Friday, 19 January 2018

19th - 26th January

Coming up next week... 
Welcome one and all to the second blog of 2018. I hope everyone has enjoyed talking the trick stuff at cells over the last week, I certainly have. This week at younger pathfinders we will have a super time, older will be taking a dark turn and cell groups will doing their best to prepare for the forthcoming. Read below to find out more... 
Cell Groups 
Next week, all cell groups will start preparing for our Cell Celebration on Sunday the 4th February.

Year 7 Cell: will be preparing 2 prayer stations
Year 8 Cell: will be sorting creative response/reflection  
Year 9 Cell: will be preparing 2 prayer stations 
Year 10 Cell: will be preparing the talk
Year 11 Cell:will be preparing the welcome game 
Year 12 Cell: will be preparing 2 prayer stations


Year 13 Cell: will be preparing welcome and refreshments





Reminder: Year 10 Cell will be meeting on Wednesday (24th) next week at 8.15pm - 9.30pm.


Friday Pathfinders (Younger)
This week (19th Jan) we are having a 'Super Hero' night. Dressing up is not compulsory, but I can't guarantee that you wont get a great load of extra prizes for doing so. Come with your super skills honed and your secret identity on point. 



Next week (26th Jan) will be 'Dark Games'. We recommend wearing dark clothes and training in the art of stealth. 

Friday Pathfinders (Older)
This week (19th Jan) it's 'Dark Games' with never seen before, one of a kind, brand new game. It's called Dark Frisbee ball and its going to be great. Don't miss out...


Next week (26th Jan) is 'British night'. Come dress up as "britishly" as possible and ready to drink tea and do some queuing.

Sunday Pathfinders
This Sunday (21st Jan) is about Growing in Christ. It is being led by Olly and Graham. 

CYFA
CYFA this back this week, its being led by Claire and is about Salvation by Grace. 

Bishop's youth forum
Anyone who has been in cell recently should have been given a consent form about a Youth Forum we are going to that is being run by the Bishop of Oxford. It sounds like it will be a brilliant event, so if you want to come but haven't had a consent form you can download one below. 

Consent form for Bishops Youth Forum

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, 12 January 2018

12th - 19th January

Coming up next week... 
Firstly, sorry for how late in the day this blog is coming! This Friday has sort of crept away from me. Look below to see information about next weeks Cell Groups, Sunday Pathfinders, CYFA and Friday Pathfinders, lunch with the Bishop. Pretty standard really but all worth a read. Also, year 8 cell, take note of the note below...
Cell Groups 
Next week we are having a bring a friend and talk tricky questions session at every cell group. The format will to invite any friends that cell members have who might be interested in talking through tricky life/faith questions in a conversational kind of a way. The format will not be that the leaders and usual members of cell have all the answers (shock horror!), more that we will talk things through together and share thoughts and musings. 




Reminder: Year 10 Cell will be meeting on Thursday (18th) next week at 7.15pm - 8.30pm.

Note from year 8 cell leaders:
"Year 8 cell group will not be holding ‘invite a friend’ this coming week (Thursday 18th January), but will do it instead on the following week - Thursday 25th January.  If you want, please invite a friend for Thursday 25thJanuary.  Do let others in the group know.  Thanks." 


Friday Pathfinders (Younger)
This week (12th Jan) we are having a 'Team Games' night. "What's a team games night?" I hear you cry, "come and find out" I enthusiastically respond.



Next week (19th Jan) will be 'Super Hero night'. You don't have to dress up, but you may get bonus points if you come in a particularly great costume! 

Friday Pathfinders (Older)

This week (5th Jan) it's PLANNING NIGHT. Time to separate the wheat from the chaff, the good plans from the bad ones and the nights of epic proportions from the ones that budget and time restraints allow... 



The theme for next week (12th Jan) is up for grabs, so make sure you come along this week and do some grabbing.

Sunday Pathfinders
This Sunday (14th Jan) Sunday Pathfinders is back. It is all about sharing the gospel and is being lead by Simon and our new and exclusive leader Ruth!

CYFA
There is no CYFA this week, but there is an amazing thanks giving... plus a bring and share lunch after the service so all in all, not bad.

Bishop's youth forum
Anyone who has been in cell this week should have been given a consent form about a Youth Forum we are going to that is being run by the Bishop of Oxford. It sounds like it will be a brilliant event, so if you want to come but haven't had a consent form you can download one below. 

