The Uxbridge Parish
Welcome to our youth section of our parish ministry. Uxbridge Parish Youth Work is known as Revolution and has its own website where you can find latest news on all that's going on with the young people. Please visit www.startarevolution.org.uk.
Click here to find out more about Children's work and Sunday School in the Parish.
For our parish youth work consent form and parental/guardian pack please click:
Please return form to Jane Hills, Parish Administrator or to me. Thank you.
For details about what and when things are happening please click for our ONLINE CALENDAR.
Pete Telfer, Parish Youth Worker
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07969 929225
Thanks and enjoy...
God loves young people, and so do we! Here's some info on the activities we run in our parish specifically aimed at encouraging young people to encounter God, be inspired to live for Him, and discover their God given destiny within his plan for the world.
Life is all about relationships and in the Uxbridge Parish we recognise that what young people need most is relationship with God who wants the best for their lives. We want to encourage the young people to come to that conclusion themselves through time with their peers in groups socialising and learning about God and through positive relationships with youth volunteers.
Church. Great for adults, not so great for 11-14 year olds. But never fear! Pathfinders is here.
Tent making out of newspapers, banana surgery, balloon popping madness as well as space to make friends + get to know God better. God is not boring. And neither is Pathfinders..
MAD. That is what I reckon life is like for 11-14 year olds. If you’re not trying to get your piles of homework done for like tomorrow, then you’re trying to keep up with your mates, or with fashion or music or sport or whatever your favourite thing is. But you always feel like you want more. Like life’s not good enough, even though compared to most of the world we have it pretty sweet, it just doesn’t seem to satisfy, no matter how much stuff/ friends/ talent you have. So that’s why we run Pathfinders. Because we believe there is a whole lot more to life, and we want to give you guys space to discover it for yourselves.
Christianity is for wimps? Well you’re wrong.
Following Jesus means life on the edge. God loves us without limits. God loves the world without limits. God wants us to love people like that. No matter what they throw at us. That is X-treme…
Fair to say we live in a pretty safe place in England. We might have the odd horrible thing Happen now and again, but it’s not like we’re living in a war zone. Water’s still in the tap, Food’s still in the fridge, People still seem to give a monkeys about us. Pretty comfortable really. And the sad thing is, that’s what some people aim for in life. Comfortable.
I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping my life’s gonna make a difference. I’m thinking that Jesus didn’t live a comfortable, easy life. I’m thinking that God wants to use me to change His world for the better. I’m trying to live life to the full, and to be honest, comfortable just doesn’t quite cut it for me. I’d rather get out of my comfort zone, and live like Jesus did. His life changed the world. He wants me to do the same. With his help that’s what I’m gonna do. Want in? Come to X-treme.
11-14’s (yrs 7-9)
Want somewhere where you feel at home but you’re not? Try it, you might like it.
We play mad games together, hang out together, do fundraising stuff together! You get the idea. We try and be there for each other + help each other out with stuff. Having God in your life is good. but he wants us to have friends too.
The Vibe started in 2003 to try and meet the needs - spiritual and social - of young people in years 7-9. Over time its grown from a mad meeting in someone’s lounge to a combination of big and small group experiences within one evening, with space to play and space to chill + chat.
We do a couple of big socials each term too, like visiting the cinema or going ice skating or having a BBQ and massive water fight night. We have also been to Thorpe Park and HOAC (Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre) and had numerous trips to Pizza Hut.
Life…It’s all about you…Or is it?
So many people telling you how to live! Cells offer you space to work it out for yourselves. Space to ask questions, to offer your take on the world, and investigate God’s. Our policy is that if God’s not pushy, then we’re not gonna be either, he gives us room to explore what it means to live life to the full. So far, our explorations have taken us to redecorating houses, gardening, documentary making, mcflurry tasting, playing bible charades, studying the art of connecting + watching nooma dvd’s.
Cell groups are run by young people for young people, so everyone has a say in how things are run, and what we do with our time. Whatever you are good at, there’s space for you to get involved and be a blessing to others.
Cells began in September 2005 with the aim to empower young people into leadership and encourage participation in our youthwork. For some time we had worked with young people to prepare and lead their groups, but we felt the time had come to step up their level of responsibility and involvement in the management and delivery of the youthwork. It has been a great privilege to work with the cell leaders, to see them experiment with different ways of leading, to become more committed to their relationship with God and to the church in which they serve. Our hope is that as we work with the few, many will benefit.