IMPACT – social justice initiative for teenagers

IMPACT is a new Social Justice initiative from St Michael’s youth, for teenagers who are passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of others.

The aim is to make a difference in our community and across our city through acts of kindness.

The first of these monthly events is this coming Tuesday 13th February (2.30pm-5.30pm)  and is open to all teenagers, whether part of St Michael’s or not.

For more information  and to sign up, please head to the St Michael’s youth website.

 

Uganda Mission Trip – Promise Auction

As part of our fundraising programme to support the team going to Uganda in the summer, we are hosting a promise auction, Sun 23rd April 12pm-2.30pm in Old School Rooms Join us for a bring and share meal  and a chance to bid for unique things! All proceeds go towards the mission trip.  Click here to view a list of the promises on offer!

 

Uniformed Groups

During term time in the Old School Rooms at St Michael’s we host a full spectrum of uniformed groups.
Details of spaces and subscriptions are available from the different group leaders listed below.

 

 

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Beaver Scouts are boys and girls belonging to the first and youngest section in the Scouting family
In Scouting, we believe that young people learn well when they are enjoying learning by doing.

Who
Boys and girls aged 6–8

When
5.30–6.30pm on Mondays or 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesday

Where
The Old School Rooms (downstairs) or St Michaels School, Ratcliffe Drive

Contact
Please contact Beavers by visiting www.stokegiffordscouts.co.uk

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Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½
We make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts

Who
Boys and girls aged 8–10½

When
6:45–8:15 pm on Mondays

Where
The Old School Rooms (downstairs)

Contact
Please contact Cubs by visiting www.stokegiffordscouts.co.uk

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The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scouting family, above Beavers and Cubs

Scouting aims to help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Who

Boys and girls aged 10½–14

When

7.00–9.00pm on Wednesdays

Where
The Old School Rooms (downstairs)
&
St Michaels School, Ratcliffe Drive

Contact
Please contact the Scouts by visiting www.stokegiffordscouts.co.uk

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Solar Explorer Scout Unit

A busy, popular Explorer Scout Unit which offers young people the chance to participate in a variety of different activities that provide fun, challenge and adventure.
We operate and run the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and provide numerous residential opportunities for the young people to participate in.

Who
Young people aged 14–18

When
8.15pm–9.45pm on Mondays

Where
The Old School Rooms (downstairs)

Contact
Please contact Cubs by visiting www.solaresu.co.uk

 

There are also several groups affiliated to St Michael’s who now meet elsewhere:

 

 

The Girl Guiding Group for girls from 5–7 years old
Rainbows have fun! They play games, have parties and make things while developing life skills.

Who
Girls aged 5–7

When
Tuesdays 4.30–5.30pm

Where
St Michael’s School

Contact
Contact name: Alix Evans
Email: 2ndstokegiffordrainbows@gmail.com
Phone: 07505 441422

For girls aged 7-10 years, either new or following on from Rainbows
A fun, safe environment where girls get the chance to try new activities and crafts.

Who
Girls aged 7–10

When
Tuesday evenings 6.00–7.30pm or Thursday evenings 5.30–7.05pm

Where
St Michael’s School

Contact

Louise Carver, 1stsgbrownies@gmail.com, 07776 388681

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In Guiding today girls have the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills, gaining a sense of empowerment, learning to take the initiative and making lasting friendships at home and abroad.

Who
Girls aged 10–14

When
7pm–9pm on Fridays

Where
St Michael’s School

Contact
Name: Jackie Padgett
Email: stokegiffordguide@btinternet.com
Phone: 0117 969 8007

Teen Central

Teen Central

This is our outreach youth club for anyone in the school years 7, 8 or 9. It runs on Thursdays from 7pm to 8.30pm in term time at the OSR.

The whole night is dedicated to fun. We have a variety of indoor sports, table tennis, computer games, a tuck shop, pool table and craft activities all under one roof.

Why not come along and try it out for yourself?

To become a member, sign up here.

