The Dock should be pleased with last night's turnout. People working in (and for) Titanic Quarter, along with residents and friends gathered inside an unoccupied shop unit at the base of the new apartments in Abercorn Basin. It was easy to find - the open door with the VW blue camper parked outside and a brazier offering heat to anyone needing a smoke.
The unit's concrete shell was decorated with fairy lights. Mulled wines were stewing on a gas stove, along with supplies of shortbread and good cheer. Residents met for the first time. TQ employees explained what excites them about the area. And once again, food (and drink) was a door to relationship.
I caught up with Titanic Quarter's chaplain Chris Bennett and asked him about the Dock and his work in the area ... just as it started to snow again. That's the Kit sculpture lit up behind him.
For another 36 hours or so you can still catch his thoughtful (and more boisterous than normal!) Morning Worship for Advent from Radio Ulster last Sunday in which he describes a bit more about the project.
And this morning's Thought for the Day with Michelle Marken talked about her Dock Walk.