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Coming up this week

Do join us in the school hall this Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm as we continue our Creation-theme, this week exploring Psalm 148.

Fancy helping run an Oasis?

We’re joining in with the Pathfinder Primary School Fete, offering shade, fans, water… and space for conversations. Let us know if you can join us on the stall for an hour or two.

More dates for your diary

Sunday Afternoons at 3.30pm on site at Pathfinder Primary

  • 17th July 3.30pm Afternoon Gathering

  • 23rd July 3.30pm End of Term picnic communion

  • 31st July

    • an invitation to join with our sister churches in the villages at the 5folds Joint Service - St Andrew's’ Church, Swavesey, at 11am.

    • a “picnic in the park” with families from Pathfinder Church Northstowe at 3.30pm, Pioneer Park

And then the Autumn Adventures begin, including a trip to the Greenbelt Festival on 26–29 August 2022 to celebrate artistry, activism, and belief. And various offsite adventures. Watch this space for more.

Our regular gatherings will restart on Sunday 11th Sept

Community Partnerships

Our Monthly Community Litter Picks continue.

The next one is July 17th, meeting in PHASE TWO outside the Urban Splash marketing suite building. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Youth Update

Sunday Youth Group in Willingham for those exploring Christianity

Don’t forget, we encourage Northstowe’s young people (11+, now including year 6 students soon to go to secondary) to join us with our friends in Willingham for The Alterative, straight after our Afternoon Gatherings for church every other Sunday. Chat to me, or other parents of teenagers to find out more.

The Northstowe Youth Hive

As a church, we’re a member organization of this new community-led partnership supporting young people from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, genders, and sexualities to have fun, develop and make a difference..

On Thursday, some of our young people were part of the first group to join with the amazing team from The Connections Bus Project running their pop up youth club under a Gazebo in the park. Next week, why bring your friends (age 11+ only!)

Familiar faces from the Youth Hive volunteer team at the Youth Cafe will also pop in from time to time, ready to listen to your ideas and help you get your projects off the ground.

Little Explorers - Time for You, Your Baby, and God

We’re pleased to be able to tell you about the lovely little group just getting going on a Thursday morning meeting in Pathfinder Primary School 9.30-10.45.

It's called Little Explorers, and has started with a group of babies (and their preschool siblings) along with their carers.

There is free play with things like ball pits, messy play, etc. Singing - nursery rhymes and songs linked to the stories. There is a bible story often told through interactive play. One of the unique things is that there is also space for the adults to spend some time journaling or colouring too, with volunteers to hold the babies, if that's what you want.

This week, as we explorered the Growing Season, there was space to journal about the ways you've seen your baby grow, and about how you are growing as as adult too - spiritually, personally etc.

You don't have to be a church goer to be part of the group, and there's a lovely open atmosphere as people chat about everything from sleepless nights to nappies to big questions about faith. Those who come are working on some advertising to go live soon, but in the meantime you can email contact@northstowe.church to find out more. Suggested donation of £3 per family to help cover room hire and resources - but only if you can afford that.

Midweek Prayers

Don’t forget, many of us are still using the Lectio 365 app to help shape our daily prayers. If you want to be part of a WhatsApp group of others using it, just let us know.

And if you are free at 8.45am on a Thursday Morning, why not meet up with some of us in person as we use the Lectio 365 app, and share music from across the Christian traditions (as well as tapping into our creativity!). Talk to Beth or Stephen to find out more…

Other midweek opportunities

Talk to Rachel A to find out more about the midweek Journaling and Reflection small group.

Or to Stephen to dream about What Next for the group of young professionals working crazy hours, often shifts, but keen to connect in a way that works well at that stage of life!