Saturday, 29 October 2016

Friday Night Youth Glow Party

Last night we had a great time at our Glow Party with our pals from the Baptist church joining us🙂
Lots of food, face paint, glow sticks, fun, and creativity later we finished with a Harry Potter clip, a reminder of the power of light in the darkness and Jesus’ help and light and hope in our tough times and of course rounded off with goodie bags!
Thanks to everyone who came and made it a fab evening🙂
“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness cannot extinguish it.” John 1:5

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Music choices

This morning I shared with the congregation the challenge I find in choosing songs! In the style of Songs of Praise I had invited 4 members to pick their favourite and introduce it, saying why they had chosen it.
Thank you to Pat, Beryl, Kate & Emmanuel who did just that. It was great to hear the reason why they had chosen the songs and gave extra meaning to them as we sung together.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Youth Weekend Away

This is a video sharing some of St Paul's Youth weekend away. Our theme was Life and Faith survival looking at what Jesus, Bear Grylls and penguins can teach us about how we face life and it's ups and downs, how we prepare, how we keep going, how we need each other, how we share our story and how we face the adventure ahead. We made bread, kites, and bags, we did sports, and games and had a cool campfire with marshmallows and some valuable and precious time with God. Feeling so inspired and amazed by our young people and all that God is doing in their lives and excited for possible baptisms in the new year! :) Here are just a few of the photos from the weekend.

Sunday, 9 October 2016


Today we held our Harvest Celebrations and collected food for the Welcome Project and for Oadby Food Bank. We focused on the story of Ruth who went over and beyond what was expected of her in caring for Naomi and of Boaz who over and beyond what was expected of him in his care of Ruth. May we be generous with all we have and be willing to go over and beyond in our love and service of those in need.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

All Good Gifts around Us!

The Coffee Pot group at St Pauls had a Harvest Lunch today. Unlike most Christian festivals, there is no fixed date, but our Harvest Festival service is this Sunday. Before I lunch, Steve Bailey, our vicar, talked about the meaning of harvest and of how, despite our hard work, we are impotent to bring it to completion. We were further reminded of our dependence on God as we sang the well-known harvest hymn “All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above – so thank the Lord for all his love.”
We then tucked into a most delicious home-made mixed vegetable soup, with different crusty rolls and sandwiches. We ended with delicious desserts and tea or coffee (Plus After 8 Mints).
There were then donations and raffle tickets to help Riding for disabled children.
We have a lot to be thankful for – and our thanks go to the team who had made and provided all the food.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Growing young leaders

Video: Growing Leaders in Oadby

Follow this link to watch a short video of our youth worker Lou talking about growing young leaders through her work with our young people.