WHAT IS GIFTS NIGHT? A LESS STRESSED, MORE BLESSED NIGHT
It’s license to do something crazy, fun, and outrageous or to showcase a hidden talent that you have that your friends like! At a Gifts’ Night, we don’t care where you stole it from, will only give you about 5 minutes, and aren’t looking for perfection – just your contribution!
WHAT GIFTS CAN I SHARE?
Poetry, stand-up, songs, dramatic readings or play scene, improv, skits, short videos (of things you can’t do in Hope’s building: like the mountain bike ride we saw last time), anything a lot of people would find interesting, It’s license to do something crazy, fun, and outrageous or to showcase a hidden talent that you have that your friends like!
IS THIS 8MM BY ANOTHER NAME?
No. Here’s a description of 8MM, “It’s a chance to present your artistic works in progress to a safe, loving, encouraging, and receptive audience.”
At a Gifts’ Night, we don’t care where you stole it from, will only give you about 5 minutes, and can only promise not to boo you. It’s more like a high school talent show with no prizes. And we encourage lots of silly acts in between the classical guitar solos and deep poetry which are most welcome.
WHAT IT’S NOT
Your first piano recital. Something randomly thrown together that’s wouldn’t have been entertaining even with rehearsal. Go with a basic skill level (juggling while eating an apple) or something funny/entertaining that doesn’t need much skill (your Hope Group’s cheerleading cheer). THINK: what can I do that will help people be less stressed or more blessed?
BTW, it’s not using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit or your gift of teaching. We once had someone misunderstand – awkward.
WHO CAN SIGN UP AND WHEN?
Households, solo acts, families, Hope Groups (the latter are encouraged to do a song or skit together and include kids). Youth Group is welcome to do an act (in fact, we have one in mind for you). Solo acts are welcome.
So start thinking! And set the date aside to contine an old Hope tradition. Sign ups begin in early July.
DOES IT FIT? RUN IT BY THE CURATOR BEFORE YOU SIGN UP
Contact Cathy Tucek to sign up or fit out if your “thing” fits this night!