This Week – Nosta, SMART & Weekly Prayer Meeting!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

Nosta – 22/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us for our weekly drop in, drop out session where we catch up hang out and play games together on the youth discord server as we spend time together NOT in Costa (you see what we did with the name there…)

SMART: Soul Needs – 23/05/20

Starts: 17:00
Ends: 19:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we carry on with our look at caring for our soul by looking at Matthew 13:44-46

Weekly Prayer Meeting – 26/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Each week we gather to pray together if you would like to join please email or check the youth discord under prayers for more info. Got something you would like us to pray about? Leave it over at www.sheet.church/youthprayers

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

Hey Everyone

Just a quick reminder that if you want to send in music for the Youth-Led Service the latest they can come in is Wednesday (20th) evening. You find out more information here:

May Youth-Led Music

Let me know if you have any questions!

David

Creative Social Hangout

Video

Hey Everyone

As SMART isn’t running this Saturday we are having a creative hangout session tomorrow (16th May) afternoon. This will be a space where we can hang out together on Zoom while we make things (whether that’s drawing, painting, sewing, cooking, writing whatever you fancy.) There is no real structure to this just a way for us to spend some time together catch up with each other so even if you have no idea what you would like to do for it come along and hang out with us for a bit and make some stuff!

We will be running the Zoom room from 1600 – 1800 link for it is in our discord server and look forward to seeing you then.

David Loveless

 

 

This Week – Nosta & Weekly Prayer Meeting!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

Nosta – 15/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us for our weekly drop in, drop out session where we catch up hang out and play games together on the youth discord server as we spend time together NOT in Costa (you see what we did with the name there…)

Weekly Prayer Meeting – 19/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Each week we gather to pray together if you would like to join please email or check the youth discord under prayers for more info. Got something you would like us to pray about? Leave it over at www.sheet.church/youthprayers

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

May Youth Led Music

Hi Everyone

As you know this terms youth-led services like all our services currently is going to be online. This means we are going to have to do the music differently (playing all together isn’t going to work) so we are going to have record ourselves separately and then I will put them together.

This is how it is going to work if you go to the link below you will find a Google Drive folder with the chords and lyrics as well as rough backing tracks of guitar and voice to use:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wV0jAJGNP4jFNRfUTT86vl8TYLR2Qw4q

What you need to do Is film yourself singing/playing along to these tracks and then send those files back to me. There are some important things to know though:

  1. Wear headphones while listening to the tracks if the sound of the backing tracks are picked by whatever is filming you we can’t use it.
  2. Each of the tracks starts with me counting us in for 2 bars. This will sound like me going 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4 and then the music will start. What I need you to do is to do a nice loud clap at the start of the second bar of the count in (when I say 1 for the second time) try and be as accurate as you can with this as it will really help me with lining everything up.
  3. Recording wise use whatever equipment you have available to you if you can film yourself and record the audio separately using high-quality microphones great. If all you have is a phone camera that is fine as well. Just try and make sure there is no background noise/interruptions and do a test record first to make sure the audio is coming through clearly. (It is more important that we hear the audio well than how the film looks so if need be move the camera nearer if you are using its microphone and don’t worry about it looking a bit weird.)
  4. Don’t worry about what you record being perfect, obviously, if there are any major mistakes re-record it but we are not going for a perfect studio recording here.
  5. Once you have finished recording (before you send it to me) listen to it through and make sure it all sounds okay and there aren’t any weird glitches or stops. (We had to re-record some of the backing tracks because of this.)

Once you’ve all done that you need to send the files to me you can do that by clicking on this link here and follow the instructions:

https://www.dropbox.com/request/VTlnSWBmKgZo4dDePMaD

I will then put it all together into one video of us playing together (in theory!) Please note this is a small chance that whatever you send in I might not be able to use some of it if there is some weird technical issue with syncing it all together but I will do my best to include it all.

Lastly, this obviously takes some time to put all together so I need any recordings you make to be submitted in the link above by Wednesday 20th at the latest! After Wednesday I won’t have time to use them so that gives you one week to get them in!

I hope that all makes some amount of sense to everyone please don’t be intimidated by this different way of doing things it is simpler than it seems I promise and I encourage you if you normally are involved with the music for the youth-led service to give it a go! If you have any questions/issues let me know and I will do my best to answer them and I look forward to seeing what you guys do!

