Friday, 29 June 2018

29th June - 6th July

Coming up next week... 
Roll up roll up. It's been a strange old week in the wider world. Britain is having a heat wave, Germany are out of the world cup and England aren't. Similarly things go a bit outside of the norm for some of our groups next week, but unlike England's performance against Belgium its definitely a good thing. Have a look below to find out what is happening. Importantly, if you want to come to the Cell Summer social, please can you book a ticket online (link below) so that I know how many burgers/sausages to buy. As always if you need to know more please feel free to get in touch. 


Cell Groups  
Year 6 Cell! Yep you heard that right, as of this Thursday, the year 6 members of cell 56 are invited into the big wide world of St. Leonard's youth work. Brace yourselves... 

Cell Summer Social!!! The cells groups annual get together, BBQ and water fight is happening this Thursday (5th July). I am reliably informed that the weather should be good and from past experience its always a brilliant time spent together! Everyone is welcome (including people in year 6) but please can you book a (free) ticket online just so we know how much food to buy. You get your tickets by clicking on this link: 






Friday Pathfinders (Younger) 
If you came to our Wet n' Wild trip and thought you could do with a bit more water based fun, with the added bonus of having a strange abbreviation of the word and, then do we have good news for you...

Tonight (29th June), it is our first ever Slip n' Slide night. Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet in and come ready to look as cool as you have ever looked while sliding around on a soapy tarpaulin! 




Next week (6th July), the sad news is that there is no Friday Pathfinders. The good news is that we are back the week after (13th July) for a water fight and BBQ! And if anyone fancies a trip to the funfair or a spot of flower arranging, then you are in luck, because you have the opportunity to do either (let Olly know if you are interested).

Friday Pathfinders (Older)
As the old saying goes, suns out, tarps out. So, tonight (29th June) we are having a Slip n' Slide night. Bring a change of clothes and wear stuff that you don't mind getting wet and soapy. 




Next week (6th July) There is no Older Friday Pathfinders, but we will do some stuff together like flower arranging (for those who fancy it), followed by a possible trip to the fun fair. 


Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this Sunday (1st July). It's being led by Ruth and a special guest leader (mysterious)... Following the theme of church we will be thinking about how we can react to God in difficult circumstances. 

CYFA 
CYFA is on this week and its being led by Claire and Olly thinking about how, as Christians we should engage with the Old Testament (for those who don't know, thats the big bit in the bible, just before the bits about Jesus!).


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

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

15th - 22nd June

Coming up next week... 
The sun is out and we are back on a roll. After a full week of youth work this week, we have got more in the week to come. Its like the World Cup, only without the football, internationally acclaimed footballs, stadiums, sponsors an TV coverage. And we aren't in Russia, but other than that, basically the same. Trips, jumpers and more all below for you to feast your eyes on... 





Cell Groups  
Year 7-10 Cell will be doing part 3 of the SYNC course. If you want to get ahead with watching any of the videos, or you have missed any you can find them on the SYNC Youtube channel. Worth a watch if you have missed any of the sessions so far. 

Year 11 Cell will not be meeting because of GCSEs 

Year 12 Cell will be carrying on having an informal session, including a time doing an activity called Lectio Divina  
Year 13 Cell will be carrying on doing called Lectio Divina and trying to recover from exam brain. 

A long time ago in a cell group meeting far, far away this beautiful moment was captured and is now being shared....

Reminder year 10 cell will be meeting on Wednesday next week (20th June) at 8.15-9.30pm

Friday Pathfinders (Younger) 
After last weeks tense murder mystery, this week (15th June) is Slime Night! Come wearing clothes you don't mind getting messy and possibly stained for life as we experiment with making our own slime and then throwing it at each other! 




