Christ Church Pitsmoor

Christian Community for All Nations

Mission 2014

on October 1, 2014

The end of July kickstarts the holiday season for many people, however this july it meant gearing up to serve. Over the past year christ church pitsmoor has undertaken detached work, prayer walking, family craft sessions and youth groups. Mission 2014 was an amalgamation of CCP’s activities into a 3 day event.

Each morning consisted of fellowship including breakfast and worship (sung and biblical reflection) moving into a time of teaching provided by Snowdrop project and Chocolate box Project. With Snowdrop the group were learning about modern slavery as well as trafficking around the world. Church Army (a linked charity to CCP) were enlightening the group about the amazing work they do with vulnerable women in Sheffield. The point of inviting these projects to share with us was to enable us to learn together about issues in our community, that we could be apart of changing.

The afternoons consisted of practical tasks to help our local community. These consisted of litter picking, park cleaning (huge thanks to Sheffield parks team), prayer walking and fun on Nottingham Cliff

Tuesday the group had a great time providing fun activities in Nottingham Cliff park. Activities included football, basketball, face painting, using the play area, bouncy castle, parachute games, bracelet making and a BBQ. The team met lots of people they had talked to while cleaning the park or litter picking. On the park members of the team also set up a prayer tent. This was well used by members of the public as a space for reflection and prayer. 2 young people on the team in particular got a lot out of praying for people they didn’t know, it was fantastic to see them grow in confidence and shearing faith.

we could have organised a mission trip in another country but it was amazing to learn about and make a different in our community.

A great article by one of the young people
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/today-s-star-columnist-zach-smith-member-of-ecclesall-church-s-uncut-project-1-6749170

The projects who came and opened our eyes
http://snowdropproject.co.uk
http://www.chocolateboxpitsmoor.org.uk

Get involved
If you have an idea to help your community then share it with someone!
This is a great link to get you on the rite track https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/out–about/parks-woodlands–countryside/parks/events/organising-community-events.html

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One response to “Mission 2014

  1. philipireson says:

    Great post, Ant.

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