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Friday, 24 January 2020

24th Jan - 30th Jan

Coming up next week... 
New blog for the week, same groups happening at their normal time. Take note of the weekend away section below, it is almost closing time for bookings, as we need to let the venue and our wonderful cooking team know how many are coming, so if you haven't booked on, please do so! 








Special events
You may or may not know that some of us from the youth are taking part in a mission trip to Moldova during February half term. As part of our fundraising efforts we are putting on another fundraising event: 

On Sunday 26th Jan we are having a social lunch at St. Leonard's Church. There will be games/entertainment for children, chilli to eat and generally a good time to be had. We will start straight after church (about 12 noon) and will finish at around 3pm. 

These are just a few photos from the Board Games Cafe last week (thank you to everyone who came): 


Cell Groups
Cell groups are continuing this week,

All Cells - will be preparing their part for the Cell Celebration on 9th (year 7 on Monday) 



Cell Celebration
The cell celebration is on February the 9th. The theme of the cell celebration is patience. Here is what each cell will be focussing on:
Year 7 - Refreshments and welcome
Year 8 - Prayer station
Year 9 - Talk 
Year 10 - Prayer station
Year 11 - Game and Room setup
Year 12 - Prayer station X2
Year 13 - Prayer station 

Younger Friday Pathfinders 
Tonight (24th Jan) is "old people night". We will be playing games that might usually be associated with the older generation, (HINT: Brush up on your bingo skills)
Next week (31st Jan) we will be having a Disney night. 


Older Friday Pathfinders 
This Friday (24th Jan) is Jake Holtons creation. Its gameshow night. The office has been littered with props, so come expecting to take part in some of the best TV game shows every, he might have even made his own CUBE (he hasn't, but that would have been epic)

Next week (31st Jan) is sleepover night. We wont actually be having a sleep over I'm afraid, I need a good nights sleep. We will however be having pillow fights, having sleeping bag races and watching a film (We will be running until 10:15/10:30 i think, will confirm asap)



Sunday Pathfinders 
Sunday Pathfinders isn't on this week (26th January) as it is an All In service.  

CYFA  
CYFA isn't on this week (26th January) as it is an All In service. 

Weekend Away

There are still places for the weekend away, if you want to go please sign up through the link below or get in touch with me (Dobbo). 

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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

Friday, 17 January 2020

17th - 24th Jan

Coming up next week... 
Hello, hello. Just a short and sweet blog this week as I feel you may have been bombarded with all our blogs recently. All our cell groups have now met back for their first session and it's not long till our cell celebration. Friday Pathfinders is back today and for those of you who like a good board game, why not come to the church hall at 4pm on Sunday (19th) for a Board Games Café. 




Special events
You may or may not know that some of us from the youth are taking part in a mission trip to Moldova during February half term. As part of our fundraising efforts we are putting on a couple of events; 

The first is a Board Games Café on Sunday 19th Jan 4-7pm in St. Leonard's church hall. Tickets for entry are £3.50, there will be tea, coffee, cakes and of course loads and loads of board games for you to play! 

Then on Sunday 26th Jan we are having a social lunch at St. Leonard's Church. There will be games/entertainment for children, chilli to eat and generally a good time to be had. We will start straight after church (about 12 noon) and will finish at around 3pm. 

Cell Groups
All cell groups are starting back this week and appropriately enough we are exploring the theme of patience. 

Year 7 - 8 Cell - will be doing their first session on Patience.

Year 9 Cell - will be having a session on the book of Mark (you asked for it, so you are getting it!)  

Year 10 - 13 Cell - will be doing patience part 2!




Another date for the diary is 9th February, which is the Cell Celebration. More on that next week . 
Younger Friday Pathfinders 
Tonight (17th Jan) we are having a joint session with the Older Pathfinders, it will be Older vs. Younger night, who will be victorious?! Because it is a joint session we are finishing at the later time of 8pm rather than 7.45pm.

Another productive planning meeting! 

Next week (24th Jan) it is Old People night, not to give any spoilers, but it may involve dressing up!!  