Next week (22nd June) it our trip to Oxford Wet and Wild. We will be meeting at the park at 5.15pm, don't be late! Make sure you bring a consent form and money this week if you want to book a place. If you haven't had one yet you can download it here

Friday Pathfinders (Older)
Thank goodness justice prevailed last week and and an innocent man avoided being sentenced for a crime he didn't commit. Some say it was all down to his intelligent, charismatic and roguishly handsome defence attorney, but I wouldn't like to comment. This week (15th June) we are having a Camp Fire Night. We will sit around the fire, chat, toast marshmallows and play a few games. It should be pretty relaxed (expect for the killer frisbee).   

That's the protection addressing the jury there... the mysterious defence attorney is taking the photo 

Next week (22nd June) its our trip to Oxford Wet and Wild. We will be meeting at the park at 5.15pm, don't be late! Make sure you bring a consent form and money this week (15th) if you want to book a place. If you haven't had one yet you can download it here


Sunday Pathfinders/CYFA 
There is no Sunday Pathfinders or CYFA this Sunday (17th June) because we are having a Baptism service down at Cassington Mil! It starts at 11am and will be followed by a picnic and (hopefully) some swimming. Martha is getting baptised and Robert and Charlotte are reaffirming there baptismal vows. Be there.... or be somewhere else, much less fun.



Soul Survivor  
It may not feel like it but Soul Survivor is fast approaching! Our jumpers have been ordered and should be with us much quicker than expected! Keep and eye out for those! 

Parents will soon be receiving emails detailing how much each person owes to pay off their full ticket. So far there are 2 fundraisers that have been organised with fixed dates. If anyone has any other ideas for more or would like to arrange one then please get in touch. 


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
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

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Friday, 8 June 2018

8th - 15th June

Coming up next week... 
Hello! How was everyone's half term?? After a blogless week last week we are now back with a bang, ready to tell you about everything that is coming up in the youth work. Keep an eye out below for Aqua Park consent forms and those of you coming to Soul Survivor, make sure you read all the way down to the bottom of the blog as you as there is some stuff in there that you are going to want to know about! 





Cell Groups  
All except year 11 and 12 cell have had their first meetings back already. Year 7-10 cell have started the first session of a course made by Youth for Christ called SYNC thinking about how we talk to our mates about our faith. 

Next week: 
Year 7-10 Cell will be doing part 2 of the SYNC course. If you want to get ahead with watching any of the videos, or you have missed any you can find them on the SYNC Youtube channel.
Year 11 Cell will not be meeting because of GCSEs 
Year 12 Cell will be deciding tonight what they want to do next, and next week we will be doing what ever it is that gets decided! 
Year 13 Cell will be carrying on doing something called Lectio Divina and generally relaxing in each others company.



Friday Pathfinders (Younger) 
All going to plan, tonight (8th June) is a Murder Mystery, dun, dun, dunnnnn ... 





Next week (15th June) we are having a slime night! Come wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy! 

Now we don't normally do this on the blog but, the week after that (22nd June) we are going on a trip to Wet n Wild aqua parking in Wallingford. If you want to come, check out the consent form here and remember to get a place you need to get the money and the consent forms in by 15th June! 

Friday Pathfinders (Older)
Did you ever wonder what happened to the showman's murderer, did he get acquitted or was he sent down for his crimes? Find out the answer to all this and more in our Court night, tonight, for one night only! Its the follow up from last terms murder mystery, but you don't have to have been to the first one to enjoy this one, so some along one and all!  






Sunday Pathfinders 
This Sunday (10th June), Sunday Pathfinders is on and is being led by Jennifer and Simon! 

CYFA
There is no CYFA this week, but next week (17th June) one of our own is getting baptised!! Don't miss it... 

Soul Survivor  
If you are coming to Soul Survivor, this is a reminder that the deadline for payment for both the Onesies (£30 if you don't already have one) and our exciting new jumpers (£18) is this Sunday (10th June). I am ordering them on the Tuesday (12th), so at the very latest you could get the money to the church office by then. We need to order all at once to get the bulk discount, so make sure you don't miss out :). 



The jumpers will look like this but the logo will be a bit smaller and the writing and logo are glow in the dark 👻👻  


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
Facebook page: @stleonardsyoutheynsham

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