Impact Youth Ministry exist to share the way of Jesus with our friends and family, to show them His love and to grow passionate followers of God who seek to worship Him with their whole lives.
I came across this verse from Matthew 6 in my daily reading this last week and wanted to share it with you.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Often I find we read passages like this we see the challenge in them (and Gods teaching is so often challenging!) but we miss the deep compassion and care of God that’s revealed when he teaches us like this.
God took (and takes) the initiative to teach us the best ways to live and that tells a huge story of his care for us. When God teaches us and challenges us, he does it because he loves us.
A few things to draw your attention to:
Here is a link to all the info you need to know for YPF this term: http://www.cccw.org.uk/ypf-summer-term-plan/
YPF & Year 9: Don’t forget to book for Soul Survivor. Here’s the link to the letter explaining it all and how to book: http://www.cccw.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Soul-Survivor-1st-letter-to-parents_2017.pdf
Impact youth this week:
Football (year 10-13) – Monday 3rd of July
Football is on this evening! We are also heading off for a BBQ afterwards, come along and join us!
Where: St. Clement Danes Astroturf
When: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
This is a joint venture with St. Andrews Church. We’re currently running just one pitch, for young people in year 8 and up. It’s a great place to run off some extra energy, build friendships and encourage each other.
Going Deeper (year 6-9) – Tuesday 4th of July
Going Deeper is ON! We are back to seminars this week, hope you can join us!
Where: Christ Church – The Junction
When: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Going Deeper is a great place to catch up with friends, make new ones, hang out, and meet with Jesus!
YPF at the Junction (year 10-13) – Wednesday 5th of July 7:30 – 9:30
YPF is on this week! We’ve changed the times of our youth retreat, so YPF will be running at the Junction normal time.
When: 7.30 – 9.30pm
YPF are a big, fun group of young people who love God. We meet in 4 life groups every other week in order to go deeper with God in friendship with one another. If you’re not sure which group you are in or where to go, give Fiona a ring on: 07879 814216.
Rock Solid – Sunday 9th of July
Rock Solid will doing some planning and brainstorming for the summer this week. Hope to see you!
Where: In Church
Rock Solid normally meet Sunday mornings during the 10.30 service. Rock Solid is designed to be fun, to nurture friendships and to help young people own their faith and grow in it.
Church & Café Fusion – Sunday 9th of July
The passage we’ll be looking at this coming week is 1 Timothy 5: 22 – 6: 2.
We say it… and we mean it. If you only have time to make it to one Impact Youth event in the week, come to church followed by Café Fusion on Sunday night. Hope to see you there.
Where: Christ Church
When: Service starts at 6.30 pm. Café Fusion is after the evening service, 7.45 – 8.45.
This is a great place to catch up with each other before you start the week.