Consent form for Bishops Youth Forum

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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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Hope's Thanks Giving

14th January 2018 


Firstly, please excuse me for using the youth work blog for a personal message but I wanted to let people know that this Sunday (14th January), as part of our normal 10.45am church service my wife and I are having a thanks giving for our daughter Hope, followed by a bring and share lunch in the church afterwards. Anyone involved in the youth work is invited, so if you want to come along we would love to see you. 

If you want to know more, get in touch using any of the contact details below: 

Phone: 07539 747237‬


Email: youth.stleonards@gmail.com 

Friday, 5 January 2018

5th - 12th January

Coming up next week... 
Well, its the first blog of 2018. I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas and a great New Year.  We have got some exciting things coming up for 2018, so make sure you keep up-to-date with everything that is going on. Here is what is coming up...
Cell Groups 
Next week all cell groups are starting back with a social. As part of the social we will be thinking about some tricky questions to do with life, faith, the universe and everything. So get your best thinking hat on and come prepared with questions you've always wanted to talk about but never got round to discussing with anyone. 

I have chosen these photos both for their beauty and demonstrate thinking faces

Reminder: Year 10 Cell will be meeting on Wednesday (10th) next week at 8.15pm - 9.30pm.


Friday Pathfinders (Younger and Older)
This week (5th Jan) there is NO Friday Pathfinders (older or younger). That is because your devoted team of leaders are having a planning meeting to come up with all fun we will be having this term. 

Next week will be entirely based on what comes out of our brains this week, so if you are the praying kind, be praying for us (its in your own interests). 






Some shots of what could realistically be described as the best walk to Oxford any youth group has done in the history of ever

Sunday Pathfinders and CYFA
This Sunday (7th Jan) it is an All Age Worship (with balloons) at Church so there is NO Sunday Pathfinders NOR CYFA. 


Youth Weekend Away and Soul Survivor
The deadlines for getting in forms and payments for both Soul Survivor and the Weekend Away have now passed.  However, I think there might be some people out there who want to come but haven't given in their forms. If that is you, get them in!! 

There was a bit confusion about the deadline for SS forms and deposit (sorry about that). Basically, the cost of Soul Survivor tickets goes up on the 31st January, if we haven't booked your place by then, it will cost an extra £20. Long story short, if you want to come, please can you get your forms and deposit in in the next week or so. Links below for the forms: 

Youth Weekend Away Forms

Soul Survivor Forms



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

Instagram

Friday, 15 December 2017

15th - 22nd December

Coming up next week... 
It's Christmas!!! Well almost... here at St. Leonard's Youth there are three more things you don't want to miss out on and then, that's it, until 2018. See below for information about our first ever Friday Pathfinders Night Hike tonight (15th December)...  
Cell Groups 
Next week there are NO cell group meetings. 

On Wednesday (13th December) we had our Cell Christmas Social. Thank you to everyone who came! We hope you all enjoyed it!


If you want to any more photos, let me know. And if you have taken any please could I have them to add to the album? 

It is important to us to make sure the Cell Christmas is as good as or better than the year before it. If you came, please can you fill out this quick 10 question Survey Monkey? Thaaaanks! 


Friday Pathfinders (Younger and Older)
This week (15th December) we are merging together and both groups are walking into Oxford (well half of the way actually)! If you want to come, make sure you have given in your permission slip and get to the Evenlode pub bus stop for 4.10pm at the latest (if you aren't there when the bus leaves then we cant wait for you!). If you need a slip or more information, click the link below. 

Information about the Friday Pathfinders Walk of the Year









Sunday Pathfinders is on this week (in our new location of the Middleton's house). It's being led by Simon and Olly and will be about Luke 1:26-38. 

CYFA 
CYFA is back this week! Its going to be led by Nick and Claire and we will be looking at what we do as Christian's. 



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

Instagram

Friday, 8 December 2017

8th - 15th December

Coming up next week... 
Below are a whole host of things that you don't want to miss out on including: Cell Christmas Social, A Friday Pathfinders walk into Oxford, last chance for the Weekend Away and a cake stall to raise money for Soul Survivor. Read on to find out more...  
Cell Groups 
Next week (on Wednesday 13th December) is our CELL CHRISTMAS SOCIAL!! If you haven't been before, it is a really great time where all the Cell Groups get together, dressed to the nines, in a decked out church to eat Domino's, play games, and see in the new Cell Group year. 

