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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Good news

Public announcement blog! 

Good morning everybody, I bring you good news. Edward Joel Shaw was born at 1:36am this morning, weight 9lbs 4 (which is big I am told). Jo, Edward and Olly are all doing well. 

I know everybody will be really excited to meet Edward and I'm sure the Shaws will introduce him soon, but please remember to respect their time to get used to parents of two.

Just want to finish by thanking God for a safe birth and for blessing Jo and Olly with a second child. 


Paternity leave
Now that Edward has arrived, paternity leave begins. Olly won't be around for the next two weeks, most likely returning for the Christmas social. Fear not, in his absence, I will be in charge and Peter Lockwood will become my minion. Please treat him with the same respect you treat us with


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

Monday, 2 December 2019

2nd - 9th Dec

Coming up next week... 
Hope you have all had your second little advent chocolate, hands up if you have put your Christmas tree up yet (My hand is firmly down, far too early, Bah Humbug). We are still in full flow with the Youthwork, gearing up to the big finale of the cell Christmas social, so make sure you have your tickets....


Cell Groups
Year 7 and year 9 did a fantastic job on decorating our Christmas tree, well done team. This week cell groups are continuing or starting a series on idols.

Year 7 -  Monday 7:15 - 8:30, usual place
Year 8 Monday 7:30 - 8:45pm at the vicarage
Year 9 - Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 at the church
Year 10 - Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm 
Year 11 - Monday 5:30 - 6:45pm 
Year 12 - Friday 5:00 - 6:15pm 
Year 13+ - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm 



Cell Social

The cell Christmas social is on Thursday 19th December at 7pm. A night where we all dress in our finest clobber and dine like kings on Domino's pizza (other pizzas are available just not on the night for us!). We will play games, eat together and celebrate Christmas in style. There is a slight cost for this event, but it is certainly worth it. The sooner you pay for your ticket, the earlier you will be allowed up for food on the night, meaning you get first pick of the pizza!!

WE REALLY NEED YOU TO SIGN UP FOR THIS SOON OR WE WONT HAVE ENOUGH FOOD
 Please use this link to purchase your ticket

If there is anyone willing to come do some washing up whilst we have our social, that would be amazing and your support would be repaid with some Christmas nibbles! Please let me know if you would be up for it!

Younger Pathfinders
What a great week we had at Lyall and Co, fantastic pizza, great coffee shame about the odd bearded man serving it, I am sure he wasn't supposed to be there? 

This week (6th Dec) the pathfinders theme is a mystery. We might play Frisbee, we might play party games, come along and find out.

Next week (13th Dec) is the last pathfinders of the year, and we will be having a film night.







Older Pathfinders
This week (6th Dec) the pathfinders theme is a mystery. We might play Frisbee, we might play party games, come along and find out.

Next week (13th Dec) is the last pathfinders of the year, and we will be having a film night.


Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week, looking at another of the advent candles!

CYFA 
CYFA is not on this week I'm afraid


Weekend Away

The weekend away deadline was the 31st October, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so quickly. To access the forms, please use the link below. 

Please click Here

Consent forms 
It is important for everybody who is attending our Youthwork to have a completed consent form each year. If you are under 18, a parent needs to complete the consent form. Please use this Link


Please note that we need these consent forms every year, so even if you filled one out last year, we still need another one). 


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

Monday, 25 November 2019

25th Nov - 1st Dec

Coming up next week... 
30 days till Christmas, 160 days until my birthday but more importantly 24 days until the Cell Christmas social. There is more information on that social and everything else going on this week in the world of St Leonards Youth work. Read on to find out more...


Cell Groups
I thought everybody had finished storylines last week, but I was wrong. Cell groups are either doing another storylines plan or a session looking at idols. Year 7 are also decorating the Christmas tree for the church Christmas tree festival!

