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
- Karen's News
- The Big Knitathon
- Christmas Market
- One World Week
- Weekend Retreat
- And more!
October has been a busy time. The year 4 children at Nether Green Junior produced some fantastic work based on the Nether Green Harvest theme of ‘Poverty in the midst of Plenty’ which was displayed in the church. Each class (over 100 children in all) came and saw their work and spent time looking around the church and taking part in different activities. It was a good day with some very thoughtful and interesting responses from both children and adults alike.
The Christian club at the school is continuing to go well, with on average 10 children coming along regularly. Encouragingly, some more children have shown an interest over the last couple of weeks. It offers an introduction through the stories and characters in the bible to what Christians believe. There is always lots of laughter, lots of questions and lots of fun not necessarily in that order!
The Junction is a Christian worship event for students and young adults, with opportunity to reflect, discuss, grow, learn, share and be.
Worship at The Junction takes place every Sunday evening during term-time, at 7pm, in The Beacon Methodist Church, Fulwood Road. The style of worship alternates between a reflective approach and a more discussion based, interactive one. Our services are informal and café style, and every third week we share in Holy Communion together.
Once a month, we meet together before the service, to share a meal - free the first time you come! (usually £1.50)
Once a fortnight, students (and others) are invited to come afterwards to the minister’s house, for coffee, cakes, a chance to chat, relax and make friends.
It has been a busy start to the new school year with all the clubs kicking off right at the start of September. Tea & Toast at Stephen Hill is really flourishing with more and more young people coming in each week. Our current "high score" is around 40 young people one week. This has meant that we are having to re-jig our setup so that we can cater for the bigger numbers. I am also looking into launching a Tea and Toast website and small leaflet for the young people which will explain why we do what we do and inviting them to learn more if they wish.
Lisa is the Beacon youth worker based at Nether Green. Read on to find out what's been going on this month.
A final few words from me…
I have delivered Easter and Pentecost assemblies at the Nether Green schools. The Christian Club at the junior school continues each week with a couple more boys joining the group. Groundbreakers and Break Out continue to be fun each week but would still benefit from more children and more volunteer helpers. Beyond the Ramp is going very well with the normal core group of families continuing to come along with the addition of visitors thanks to Tea on the Ramp.
- Time 1.30pm - 3.00pm
- Date Saturday, 16 November 2013
- Event Location Broomhill Methodist Church