God Bless

David Loveless

This Week – RISE – Times Like These, YA – 5 Loaves And 2 Fish, Nosta, SMART & Weekly Prayer Meeting!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

RISE – Times Like These – 07/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we are looking Ecclesasties 3

YA – 5 Loaves And 2 Fish – 07/05/20

Starts: 19:00
Ends: 20:30
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we are looking John 6

Nosta – 08/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us for our weekly drop in, drop out session where we catch up hang out and play games together on the youth discord server as we spend time together NOT in Costa (you see what we did with the name there…)

SMART: Soul Struggle – 09/05/20

Starts: 17:00
Ends: 19:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we carry on with our look at caring for our soul by looking at Matthew 13:3-9

Weekly Prayer Meeting – 12/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Each week we gather to pray together if you would like to join please email or check the youth discord under prayers for more info. Got something you would like us to pray about? Leave it over at www.sheet.church/youthprayers

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

Minecraft Hang-Out

Hi Everyone

We are having another hang out time on our Minecraft server this Saturday from 15:00 – 17:00 if you have access to Minecraft and would like to join us come along! You can find out more information about it all on the Discord server in the Minecraft channel (which we will also be used to chat with each other while playing.) Please note while in theory, the server should work for everyone there is currently a bug that means people playing on Playstation can’t join it :-(. (I am currently talking with tech support about this!) Also, there are a limited number of places on the server (around 10) so we might have to do some rotating of players depending on how many join.

Hope that makes sense any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you all (in Minecraft) on Saturday!

David Loveless

This Week – Weekly Prayer Meeting & Nosta!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

Weekly Prayer Meeting – 28/04/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Each week we gather to pray together if you would like to join please email or check the youth discord under prayers for more info. Got something you would like us to pray about? Leave it over at www.sheet.church/youthprayers

Nosta – 01/05/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us for our weekly drop in, drop out session where we catch up hang out and play games together on the youth discord server as we spend time together NOT in Costa (you see what we did with the name there…)

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

Group Timings

Hey Everyone

It has now believe it or not been a month or so since we moved all of the youthwork online! Since then it’s been great to see how it has grown and changed and thank you for all your encouragement and patience as we work how we structure things and manage this way of being extremely online!

One thing I was wondering about our groups now is if the timings of them still work best for people. I’m aware before they were often based around when school’s finished which obviously not such a concern at this time! Those of you who come to our various groups would a slight change in timings help you? It would still be the same day and probably be an hour so earlier not much more than that but if you would find it helpful please let me know and we can have a think about it.

To be clear no groups are changing times at the moment but this is something we wondering about moving forward and wanted to get your thoughts on it!

David Loveless

Youth Led Service Music

Hey Everyone

Even with the changes to services being online at the moment we are still going to do a youth-led service! This time the service itself will be on the 24th May but obviously we are going to have to do things a bit differently and it’s going to require some more prep/different things to do for it hence this early email.

So two things it would be good to know from you –

  1. If you are interested in being involved with the music in some way please can you let me know ASAP that you are interested, what kind of instrument (or singing) you would like to do and what ability you have to record yourself at home. This is so we can start to work out how this is best to make the music work. Please note because of the different way of doing it no guarantee everyone who is usually involved with music can be this time (will depend on resources and timings) but if you are up for it and have a way to record yourself in any way (either audio or video) let me know and we can see what we can do!
  2. The theme of this service is New Responsibilities looking at Philippians 2 if you have any thoughts for any sort of activity or thing that would be good to do in the service please let me know so we can have a think about how best to do it. (We haven’t quite worked out whether we will record everything beforehand or do some of it live like Good Friday, will depend a bit on what we want to do with the service.)

This will be different but I am really excited to see what we can come up with for this service and how we want to run it in this different format I look forward to hearing from you!

God Bless

David Loveless

This Week – Weekly Prayer Meeting, RISE – After Easter, YA – The Writing On The Wall, Nosta, SMART – What Next? & Upper Room – The Road To Emmaus!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

Weekly Prayer Meeting – 21/04/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Each week we gather to pray together if you would like to join please email or check the youth discord under prayers for more info. Got something you would like us to pray about? Leave it over at www.sheet.church/youthprayers

RISE – After Easter – 23/04/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:30
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we are looking at Acts 1 and talking about the rest of the term.

YA – The Writing On The Wall – 23/04/20

Starts: 19:00
Ends: 20:30
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we are looking at Daniel 5

Nosta – 24/04/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us for our weekly drop in, drop out session where we catch up hang out and play games together on the youth discord server as we spend time together NOT in Costa (you see what we did with the name there…)

SMART – What Next? – 25/04/20

Starts: 17:00
Ends: 19:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us for the first SMART of the term as we play games together (including some that will require running around I have a plan!) and to find out what our more what the plan is for SMART this term!

Upper Room – The Road To Emmaus – 26/04/20

Starts: 11:00
Ends: 12:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Join us after the service online (www.sheet.church/youtube) for a time of discussing the reading and teaching from it. This week we are looking at Luke 24:13-35

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

This Week – D&D Session 1 & D&D Session 2!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

D&D Session 1 – 14/04/20

Starts: 15:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
We also planned to run some D&D over easter but obviously our plans have had to change a bit! You can find out more at www.sheet.church/easter-holidays but we are splitting the sessions in two to make it more managable this is the first one.