Older Friday Pathfinders 
This Friday (17th Jan) we are joining forces to defeat the Young Pathfinders in an Older vs. Younger night. To give them the home advantage we are meeting at their time of 6.30pm-8pm (well, we did add 15mins). Let's rock up and show those young whipper snappers who's boss shall we? 




Next Friday (24th Jan) we are having another Jake Holton planned extravaganza... this time it's game show night and if the preparations so far are anything to go by, it should be a good session! 

Sunday Pathfinders 
Sunday Pathfinders is back is on again this Sunday (19th Jan). We are looking at 'hidden idols' this week as part of our spiritual decluttering set of sessions.  

CYFA  
This week CYFA is back and we are looking into the deceptively complicated topic of 'How to go to Church'... see you there!


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, 13 January 2020

UPDATE for this week!

UPDATE - 
Friday Pathfinders (17th Jan) is going to be a joint session to decide which group is best, younger or older. Come along to see if youth beats experience in many classic pathfinder games. We will start at 6:30 and end at 8pm. See you all there!



Coming up next week... 

And we are back.... thank you for your patience with us but we are looking forward to everything starting up again. Having had a week of planning and meetings with various leadership teams and the Youth Steering Group we are now ready to start 2020 as we mean to go on. 







Cell Groups
All cell groups are starting back this week and appropriately enough we are exploring the theme of patience. 

Year 7 - 9 Cell - will be starting with a social, same time and same places as last year. For year 8 cell, we are looking at making that a bit earlier but we will keep you posted. 

Year 10 - 13 Cell - will be starting with our first session on 'Patience', and as a further bit of patience practice, you will have a social but it will be just before half term. 






Younger and Older Friday Pathfinders 
See the update above!



Sunday Pathfinders 
Sunday Pathfinders is back this week. The session will be an introduction to 'Spiritual Decluttering' and will be led by Olly and Jennifer. 

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


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

Friday, 10 January 2020

10-17 January

Coming up next week... 

And we are back.... thank you for your patience with us but we are looking forward to everything starting up again. Having had a week of planning and meetings with various leadership teams and the Youth Steering Group we are now ready to start 2020 as we mean to go on. 







Cell Groups
All cell groups are starting back this week and appropriately enough we are exploring the theme of patience. 

Year 7 - 9 Cell - will be starting with a social, same time and same places as last year. For year 8 cell, we are looking at making that a bit earlier but we will keep you posted. 

Year 10 - 13 Cell - will be starting with our first session on 'Patience', and as a further bit of patience practice, you will have a social but it will be just before half term. 





Younger and Older Friday Pathfinders 
We are having our Friday Pathfinders leaders meeting today (Friday 10th Jan) so as yet the themes of all the sessions have yet to be decided. 

However, next Friday (17th Jan) both Older and Younger Friday Pathfinders will be back in action, at the same time and the same place (6.30pm-7.45pm for Younger and 8pm-9.30pm for Older, both in the Church hall!). 


Sunday Pathfinders 
Sunday Pathfinders is back this week. The session will be an introduction to 'Spiritual Decluttering' and will be led by Olly and Jennifer. 

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


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

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Jan 2-10

Coming up next week... 
Hello everyone, Happy New Year! It's Olly here with a slightly off theme blog post this week... 

As you may or may not know already, my wife Jo and I welcomed our beautiful son Edward Joel Shaw (Eddie to his friends) on 5th December 2019. All went well with the birth and we were getting into the swing of things being a 4 and then Jo got appendicitis! We went back into hospital and had a very stressful week while Jo was waiting for a surgery slot to become free (there was bit more to it but I don't want to put too much information in here for anyone who doesn't really want to know!!). 

Having an appendicostomy so soon after giving birth is not only tiring and stressful, but it also means that Jo can't do any strenuous activity for another 4 weeks, which includes lifting our 2 and a half year old. 

Anyway, all this is just me explaining that the run up to Christmas did not go exactly to plan and as such, we have decided to postpone the start of our youth provision until w/b 13th January. 

This means there will be no Cell Groups, Friday Pathfinders, Sunday Pathfinders or CYFA until Sunday 12th December.

Daddy and Eddie having a wander around the JR


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