end of evening prayer and worship
A worship event that is organised by churches across the city and is for young people 11-18 from across the city. The worship band were from All Saints Ecclesall, teaching provided by Mark Russell with fun and enthusiasm provided by the young people. throughout the evening young people gave heart felt response and a longing to meet with God. the teaching was focused on the lords prayer in particular ”our farther”, trusting God and trusting the power of praying in the name of God.
There were 3 C’s to remember
C - caring
C – Close
C - Competent
we look forward to the next one on 10th July.
Anthony Stevens :: Youth Worker
Born: Birmingham in 1986, I know there are few people at Christ Church who know or have lived in Birmingham so to be specific I was born and raised in Selly Park (in between Selly Oak and Bournville)
Favourite Food: I don’t think I dislike any food and I find it equally hard to state a favourite. I think a food I could eat every night and not be bored is Pizza or Curry…….curry Pizza now there’s a thought
Sport: I like Cycling and I do enjoy the Gym (even if it doesn’t show)
Me: as I’ve said I grew up in Birmingham I could not wait to leave school so when I could I became an engineer. I attended college for 3 year as an apprentice I specialised as a turner on lathes, because of this skill the company also made titanium wedding rings. This meant I learned to polish in various styles, diamond set, inlay precious metals, laser weld and sell. During this time I had a strong calling from God to do youth work (I ignored). A friend asked if I could cover her place on a beach mission and I was hooked. When I returned I realise that I was not serving God in my workplace or listening to God generally. Lots changed for me and I would say I suddenly became aware that God is everywhere and I can serve God anywhere. After a year and God laying on strongly the calling to be a Youth Worker I decided to try it by volunteering. 4 years later people prayer and heard God (me included) that I should grow up and do what I needed to do so I could grow. This was a Degree in youth community work and practical theology, to say I found it tough is an understatement (but that is my personal journey). Rejoice I did it and learned loads on the journey so I’m now Anthony Steven BaHons.
Why Pitsmoor: I saw the Job advert and thought that is me, I saw the church profile and thought that’s a place I can worship, serve and be; so I applied for and here I am. When I was applying for the job and equally when I got the job people would say “Pitsmoor do you know the area?” i have to say even though people rubbished the area I love it here there is no more trouble here that any other area i have lived (i have witnessed less trouble here in fact). So why exactly, discipleship of young people who are committed to Christ and community I love the diverse nature of the place and the endless possibilities.
This afternoon we walked the Parish, Beat the Bounds and generally rogated Pitsmoor. An ancient tradition continued in a very modern way, through our amazing, beautiful parish.
More pics to follow (and well done especially to everyone who went all the way round, rather than ducking out half way through to listen to the football…) – here’s a start:
GenR8, our group for 10-16 year olds is back this week after an extended Easter break. Friday night from 730-900 in the Welcome Centre on Nottingham Street – come and beat Steve at table tennis…
If you’re in the final term of year 5, you’re welcome to come along too.
GenR8 is our Friday evening group for young people in year 6 and above. This is just to let everyone know our schedule over the Easter holidays.
While we’re between youth workers (is that an inter-iuvenis-artifex?) (only actually funny if you thought inter regnum was a funny set of words) (and not very funny even then…), we’re going to have a slightly longer break over Easter than usual. So:
There is no GenR8 tonight (30 March 2012), then for the two weeks of the Easter Holidays, or for the first week back after Easter (ie 27 April 2012). We restart as normal on the 4 May. I’ll put up a confirmation post here before hand to remind everyone that it’s on, and then we’ll have a plan for what’s coming up…
Any questions, just get in touch with Richard Hanson. Thanks!
We love to worship God in all kinds of different ways at Christ Church. We sometimes use more traditional hymns but also love to worship Jesus with contemporary Christian music. A new band has just started to lead worship in church services.
Last night saw the confirmation of 9 people at Christ Church, with the new Bishop of Doncaster the Rt Rev Peter Burrows. The church was packed, the atmosphere full of celebration, and there was a true sense of God’s presence with us.
Bishop of Doncaster before the confirmation service
The Bishop early on in the service
The candidates for confirmation
Making the sign of the cross
Spreading water around...
All together now...
Congratulations and prayers to Morgan, Peggy, Walter, Edith, Angela, Demetrius, Craig, Erna, Jane and Joan, and remembering Robert too.
There’s an additional slideshow of images here:
Hendrik and Mavis are going back to Holland! Hendrik’s been our youth and family worker for the past five years and a bit, and is leaving to be a pioneer church planter in Rotterdam. We’re sad to see them go, but excited for what is coming for them in the future.
We had a fantastic farewell celebration at the beginning of February, and sent them out with our blessing and thanks.
Farewell to the Klavers...
That does mean that we have a vacancy… Watch this space for more information coming (very) soon!