D&D Session 2 – 18/04/20

Starts: 15:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
We also planned to run some D&D over easter but obviously our plans have had to change a bit! You can find out more at www.sheet.church/easter-holidays but we are splitting the sessions in two to make it more managable this is the first one.

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

Easter D&D

Hi Everyone

We are planning on running some Dungeons & Dragons this week online one session on Tuesday one on Saturday (the idea is you do one of the other we’ve just split it into two to make it more manageable online.)

If you haven’t signed up yet please can you do so ASAP at the link below so we can finalise the plans.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGn3oNSTM7o-bVHH_45FMP2hG-c3c2C7fBoTAOTC4zYhKdNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thanks and see you soon!

David Loveless

This Week – Youth Prayer Meeting, Maundy Thursday Celebration, Live stream All Together Good Friday Service & SMART!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

Youth Prayer Meeting – 07/04/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us our online prayer meeting as we gather together to pray for each other and the world around us you can join here – https://meet.google.com/ywx-ghar-vob

Maundy Thursday Celebration – 09/04/20

Starts: 18:00
Ends: 19:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us as we mark Maundy Thursday online this year at www.sheet.church/youtube followed by a short time of discussion afterwards on our Discord server.

[Live stream] All Together Good Friday Service – 10/04/20

Starts: 15:30
Ends: 16:30
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Our All Together Good Friday service streamed live! Come along to join in as we celebrate this day together (and work out this whole live streaming thing as well!)

SMART: What About The Church – 11/04/20

Starts: 17:00
Ends: 19:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Please note because of safety measures because of COVID-19 this meeting will take place online using our Discord server you can find out more details here – http://www.sheet.church/youth-discord-server/.

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

Easter Holiday Events

Hi Everyone

I’m aware as we move into what are the Easter holidays they are going to feel very strange to everyone this year as it’s not going to feel like things have changed in the way they normally do. To try and make it feel more like a holiday we are going to be doing some different things to celebrate this time of year and spend time hanging out together.

Firstly we of course despite looking different are still having Easter events:

5th April – Palm Sunday 10:00

Come join us as we mark the start of Easter week with our Palm Sunday service online at 10 am (www.sheet.church/youtube) and then Upper Room at 11 am on our Discord server.

 9th April – Maundy Thursday 18:00

Normally on Maundy Thursday we gather together as a church to have a meal together, obviously, that’s not going to happen this year but instead, we are going to gather on our Discord server to spend an hour praying and reflecting together as we move into the start of Easter Weekend. Come along and join!

10th April – Good Friday Service 15:30

Then on Friday we are having our together Good Friday service live streamed! (What could possibly go wrong with that!) Come and join in with worship, crafts and more as we mark Good Friday together. You can watch it all at http://www.sheet.church/goodfriday

11th April – SMART: What About The Church 17:00

Easter Saturday is a SMART Saturday and we are going to finish up looking at the Youth Alpha series about the church. What is it? Why is it important and what can it be doing in this very different time we find ourselves in.

12th April – Easter Sunday 10:00

Then we have our online Easter Sunday service! Come along and join in as we along with Christians all over the world celebrate Easter together!

I did say that we were going to have some socials as well here they are:

4th April – Minecraft 15:00 – 17:00

Tomorrow from when this goes out we are going to spend some time playing Minecraft together as a new way to hang out, catch up and support each other. If you want to join in you will need two things a copy of Minecraft Bedrock Edition (ie. PC from Windows Store, phone, tablet or console should work, please note we have not been able to test it yet so if it doesn’t sorry!) And you need to be on our Discord server as that is how will chat while playing it. If you don’t have Minecraft though don’t worry because we are also doing….

14th & 18th April – D&D 15:00 – 18:00

That’s right we had always planned to run a D&D session in Easter but with the current social distancing measures in place we are going to do it a bit differently. So here is how it is going to work we are going to run two separate sessions each of which will have one group in it. Rather than running two groups at a time like we normally do. To sign up click on the form below and fill in your details and if you can only make one of the dates offered. We will then end of next week email you with which session you are booked into. We are doing this to make it work online because as I am sure you can imagine having 15 people trying to talk all at once online would be problematic! Once again for this you will also need to be on our Discord server to join in and sign up at the link below.

Easter 2020 D&D Signup Page

Also, we will continue to have times of hanging out on the Discord as well playing some games on Jackbox along with possibly some other Minecraft sessions (depending how it all goes.) Apart from the ones mentioned above our regular groups are going to stop meeting for two weeks over the holidays before starting back up again but we will still have our weekly prayer meeting (Tuesdays 16:00 – 17:00) and some other bits and pieces that I will let you know once I’ve confirmed it.

