Archive for June, 2009

Youth Round-up: May 09

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Welcome to the Outreach Youth Worker’s latest roundup looking back over the month of May.

APCM – It was a pleasure to attend my second APCM meeting (since coming to St Francis) at the end of April and I was eager to share some of the things that had been going on in the past year. If you would like to read about it in more depth then a copy of my report can be seen on the church blog: (more…)

Born from Above

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Sermon for Trinity Sunday 2009. Romans 8.12-17; John 3.1-17
A baby is born. After nine months of growth and nurture in the womb and after twelve hours of difficult and agonizing labour she is safely delivered. The midwife places her straight onto her exhausted but euphoric mother’s tummy and then guides the father to cut the umbilical cord. The midwife quickly checks the baby over, swaddles her in a blanket and gives her to the father so that she can tend to the mother. The father cradles his newborn daughter – she is crying and breathing in her first lungfuls of air, He gently speaks her name and she settles at the sound of his familiar voice and the security of being held. (more…)