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Friday, 18 January 2019

18th-25th Jan

Coming up next week... 
Another week completed, and another week closer to half term. Olly and I have been busy doing office work planning lots of exciting stuff for you all, read on to find out what is coming up this week...


Cell Groups! 

Cell groups are on again this week, year 7-9 will be having another social, because socials are great. We will also be asking you for ideas of topics to discuss this term so come with suggestions.  Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 will be doing a session on friendship.

Year 7 - Monday 7:30 - 9:00
Year 8 - Monday 7:00- 8:30
Year 9 - Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 
Year 10 - Monday 5:30 - 7:00
Year 11 - Thursday 5:30 - 6:45
Year 12 - TBC
Year 13 - Friday 3:30 - 5:00




Younger and Older Friday Pathfinders
Younger Pathfinders: Tonight (18th) is classic games night, some of you year 7s may have never played them, but trust me, they are classic. Next week (25th) is "thirsty meeples"
Older Pathfinders: Tonight (18th) is classic games night, and next week (25th) is also thirsty meeples night. 


Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on, being led by Lisa and Angela where you will be looking at 1 Peter 1 verses 13-25. You will also be planning for the following Sundays service.


CYFA
CYFA is on this week, and it is being run by Olly and I. We will be continuing the series on Mark from last time.


Contact
If you want to know what is happening week-to-week in the youth work, you are already in the right place. But, if you need to contact us about anything else, feel free to get in touch using these (we will try to respond within 48 hours):

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com
Email: s.dobsonyouth@gmail.com
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Jan 11th - 18th


Coming up next week... 
Congrats, you made it. First week back after the Christmas holidays is always a struggle but you have done it. Now it's time to get back to nitty gritty of our Youthwork, and as some of you may know, there has been a major change. Olly has moved to a part time job in the church to take up an exciting new venture with the Diocese of Oxford, meaning that myself (Steven Dobson/Dobbo) have been employed to work alongside him. This is my first official blog so please be kind! Your leaders have been busy attending meetings all week but lets look at what is coming up this week...


Cell Groups! 
Cell groups start again this week, year 7-9 are going to be having a social, year 10, 11 and 13 are going to also be having a social but with a discussion about how last term went and plans for this term, and year 12 will be having a session on Gender as this is what they asked for! Here is a reminder of your cell times for those of you who have forgotten:
Year 7 - Monday 7:30 - 9:00
Year 8 - Monday 7:00- 8:30
Year 9 - Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 
Year 10 - Monday 5:30 - 7:00
Year 11 - Wednesday - 7:45 - 9:00
Year 12 - Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30
Year 13 - Friday 3:30 - 5:00

Your loving leadership team on our vision evening
Younger and Older Friday Pathfinders
Younger Pathfinders: No meeting tonight (11th) but will be meeting next week (18th) with a theme as yet undecided.
Older Pathfinders: No meeting tonight (11th) but will be meeting next week (18th) with a theme as yet undecided.


Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on, being led by Ruth and Jennifer on 1 Peter 1 verses 1-12, its gonna be a cracker.

If your faces are blurred its because we don't have permission from your parents to use your photo

CYFA
There is no CYFA this week but we are back on the 20th Jan.

CYFA leadership team doing their traditional stand and repeat activity 

Contact
If you want to know what is happening week-to-week in the youth work, you are already in the right place. But, if you need to contact us about anything else, feel free to get in touch using these (we will try to respond within 48 hours):

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com
Email: s.dobsonyouth@gmail.com
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

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Friday, 4 January 2019

4th - 11th January

Coming up next week... 
Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!! I hope every has had a great Christmas time and enjoyed what ever you were doing. Feel free to boast about any exploits, but not too much or we might get jealous. Look below for our big news of 2019 (if you haven't heard it already) and also to find out what is happening with the youth work in the coming week... 

News...
You may have heard this already, but as of the 7th January Olly Shaw (our faithful old  young, youth worker) is being seconded to the Diocese of Oxford, part time, to work as a Pioneer Deanery Youth Minister. He will be exploring ways to support rural churches in their work with young people for 15 hours a week! 

In order to make sure sure everything still gets done, Steven Dobson has been employed to fill those 15 hours and work part time alongside Olly in heading up the youth work. 


For those of you who do not know Steven, he has been a part of St. Leonard's Youth for a very long time as a member of a Cell Group and, since graduating cell, as a trusted and reliable volunteer. 



If you have any questions or would like to know more, then please feel free to get in touch. 

Cell Groups! 
There are no cell groups next week, because all our youth leaders are getting together in the church on Monday 7th for a vision and curry evening. Normal service will resume on Monday 14th Jan when all cell groups will be starting again in their usual times and usual places. 

While you are waiting for cells to start, why not enjoy these photos of last years (!) Christmas social?



Younger and Older Friday Pathfinders
There is no Friday Pathfinders next week (11th) as all your loving leaders are meeting up to plan next term for you (isn't that kind). But we are back the week after (18th), New Year, new fun as the old saying goes... 


Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is back for another New Year. Make sure you are around for the first session to review what we have done and grill and extra special guest...


CYFA
There is no CYFA this week but we are back on the 19th Jan.


Contact
If you want to know what is happening week-to-week in the youth work, you are already in the right place. But, if you need to contact us about anything else, feel free to get in touch using these (we will try to respond within 48 hours):

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

Instagram

Friday, 14 December 2018

14th - 21st December

Coming up next week... 
This is it! The last official blog of 2018 and the last full week of youth work coming up! The biggest and best of the up and coming things is by far the Cell Christmas social, which Olly will have been badgering you about for weeks. Have a look below to find out what is happening. 

An apology 

I'd like to start this blog with an apology. Last weeks blog had bad information in it stating that the year 11 cell was going to be on Wednesday, which was wrong, it was on the Thursday. Sorry for the confusion it caused. The blog is supposed to be a place of reliable information, so I will try to make sure that nothing like that happens again - Olly. 

Cell Groups! 
There are no cell groups next week, because we are all getting together in the church for our Cell Christmas Social!!!! Monday is the absolute last day we can take any bookings, so if you are planning to come, but haven't booked your tickets yet (you know who you are) then get on it! 



It's been in the blog every week for the past 3 weeks but in case you missed out, here is all the information you need: 

"If you have never been before, you are going it love it! The Cell Christmas Social is a big event where all the members of our different cells (and our cell leaders) get together in the church building to have Dominos and play games. All dressed in formal black tie(ish) attire. So dig out your smartest gear and get ready for the party of the year (I'm a poet and I didn't even know I could rhyme). 

This year we are having the social on Thursday 20th December at 7-9pm (that's the day before Barts breaks up). 


Tickets are £6.50 each (what a bargain) and you can get them from the link below: 


Book tickets to the event of the year


If you want a bit more information you can look at our Facebook event here: 

Cell Christmas Social Event Page"






Younger Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (14th December) its our Friday Pathfinders Christmas special. We will be starting with a Christmas jumper competition, so make sure you are wearing a good one. Other than that, you will need you best eating, wrapping, decorating, sleighing and beard adding skills!! And possibly a bit of singing for good measure.  




Next week (21st December) there is no Friday Pathfinders (boo!) because it is the Christmas Holiday (Hooray)! 


Older Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (14th December) we are also going to be judging the best Christmas jumper and awarding a prize (that is distinctly unicorn shaped and squidgy) for the winner. We will then play some festive games to get us in the mood before finishing with an extended round of killer frisbee. 

For those who want to join, a group of us will also be heading over to the church to pray afterwards. 


Next week (21st December) there is no Friday Pathfinders (boo!) because it is the Christmas Holiday (Hooray)! 

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week. We are doing our last session in our Christmas series (Ho, Ho Ho-sanna)!  Simon and Angela will be leading. 


CYFA
CFYA is back this week for the last one of 2018. We are continuing our series on the gospel of Mark, looking at Mark 7 and think about 'that which defiles' (bleurgh!). Its being led by Olly (you lucky things) and Steve (sorry about that). 


Contact
If you want to know what is happening week-to-week in the youth work, you are already in the right place. But, if you need to contact us about anything else, feel free to get in touch using these (we will try to respond within 48 hours):

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

Instagram

Friday, 7 December 2018

7th - 14th December

Coming up next week... 
Cell Groups are back, but (mostly) not as you know it Jim. Make sure you look below to find out what's happening. We also got a couple of deadlines coming up, namely booking tickets for the Cell Christmas Social and booking for the weekend away. So if you are wanting to come make sure you click (or tap, you know we are so 21st Century, seriously, who uses a mouse these days) the links below. In other news there will be more sweets than usual at both older and younger pathfinders and the vibe is staring to get a bit more Chirstmassy from here on out... 

Cell Christmas Social 2018
Roll up roll up, get your tickets to the event of the year. It's here, its happening, and we need to know how much pizza to order. So... if you are planning to come, please can you buy your tickets by this Monday (10th December). As an added incentive, the order in which people have bought their tickets will be the order in which they are allowed up for seconds and thirds!

If you have never been before, you are going it love it! The Cell Christmas Social is a big event where all the members of our different cells (and our cell leaders) get together in the church building to have Dominos and play games. All dressed in formal black tie(ish) attire. So dig out your smartest gear and get ready for the party of the year (I'm a poet and I didn't even know I could rhyme). 

This year we are having the social on Thursday 20th December at 7.30-9pm (that's the day before Barts breaks up). 

Tickets are £6.50 each (what a bargain) and you can get them from the link below: 

Book tickets to the event of the year

If you want a bit more information you can look at our Facebook event here: 

Cell Christmas Social Event Page





Cell Groups
After last weeks break, cell groups are back next week, but with a twist! For one week only...

Year 7, 8 & 9 Cell will all be joining up to create a mega cell. Meeting on Monday (10th Dec) at 7pm in the Music Room at the Ferrier's house and finishing at 8.30pm. 
Year 10 Cell will not be merging this time so they will be meeting at their normal time of 5.30pm on Monday and finishing at 7pm
Year 11 Cell won't be merging with anyone else either and will be meeting on Wednesday at 7.30 -8.45pm 
Year 12 & 13 Cell will be merging together, meeting on Friday after school at the Marks' house. 




