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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 7.30-9pm (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"






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

Friday, 23 November 2018

23rd-30th November

Coming up next week... 
Next week is shaping up nicely, with all sorts of things going on. Make sure you don't miss out on the Cell Christmas Social (see below). Anyone who is wanting even more Christmas cheer and who is feeling creative might want to have a go at creating some Christingles. If you are up for it, it's saturday morning on 1st December. Please get in touch if you want to get involved. 

Christmas Trees
Thank you to the guys who helped out with our tree decorating this week! If you fancy coming and having a look at our hard work (and also some other trees too) then why not pop to the church: 

Friday (23rd Nov): 12noon - 7pm (with a cafe) 
Saturday (24th Nov): 10am-12.30pm 



And, if you go, remember to vote for ours as the best, which it clearly is!! 


Cell Christmas Social 2018

This is it... the moment you have all been waiting for... the tickets for the 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. Every comes dressed in the best black tie attire and the church is decked out so nicely it makes Buckingham Palace look like a smell swamp. 

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
Year 7 Cell: are continuing with our series on books of the Bible, looking at Acts this week (after going rouge and looking at heaven last week instead of acts). 
Year 8 Cell: are continuing with our series on books of the Bible, looking at Acts part 2.
Year 9 Cell: are continuing with our series on books of the Bible, looking at the book of Acts. 
Year 10 Cell: will think about the Holy Spirit in cell next week. 
Year 11 Cell: will doing a session on the Holy Spirit. They will be meeting on Thursday at 5.45pm - 7pm at Marion's house.
Year 12 Cell: will doing the last session looking at the last bit of Revelation, as well as having a time of prayer, reflection and discussion. 
Year 13 Cell: will be thinking about the Holy Spirit.



Younger Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (23rd Nov) its Alternative Craft night, so wear clothes that aren't your best ones and that you don't mind getting messy. All will become clear at the evening, but basically its an evening of crafts that you wouldn't normally do at your traditional craft evening! 




Next week (30th November) its a sing along Disney night. Think watching a classic Disney film, combined with Karaoke and you're on the right track. 


Older Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (23rd November) its Dark Games. You asked for them, so you are getting them. Complete with Dark Chocolate toasties. 


Next week (30th November) the choice is yours. I will put it to the vote this evening, what ever people choose will be the session that we do. 

Sunday Pathfinders
There is NO SUNDAY PATHFINDERS this week as our very own Olly Shaw is leading the service. All feedback welcome (as long as it's positive and doesn't mention his lack of hair) 

CYFA
There is NO CYFA this week either but Olly is leading the service. Any hecklers will be swiftly ex-communicated and then subjected to an a cappella performance of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road sung deliberately out of key. 

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

Friday, 16 November 2018

16-23 November

Coming up next week... 
We have at least one Friday Pathfinders first this week and some Christmas tree fun as well as a still giving you access to our Soul Survivor and Youth Weekend Away forms. If you have any questions about what is in this blog or what is happening in our youth work week to week please get in touch using the contact details below... 

Christmas Trees

Next weekend (24th-25th Nov) our church is having a Christmas tree festival. Not wanting to miss out on an opportunity to shine, we are going to be offering a tree into the mix (clearly it will be the best one by far). We've got a good crew coming along to decorate it on Tuesday after school next week (20th). If you want to be part of the team and enjoy a bit of creative flair, then get in touch using the details below. 



Cell Groups
Year 7 Cell: are continuing with our series on books of the Bible, looking at Acts this week (after going rouge and looking at heaven last week instead of acts). 
Year 8 Cell: are continuing with our series on books of the Bible, looking at Acts part 1.
Year 9 Cell: are continuing with our series on books of the Bible as well but I'm not sure which book they have got to. 
Year 10 Cell: will doing the last session of our 4 part series looking at Revelation, part 2! 
Year 11 Cell: will doing the last session of our 4 part series looking at Revelation part 2! . They will be meeting on Wednesday at 7.45pm - 9pm at Marion's house.
Year 12 Cell: will doing the last session of our 4 part series looking at Revelation!
Year 13 Cell: will doing the last session of our 4 part series looking at Revelation part 2 or thinking about the Holy Spirit, depending on how far they get today...





Younger Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (16th November) its DARK GAMES. There's got to be something good about the nights getting darker and the fact that we get to play games in the dark at Pathfinders is one of those things... 





Next week (23rd November) its alternative craft night. Come prepared to take part in some crafts, just not the ones we normally  do. 

Older Friday Pathfinders
Tonight (16th November) we are having a Friday Pathfinders first. Its Origami night! This evening will require skill, concentration, imagination and the ability to squeeze into something that you have made out of paper. 


Next week (23rd November) is to be confirmed so what this literal and metaphorical space. [                                                                                                                                               ]

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is back this week, thinking about 'Generosity' being led by Simon and Angela. 

CYFA
This week we are carrying on with our series on Mark. Going on to Mark 5. 



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



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




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