We're taking the youth group away this weekend to Buckden Towers, about 30 miles north of Stevenage, just off the A1(M). This will be my 5th weekend there, but first with this group of young people. We're doing it because we have several new members since september and thought this would be a good way of re-establishing the group's identity. We're planning it as a mini-retreat. For the first time since I brought it, we're going to try some of the ideas from tune in, chill out. I'm hoping the young people will gets lots out of it. They are mostly churched people, but are at that age 11-16 of being active and loud, so it will be interesting to see how the quieter stuff we've got planned works. Trying to find time to do everything that needs to be done, including planning what I'm going to say Saturday evening. I think I'm going to do something on the parable of the sower, but have also been listening to some old greenbelt mike yaconelli tapes.