Welcome to the start of a new school year! CICS have spent much of the last few months researching, seeking vision and planning for the next exciting chapter in the CICS adventure!
This newsletter shares some of that with the next academic year set to be one of seeking new ways of working in many of the Secondary schools across the Borough based on the findings of the research we recently carried out.
Thanks to all those who stand with us as we seek to support and work alongside our schools and to all those of you involved in education in any way – we are praying for you as you start a new Academic Year and trust you have had a refreshing break.
We're hiring! Please share this on your social media, within church, etc. The new worker will be joining five other amazing part time workers and a team of volunteers across Calderdale.
As part of the Schools Partnership, Urban Saints is fronting a new Young People's Group in Sowerby Bridge. CICS worker Joan has made links with a number of Sowerby Bridge young people who would like to explore more of the Christian Faith. The initial meeting is on 26th September, 7pm - 8pm at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.
King’s Church is working with CICS and other organisations within the Partnership to run Chilli Tuesday for Calderdale College students on Tuesday lunch times. This will start on Tuesday 3rd October and will run each week until December (except for half term) - volunteers will be welcomed who can chat, help serve food, clear up, play games, etc. As part of this we will be running a stall at the Calderdale College Freshers Week in September.
Welcome to our New Trustee - Hazel Murgatroyd will need no introduction to many of you!
For many years she has taken ‘It’s Your Move’ books into at least 5 schools (8 this year as some books were not collected) along with her work with ‘Open Doors’, the Saturday Food Drop In and preaching.
She was asking God what to do next when a conversation was had about needing help with the ‘It’s Your Move’ project… and she offered…. And when asked about being a trustee…. She said ‘yes’.
Would you like CICS to come to your group/church on a Sunday or during the week to talk about the Young people of our Borough (or in, Hazel’s case – lead the whole service)? If so please contact us to discuss dates! email@example.com
Our Annual Open Meeting will be in person this year – please keep the evening of Thursday 23 rd November free – more details later….
Has this inspired you to get involved and/or give financially to ensure that this work continues? We are expecting God to nudge a few more churches and individuals to support this work financially. To donate please click here. Thank you to all those who do pray for and support CICS in a wide variety of ways.
CICS are excited to be working with Urban Saints to look at how we better support young people in Sowerby Bridge. This is following conversations with young people who are requesting a Christian based youth activity! An information evening is to be held on Tuesday 26th September, 7-8pm at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge. This is open to all who would be interested in becoming involved in helping run such a group.