Year 7 -  Tuesday 5:30 - 6:45, usual place
Year 8 Monday 7:30 - 8:45pm at the vicarage
Year 9 - Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 at the church
Year 10 - Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm 
Year 11 - Monday 5:30 - 6:45pm 
Year 12 - Friday 5:00 - 6:15pm 
Year 13+ - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm 







Cell Social

We can now announce that out cell Christmas social is on Thursday 19th December at 7pm. A night where we all dress in our finest clobber and dine like kings on Domino's pizza (other pizzas are available just not on the night for us!). We will play games, eat together and celebrate Christmas in style. There is a slight cost for this event, but it is certainly worth it. The sooner you pay for your ticket, the earlier you will be allowed up for food on the night, meaning you get first pick of the pizza!!
 Please use this link to purchase your ticket

Younger Pathfinders
Pathfinders this week (29th Nov) 6:30 - 8:30 is a joint session being held at Lyall. We will have the video games out, we will have some board games and card games available as well as a few craft activities to get stuck into. If you have paid your termly fee, then its free. For anybody who hasn't, there is a £2 charge. Oh and did I mention we will have Pizza and a hot drink being provided? Their cafe will also be open for business

Next week (6th December) we are not sure what the theme is. With the imminent arrival of baby Shaw, we are playing it by ear a little but all the sessions will be awesome!











Older Pathfinders
Pathfinders this week (29th Nov) 6:30 - 8:30 is a joint session being held at Lyall. We will have the video games out, we will have some board games and card games available as well as a few craft activities to get stuck into. If you have paid your termly fee, then its free. For anybody who hasn't, there is a £2 charge. Oh and did I mention we will have Pizza and a hot drink being provided? Their cafe will also be open for business

Next week (6th December) we are not sure what the theme is. With the imminent arrival of baby Shaw, we are playing it by ear a little but all the sessions will be awesome!


Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week ad is being led by Simon and Graham all about the nations of peace!

CYFA 
CYFA is on this week and is the second half of Nick and Olly's plan!


Weekend Away

The weekend away deadline was the 31st October, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so quickly. To access the forms, please use the link below. 

Please click Here



Consent forms 
It is important for everybody who is attending our Youthwork to have a completed consent form each year. If you are under 18, a parent needs to complete the consent form. Please use this Link


Please note that we need these consent forms every year, so even if you filled one out last year, we still need another one). 


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

Monday, 18 November 2019

18th - 24th November

Coming up next week... 
Roll up, roll up and witness the greatest blog on earth. If you're a year 7 or year 8 this blog is particularly important for you as your cells have moved!! Year 9 and above should read on too as reading is fun and good for your brain! Here's what's coming up this week


Cell Groups
Cell groups are finishing the storylines plans this week!

Year 7 -  Monday 7:15 - 8:30, usual place
Year 8 Monday 7:30 - 8:45pm at the vicarage
Year 9 - Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 at the church
Year 10 - Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm 
Year 11 - Monday 5:30 - 6:45pm 
Year 12 - Friday 5:00 - 6:15pm 
Year 13+ - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm 




Its hard to do the storylines plan without the DVD isn't it Olly?

Cell Social

We can now announce that out cell Christmas social is on Thursday 19th December at 7pm. A night where we all dress in our finest clobber and dine like kings on Domino's pizza (other pizzas are available just not on the night for us!). We will play games, eat together and celebrate Christmas in style. There is a slight cost for this event, but it is certainly worth it. Please use this link to purchase your ticket


Younger Pathfinders
22nd of November is classic games night. We have loads of games that we play every year,  and having been to a variety of youth clubs, our games are by far the best around. Come along and see if you can beat the old school games!

Next week isn't confirmed yet, but I assure you, it will be packed full of fun!




What does this have to do with pathfinders? Come along and defeat the table!





Older Pathfinders
22nd of November is classic games night. We have loads of games that we play every year,  and having been to a variety of youth clubs, our games are by far the best around. Come along and see if you can beat the old school games!

Next week isn't confirmed yet, but I assure you, it will be packed full of fun!


Sunday Pathfinders
There is no Sunday Pathfinders this week due to it being an all in service

CYFA 
There is no CYFA this week, but its an all in service so come along!


