The latest edition of the newsletter is now available, providing a downloadable source of information, detailing news from around the Beacon, and events coming up in the next month or two.
Inside this issue
- Monthly Praise Service
- Spiritual Accompaniment
- Beacon Weekend Away
- Church Council Highlights
- Chaplaincy Everywhere
- Bite Back at Hunger
- And more!
It has been great to settle into being a part of the Beacon and to get to know so many of you since I started as the Youth Development Worker in September. I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know what I have been getting up to and what sorts of things I hope to be doing in the coming few months.
The story so far...
Much of the first few months at the Beacon have been spent visiting the various groups, activities and people who make up the Beacon. I've been thinkinga lot about the various possibilities for the development of youth work and the first steps in doing this. Most of my time has been spent at Nether Green and Stephen Hill. In October I took over leading the Ichthus and Breakthrough youth groups (for 14 + year olds) at Nether Green. The highligt of the first hald term was the Christmas Music and Talent night when many of the young people entrtained the rest of the group with various songs. I also help out at the Breakthrough group which is for children and young people in the transition years between primary and secondary school.
2013 has already been full and fruitful! Some highlights to date ..
We began the year with ‘Faith’ as we shared together at our Beacon Praise Service ~ journeying through Hebrews 11 in story and song.
It was a real joy at the beginning of the year to deliver fifteen Worship Leader Training certificates to those who attended the workshop days over the Autumn.
‘Open The Book’ continues to go well at Lydgate School ~ we currently share a Bible story with the children once a month during a Monday assembly. The ‘Open The Book’ team is a lovely ecumenical group and any new members would be very welcome. Please have a chat with me if you’d be interested in sharing in this outreach opportunity.