Archive for December, 2009

Christmas 2009

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Hebrews 1.1-4; John 1.1-14

“Something concrete…” – Sermon for Midnight Mass

My Godfather, Uncle Frank, is a retired vicar and now well into his 90s. Just three days ago it was the 70th anniversary of when he was ordained as a priest. My father was also a vicar and worked with Frank as part of a team serving several churches in Sheffield. When the team was talking together and the discussion was getting a bit abstract, Frank would say ‘What we need is something concrete to get our teeth into.’ My Dad would point out that the last thing you want to get you teeth into is some concrete! But even if it is something of a mixed metaphor, I think we all know what Frank was getting at. (more…)

Youth Round-up: Nov 09

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Welcome to the Outreach Youth Worker’s latest roundup for the month of November.

Group Mentoring at Bournville School – Over the past few weeks I have been meeting two groups of young people at the Hub at Bournville School. First and foremost they are working on improving their Maths and English, but my role is to help them to work as a group, giving them skills with which they can better interact with one another. (more…)