SPRING UPDATE 2010
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The Coventry YFC Newsletter Everything you could ever need to know about the current work of CYFC, just smaller!!
WHY SO SMALL?
You’re probably wondering why this edition of inspire is so small, and slightly less colourful than previous CYFC newsletters. And the simple answer is that it isn’t a regular edition of Inspire - we just have so much to tell you about that we didn’t want to wait until our next official full-colour edition to fill you in on all the developments here at CYFC, hence the launch of “Pocket Inspire”. Read on...
JUNCTION 7 [UP]LIFT[ED] MEETS THE CATHEDRAL
As many of you will be aware, Coventry churches are about to enter a period of 24-7 Continuous prayer for our City. As part of the launch event in the Cathedral on May 23rd, the J7 team will be moving from our regular venue and holding a J7 style event in the 24-7 prayer rooms, meeting in the Cathedral and then moving to the prayer rooms when the service starts at 6.30pm. It is an awesome opportunity for this City’s young Christians to be the first to use the worship & prayer space, and we’re excited to see God move as we call out to Him with one voice for our City. Be there!!
CALLING ALL YOUTH LEADERS CYFC are excited to announce the launch of a new regular youth leaders’ network, Our first “Cov:net” gathering will follow our AGM on 7th June. If you are involved in ministry to young people in any capacity. We’d love you to be there.
COV:NET A gathering of Coventry based Christian youth leaders Esquires Coffee House, Coventry Transport Museum Monday June 7th, 7.30pm. for voluntary & paid workers more info:
preceded by CYFC AGM from 7pm
024 7655 0257
Please continue to pray for our work in schools. We have recently built some great new relationships with schools and are excited to be a support to both students and staff. Pray in particular for our work in Caludon Castle.
Pray for our partnerships with local churches. Specifically that these links would be strengthened and strong partnerships with new churches would be formed to see real joined-up work throughout the city
Pray for our detached projects - for our breakdance and football programmes and also for more volunteers as we look to develop our ministry using the Diocesan mobile youth cafe.
As we start the 24-7 time of prayer for our city, please continue to pray for transformation in the lives of young people. We would also value prayer as we prepare for youth camp and our ongoing work through Junction7
We are currently looking to develop our database of financial & prayerful supporters. Please pray that we would be able to raise the finance needed to continue and grow our work in Coventry
PROJECTS& OPPORTUNITIES FUNdraising ideas...
In June last year, the team from Coventry YFC decided to put on their sports shoes and take part in the Coventry fun run - a 4 mile run through the streets of Coventry, starting and ending at Memorial Park. We enjoyed it so much that this year we’re doing it again, (on June 27th) and would love to encourage all of our supporters to run with us to help raise vital funds to enable us to continue our work in schools and local communities. Why not visit www.coventryfunrun.co.uk and download a sponsor form today. You know you want to!!
Hoodie Week 2010
In recent years, across the UK, we have been sold an image of young people wearing hoodies and causing trouble for local communities. CYFC believe it’s time to change this image, so we’re encouraging schools & church youth groups to spend one day between July 18th & 25th donning hooded tops and raise tonnes of money for the ongoing work of CYFC. We would love to encourage your church/school to have a “hoody service/day” where members wear hoodies and give to CYFC. If your church / youth group / school is able to join us, get in touch. You can also visit our website for some creative fundraising ideas or a downloadable sponsorship form.
Wyken Soldiers Breakdance Crew get moving! April 9th saw the Wyken Soldiers embark on an adventure that would take them over 300m in forward rolls, completing 1 hour of top rock and completing 100 flips! The challenge was to raise £125 towards the ongoing running of the session which takes place on a Thursday afternoon between 4.30 and 5.30 in Wyken. The young people worked really hard gaining sponsors and managed to raise well over their target by completing all of the challenges they had set themselves in just 1 hour. The crew are also putting on a performance to raise money and for people to come and see what they have been learning and also to get a taste for what a breakdance class is like. The performance will take place on Thursday May 20th at Wken URC from 5-5.30pm with a £1 entry fee. It would be great to see you there!
Coventry Youth Camp 2010 The team here at CYFC are busy getting ready for another amazing week in Oswestry over the summer. It’s always awesome to see so many young people inspired and transformed throughout the week at Coventry Youth Camp, and we’re expecting great things from our time at camp this year. As always, we’re really keen to partner with local Coventry churches in the running of Youth Camp by encouraging youth leaders to join the team and bring along the youth from their churches. It is so good to see young people from across this city linking together through Youth Camp and realising that there are a whole world of
young people who share their beliefs and that they aren’t in this alone. (obviously, it’s also great to see young people worshipping, exploring faith, playing crazy games and getting covered in gunge throughout the week) If you would like more info about Coventry Youth Camp, do get in touch or download a flyer & booking form from our website.