Tube News | Aug 22nd

Tubestation Polzeath
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Welcome to Tube news on this lovely mid-August day. Some good surf this week thanks to stormy seas in the mid-Atlantic, and a reminder too that in the storms of this high season (some say Cornwall visitor numbers are up 20% this year), there is a place of calm in the chaos. Big thanks to Sam here, who has steadily been creating this powerful image entitled Rock of Ages, in between surfs and cups of coffee. 
(The tattoo motif comes from the third verse of the Hymn 'Rock of Ages, A Cleft for Me' which reads, "Nothing in my hand i bring / simply to the cross I cling / naked, come to thee for dress / helpless, look to thee for grace / foul, I to the mountain fly / wash me saviour or I die". The song was written by Reverend Augustus Toplady in 1763 after he found refuge from a thunderstorm under a large stone outcropping while hiking in a Somerset gorge.
An artist by the name of Johannes Oertel created a painting that echoed the hymn, and traditional style tattoos soon popped up on the arms of sailors depicting Oertel's damsel in distress clinging to the cross.)
We always love it when artists pass through and do their thing, so thanks for blessing us this week, Sam.
Ticket to Ride collab
Awesome BBQ on the beach last week with friends from Ticket to Ride and Wavehunters, with Harbour Brewery. Nice to be firing up our new custom oil-drum BBQ again (given to us recently by Christian Surfers - thanks so much Phil and the crew at CS!).
Women's surf film night
Women’s Surf Film Night

Tomorrow! 23rd August 7pm for 7.30.

Featuring The Women and The Waves 2 and other short films.

£3 all proceedings going to an amazing cause.

Come along!

Looking forward to seeing lots of you there
The Grenaways
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A few local dancers
Great little gig with The Grenaways over at Surf Side at the weekend, providing a beautiful soundtrack to another stunning Polzy sunset. It's a busy time of year for these guys so if you're keen to see them pop over to their Facebook page for the latest news and upcoming gigs.
Creation Fest
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It's almost one whole week since Creation Fest 2018 finished! 

Creation Fest is a celebration of the LIFE that we find in Jesus Christ. This year, we faced all the joys and challenges that come with sharing faith at an outreach-focused festival (read more of my personal reflections on that here).

A few of the key stats from this year’s event are below. We thank God for those who made first-time faith decisions and the many renewed in faith this summer. 

Creation Fest 2018:

Volunteers: 426
Team Leaders: 66
Church Groups: 28
Nights Camped: 12,400
Live Viewers: 60,229
Responses to the Gospel: 166 
Physical Healings: 9
Kids in Venue: 880
Children sponsored through Compassion: 60
Meals served in our kitchens: 14,000+
Skaters/Scooters/BMXers: 535
Day Visitors: 9,124
Sports players: 2567
Number of sports: 21
Total hours of sports played: 129
Facebook reach for the week of the festival: 167,781
Twitter impressions: 138K
Reusable mugs used in our cafes: 492
Reduced water bottle use by: 2650 (thank you Tearfund!)
Recyclable materials collected: 88,000 litres

Please stay in touch at and via our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Jesus came that we might have life, and have it to the full. 

Sarah Yardley / Creation Fest Coordinator

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Creation Fest with a Whale Fall biologist!
I had a fantastic week at Creation Fest on the Christians in Science (CiS) stand.  
On the Sunday of the Fest, I had the great pleasure of sharing the stand with fellow CiS member Dr Nick Higgs, a Bahamian-British marine biologist. Nick is an expert in Whale-Fall ecology. His research includes finding answers to the question "What happens to whales when they die?" ...

(read Dr Mike Kent's full blog here)
Sunday sessions
The Sunday Session this week with Alistair Sharp speaking on TRUTH.
What's on...

Tubestation and Zeath Gallery are open Monday- Saturday 10-5

Thursday morning Prayer 10.30 - 12

Thursday evening women's surf movie night 7pm for 7.30

Thursday night bible study - This Thursday 7.30 at the Tubestation, in the marquee

Sunday Session every Sunday at 10am
A message from above
Surfing in the sunshine, sitting on my board in the water at Constantine / Boobys Bay a couple of weeks ago, enjoying a bit of 'blue-mind' time and tuned in to the sights and sounds of nature all around me, I looked up. Following the sound of an aeroplane flying overhead, I read this message from above. 
Immersed in the surf, beauty and nature all around, warm sunshine beating on my face and back, and then this message of love to fill my heart and complete my joy!
What I loved the most was that it wasn't "sponsored by blah blah church" or "come to our thing", or anything else other than this simple message.
It just was. Unconditional.
All I had to do was receive it in the moment, so I did. Thank you! It's good to be loved.
See ya!

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