Youth Inc is an exciting new Youth programme for children aged 9 years of age and older. The fun packed sessions are led by Emma our youth worker.
In the next session we’ll look at who we can trust in a world full of different people, opinions and facts. With the help of food, games and film clips, we might just find out…
As well as the session for children we have a separate discussion group for parents – so there is something in it for everyone.
Most important is the food – we’re encouraging everyone to bring something to share. A such fire way to get to know each other.
We live in a world that is constantly changing and constantly challenging us. The evidence of change is all around us, even the movement between the seasons. We hold fears and concerns and we only have to turn on the TV or radio to hear news to fuel those concerns. We hear of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, ISIS demonstrations and issue over Brexit. From day to day life changes on personal level as well. Sometimes we can be so worried that we ask where God is in all this change.
Continue reading “Sermon on 22 January 2017 by Judith Sutcliffe: 1 Peter 1:3–12 and Eccles 3:1–11”
One of our exciting activities for 2017 is a new programme of events and activities for young people designed and lead by a part-time youth-worker. Having a dedicated, trained youth worker will ensure we can create coherent, exciting and relevant activities that will engage and stimulate our young people (aged 9 and over) and help them grow their personal faith with their peers.
Our youth worker Emma
Emma Perkins is a youth worker, currently helping out at St Paul’s church in Cambridge whilst her husband, Michael, trains to be a vicar. Before moving here she toured with a Christian theatre company as a performer and workshop leader then worked as a children, youth and families worker in York.
She was introduced to us by Youth For Christ (YFC) and is looking forward to meeting up with young people and their families to find out what they would like to do both within our parishes and beyond.
Who is the youth programme for?
Emma will be helping develop sessions aimed at young people aged 9 years and over, who are interested in finding our more about God, faith and Christianity and what it means to them in their lives.
We also want to engage with their families, running some parallel events that help parents to think about how to support the spiritual growth of their children.
Planned Youth In activities
We have a range of youth activities planned over the next three months which will evolve in line with feedback and requests from our young people:
- 29th January: family supper and discussion
- 26th February: preparation for Lent
- 19th March: preparation for Mothering Sunday
- 26th March: Mothering Sunday services in each church involving the young people
You can keep up to date with details of each event from our calendar.
This initiative has been made possible by funding from the Parochial Parish Council (PCC) of Ickleton and the Granta Deanery which has now been matched by mission funding from the Diocese of Ely.
For more information contact email@example.com
One of the activities we provided for the children in Ickleton on Christmas morning was a quiz about some popular carols – many of which we sang.
The blank quiz sheet is here and the answer sheet is further down…
Spoiler alert – answers are here…
Wanting to encourage your children to pray? Print out this fortune teller (cootie catcher) and use it over the Christmas holidays.
Lectionary references: John 1: 19 – 28; Psalm 11; 1 Kings 18:19-28
May I speak in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit Amen.
Our identity is very important to us, especially in these days where email accounts and sites such as face book can get hacked. There are people who steal our identity to gain money, access on line banking accounts etc. It can all be a bit scary. Knowing who we are, how we relate to the world around us to the people around us in central to our well being. Knowing our Lord as the true God relating to him in a close relationship to him is central to our spiritual well being.
Continue reading “Sermon from Sunday 4th December 2016 by Judith Sutcliffe”
For the final youth group meeting of 2016 will be a film and snacks evening to be held after the Ickleton Christingle on December 11th at 5.30pm at Abbey Farm, Ickleton.
The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev Petra Shakeshaft as Priest in Charge for Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton with Whittlesford and Pampisford. Petra is currently Assistant Curate at St. John the Evangelist on Hills Road, Cambridge. Her licensing date will be announced in due course.
We are delighted that Petra wishes to join us and we look forward to her creativity, enthusiasm and energy in our parishes.