Soul Survivor

Every year the St Michael’s Youth Team head up a trip to Soul Survivor.  But what’s it all about? We thought it would be great to find out and get some feedback, so we’ve asked a couple of our youth  – Jess Mead and George Wicks – to tell us more:

 

George says:

“Soul survivor is a camping festival designed to encourage, equip and empower young people in their relationship with Jesus. There are various seminars and activities throughout the festival, and two meetings each day for the five days. There are times of brilliantly intense but meaningful worship, as well as powerful prayer ministry, profound sermons, and other things that strengthen one’s relationship with Jesus.

I personally really enjoyed Soul Survivor for three main reasons. Firstly, there are so many opportunities to personally meet with God, and see the amazing things he is doing in the world, and  at soul survivor. Secondly, there is such an atmosphere of friendliness. Wherever you go there are people smiling, and no-one seems to be a stranger. Finally, camping in a cold field with your youth group is amazing fun. All the spare time was great; just chatting to friends and playing games. I will definitely go again next year and would recommend it to anyone considering coming with us”

 

And Jess reports:

“Soul Survivor is where 6,500 people (mainly youth) gather to celebrate and learn about the love and grace of God. There was around 20 people from St Michaels who went on Week C. The week is filled with electric worship, reflective prayer and insightful seminars. There is also opportunity to strengthen relationships inside your youth group with cafes, football matches and parties to visit. The whole experience can be quite intense but it truly does develop your faith and change your perspective on God and his church. Some of my favourite aspects of Soul Survivor 2016 included the worship, spending time with friends and seeing Gods work in me and everyone else in the Big Top. Soul Survivor helps me to grow my relationship with God but it also equips me for the journey of seeking God after the week is over and you go back home. “

 

It sounds like it was a great week!

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Some of St Mike’s Youth at Soul Survivor 2016

 

 

Pokemon spotted on The Green

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Its been great over the past few days to see groups of of children, parents and more than a few adults that seem to have forgotten the children hunting Pokemon on The Green and around the Church.

The Church, Old School Rooms & War Memorial are all Pokestops so why not let the kids go hunting whilst you sit outside the Coffee Shop and enjoy one of our freshly made coffees – you can even use the free wifi so you save some data for your own Pokemon hunting later on.

Just please try not to catch any during the services on Sunday!

3 Vacancies – Emerging Generations team

 

  • Assistant youth minister
  • Youth ministry internship
  • Student and 20’s ministry internship

Want to make a difference with your life? Want to be equipped to lead in the future, whilst making an impact today? We are looking for our 3 key members of our team to join the church’s Emerging Generations team.

Our 2 youth ministry vacancies will play a significant part in our plan to share the Gospel with 20,000 young people over 5 years, as well as mentoring 480 pupils and hosting a prayer room for 4,000+ students. You will work with around 95 young people each week through a variety of different clubs and activities.

Assistant youth minister – Working alongside the youth minister, you will take responsibility for the delivery and leadership of key elements of our youthwork. Partnering with South West Youth Ministries, you will gain a BA hons in applied theology and youthwork over 3 years.

Youth ministry internship – A year adapted to you, in order to develop your gifts including opportunities for; leadership, preaching, healing, missionary work, church planting, worship leading, schools work, sports ministries, managing teams, mentoring, teaching and more.

Our Student & 20’s ministry internship builds on our strong links with University of the West of England, it’s CU and other student churches of the area to disciple and reach out to our student community. You will also play a key part in running our 20’s life group ensuring continued pastoral care and discipleship with this group.

You will be teachable, good with people and have some experience of ministry.

We can offer you accommodation, all expenses paid and a qualification in theology for all positions.

“This year has been monumental in my growth and has given me so many skills, experiences and great memories to take in to the rest of my life.” – Zoe, 2014 intern.

“The internship has caused me to develop my character and spiritual life in ways I didn’t expect! I couldn’t have predicted what a huge difference it has made in my life!” Sam 2015 intern

Closing date – Sun 8th May, Interviews – Sun 22nd May

For more information contact Joel Preston (Youth Minister) on 0117 969 2486 or email Joel@stmichaelsbristol.org

20’s Intern Application Pack

Youth Ministry Application Pack