Spring

Just to let you know there are some free books to take to read.

Walking around Holt you might notice lots of coloured hearts hanging on doors and gates

They look really lovely and reminds us of Gods love  and community  spirit .

Also as we walk around or look out our windows in to the garden, we see hope of new life as the bulbs and buds start bursting into colour and flowers starting to appear on trees.

This reminded me of the verse

Mathew 6:25

“Do not worry about about your life, what you will eat and drink or about your body, what to wear.

is life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

It’s so easy to be consumed by fear and anxiety especially at the moment when we have been  in a unexpected difficult situation .

Its so easy for our roots to be pulled out and blown about in the wind and leave us anxious and wondering how we are going to cope financially or deal with family ,illness fear of loneliness what the future brings

But as we plant our roots and let them grow deeper  with God and our foundations become stronger we will see that God is faithful he is our provider and as we rest and wait in his timing you will see your prayers being answered .

                 

I found this song which was written by Ellie Holcomb hope you enjoy reading or listening to it on you tube to !

“Do Not Worry”
(Matthew 6:25-34)

See the birds who are singing in the spring air?
They’re given everything they need
They don’t worry where their next meal will come from
They don’t worry ’bout a thingSo just, look around you and try to listen to
The song creation sings
And don’t you worry cause you’re in the hands
Of the God who made everythingSee the flowers in their colorful beauty
They’re dressed better than a king
They don’t worry about what they should wear, no
They don’t worry ’bout a thingSo just, look around you and try to listen to
The song creation sings
And don’t you worry cause you’re in the hands
Of the God who made everything

Because you’re not a bird and you’re not a flower
You don’t have petals or wings
But there is good news, you’re worth so much more
To the God who made everything

So when you worry ’bout today or tomorrow
And the storms that they might bring
Try to remember that you’re in the hands
Of the God who made everything

So just, look around you and try to listen to
The song creation sings
And don’t you worry cause you’re in the hands
Of the God who made everything

 

A few ways to help you grow deeper in your faith

Identify places in your life which you need Jesus the most

Get involved in a bible study or small group ie ALPHA course

Find at least one blessing from God every day

Find a friend, relative, or church in which you can talk about God or scripture to help you through life’s problems

Pick up and turn to the scriptures

As always please contact church or access the website if you are in need and support there will always be someone there to support and listen and advice .

If anyone has anything to share, or any pictures to go what I have written I would love to here from you.

Enjoy watching the environment turn into spring over the next month !

 

 

 

 


Youth and children’s pastor – job advert

We are looking for a part-time youth and children’s pastor to join our team. Someone who is passionate about developing children’s and youth work within St Katharine’s Church, Holt, Wiltshire and the wider community, and who will build on the excellent work already developed with children and young people.

This is a key role within the life of the church, and is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate youth and children’s pastor to re-start our youth group and develop outreach. The role will equally cover developing the children’s ministry within the church, working with a team of volunteers. You will be a motivated leader who can develop, lead and inspire this team of volunteers. The team is passionate about encouraging children and young people to come to faith, to grow and develop their faith and to share the good news about Jesus.

Recognising that churches have become particularly dependent on links through technology in recent months, it is expected the appointee will have a good working knowledge of on-line technology, social media and digital communications.

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2021

Interviews will be held on 10 April 2021 (although there could be flexibility around this date)

The successful candidate will encourage active participation of children, young people and families in the life and work of St Katharine’s Church and take lead responsibility for organising youth and children’s work, particularly on Sunday mornings and through weekly activities for young people.

Our young people have asked for:

  • “someone who can bring back Friday night Sky 1 as I enjoyed the fun I had there with my friends”
  • “someone interesting and easy to talk to”

The successful children and youth pastor will:

ensure that a youth programme is delivered – this is at minimum Friday nights, but may also include some provision on Sunday mornings.

seek to disciple children and young people into personal relationships with God, in both larger groups and smaller relational settings.

shape a strategy to reach young families in the area, and help them meet Jesus and connect with the church.

seek to grow the children’s and youth ministry by creating attractive and compelling environments to which they can invite their not-yet Christian friends.

Part-time post (0.5 fte – 18.5 hours per week) £22,000 pro rata per annum. Initially for two years.

Start date: As soon as possible after the interview date

It is an occupational requirement that the post holder be a practising Christian.

Requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check

St Katharine’s church is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and considers that their safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance.

The role of Youth and Children’s Pastor will be subject to a safer recruitment process and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check because of the significant and unsupervised contact with children.  This role will also require a Barred List Check as the position constitutes Regulated Activity.

For an application pack please contact Lucy Waterman (PA to the Rector) at the Benefice office.

Email: united.benefice@outlook.com   Phone: 01225 782717