In defiance of the bitter winter weather (said to be the coldest night in the region for a decade), over 30 members of the Cursillo 4th Day Community gathered in their own warm homes on Wednesday evening last to join in the second Norwich Anglican Cursillo Zoom Ultreya. Based on a shortened version of the pioneering first event in December last year, this event featured all the essential elements of an Ultreya without the necessity of driving long distances in the dark on a chilly night. Despite not being able to meet together due to the Covid-19 restrictions, members of the 4th Day Community welcomed each other in the virtual world which is possible by courtesy of the Internet. We pray for a speedy reduction in the Lockdown restrictions so that we are soon able to meet in person again.
We have been blessed with the help of Leroy who is an absolute “Wizz” at facilitating Zoom meetings and arranging the screen sharing for the hymns as well as seamlessly moving the view between speakers. We offer our sincere thanks to Leroy for his help.
Participants enjoyed a stimulating Witness Talk by Jane (Norwich #12) who described her seizing the initiative and volunteering to train and take up work as a Internet Instructor for people needing to be able to communicate during the Coronavirus pandemic. We all wish Jane every success in her new venture as she follows her calling to help those in need. Truly Cursillo in Action. Our Spiritual Director, Canon Steve Wright, responded to Jane’s talk. Prayers were led by Jackie (Norwich #7)
Updates on business matters were addressed by Lay Director Barbara Harrold, treasurer Roger Harrold and BACC Rep Bill Rout. In all cases there was little to report due to the current Lockdown restrictions.
All in all an event enjoyed by all who attended and Secretariat hope to be able to stage another similar event in the future.