If you haven't booked a ticket yet, please can you do that now (right now, nope, stop reading and start booking) because we have to order the pizza in advance for you and set out the church. 

You can book tickets by clicking here: 

Book my ticket for the best event of 2017 


Best cell session ever! 

Friday Pathfinders (younger)
Tonight (8th December) we are having our Friday Pathfinders Christmas Special, complete with tinsel, mince pies, shouting carols at each other and wrapping people up like presents.





Next week (15th December) we are merging with the older group and going on a NIGHT HIKE. If you want to come, we need your permission slip tonight, so make sure you bring it with you. If you don't know anything about it, you can have a look at the letter here: 

Information about the Friday Pathfinders Walk of the Year


Friday Pathfinders (older)
Tonight (8th Dec), it's Violent Games... I'll just leave it there really.






Next week (15th December) we are merging with the younger group and going on a NIGHT HIKE. If you want to come, we need your permission slip tonight, so make sure you bring it with you. If you don't know anything about it, you can have a look at the letter here: 

Information about the Friday Pathfinders Walk of the Year

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week (in our new location of the Middleton's house). It's being led by Jennifer and Angela and will be looking at Isiah 9. 

CYFA 
There is no CYFA this week, but we are on coffee so if you can make sure you are around at the back of church to help, that would be lovely. 


CAKE SALE!
This Saturday (9th December) there is a Coffee Morning in the Church Hall from 10am till 12 noon. We are going to be selling some cakes and helping out as a fund raiser from Soul Survivor. People who are helping, you know who you are but everyone else, please can you come and buy lots of cakes!!!  


Youth Weekend Away!
The deadline to get your forms in for the Youth Weekend Away is has now passed! Since I am a Christian I will forgive you for missing it (this time and 77x7 other times) but you need to get them in ASAP to make sure you don't miss out! 




You can get the forms form here


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

Instagram

Friday, 1 December 2017

1st - 8th December

Coming up next week... 
Have you ever really thought about why we do exams? Or what your favourite Christmas song is? Or tried to come up with a creative, yet geniusly simple game? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then we need you! If the answer is no, then thats OK because hopefully this week we can help you with that. On another note, don't forget to book your tickets to the Christmas social... 
Cell Groups 

Year 7-10 Cell Groups will be following on from last week with their 6th (and final) video in the Youth Alpha series. 

Year 11 Cell as usual, will be doing their own thing, like the rebels they are...

Year 12-13 Cell Groups will be talking about EXAMS, huh, yeah, what are they good for...  


Strictly speaking this isn't a photo from cell but it is a cracking shot of some of our crew at their confirmation 

Reminder: Year 10 Cell will be meeting on Thursday next week at 7.15pm - 8.30pm.

Friday Pathfinders (younger)
Tonight (1st December) we are having a Christmas Karaoke night (well it is the 1st December after all). Don't worry if singing aint yo thing though because there will be a lot more to it than that! We will also be giving out consent forms for our trip into oxford, so make sure you get hold of one of those! 


Next week (8th December) we are having our Christmas special. Come ready for some festive fun as it is our last (normal) Pathfinders session of the year (apart from the walk into Oxford). 


Friday Pathfinders (older)
Tonight (1st Dec), in a twist to the ever popular 'Classic Games', we are having a 'New Games' night which is a chance for people to bring along and play games that have never been seen before in the history of Pathfinders, ever!! 



Next week (8th Dec) it's 'Violent Games' night. Be afraid, be very afraid... 
(not really, they won't be that bad) 

Sunday Pathfinders
Sunday Pathfinders is on this week (in our new location of the Middleton's house). It's being led by Graham and Jake and is on Why Jesus is Coming Back. 

CYFA 
CYFA is back this week! Oh yeah. We are following on from the last session and will be thinking about things that we do that are distinctly christian.


Cell Christmas Social!
The cell Christmas social is nearly upon us. Hip Hip Hip Hooray! Make sure you book a ticket soon as our bouncers are on very strict instructions not to let in any of the riff raff in nor anyone without at ticket! 

Book my ticket for the best event of 2017 



Youth Weekend Away!
The deadline to get your forms in for the Youth Weekend Away is today! So if you haven't got your forms to us, you need to do it as soon as possible... If you want a place but wont be able to get the forms back, the let us know. 




You can get the forms form here


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

Instagram