Monday, 30 June 2014

YOUNGSTARS UPDATE


Hi everyone,

 
Just to thank you again and keep you up to date with our Wednesday Community Youngstars ministry, which continues to be a source of such wonderful blessing!

  • New children and their families continue to come to our fun-filled evenings. One of our young mums is now part of the team, complete with her own bright orange Community Youngstars tee-shirt! She actually wept when I presented her with it,  as the ministry means so much to her and her children. She has now started to bring children from three other neighbouring families. She is now referring to it as the "heart of the community"! It really is amazing!
  • My school opportunities continue to expand. I was asked to begin a weekly group for Year 1 and Year 2 girls at William Rhodes Primary School. We had our first session last Thursday; 21 girls doing loads of activities a lot like the Community Youngstars Wednesday evening sessions. A number of them are now coming to our Wednesday evening sessions. The Headteacher there is a Christian and a good friend of mine; I've done many Youngstars and Boy Racers projects for him over the last ten years or so. He is very supportive of what we're doing every Wednesday and of the whole Community Youngstars vision.
  • I was able to do an assembly at Parkside Community School last Friday for the Year 7s and Year 8s. The last assembly I did there was 22 years ago! This time though, it was fantastic to meet up with dozens of youngsters whom we've got to know over the last two summers at Queen's Park Annexe, many of whom I have worked with over over the last 6 years while they were attending Primary School.
  • The Summer Community Youngstars project will be open to the local children in Years 1 to 6. We'll be holding it at Church in the Peak during each of the weeks in August - Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am to 12noon.  Please pray for us!
  • We have a fantastic Wednesday team of Kaleigh, Mark, Emma, Joan, Jemma, Chris, and Pat and we really appreciate your prayers.

Many thanks once again for all your support and prayers!

God bless you all,
 
Mike Dalby

Thursday, 12 June 2014

WELCOME TO THOM'S BLOKES

Thom's Blokes is a monthly mid-week set of meetings and activities organised to suit men of any age, What ever the weather: walks, games, talks, outings, fun and friendship. Bring your self, bring a friend. 

The meeting will usually be the third Tuesday of each month 10am - 12noon at St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton.  We suggest a contribution of £2 per meeting (tea and coffee is provided) but there may be some additional cost for outside activities. 

This is an opportunity to get out of the house and spend some time with friends.  There's an open invitation - you don't have to be part of St Thomas' church to come to Thom's Blokes.

For further in formation contact:

David Sanderson 01246 231115  david36m@btinternet.com
David Clegg         01246 853741   d.clegg@btinternet.com

Programme 2014

Tues 17th June  Sheffield Victoria Quays and Heritage Cruise (meet at St Thomas' Centre car park - please contact us if you are interested in coming)

Tues 15th July  Ashover Light Railway - speaker Richard Booth

Tues 19th Aug  NO MEETING

Tues 16th Sept  Spinners of Fortune (The Arkwright Family) - speaker Darrell Clarke

Tues 21st Oct  Laxton Holocaust Museum  (meet at St Thomas' Centre car park)

Tues 18th November  Astronomically Speaking (A Space Talk) speaker Mark Eustace

Tuesday 16th December Christmas Special and Lunch - featuring Ben Griffiths (world class drummer)

GOING FISHING?

Christian Education Chesterfield 
are putting on a fabulous family event at
 Loundsley Green on Sunday 6th July.

Going Fishing 
- the plaice to be!

12.30 After your morning service bring your picnic along and join in with a big picnic lunch on Loundsley Green - near the Community Centre and the shops.

13.30 Open Air Service - Music from TEC, guest appearances from John Pickering and Jonathan Cooper's Puppets

14.30 Stay around for all sorts of fun activities:  bouncy castle, balloon modelling, parachute games, craft activities

Everyone welcome - bring your friends!

EVENT CANCELLED

There have only been a few RVSP to the invite to talk about chaplaincy in Chesterfield so the event has been cancelled for now.  If you are interested but have not contacted Paul King as yet please let him know asap and it may be possible to reschedule for another time.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

THANKING GOD FOR THE WORK OF MAST IN DERBYSHIRE SCHOOLS


THANKSGIVING SERVICE

On Sunday, 22nd June
at Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church, Matlock
At 6.30pm
We invite EVERYONE to join with us for this special service to give thanks to God for His ministry in schools
The service will include a joint assembly conducted by all three school teams
Also the service will include encouragement from a local Headteacher – readings from schoolchildren and a time of commissioning by Pastor Matthew Quinn
This service will be interdenominational and we welcome you to come along and encourage Michael, James and Christine, Ray and Beryl in their ministry.
A retiring collection will be taken for MAST funds. Refreshments will be served at the service end


To all our friends and supporters
Could you please let your congregation know of our forthcoming service in June. This is our third celebratory service and it has always been very well attended, but we do so wish to encourage the three school teams. Nearly every day they are out on the front line conducting assemblies, lessons and giving spiritual support within schools and have little opportunity to meet with those that support them so well in prayer and financial help.
We really appreciate everyone who supports us so well and would be greatly blessed to see many people turn up for the service. If you wish further information, please contact myself on Matlock 580087 or the secretary Christine Coates on Matlock 760239.
We greatly look forward to seeing you and many others with us on that evening
Yours in His service – MARTYN PYNE - chairman

TRAINING ADVISERS TO SUPPORT 65+ AGE GROUP WITH MONEY MATTERS

 

Fancy becoming a volunteer Clubs Outreach Adviser for people over 65 to help them to manage their money better?

You will receive regular supervision and support from the staff at Age Concern.

The 4-day training course will be held in June 2014 at Derbyshire Law Centre, 1 Rosehill East,
Chesterfield, S40 1NU. Each course will start at 10am and finish at 2.30pm.

For enquiries about the volunteering role please contact John, Sarah or Jo at Age Concern on 01246 273333.
 

For more details about the training course, please contact Teresa Waldron on 01246 550674 or email at teresa.waldron@chesterfieldlawcentre.org.uk
 

TWAM - CHECK YOUR SHED!

 Tools with a Mission is a Christian initiative to recycle unused or disgarded tools and put them to use in those parts of the world where such tools are not readily available and will enable people to make a new start in earning a living.

In 2012 TWAM sent container loads of tools to Uganda (9), Zambia (8), Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, South Africa and Sierra Leone (1 each)

Can you help?

A few people from St Thomas', Brampton and Loundsley Green have set up a reception area for such tools in Chesterfield. 

We would like to ask other people to join with us in this venture.  So, if you have any tools that you either no longer need or want would you be willing to donate them?  Would you be prepared to be the link person at your church? 

For more information contact: 
David Sanderson (231115) or Alan Smith (274775)

All types of hand tools needed:  carpentry, motor mechanics, builders, electrician, plumbing, engineering, lathes, bench and band saws, electrical power tools, drills, sanders, planers, sewing machines, knitting machines, laptops,flat screen computers, sewing and craft items, gardenforks,spades,hoes, rakes, sledge hammers, pick axes, educational text books, bicycles, manual typewriters, motor lawnmowers, strimmers, chainsaws.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

ANYONE IN NEED OF A KEYBOARD OR ORGAN?

If anyone would be interested in this organ - free to a good home -  contact Rev Matt Barnes at St Thomas' Brampton :  

matt@revbarnes.plus.com


Or if you have need of a digital keyboard contact Paul King: 
 
jpking@uwclub.net