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MAY JUNE 2015

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MAY JUNE 2015

Thursday 14th May trustees meeting


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Sunday 17th May preaching at


Markyate Baptist Church
Tuesday 19th May TTS
7.45pm-9.30pm at Forest Town Church
Sunday 24th May FUEL St Albans,
7.30pm-9.00pm at St Paul's Church,
Hatfield Road. (please note the change of
venue and time for this Fuel)
Monday 1st June 'More?' Cafe
week 1 Quiz Night
Thursday 4th June Youth leaders
breakfast, 9.30am-11.00am at 29
Roundfield Ave, Harpenden
Friday 5th June City Golf Day
at Porters Park Golf Club
Sunday 7th June Mike preaching at
St Luke's Church St Albans
Monday 8th June 'More?' Cafe
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Saturday 27th June


LOVE HARPENDEN

Tuesday 9th June trustees meeting

Sunday 28th June FUEL Harpenden,


7.00pm-9.00pm at High Street Methodist
Church

Wednesday 10th June St Albans


Deanery Synod - sharing about
the267project with local church leaders

Monday 29th June 'More?' Cafe


week 5 Live Music

Saturday 13th June training morning


at St Mary's Redbourne

Monday 6th July 'More?' Cafe


week 6 Craft Night

Monday 15th June 'More?' Cafe


week 3 Interesting People
Monday 22nd June 'More?' Cafe
week 4 Games Night
Friday 26th June 'Love Harpenden'
prep evening, 5.00pm-8.00pm
at High Street Methodist Church

Encouraging and equipping


your youthwork

You,Lord, are our Fathe


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We are nothing but cla
y,
but you are the potter
who moulded us.

Making pots from clay is a mucky business.


And, if I remember rightly, flipping tricky
too! Thank goodness that we are in expert
hands... God is a master-craftsman and
Isaiah 64:8 (CEV)
when it comes to moulding our characters,
He is also patient in his art.
I used to think that self-analysis was indulgent and that to spend time
considering matters of self-identity was to be guilty of selfish ambition
or vain conceit (Phil 2:3). But in the last 18 months I have come to
understand that, by working out who God made me to be, I am encouraged
to be truly alive as I fully use the gifts and skills that He gave me.
I am so thankful that I have been on that journey, (not least because it
has led me to work with the267project!) because I can now see how
essential it is that we provide chances for kids to ask the big questions
about who they are and who God has made them to be. Identity is a
huge topic and at 267 we have been seeing young people peel away
negative labels that have been stuck on them, as they realise
something of Gods original design for their life.
Youthwork may, at times, be mucky work
but lets roll up our sleeves
and get stuck in!

G o d at w o r k :

O u r p r aye r r e q uests :

Give thanks for some great times chatting with youth leaders from
High Street Methodist Church Harpenden. I have really enjoyed working
more closely with the church since moving our offices there and pray that
God will continue to bless both ministries

Pray for all the churches that Mike is spending additional time with to
help them think through the bigger picture of their youth and children's
ministry. Pray for wisdom and insight for Mike

Continued encouragement of working with 'team 267' which includes


Tracy, Claire and Penny

Please pray for us as we move many of our resources to some new (free!)
storage in Wheathampstead. Pray for good weather and safety and we thank
God for this generous donation by United Church

We had a great time on our trustees away day. The day gave us time to
look at the growth of the ministry and what additional resources we need
in the future, particularly new people/skills we would like involved as we
continue to grow

Mike is preaching and sharing about the project at 2 churches over the
next month. Markyate Baptist Church on 17th May and St Luke's St Albans
on 7th June. Pray for inspiration as he prepares and offers encouragement
for the church through his visit

The Youth and Children's Ministry Conference at the end of March was
a great success with over 40 leaders gathering. We had some excellent
feedback and some real encouragement regarding the topics of the
seminars. Thank you

Our 'More?' Summer 'exam-busting' Cafes begin on 1st June.


Pray for fun, space to relax and friendships grown

'More?' continues to be a great place to have conversations about many


things from the weighty to the trivial!
FUEL TEAM = exciting, awesome and inspiring
Our local golf day last week raised around 1100 for the project
St Albans Cathedral donated us 1000
United Church Wheathampstead have donated us some free storage for
our resources, thank you so much as it will mean we save 140 a month
that we previously paid for storage
Our 11-14's weekend at the end of April saw 36 young people and 16
leaders descend on Buckinghamshire. In contrast to last year we had
great weather and spent loads of time outside. The meetings inside were
also full of action, life and challenge with over half our young people
moving significantly
forward in their faith.
Thank you also to
Sarah Hockley; our
amazing, relevant
and exciting speaker
for the weekend.
God is so good
Our 11-14s Weekend Away
what a fine bunch!

We have a 'City Golf Day' coming up which is being


attended by almost 100 workers from the London
area. This is being organised and hosted by one of
our key supporters. Pray for the day as we play golf,
share about the project and hopefully inspire some
new supporters to help the growth of this ministry
Pray for the trustees as they meet and for
discernment about seeking new trustees

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On Saturday 27th June we are running our next


'Love Harpenden' event. Pray for all the plans
and preparations, for good weather and for the community of
Harpenden to be encouraged and blessed. Pray also that the Harpenden
Churches will be encouraged through this event
Pray for Mike, Claire and Tracy as they work together on the ministry of
the267project. We also thank God for trustee Penny who is giving 1 day a
week to support us all
Pray for Mike as he takes some time out to write a book!

If you would like to volunteer or spend a Year out


with the267project then drop us an email
director@the267project.com
or pa@the267project.com
Thanks