Weekend Away

The weekend away deadline was the 31st October, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so quickly. To access the forms, please use the link below. 

Please click Here



Consent forms 
It is important for everybody who is attending our Youthwork to have a completed consent form each year. If you are under 18, a parent needs to complete the consent form. Please use this Link


Please note that we need these consent forms every year, so even if you filled one out last year, we still need another one). 


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

Monday, 11 November 2019

11th November - 17th November

Coming up next week... 
Hello...different term, same old blog. We have been rushed off our feet today so this blog will be short and to the point! Read on!


Cell Groups
Cell groups are back this week and continuing with the storylines plan. 

Year 7 - This week cell is on Tuesday at the usual place, 5:30 - 6:30pm 
Year 8 Monday 7:30 - 8:45pm (at Olly's house)
Year 9 - Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 at the church
Year 10 - Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm 
Year 11 - Monday 5:30 - 6:45pm 
Year 12 - Friday 5:00 - 6:15pm 
Year 13+ - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm 






Younger Pathfinders
This week, 15th November, is Night Night. This is the new Dark Games night, so come dressed in dark clothing as this will help you in the games.

Next week is still be confirmed, but it will be epic! 








Older Pathfinders
This week, 15th November, is Night Night. This is the new Dark Games night, so come dressed in dark clothing as this will help you in the games.

Next week is still be confirmed, but it will be epic! 



Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is back on this week and is being led by myself and Ruth!

CYFA 
CYFA is on this week and is being run by Olly and Nick

Weekend Away

The weekend away deadline was the 31st October, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so quickly. To access the forms, please use the link below. 


Please click Here

Moldova trip
Last week we had a meeting about a mission trip to Moldova for people aged 15 and over. It looks like a great opportunity but the deadline is the 15th November, and there is no wriggle room on this deadline. If you would like more information on how to sign up or what the trip entails please contact myself or Olly

Consent forms 
It is important for everybody who is attending our Youthwork to have a completed consent form each year. If you are under 18, a parent needs to complete the consent form. Please use this Link


Please note that we need these consent forms every year, so even if you filled one out last year, we still need another one). 


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

Monday, 4 November 2019

4th Nov Blog

Coming up next week... 
Half term is over, and we apologise for the lack of communication last week, but whilst we are awesome, us youth workers need a break too, but don't worry we are refreshed and ready and have got a lot planned for the next term! This week is a reduced programme with no cell groups or Sunday groups, so please read to find out when they start and about other exciting events coming up soon...

Cell Groups
There are no cell groups this week as our army of cell leaders have a training on Wednesday evening. Don't worry, we will back next week!


Cell Social
We can now announce that out cell Christmas social is on Thursday 19th December at 7pm. A night where we all dress in our finest clobber and dine like kings on Domino's pizza (other pizzas are available just not on the night for us!). We will play games, eat together and celebrate Christmas in style. There is a slight cost for this event, but it is certainly worth it. Please use this link to purchase your ticket


Younger Pathfinders
Friday pathfinders is another joint session this week (8th Nov), but you will get half an hour to yourselves. Its bonfire, so come dressed to keep warm as we go outside and toast marshmallows and use sparklers (safely) to light the night sky. There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate too! Please arrive at 6:30 and get collected at 7:45


We have introduced a payment scheme for Friday Pathfinders for this coming term, I have sent everybody who was involved in our Youthwork last year an email detailing what this will consist of, if you haven't received this email please let me know and I can send this to you!

Older Pathfinders
Friday pathfinders is another joint session this week (8th Nov), but you will get half an hour to yourselves. Its bonfire, so come dressed to keep warm as we go outside and toast marshmallows and use sparklers (safely) to light the night sky. There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate too! Please arrive at 7:00 and we will finish at 8:30


We have introduced a payment scheme for Friday Pathfinders for this coming term, I have sent everybody who was involved in our Youthwork last year an email detailing what this will consist of, if you haven't received this email please let me know and I can send this to you!


