Monthly Archives: September 2015

Is the Bible Relevant?

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Next Sunday (4th Oct) in Tribe, our group for 14-18s, we’re going to be exploringΒ how we use the bible, is it relevant, how do we approach it and use it in our lives if it is? If we base a lot of how we understand God, what we do and why we do it on this book… how can we best understand it and use it, not just for ourselves but for sharing faith with others?

So come along all welcome, newbies or non newbies, we’ll have plenty of time to chill, share, eat treats and explore this topic πŸ™‚

10am starting in The Barnabas, Hamble Road, Oadby. LE2 4NX

Q & A, Bacon, Cake &, Hot Chocolate :)

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This morning in youth we all shared breakfast together of bacon cobs, hot chocolate, and cupcakes, and then we had a Q & A session where me (Lou) and Steve (our vicar) tackled some mighty questions set by the youth about life, faith and all those strange things to do with how the world works and how we make sense of it. We didn’t have time to get through all the questions but we will provide some answers to those we didn’t get to cover…but we hit some huge topics just today and we love and encourage our young people to ask questions and dig in!

Fab morning with fab peeps, thank you to those who joined us πŸ™‚

Bring on the next one, next week in Tribe (14-18s) we’ll be looking at how we use the bible, is it relevant, how do we approach it and use it in our lives if it is. So come along all welcome, newbies or non newbies, we’ll have plenty of time to chill, share, eat treats and explore this topic πŸ™‚

10am starting in The Barnabas, Hamble Road, Oadby. LE2 4NX

Try Praying

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This Sunday at Tribe, we looked at the question: What SHOULD we believe as Christians? We’re told a lot about what Christians should be and do but what are the KEY things? We also looked then at how do we share that faith well?

Using the 5 top tips our young people came up with last term (picture above) we discussed and prayed about which we found easy or difficult and asked God for more help and opportunities with those.

We also set a challenge to have a go at the “Try Praying” app, a 7 day challenge to try talking to God with a different theme each day. We felt this could not only help our own prayer lives but also it could be a tool which is easy to share with those around us who are interested in exploring God and faith.

I’ve been doing it this week and I’m finding it really good, so why not try it πŸ™‚ If you’re struggling to get it on your phone I’ve ordered some of the booklet version, so just ask me for one. The rest of the church at St Paul’s are also taking up the challenge, so let’s pray that Try Praying can have an impact not just in our own lives but in the lives of others we share it with πŸ™‚

Next Ignite

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For those of you who are interested, our next IGNITE will be on Sunday 15th November: 6:30pm-7:45pm.

IGNITE is a place for young people and young adults to connect with God wherever they’re at in their life and faith.

We meet to authentically be ourselves, to be open, to be loved and to have space to doubt, question and explore more.

The subject is “what happens when tough times come” in a world that is broken and full of hurt, pain and injustice, where do we find God, peace and a way forward? How do we deal with those times and what does it mean to have TRUE COURAGE. In a relaxed atmosphere we’ll be using life stories, videos, worship and prayer as we explore this difficult subject.

We’ll also have a suggestions box available fro you to let us know any topics, questions that you may want us to cover or ways in which we can support you and encourage you even more in your life and faith.

As always there will be plenty of pudding and chance to chill.

IGNITE: BE REAL

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Tonight at IGNITE, we looked at how we can Be Real, in an culture where we’re encouraged to be anything but ourselves, to appear perfect and just like everyone else. We explored what it means to be known and loved, what it means to be authentic, and to love each other in our realness.

“We impress people with our strengths but connect with people through our weaknesses.”

We don’t need to pretend with God because He has told us, “I will never leave you, I will never abandon you.”

That is what we can rely on, depend on, and build our lives on. πŸ™‚

Prayer Breakfast: Grill the Leaders!

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On Sunday 27th September you are welcome to join us for prayer breakfast with bacon and sausage butties and the chance to ask your biggest and toughest questions to our vicar, Steve and our Youth Worker, Lou. So bring your appetites and your questions and let’s dig in!

All welcome newbies and not newbies πŸ™‚

10am-11:30am – St Paul’s Church, Hamble Road, Oadby. LE2 4NX