Building Bridges Through Story.
Today, everywhere we look, everything we listen to or see on TV or read in a newspaper or magazine, is overwhelmingly negative. Will we ever get on top of this virus and be able to keep those we love, safe? With no indication that we will beat this virus some time soon, we had to cancel Building Bridges Through Story for 2020.
Well, that’s the disappointing news!
How about some good news for a change? While our own ‘tunnel’ may be almost in darkness, now, there is light and hope for a better future, at the end.
In my crystal ball, which is alive and crackling with light, I can see two images that will bring new hope for MUC next year, especially to BBTS.
Firstly, the Manningham City Council, in its wisdom, has allocated MUC a grant of $10,000.00 to hold Building Bridges Through Story. Despite having to cancel the project for 2020, the Council has agreed to hold the grant money over until 2021 and we won’t be pressured on a date – as long as we can account for changes. Understandably, we need to be able to hold the event for 200 people, without social distancing, so it can’t be held early in 2021 – based on current expectations.
With that in mind, Building Bridges Through Story will be held on 9 October 2021.
The second image in my crystal ball, is the new worship and community centre for MUC that will have its grand opening in February/March 2021.
This means that we will be able to hold BBTS at our new centre. That’s fantastic news! I can’t tell you what this will mean for our eleven Working Groups that will organise BBTS 2021. Our own project, held in our own place, on our own terms!
We will start to plan BBTS 2021 soon so stay tuned for more information.