"enter into a holy lent, by self examination and repentance, by prayer and fasting and self denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy word." Revd Michael Boyes led the service of Ashing and folk from across the parish gathered together to turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.
The Men's Group had another good session - this month looking at how we can nurture our faith while on holiday.
We talked about 'Christian holidays' and conferences such as Lee Abbey, Spring Harvest Holidays (image right), New wine and Greenbelt, and also thought about how we can take time out on any holiday to reflect on and nurture our faith.
Comments on why (christian) holidays enable us to nurture our faith included:
There are further details on the Men's Group
We have some
very exciting news to share about funding for CREATE youth and children’s
ministry. This is the Centre for Rural Training and Excellence that we are
setting up in our Mission Community here in Uffculme with Willand, Kentisbeare
We have been awarded £15,000 from the Diocese to help us fund the first three years and we have sold 55 shares at £5 per month and received some donations - so it is all now possible!
However, we still need to do loads of fundraising, so if you are able to help run an event or would like to join in with a sponsored bicycle ride on 3rd July do download a sponsor form (or sponsor me or someone who is going to join in).
you may like to buy a share for £5 month or give a donation - if so please
download the form and fill in your details and return to Babs Roach who is
treasurer for the project or me. (leaflet and form pdf)
And finally please pray for the young people who will come and help us get this dream started!
A massive thanks you to all 27 young people from across the churches who helped run our Space Camp Holiday Club in Willand school. We learned lots about God’s hope in a broken and polluted world through the eyes of Wall-E and Eve and had loads of fun exploring the Christian faith together.
Check out the photos on the Squarefish website
Have a look at the photos on the Squarefish website [link]
27 Apr 2010.
In our Mission Community Celebration last night we formally committed ourselves to working together as Christians in the Parishes of Blackborough, Kentisbeare, Uffculme and Willand, which also include Ashill and Bradfield.
Together we believe we can develop creative ways to to share the Christian faith with people of all ages across our villages, and to grow in spiritual maturity.
Representatives from each church shared their vision of how the Mission Community could grow and develop -
It was also the launch for CREATE Youth and Children's Ministry ... a centre for rural training and excellence. The vision is to recruit at least two young people and to support them as they gain skills and experience in youth and children's ministry, and undertake accredited youth work training.
It was a great evening of celebration and shared hospitality ... with a some great homemade cakes!
CREATE is a Centre for Rural Training and Excellence to raise young leaders in youth and children’s ministry.
The CREATE programme will see the Culm Valley Mission Community becoming a place where young leaders can be trained, and their ministries developed.
We will recruit at least two young people wanting to explore their vocation and to be trained in youth and children’s ministry.
Trainees will encourage children and young people to explore the Christian faith by supporting a broad range of activities in the primary and secondary schools across the Culm Valley Mission Community.
They will get involved with running after-school clubs, holiday clubs, special events, small groups and retreat days.
They will help with our Sunday morning provision for children and young people by supporting one session a month in each parish, and will become valued members of our church communities.
It’s an exciting, challenging and BIG vision and we will need to work together to achieve it!
Find out more from the Squarefish website [link]