Sunday Pathfinders
There is no Sunday Pathfinders this week due to it being Remembrance Sunday

CYFA 
There is no CYFA this week due to it being Remembrance Sunday

Consent forms
It is important for everybody who is attending our Youthwork to have a completed consent form each year. If you are under 18, a parent needs to complete the consent form. Please use this Link


Please note that we need these consent forms every year, so even if you filled one out last year, we still need another one). 
Weekend Away 
The weekend away is only 22 weekends away. For those who don't wish to work that it, its on the 20th - 22nd March. I have sent an email with the information to all those who I have received consent forms from. If you haven't received that email, please follow the link below. Activities and spaces are on a first come first serve basis for this trip!

Please click Here



For any questions regarding the weekend away please contact myself rather than Olly, on s.dobsonyouth@gmail.com

Moldova Trip
Some of you may already know, but we are hoping to lead a mission trip to Moldova in February half term. We are going with a company called Reign ministries. The company are coming to lead an evening telling us all about the trip on Thursday evening (7th Nov) at 7pm. If you are interested in coming, please come along to the meeting where you can ask any questions. The meeting is for parents and young people. We can only offer the trip to the those 15 years old and older, but don't worry, we are working on another mission trip for the summer!







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

Monday, 21 October 2019

Monday 21st Oct

Coming up next week... 
The end of term is in sight, hurahhh. The cell celebration was fantastic last night, well done to all those involved and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Despite it being the last week of term, we have a full programme of youth work this week, so read on to find out what's going on! 

Cell Groups
Cell groups are on this, except year 13+. I am not sure what each cell is doing this week, but I believe most are doing a debrief on the celebration, followed by some prayer and some games. 

Year 7 - Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30pm 
Year 8 Monday 7:30 - 8:45pm 
Year 9 - Monday 7:00 - 8:15pm
Year 10 - Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm 
Year 11 - Monday 5:30 - 6:45pm 
Year 12 - Friday 5:00 - 6:15pm 
Year 13+ - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm 


Younger Pathfinders
This week (25th Oct) is a joint cafe night. The older pathfinders will join us for one of the best evenings of the term. For those who haven't been before, we will have a few different video games out, some board games, the table tennis table, nail varnish maybe even some make up, you name it and if we have got it (and its suitable) you can have it! There may even be some additional cakes on offer! If you have any board games you would particularly like to play, please feel free to bring them along! This week it will run 6:30 - 8:00 











We have introduced a payment scheme for Friday Pathfinders for this coming term, I have sent everybody who was involved in our Youthwork last year an email detailing what this will consist of, if you haven't received this email please let me know and I can send this to you!

Older Pathfinders
This week (25th Oct) is a joint cafe night. You guys will join the Younger Pathfinders for one of the best evenings of the term. For those who haven't been before, we will have a few differenct video games out, some board games, the table tennis table, nail varnish maybe even some make up, you name it and if we have got it (and its suitable) you can have it! There may even be some additional cakes on offer! If there are any board games you have which you would like to play please feel free to bring them along. This week it will run 6:30 - 8:00 


We have introduced a payment scheme for Friday Pathfinders for this coming term, I have sent everybody who was involved in our Youthwork last year an email detailing what this will consist of, if you haven't received this email please let me know and I can send this to you!


Sunday Pathfinders
There is no Sunday Pathfinders this week due to it being an all in service.

CYFA 
There is no CYFA this week due it being an all in service

Consent forms
It is important for everybody who is attending our Youthwork to have a completed consent form each year. If you are under 18, a parent needs to complete the consent form. Please use this Link


Please note that we need these consent forms every year, so even if you filled one out last year, we still need another one). 
Weekend Away
The weekend away is only 22 weekends away. For those who don't wish to work that it, its on the 20th - 22nd March. I have sent an email with the information to all those who I have received consent forms from. If you haven't received that email, please follow the link below. Activities and spaces are on a first come first serve basis for this trip!

Please click Here




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