So, we went to the Mahone Bay Vineyard dealio. It was cool.

The best part was definitely being able to hang out with the Riegers and Rademakers from Winnipeg. It was awesome to connect with Winnipeg church family! Jac had a chance to go over some plans for the Vineyard Village Inn (aka transitional housing at WCV) with them and we had a great time sharing a campsite with the Riegers.

I did get a bladder infection and had to waste a beautiful afternoon in Mahone Bay getting antibiotics. My recommendation: don't get a bladder infection.

There was a definite theme of justice and the poor at this gathering, especially for Jac and I because of the workshops we attended. It was good, challenging stuff. The lady in our church here who heads up mercy ministry was at the one with me and wants to get me involved. Yikes!

Now I'll shut up and let some pics do the talking:

everyoneworshipsThe obligatory Vineyard conference worship shot.
artandsongWorship in art and song.
excuseme,itsonlywaterMike Pilavachi informing her: "excuse me, it's only water!" Funny SOB.
latenightworshipDan Wilt does this Coram Deo thing with an "ancient-future" mix of worship in beautiful old buildings. Here we're in Mahone Bay's lovely neo-gothic Lutheran church.
peteleadscommunionWe finished the night by clustering together at the front to take communion.

You can see a few other photos from Mahone Bay on Flickr. If you want to see photos of the lovely town, take this phototour.