Youth Round-up: May 09

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:

Confirmation – Please pray for our Confirmation candidates who are being Confirmed on Sunday 21st June. Prayerful preparation has been taking place throughout Lent and we are continuing to meet as we look forward to the day itself. Your support for these young people and adults is so important and their names can be found on the parish notice sheet.

Quasar and Golf – Just before the half term break our groups had some social time enjoying themselves at various activities across the city. We’ve done Quasar before and it was the usual competitive evening out and FAITHFUL are already up for a rematch. However, for the first time FAITH visited Adventure Island Mini Golf, an indoor complex of two 18 hole crazy golf courses to challenge the most level headed golfer; whether it was climbing a slope, going round corners, jumping over ravines or negotiating obstacles just to get to that hole. Lots of fun was had by everyone and I’m sure we’ll be having another round soon!

Altitude – The youth holiday I help to run for 13-17 year-olds is fast approaching but there is still the opportunity to book a place should you want to come. We can offer some very generous deals on the price of the holiday if money is making you think twice about applying. More details can be found at the back of church or alternatively you can speak to me. I thoroughly recommend this great holiday!

A Break – My family and I spent a week away at the end of May in Much Wenlock and we had an enjoyable time. It was also made special because it was where Joanne and I had our honeymoon in 2001.

A number of parishioners have expressed an interest in coming to see what we do at FAITH, FAITHFUL and Sacred Space. If you would like to visit one of these groups and get to know some of our amazing young people evenbetter please do have a word with me.