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Xmas Factor

I woke up early this morning singing "there can be miracles when you believe" and with my head buzzing following last night's Xmas Factor! It was an amazing evening , and once again I was blown away with the standard and quality of what we put on as a Church. For my part it's fantastic to be involved with Simon at the end as we talk about God's dream of having a relationship with each one of us. The pressure of being last, and of everyone else being so good definitely gets the adrenaline going!It was also nerve-racking being filmed singing (and whistling!) and then being criticised by those fierce judges, but it seems to give people a good laugh! The creative and technical teams have done an incredible job. The music; singing; performances and arrangements were truly outstanding.
What I love too is the experience we give the school children who come to sing - we treat them really well and "big them up" throughout the event - especially now that we have the "applause meter" too! It's just so great to play a part in making them feel good both about themselves and their contribution to the event.
I spoke to many people who were in our building and at one of our events for the very first time; and overwhelmingly they were enthusiastic and very positive about the evening. The interesting thing too is that people were watching and noticing not just the quality of what we put on but also our attitudes as we all served together to park and greet and welcome.
If you haven't yet been to Xmas Factor then don't miss your last chance next Sunday evening - bring your friends too - you won't be disappointed!

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