Visit to Barnsley FC
We visited Barnsley FC on Bank Holiday Monday to take part in Bruce Dyer’s Love Life Festival. Bruce is a Christian ex-pro footballer who has a passion for working in prisons, particularly HMP Doncaster where Philip, our vicar, used to be Chaplain. Bruce continues his work there and the Festival raised money for his charity. The picture shows one of our young people, Demetrius, with Bruce.
Visit to Barnsley FC
At Christ Church we have been plodding through extreme weather over the past three months. Fancy having to clear the snow away on Palm sunday! So now the daffodils are out, Pitsmoor looks beautiful! an inner city gem indeed! We have had a great holiday club, and have just started our Mission in Acts series last sunday which is available in the download section. We have also held our Annual Church meeting. Mary Reid has stepped down as Warden after 12 years, we are very grateful to her for all her work for Christ Church during that time. Brian Vivian has stepped up to be Warden alongside Lionel Heafield. Our photo shows Curate Hannah in full flow as Mary the Martian at the Holiday Club.
The time has arrived! Element are going to Keswick in the Lake District on Fri 1st- Sun 3rd Feb to enjoy some quality time together in the lovely countryside.
A big and Happy 2013 to you! If you are new to our site you might be interested to learn that our teaching booklet: Heart of worship which will accompany our preaching for the next ten weeks is available to download. So just go to the download button on the side. You will also find all our 2012 news sheets there to cure your insomnia! God bless you Philip
Element met tonight…eleven young ish adults come to this fortnightly group for community, fun, prayer and time with God. We looked at God’s affirmation of Jesus’ at his baptism and God’s affirmation of us!
prayer from my recent talk..some of you asked for the words
Prayer of Sir Francis Drake
Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
David Blunkett MP visited Pye Bank Church of England School last Friday to attend an anti-bullying assembly taken by the Y3 pupils. Three groups had prepared three anti-bullying scenarios. A big thank you to Pat Limb for overseeing the event and for doing some incredible baking for a bit of a ‘do’ afterwards. Photo shows Pat (right) with teachers Ms Khan and Amanda.