Sorted are preparing for their annual birthday party next month with more young people attending. Watch out for the date and times in a few weeks when we have finalised venue.
Sorted celebrates 2018 with the opportunity of serving young people. We currently have an advert out for a new youth enabler (application end date is 5th January). We have plans to hold our annual residential in the summer at Sneaton Castle. We have our birthday celebrations coming up. We are looking forward to all that we can achieve together as our youth groups begin to meet up. We are please that over the festive time, our young people have taken the initiative and met with one another with a common purpose of support, care and unconditional love. We hope this year will see more growth in discipleship as we start a new year together. We look forward to building relationships with our local schools and ministers as we travel together with young people. We appreciate all our volunteers and supporters, both financially and prayerfully for your loyal support. Above all else, we pray that we listen and listen and listen to young people; we empower them; we encourage them; we enable them to be….that’s it, TO BE.
With very good wishes for this New Year
For an exciting new position with Sorted, please check out our advert on the link below:
You maybe the right person we are looking for to enable young people in the Ravenscliffe area of Bradford. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
For the last few weeks, some of the young people have been discovering the Nativity story for themselves. I wondered how the well worn story (although absolutely relevant) might be studied in a way that young people can get to grips with the reality of Christmas, the Christmas underneath the trimmings. Sorted is run by young people for young people, so the first task is finding out what the young people would like to discuss over the Advent season and whether or not the Nativity Story could be an option.
I am very please to say, that with no persuasion, the young people voted to discover the Nativity Story for themselves. A small task!
After much thought and prayer, I decided that to really and truly experience the story (some of Sorted had never heard the Christmas Story) the young people would chose characters within the story and we would imagine ourselves as those characters. We would tell the story and pause to examine feelings, emotions and how our thinking effects ourselves and others. We looked at other Bible readings to inform our learning and ended with light prayers with deep meanings. We respected each other just as we are.
So far, so good. Perhaps there is an opportunity for others to re-examine the Christmas story for themselves. You never know, they might just get it sorted! Will You?
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas,
+Nicholas Baines with 6 candidates from Sorted, after one Baptism and all Confirmed recently.
Celebrations are in order as candidates from Sorted gather at St James Church for a Baptism and Confirmation Service at the end of last month (November 2017).
Two young people, Two young Adult Leaders and Two Mature Adult Leaders with one being Baptised, were all confirmed by +Nick Baines.
Our thanks to Reverend Steve Lees as the host for the event and to the candidates in declaring their faith in front of their peers and others in a congregation of more then 100 people.