Bread and Puppets

When I lived in New York City, I had a holiday tradition to meet up with an old friend and spend an evening catching up and getting into the holiday spirit.  One year she suggested a theatre show put on by a travelling puppeteer group named Bread and Puppets.    Bread and Puppets is a … Continue reading

Photos are UP!

Photos are UP!

Now that we’ve all traveled home, some of the cool visuals are ready to be shared. Our phenomenal photographer, Mike Erdelyi, has thousands of photos to share from week 5’s conference.  Week 6 should be up soon, so take a look! http://flic.kr/s/aHsjB5F7jY         

First Friday!

First Friday!

Ending worship ritual of singing by candle light around the lake. It’s been a perfectly imperfect week! Beautiful, powerful, hard, exhausting, and totally worth it.

Anderson Auditorium

Anderson Auditorium

Ahhh the aud…I’m pretty sure that this is my new home. Rehearsals begin at 7am and we reset for the next day sometime around 9/10pm at night. Thanks to the Aud crew, A/V (audio/video) crew, and Conference Support teams who keep us rolling! The pews may be “older than your grandmother,” but they are pretty … Continue reading

Energizers!

Energizers!

Energizers are coordinated group movement and dancing set to popular music. They’re an important part of recreation at a Montreat Youth conference, and a fun way to start the day for conferees! Here our Rec leaders, Megan and Stuart, lead Ants Marching with Planning Team members. As a big Dave Matthews Band fan, “Ants” is … Continue reading

Small Group Supplies

Montreat Small Group Leaders have a lot of supplies for the week! It takes a good system to get them organized and returned for the next set of conferences. Today our Week 5 Small Group Leaders arrive for their first session of training. – Chris

All work…

All work…

We’ve done a week of work each day this week. The team is on top of their work though and we’re finding time to do energizers and pedal around our new office space. Stage leaders joined us yesterday and it’s wonderful to hear how their ideas flow into each other!  Best quote of the night, … Continue reading

It is good…

It is good…

It is good to be a director! Taken out to dinner last night. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop–when will the stacks of paper come out and the meeting begins? Dripolator for coffee: we all learned about single prepped coffee and then went to worship together. Delightful. So nice to worship w/o being … Continue reading

We Made It!

We’ve made it to Montreat, Diana by red-eye flight and myself by car. Taking in worship before the on-site preparation begins! – Chris