ISingPOP in local schools

“ I thought it was both brilliant and inspiring. I loved how Jessy was able to interweave music, R.E. and dance. The children really responded well to her energetic nature too. The songs were both catchy and meaningful. A great initiative to remind children how their faith can keep them strong. Wouldn’t it be great if this approach was seen as the norm, rather than as a one off experience?”

Over the years I’ve had the chance to see some amazing schools ministry and yesterday was one of those as I observed iSingPOP in action. “School, Church, Community”. Brilliant. They’ve been in 6 local schools over 3 days and amazing. Thank you Jessy for your amazing ministry. Seeing ALL the staff bouncing as well as all the pupils. In one school, which was a one hour ‘taster’ session, there was all years from 1-6 and feedback as in all schools I’ve seen has been brilliant. Recommend iSingPOP BIG time. Check out their brill website www.isingpop.org

Christianity Awareness Week 11-17 October

Christianity Awareness Week (11-17 October) in partnership with local churches and LZ7. Please pray… · ‘Living 4 Jesus @ School’ on Friday 2 October · The week in schools with LZ7 and their ministry · The Saturday afternoon opportunity for any young person interested in knowing more about Jesus and the Christian faith at The Magnet Leisure Centre · The Friday night concert at The Magnet Leisure Centre

Opportunities in Schools' Ministry (Update)

'Opportunities in Schools Ministry' (Seeking to serve schools in the Berkshire area. For anyone in our churches interested in opportunities in our schools) Saturday 3rd October 2015 10.00am-12.30pm At Lower Earley Baptist Church, Maiden Place, Reading RG6 3HE. Cost is FREE and parking available http://www.lowerearleybaptistchurch.org.uk/find-us A Crèche maybe available (tbc)

An informal opportunity to network and find out more about SOME of the following areas of schools ministry:

· REinspired , Open The Book, Christianity Awareness Week, Christmas Unwrapped, Easter Cracked, It's Your Move!, It's Your Church!, Ready Steady Go?, Tea Making Ministry, Inter Schools Soccer Seven's, Sports Ministry, Chaplaincy Central, iSingPOP, SchoolsLive, Lighthouse, Bus of Hope, Wake Up Wednesday, PSHE / RE & other lessons & other things that those attending would like to share about their involvement in schools ministry (First, Primary, Junior, Middle & Senior) · Saturday 3 October 10.00-12.30pm · Interested: Please book / express interest by Monday 6th July (more information will follow after people have booked) · Plus hear news of an event coming up in 2016 · More details or any questions contact: Wayne Dixon wayne@ccischools.org.uk 01753 523058

Planning to attend? Complete the following and return by e-mail by Monday 6th July

Your name:

Your e-mail address and phone contact:

Your Church:

(Crèche facility required: If 'yes' state number of children and we will come back and confirm)

Christian Organisation (if applicable)

Wayne Dixon Christian Connections in Schools (CCiS) Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Office: 01753 523058 wayne@ccischools.org.uk
www.ccischools.org.uk CCiS is a local mission partner with Scripture Union

Opportunities in Schools' Ministry

Opportunities in Schools Ministry’ a session for networking / encouraging / sharing / resourcing and some more for anyone involved in primary or secondary schools ministry. (Volunteers / Children’s Workers / Youth Workers / Church Leaders / Parents / Grand-parents / School Christian Group Leaders):

Topics: potentially to look at are suggested below. It is not exhaustive and will be shaped partly by those who attend.

Venue: (tbc) but will probably be in a church in: Reading / Wokingham / Newbury / Bracknell / Windsor / Slough / Maidenhead.

Time: either a day (Saturday); half-day, lunchtime or week day evening (depending on people’s response) Cost: tbc –it maybe ‘free’ or donation or fixed cost?

Potential areas to hear about? · Other things? · REinspired · Open The Book · Christianity Awareness Week · Christmas Unwrapped · Easter Cracked · It’s Your Move! · It’s Your Church! · Ready Steady Go · Tea Making Ministry · Inter Schools Soccer Seven’s · Sports Ministry · Chaplaincy Central · iSingPOP · SchoolsLive · PSHE / RE & other lessons · Other things

Any thoughts on this? Are you interested? (yes or no) If ‘yes’: when is convenient (Autumn onwards) and where? (ps: if this is already happening – please do let me know. Thank you)

Some opportunities in Schools' Ministry

(Some) Opportunities in Schools ministry include: (this list is not exhaustive!) Summer 2015: Do contact if you’d like to know any more as to what is involved:

· Pray for our Schools (Back to School in Church Sunday, Schools PrayDay, Education Sunday, Pray for Schools Fortnight) · Prayer Spaces in Schools · Christianity Awareness Weeks (with LZ7 or other artists) · Christmas Unwrapped · Christian Staff Initiative (C.S.I.) · Easter Cracked · Inter- Schools Soccer Six · IsingPop www.isingpop.com
· It’s Your Church! (new – Summer 2015) · It’s Your Move! www.scriptureunion.org.uk/itsyourmove · Lighthouse http://www.lighthouseuk.co.uk/ Open The Book www.openthebook.net · SchoolsLive www.schoolslive.org · Tea Making Ministry · The Bus of Hope · Wake Up Wednesday …..others…

Christianity Awareness Week 12-17 October

In October, LZ7 will be returning to Maidenhead and will be in Concert at The Magnet Leisure Centre on Friday evening 16th. It’s for young people (School Year’s 7-13) in Maidenhead schools including: Altwood, Claires Court, Cox Green, Desborough College, Furze Platt Senior, Holyport College & Newlands Girls’ but we expect young people from other schools will be interested too. That is what happened last time both in November 2010 and the following year. More news and details in due course. Thanks. the summer term

Scripture Union Holidays - 'Making Memories - Changing Lives'

It’s the half-term holidays (for most). Speaking of which Scripture Union, along with others, run GREAT residentials for children and young people mainly at Easter and during the summer holidays. Interested? Then have a look at the link to find out more. Help with the cost IS available if this is an issue. All information on the link www.scriptureunion.org.uk/holidays

Important Update: Check It Out!

Sadly, the new Scripture Union Check It Out! residential scheduled for later on this month has been cancelled. I’m very sorry about that. If there is sufficient interest then we may have it later on in the year? Meanwhile for those interested there are numerous residential opportunities available at Easter and in the summer including Scripture Union events. Check out www.scriptureunion.org.uk/holidays for more information.

Easter Cracked 20 Years 0n: March 2015

Easter Cracked – 20 Years on! March 16-20 This March sees 20 years since our first ever Easter Presentation (March 1995) in church for local schools. If anyone wanted to come along you’d be more than welcome. Dates are March 16-20 and sessions run from either 10.00-11.30am or 1.00-2.30pm. Do e-mail or call if you are interested in coming along to see one of these presentations. www.sloughbaptistchurch.org.uk/schoolsweek