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We can't wait for our next youth retreat in October!
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Christmas is always a busy time of year, so to make life easier, here's a break down of everything going on in the world of St Mike's youthwork this festive season.
Christmas Kainos!! 13th December
This month at Kainos we are celebrating CHRISTMAS!!
There will be hot chocolates with cream and marshmallows, sweets, drinks, and lots and lots of carols!!
We are holding a christmas jumper competition and will have christmas games and craft activities, with Matt Doherty speaking on Christmas presence.
Don't forget the new times:
Invite your friends!!!!!
Let us know you're coming:
Christmas at CLUB. 17th December
CLUB gets festive this Christmas season. Same time, same place, different theme.
CLUB will be a little different on the 17th with more activities and things to do for Christmas.
Get into teams and compete for the grand prize in our Christmas Quiz, or strive for glory in a series of competitions. Get creative with Christmas craft or just eat lots and lots of sweets.
There will be something for everyone to do to get into the spirit of Christmas.
Teen Central Christmas. 17th December
Teen Central does Christmas. On the 17th of December get ready for an evening of fun and Christmassy activities.
Play new games, make Christmas crafts or take photos in our Christmas photo booth, complete with hats, antlers and props!!
Get competitive in our contests and win prizes, the awards will be announced in big team time!!
Unite Christmas Ball!!!! 16th December
Christmas ball!! It's finally that time of year again, time to get dressed up and dance!
Kick off at 6:30pm with snacks and photos, then we can all sit down to a Christmas meal with a quiz and games, followed by Secret Santa and DANCING!!!!!!
RSVP to let us know that you're coming: www.facebook.com/events/925167734204930/
Dress code: Smart
Costs: £10 per ticket, a gift for Secret Santa costing £2.
Money needs paying by the 11th December to one of the Youth team or to the church office (let them know what it's for!!)
Invite your friends along and lets make this huge!!!
Trip to The Mix. 18th December
It's almost time for the Christmas Mix!! Held at Woodland's Church, The Mix is always a great event to go along to, the theme this Mix is Christmas shared and as part of that there is a warm clothes collection.
We will go as a group from The Green but you can always meet us there! More information will be shared at Unite, Word and RS2 and on the Youthwork facebook page, or chat to one of the Youth team!
We are sad to say that Sarah Davis, who was due to start an internship with us in September, has withdrawn her application to pursue a career in environmental science. We wish Sarah all the best for the future and pray God will bless her in this exciting new chapter of her life.
Also, we are delighted to say that the brilliant Jack Bishop will be volunteering part-time with the youth team for the coming academic year. Jack has been involved in the youthwork at St Mike's for a few years already, and will now be involved in more areas of our work with young people including schools work and youth clubs, as well shaping our ministry at a leadership level. He will fit the hours in around his existing part time job.
We still have 2 full-time youth intern vacancies available. Please do pray and share our advert which can be found at the new wine website.
We are delighted to be partnering with the North Bristol Foodbank to give young people the opportunity to make a difference. Some Tuesday mornings, 6 young people can go with Joel to the warehouse and sort food items to be distributed around Foodbank centres across the North of the City. They will be split into 2 groups, helping on different shifts at the Safestore warehouse on Gloucester Road North.
9.30 - Meet on the Green and get taken to the warehouse
9.45 - Help organise the food items
10.45 - Finish volunteering and get driven back to the Green
11.00 - Get picked up at the Green and taken to the warehouse
11.15 - Help organise the food items
12.15 - Finish volunteering and get driven back to the Green
Please note that the role can often include heavy lifting and the young people will be given health & safety advice before working.
This will happen on 28th July, 4th Aug and 18th Aug. As places are limited, they will be given on a first come first served basis. Please contact Joel on 07841 901163 to "book" a place.
If you have any questions, please do get in contact.
Are you interested in finding out more about mentoring available at St Michael's? Here are some key events coming up...
If you would like a mentor, please speak to Joel, Yesi or Sam. If you're a parent or potential mentor, please also speak to a member of the youth team if you have any questions.
Can you not often make it to the weekly events we do? (Unite, RS2, WORD etc). Joel recently put this message on Facebook. Come along!
I'd like to invite you all to the OSR on Sunday between 8-9pm (After the evening service.) We know that it's been hard for you to come to either Unite and / or Sunday mornings and we wanted to take some time to listen to how we can support you guys better.
We have at least one Sunday evening free every month and thought if you guys were free and up for it, we could do something on those nights to keep in touch. "What will we do" you ask? Well that's what you can decide if you come this Sunday night! You're very welcome to invite any others, but we want to make sure we hear from those who can't make it to the groups we do, rather than just those who come every week! (We're also inviting a few others who aren't on Facebook! Connie J, Alice R etc)
Please let me know if you plan on coming. We'll also play some games, and if you can bring some snacks too that would be great. If you've any questions let me know!
Cheers guys, hope you're having a great Friday!
Spring term is here and we've got a lot of exciting things going on! Download your copy of our term card here.
The diocese have had to cancel January's "Emerge" session for growing young leaders. The next meeting will be on Mon 2nd Feb, 7-8.30pm.
It's all go in December! Here are the things we've got going on!
Friday 12th Dec - The Christmas Mix!
7.30-9.30pm at Woodlands Church. Meet at 6.45pm at OSR if you'd like a lift (But speak to Yési first!). More info here.
Sunday 14th Dec - Kainos (Carols by glow-stick)
6-9.30pm at OSR. More info here.
Wednesday 17th Dec - Unite Christmas ball
Festive fun and fabulous food! A highlight of the year. Open to all 11-18s of St Michael's. 6.30pm at OSR. Deadline for tickets is 6th Dec. More info here.
Sunday 21st Dec - Dark games
Bring your friends on the longest night of the year for some dark games fun! Open to anyone 11-18. 8-9.30pm in OSR.
Soul survivor - We need at least 7 forms returned by 14th Dec before we can go! More info here.
Youth retreat - Dates for next youth retreat is 17th-19th Feb 2015. Sign up in the new year!
Here is all the latest news about youth activities at St Mike's. For more info you can always email email@example.com