Younger Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (7th December) its Willy Wonka night. If you like sweets and chocolate, this is the night to come to Pathfinders! 




Next week (14th December) it's going to be a Christmas special (and the last Friday Pathfinders of 2018!!). 


Older Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (7th December) its film night. Make sure you bring any Christmas classic DVD's that you have, we will then vote on what we are going to watch! 



Next week (14th December) is our Christmas special. The fine details will be up to you but there will be a Christmas jumper competition. 

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week. We are looking at Christmas again! Tis the season and all that. Olly and Ruth will be leading. 

CYFA
Thera is no CYFA this week, but we are back on the 16th. 

Youth Weekend Away! 
On the 8th-10th March we are going on our yearly youth weekend away. If you have never been before, ask someone who has to tell you all about it... 

The deadline for getting your forms in is Monday (10th December). So, if you haven't got your forms in yet you can get them from here: 

Letter to young people and kit list 

Letter to parents with link to consent forms

Consent Form for Weekend Away





Soul Survivor! 
Not content with simply going on a youth weekend away, we are also heading off to Soul Survivor again this year. For anyone who hasn't heard, Soul Survivor summer festivals are stopping after over 20 years of amazing times. I think we will need to be quick this year as I suspect places will fill up fast, so I recommend getting forms and deposits in as soon as you can. For more information have a look at the letters below: 

Letter to young people and kit list 

Letter to parents with link to consent forms

Consent Form for Soul Survivor




Contact
If you want to know what is happening week-to-week in the youth work, you are already in the right place. But, if you need to contact us about anything else, feel free to get in touch using these (we will try to respond within 48 hours):

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

Instagram

Friday, 30 November 2018

30th November - 7th December

Coming up next week... 
Is Teresa May's deal the best one for our country? Who know's, but one thing we do know is that in this blog there are some cracking deals to be had! Tickets to the cell Christmas Social, places at the Youth Weekend Away and places at Soul Survivor. Also, make sure you don't get caught out by Cell as we are having a break from normal service (see below)... 

Cell Christmas Social 2018
Cell Christmas social are now on sale! Forget Black Friday, this is the sale of the year. 

If you have never been before, you are going it love it! The Cell Christmas Social is a big event where all the members of our different cells (and our cell leaders) get together in the church building to have Dominos and play games. So dig out your smartest gear and get ready for the party of the year (I'm a poet and I didn't even know I could rhyme). 

This year we are having the social on Thursday 20th December at 7.30-9pm (that's the day before Barts breaks up). 

The deadline for booking a place is 10th December, so get your tickets bought as soon as you can! 

Tickets are £6.50 each (what a bargain) and you can get them from the link below: 

Book tickets to the event of the year

If you want a bit more information you can look at our Facebook event here: 

Cell Christmas Social Event Page





Cell Groups
Next week there won't be any Cell Groups meeting! This is because we are having some youth leaders training (how else do you think we keep our leading skills razor sharp and in top condition). 

There are some exceptions to the rule, but leaders will communicate with their cell groups separately about that! 




Younger Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (30th Nov) its Sing Along Disney night. Come ready to sing along to a Disney Classic, while stuffing your face with popcorn and other cinema style sweets!! 




Next week (7th December) its Willy Wonka night. Expect there to be sweets and a whole host of weird activities for you to enjoy. 

Older Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (30th November) its... "THE CIRCLE OF OF GAAAMMMEEESSS (and it rules us allllll). Get ready to play your favourite circle based games, eat circular food and probably enjoy each others company. 


Next week (7th December) is TBD. Just like last week, I will float some options and you guys can decided what we do. 

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is back on this week. It's being led by Simon and Graham and is the start on our series about Christmas. 

CYFA
CYFA is back this week too. It is being led by Olly and Steve and we are carrying on with our series going through the book of Mark. This week its Mark 6.

Youth Weekend Away! 
On the 8th-10th March we are going on our yearly youth weekend away. If you have never been before, ask someone who has to tell you all about it... 

Paper copies of the letters below have gone out, but if you prefer a download you can do it here: 

Letter to young people and kit list 

Letter to parents with link to consent forms

Consent Form for Weekend Away




Soul Survivor! 
Not content with simply going on a youth weekend away, we are also heading off to Soul Survivor again this year. For anyone who hasn't heard, Soul Survivor summer festivals are stopping after over 20 years of amazing times. I think we will need to be quick this year as I suspect places will fill up fast, so I recommend getting forms and deposits in as soon as you can. For more information have a look at the letters below: 

Letter to young people and kit list 

Letter to parents with link to consent forms

Consent Form for Soul Survivor




Contact
If you want to know what is happening week-to-week in the youth work, you are already in the right place. But, if you need to contact us about anything else, feel free to get in touch using these (we will try to respond within 48 hours):

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

Instagram