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Friday, 31 March 2017

31st March - 7th April

Coming up this week... 

Apparently, this blog was read by 21 people in Russia last week, so to all our Russian friends, spasibo! Here is what is happening in the coming week... 


Cell Groups 
Because it is the last week of term, most cell groups will be having a social, except for; Year 9 and Year 10 cell who are playing catch up and having a session on 'how to be a good friend'. All cells are at their normal times and normal places.  





Friday Pathfinders (younger)
This week (31st  March) is 'The Eggciting Eggstreme Easter Egg Evening'! Planned by our very own Robert Murrell! Because its nearly Easter, we will be playing lots Easter and egg related games. Some active and fun (planned by Robert) and some just plain ridiculous and a bit gross (that Olly added in).


Casual bit of first aid. I spoke to the guy afterwards and he was well impressed with our group 

Next week (7th April) is going to be CafĂ© Night, so remember to bring extra money, to pay for the delicious, delicious food.


Friday Pathfinders (older)
Tonight (31st March) is ‘Family Fortunes’ night. We will be playing quizzes based off of the classic game show Family Fortunes (as the name may have suggested)



Next week (7th April) is going to be the ‘Easter Extravaganza’, so very similar to Younger Pathfinders on the 31st.


Sunday Pathfinders & CYFA 
This week is the APCM at church, so there is no Sunday Pathfinders or CYFA. If you don't know what the APCM is, its basically a big whole church meeting to go through the things we have been doing last year and talk about what we are going to be doing next. 

Just to catch you out, it starts at 10am (not 10.45) so remember to get there early! 

Soul Survivor 
This Sunday (4th April) at 4pm we are doing a sponsored run for Soul Survivor. We are basically running the distance (between all of us) from here to the show ground in Peterborough where Soul Survivor is being held (about 81 miles). If you want to sponsor us (please, please, pretty please) there is a sponsorship form at the back of church, or you can get in touch using the contact info below. 

Did I mention I ran a marathon once??

Work experience 
You might have noticed that this weeks blog has far fewer typos and spelling mistakes than normal. That is because Robert Murrell has been doing his work experience with us at St. Leonard's Youth and part of his time he spent writing this blog!! We hope he has enjoyed his time with us, we definitely enjoy him being here. 

Dream team! 

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

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com

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Friday, 24 March 2017

24th - 31st March

Coming up this week... 

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog and finds out what is going on (there are 100 of you apparently)! If you know someone who should, but doesn't, feel free to punch them or inform about what you have read in a loving and Christian manner, which ever floats your boat. Make sure you scroll all the way to the end of this weeks, as there are some special bonus photos for you and your family to 'enjoy'...  


Cell Groups 
Cell groups are a little bit more mixed up than normal this week, so below is who is doing what: 

Year 7 cell - we will be at the Ferrier's, like normal, looking at 'how we can be good friends'

Year 8 cell - we will be at Carolines, like normal, but we will be looking at 'Big Questions' this week, so come ready with any big questions you might have, the big the better.

Year 9 cell - lots of people in year 9 cell will be on a 'battle fields trip' but the rest of us are saying battle fields, "smattle smeilds". As well as saying that, we are going to have a social in the Church Hall, playing lots of games and eating pizza and cake. So, if you can bring pizza or a cake you will earn much love and respect from all involved. 

Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 cell - are all meeting at their normal places and normal times, looking at 'how we can be good friends'. 




Friday Pathfinders (younger)
This week (24th March) is 'First Aid night'! We have got someone coming in to teach us first aid and what to do in an emergency situation... good stuff to know and hopefully it should be fun as well. 

Next week (31st March) is still to be confirmed (oooooh mysterious!!) but we will let you know soon.




Friday Pathfinders (older)
Tonight (24th March) is 'Classic Games' night. It can be anything from Kibaddi to Tray bash to any of the other 'classic' games. The trick is though, that you get to choose what counts as a classic, so have a think which of our games you want to promote to classic status. Also, in the interest of not being totally left behind, we'll have one slot for a brand new game that we haven't ever played before, so get thinking and be creative! 

Next week (31st March) is to be confirmed. We will let you know soon what it will be! 







Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week, it's being led by Jennifer and Graham and will be on Mark 3:31-35. We will also be keen to find out how you got on with Bible reading/quite time this week. 


CYFA 
For one time, and one time only, CYFA is on for a 4th Sunday, crazy I know, I don't even know who I am anymore... Steve and Olly will be leading a session all about 'Claims against Christianity'



Youth Weekend Away 

I know what you were thinking, I'll do that questionnaire thing in a bit... and then a bit came and you didn't do it... well here's a second chance, just click the link below: 



If you don't fill it out this week, these two will come for you... 


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

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com

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Friday, 17 March 2017

17th - 24th March

Coming up this week... 

