I wish to begin by thanking so many of you for inquiring about my holiday. I had a lovely break in the Alabama and Georgia, staying with friends I made whilst studying in Atlanta a couple of years ago – I promise not to bore you all with the photos!
It was an interesting time to be there because there are all the debates about those signs and symbols which point back to the time the southern states split away from the Union.
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.
WORSHIP EVERY SUNDAY THROUGHOUT TERM TIME, 7PM AT BROOMHILL METHODIST CHURCH
The Junction is a Christian worship event for students and young adults, with opportunity to reflect, discuss, grow, learn, share and be. We come together to worship God, develop our discipleship and participate in the life of the Body of Christ.
For full details visit The Junction at www.beaconjunction.org.uk
We often remark how quickly time seems to go by and yes this year seems to have positively flown but looking back there has been so much to give thanks for, so many people to whom I am so grateful for all their help and support and such a privilege to work alongside so many wonderful children and families. There have been new ideas to try such as Mega kids and it has been amazing to see how established activities continue to grow and flourish-Christian Club, Beyond the Ramp, Bumps, Babies and Bairns- painting and BTots.
A couple of weekends ago four young people from F@ST went on the District Youth Weekend Away near Hope in Derbyshire. We also had another older young person who came along as a young leader on the Saturday. It was great to see them participating in the wide range of activities including times of worship, outdoor activities and making friends from other churches across the District. As a team we are looking at “what next?” This may develop into two weekends a year (one weekend more discipleship based than the other) and based in other locations. Please pray for us as a District-wide group of youth workers as we try to make the best choices in the coming weeks.