We are once again hurtling through the week at CU!2018 !! Well .. oddly it feels like the end is coming far too soon and that we have been here for ages!
It has been a great few days – again the weather hasn’t dampened our spirits. In fact not having to spend chunks of the day drinking massive amounts of water and putting on more suncream has probably been a good thing!!
Day 6 is our last “normal” day here on site – tomorrow (Saturday) will be our last full day but it’s also the day we do 2the final performance tech and dress rehearsals. We also have our final theme night that afternoon / evening.
Day 5 saw our second theme night- with the rather awesome “Fairy Tails” night – it was great fun with some fantastic costumes! It also had everyone running around the (surprisingly large) site to find clues – great way to work up an appetite! I am guessing Lancaster Royals Grammar School for Boys … hasn’t quite seen anything like it !!
Our fantastic evening meetings have continued with a great range of creative ways to explore the topics we have been looking at. They are also working well as a jumping off point for the study groups the following day.
We have also done our “Praise Rave” – this year during the day as we have residential houses only 6m from our venue – rather than the 600m+ that we had at our old site !!
The One Shot Music Video has made its debut on the new site – as always it is always astonishing to see what the cast and crew come up with in less than an hour – and to see it all put together and then filmed in a single continuous take is always amazing to see!
The end of CU!2018is already rapidly approaching – However we are already looking forward to CU!2019 !!! Over the week the Cast have been submitting ideas for next years theme nights – today they voted on them ….. All shall be revealed soon ….
Point for prayer!
1 – Energy and Wisdom – its safe to say that there are some very tired Cast and Crew around ! It’s is great that the tiredness is because of people having a good time – but prayers for everyone who is struggling with a lack of energy – specifically that they will be given wisdom to judge and plan their actions and how they respond to things.
2 – Listening – with the business of the last few days please pray that the Cast and Crew make time to listen to what God is trying to say to them in our time here. Additionally what other Cast and Crew members are trying to tell them as well !!
3 – The Final Performance – this was always designed to be a collection of what we have been up to in the week. It also gives the Cast chance to experience a basic production process with Tech and Dress rehearsals. We are a Creative Arts holiday rather than a Performing arts holiday – specifically because not everyone wants to be on the stage. Please pray that the process of the final performance is a positive one and that the final show really captures what we have been up to this week !
Thanks again for your continued support