Now the Weekend Away has happened, we need something else to look forward to until next year. So, here is what is coming up in the next week... (in honour of a brilliant weekend, all the photos in this weeks blog are from the weekend away!)

Cell Groups 
All cell groups are back next week and will be finishing off the set of plans about families. 

Year 7 cell - last time we met, we talked about all having a meal together. We have decided to wait for this until after Easter, so we will be having a normal session like everyone else! 

Year 11 cell - because you guys missed out last week, you will be meeting today (17th) even though no other cells have met this week. You will be doing session 3 of the families plan. 






Friday Pathfinders (younger)
This week (17th March) is 'Morris Night'! So wear clothes you can move about well in and feel free to come dressed as Morrisey as you can.

Next week (24th March) its 'Emergency Services Night' where we will be learning some cool CPR stuff and getting to play with defibrillators (although probably training ones, we haven't killed anyone at Pathfinders yet and I'm keen to keep up that streak!) 



Friday Pathfinders (older)
Tonight (17th March) is 'BAKE OFF night'. Don't worry those of you who have given up chocolate and sugar, we can make some stuff that caters to you too. There will be both a savoury and a sweet round, so its more hardcore than we've done before, we might even try to make something edible this time... Please can people bring any cooking type equipment they have, so that we have go lots to use! 

It takes more than the real Bake Off selling out to stop us from having a themed night of trying to bake stuff and almost killing the taster... 

Next week (24th March) will be classic games, you will get to choose what counts, so rack your brains and try and dig out any old favourites. 






Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week and we are going all out! We are going to meet at the start of church like normal, but then, not like normal, we are going to walk to the Ferrier's house together where we will be greeted by (and treated to) some delicious bacon or sausage butties! 

After the feast we will be hearing from some of the leaders about how they read the Bible in quite times and we will give you chance to have a go at the way that sounds good to you. 

If you can, please bring a Bible with you this week, as you will need one for the having a go bit!! 




CYFA 
Even though the more Eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed its a 3rd Sunday, there wont be any CYFA this week (OH THE HUMANITY!!). But its OK, our lovely Senior Youth Band are playing in church so we are staying in to listen to them! We will have CYFA the week after though, even though its a 4th Sunday, to make up for it (curiouser and curiouser...)




Youth Weekend Away 

Did you come to the Weekend Away? If you did we want to hear what you thought of it, so please could you fill out this little Survey Monkey, its only 10 questions (that's all you get for free) so it shouldn't take you long, just click the link below: 



Soul Survivor 
Already missing the Youth Weekend Away and need another hit of St. Leonard's based time away?? Have no fear because its only 22 weeks (or 160 days) until we go to Soul Survivor!! 

If you haven't yet fill out a consent form for Soul Survivor but you want to come, you can download one from the Soul Survivor 2017 Facebook group, if you aren't in it and want to be, let me know.




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

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com

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Friday, 3 March 2017

3rd - 10th March

Coming up this week... 

ONE MORE WEEK TILL THE WEEKEND AWAY!!!!! Here is what you need to know this week...

Cell Groups 
All cell groups will be carrying on our sessions about family next week (w/c 6th March). 

The week after that there won't be any Cell Groups as we will be letting our poor exhausted leaders catch up on some much needed sleep! 

The except to this rule is Year 11 Cell. Because you meet on a Friday, you will be having cell today (3rd), no cell next week (10th) but you will have cell the week after that (17th) when everyone else is resting. Clear? I think so... 





Friday Pathfinders (younger)
This week (3rd March) is 'Wide Games' down at the field, so come dress in warm clothes that you don't mind getting muddy!! BUT DON'T WORRY... if its raining lots, we have a back up plan... 



Next week (10th March) there is no Friday Pathfinders :(. But that is because we have the WEEKEND AWAY!! :D 

Friday Pathfinders (older)
Tonight (3rd March) is an old favourite. Girls vs. Boys. Remember to bring lots of spare clothes, makeup, hair products and anything else that takes your fancy

Bin Crew 4 Lyfe

Next week (10th March) its.... THE YOUTH WEEKEND AWAY, so no Older Friday Pathfinders I'm afraid.

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week and its being led by Lisa and Graham. We will be looking at Mark 12: 1-12.



CYFA 
CYFA is on this week. It's being lead by Steve and Claire and will be looking at Cults. 

Youth Weekend Away 
Youth Weekend Away is NEXT WEEK!! 

Please aim to be at the Medical Centre car park by 6.15pm, having already had some tea, so that we can set off nice and on time (6.30pm). That means if you are me, Jed, Scarlett or Illie, you need to aim for about 5.15pm ;). 


Brace yourselves Viney Hill, we're coming back...


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

Phone: 07539747237
Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com

Instagram