siLENT 40 calendar. Get involved: http://millionminutes.org/silent40

By Kate Eastmond

Rediscovering the joy of waiting this Advent

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Waiting. Let’s face it, no-one likes it.

Maybe it’s a London thing but waiting even two minutes for a Tube, bus or train gets me huffing and puffing.

And it’s not just me. From instant streaming to next-day delivery, we want things now and society gives them to us almost immediately.

We simply can’t wait. Every second counts.

But waiting is good for us. The meaningful things in life – from raising children to political change – take time. Advent is an opportunity to remember this.

As Christians we need to take the time to pause and be reflective. The season of Advent is all about waiting. We are all waiting in anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ.

So let this Advent season be a time of excitement and anticipation, a time with loved ones and family, a time of hope, a time of peace and quiet contemplation, a time to slow down, a time to just be.

That way, when Jesus does arrive at Christmas, our hearts and minds can know the full impact of his arrival.

By Daniel Hale (Million Minutes Trustee)