November 2001: Waiting
a service for advent. photos here
doorperson to hand out tickets and tell people to go and wait in the waiting area until their number is called [jackie]
the church hall set up as a doctor's waiting room - rows of seats, harsh lighting, old magazines etc
people do questionnaire about the experience of waiting [jackie]
eg what are you waiting for?
do you like waiting?
do you expect god to wait for you? etc
people called in by their number at intervals
small stations to be done in any order
bible - times when people have waited in bible eg abraham, exiles, 400 yrs between testaments, jesus "my time has not yet come", resurrection, pentecost etc [jonny]
creation - waiting for the children of god - hopeful waiting - plant bulbs [steve]
prayer vigil - for those left behind by society. hopeless waiting - going back to wait with them [mark]
death - waiting to die. looked forward to as well as feared [anna]
swords into ploughshares - taking action instead of waiting for god to act for us [justin]
what would you wait for? - star wars/healthcare/prison/death row/macdonalds/sex [justin]
call waiting - bruce stanley's animation - if we can get it - everyone bring long phone leads
instant gratification station - everyone bring 'instant' things eg foods/drinks [everyone]
advent - waiting for god - deferred gratification [mike]
good things come to those who wait - guiness ad - to be tested for workability [steve]
when people have finished - direct them to cafe space. everyone bring beer/wine and something to eat.