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe any questions & things we can do to help please do let us know.

We are praying for you all and know that you are amazing and loved always. 🙂

God Bless

David Loveless

 

This Week – Youth Prayer Meeting, RISE, (Not) Coffee @ Costa & Upper Room!

Hi Everyone

This is what is happening with the youth work at Sheet Church this week. Hope to see you there!

Youth Prayer Meeting – 31/03/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 17:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Come and join us our online prayer meeting as we gather together to pray for each other and the world around us you can join here – https://meet.google.com/etp-skcf-rpa

RISE: Psalm 118 – 02/04/20

Starts: 16:15
Ends: 17:30
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
This week we are looking at Psalm 118. Please note because of safety measures because of COVID-19 this meeting will take place online using our Discord server you can find out more details here – http://www.sheet.church/youth-discord-server/.

(Not) Coffee @ Costa – 03/04/20

Starts: 16:00
Ends: 18:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
A drop in, drop out session to catch up on the week and spend time together. Come for the whole time or just some of it up to you! Please note because of safety measures because of COVID-19 this meeting will take place online using our Discord server you can find out more details here – http://www.sheet.church/youth-discord-server/.

Upper Room: Palm Sunday – 05/04/20

Starts: 11:00
Ends: 12:00
Location: Online (Message me for details)

Details
Please note because of safety measures because of COVID-19 this meeting will take place online using our Discord server you can find out more details here – http://www.sheet.church/youth-discord-server/.

And that’s it for this week as always if you have any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

David Loveless

Prayer Meeting Tomorrow

Hi Everyone

We are having our first youth prayer meeting tomorrow (31st March) at 4pm as we gather and pray together.

We will be using our online prayer space to help guide or prayers tomorrow. (Along with anything else people would like to pray for.) If you want to check it out and add anything to it you can see it here:

http://www.sheet.church/youthprayers

We are also going to try a new way of communicating tomorrow using video rather than just audio as hopefully that will help with the idea of praying together. We are going to use a service called Google Hangout Meets. (Yes I know that’s a mouthful of a name!) To join all you have to do is click this link below and it will guide you through the rest:

https://meet.google.com/etp-skcf-rpa

I hope that all makes sense any questions let me know and I look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow as we try this new thing together! As always let me know if you need anything.

God Bless

David Loveless

SMART Today, Upper Room Tomorrow!

Hey Everyone

Just a quick reminder that we have SMART this evening (28th) at 5pm come and join us as we carry on the youth alpha series together. Also tomorrow after our online church service at 10am we are then having Upper Room at 11am where we will talk about the service and the passage of the day come along and join us!

Hope everyone is doing well if you guys have any questions or need anything let me know and speak to you all soon!

David Loveless

Online Prayer Room, Video Reflection & Other Information

Hi Everyone

I hope your week is going well so far just a quick update about a few things going on as we work out what our youth work looks like online.

Firstly we have now set up an online prayer room for people to leave prayer requests and to use in there in prayer times praying for others you can find it here:

https://padlet.com/david1064/h0io8f6k40tp

There is no account required and only leave your name if you want to also feel free to use images etc to add to your prayers where approiate. We will then meet once a week (probably Monday afternoons still confirming that part) on our discord prayer-room voice channel to spend some time praying together both for things on the board and other things as they come up.

Secondly we are also trying to release a short video reflection each week to help us find some space to spend time with God and to help our prayer life more the first one has gone up today you can see it here:

Lastly tomorrow we have both RISE & YA happening. These are our weekly bible study groups and for those of you who can’t usually make them they are a really good time of hanging out reading the bible together and supporting each other.

RISE is for anyone who is in secondary school will meet at 4pm

YA is for anyone who is in Sixth form/College will meet at 7pm

And yes I know no-one is in those at the moment but it’s a quicker way to say the rough ages for each group!

Lastly we have been doing some more work on the Youth Discord as well as a general chat area there is now a space for people to access the Online Prayer Room a list of prayer and worship resources that we will update with new ones as we find it. Also I know a lot of you enjoy making things (art, writing, videos etc…) and making them together so we have made a creative text channel on there for you to share things you make with each other and also to talk and collaborate with each other even if you are all home. Hope it helps!

If you aren’t part of the server and you would like to be you can find out more information here:

Youth Discord Server

I hope that all makes sense I hope to have a more formal program and list timings out soon with this new way of doing things just still working out some of the details/timings/tech behind it all but we will have Nosta on Friday and SMART on Saturday with more information to follow soon!

Any questions/thoughts/anything you need please let me know and I look forward to speaking to you all soon.

God Bless

David Loveless