Summer Camp 2019

Hi Everyone

It’s nearly that time of year again where we have our Summer Camp at Cloncaird! This year we will be running from 20th – 21st July and our theme is Tropical Island Paradise! We are going to be looking at how we get advice in the world and work out what is true in a time when we are surrounded by so much information all around us. This will happen along with our usual mix of games, swimming and other activities. If you want to come all you have to do is fill out the form below and just send it back to me. There is a small payment to help cover costs we request (prices on the form) on the day but if that is an issue at all please let me know.

Summer Camp 2019 Consent Form

This is always one of my favourite things we do each year and I can’t wait for this year either! If you have any questions please do let me know and I’ll see you all very soon!

God Bless

David Loveless

Youth Pop Up Shop Evening 1900 – 2100

Hey Everyone

As you know this week we are doing the 24/7 prayer thing we have been doing for the last few years but this time with a twist! That’s because this time we are running it with the other churches in Petersfield and we are running it in a shop on the high street!

As part of this we have booked out the shop for this Friday (7th) evening for a chance for us to use it, to celebrate together and also to give us some space to reflect and relax in the midst of exams. As the heading says we will be there from 1900 – 2100 and if you can join us for the whole time and even just some of it, it would be amazing to see you and to pray for the area around us.

If the idea of coming along to this sort of thing seems strange to you or your not sure about this praying idea at all I would encourage you to come along these spaces are always really special and it will be a great way to get some space at the end of a long week and if you think of anyone else you would enjoy this feel free to invite them along as well!

You can see some pictures and more general info about the prayer shop here:

Pop up Prayer Shop

I’m really looking forward to this will be a lot of fun!

See you Friday!

David Loveless

D&D!

Hi Everyone

It is a bit late notice but as it is half term we thought we would run a D&D session next Saturday (1st June) at mine from 1600 – 1800. If you would like a break from the revision I know a lot of you are having to do this half term it would be lovely to see you. There is no sign up form this time as it will be a lower key session (I’m aware lots of people are away) but if you would like to come and can drop me an email that would help a lot with planning. (If you don’t manage to beforehand, no worries feel free to show up on the day.) Also remember if you can bring a device with you that will make everything a lot easier as you will be able to see the details of what your character actually does.

Any questions let me know, I hope you manage to get some rest over half term and look forward to seeing you soon!

David Loveless

GCSE Sanity Helper Week 2, Day 3

Hi Everyone

I hope that your week is going okay and that you are managing to enjoy at least some of the beautiful weather and the fact there are only two more days left before half term! Today’s reflection is a very short piece of music which is simply the word ‘Christ’ sung over and over again. My encouragement for you today is to use this as a way to give yourself some space to pray or just enjoy the music and relax to it what ever you feel comfortable with.

You can listen to it here:

Christ Meditation

Enjoy and as always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is any help that you need please do let me know.

Go Gently

David Loveless

GCSE Sanity Helper Week 2 Day 2

Hi Everyone

I hope that so far the start of this week has been kind to you and you are coping with whatever this week has thrown at you. I know that at the moment you are surrounded by messages that say you have to achieve things to be worth something and that what makes you unique is what you do. But frankly that’s rubbish! As Christians we believe that God loves us just as we are and we don’t have to fulfill any kind of criteria to be ‘worth’ anything. But even if you think that it’s not always easy to remember that so this meditation is to help you remember the amazing person that you are.

You can listen to it here:

Unique Being Meditation

Enjoy and as always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is any help that you need please do let me know.

Go Gently

David Loveless

GCSE Sanity Helper Week 2

Hi Everyone

I hope that you managed to get some rest and time off over the weekend and you feel a bit more alive as we start the week. As we continue our reflections this one is based on a poem from the bible. For some of you that might sound normal to others that might sound strange but I encourage you to listen to it and use it as a way to give yourself some space today if you aren’t comfortable with the word God when it is used feel free to replace it with the idea of all that the world provides for us.

You can listen to it here:

Green Grass, Peaceful Water Meditation

Enjoy and as always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is any help that you need please do let me know.

Go Gently

David Loveless

GCSE Exam Sanity Helper Day 4

Hi Everyone

Apologies that this has gone out later than usual turns out it helps to post messages if you actually click on the post button… 🤦‍♂️

Anyways I hope that the week so far has been okay and you are looking forward to having a couple of days break. As it’s getting near the end of the week I thought I would share another piece of music that helps us relax and focus which is the theme to Jurassic Park but slowed down 1000%.

Sounds like a really dumb idea I know but it actually sounds really good and helps you relax after a long day you can listen to it here.

https://youtu.be/8Bxk6whImKI

Enjoy and as always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is any help that you need please do let me know.

Go Gently

David Loveless

GCSE Sanity Helper Day 3

Hi Everyone

Once again it’s our next exam sanity helper. It’s the mid-week point and today I wanted to send you something that can be used either to just watch and relax or have on in the background while revising. Some of you will of heard of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros (even if you haven’t you have probably heard some of their music as its used loads in tv and films.) A couple of years ago they decided to drive around the whole of the outside of Iceland and film it with live music. The whole thing which runs 24 hours long (they aren’t really known for doing small projects…) can be watched online and I find that is the sort of thing that is incredible to watch as you listen to the music and watch the amazing Icelandic scenery go past as it helps you slow down and just enjoy some time to rest.

You can see the whole thing in this playlist below or there is a 5 minute timelapse as well (which while more frenetic with slightly less chilled music is still pretty relaxing.)

Sigur Ros Route One Playlist

Sigur Ros Route One Timelapse

Enjoy and as always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is any help that you need please do let me know.

Go Gently

David Loveless

GCSE Sanity Helper Day 2

Hi Everyone

I hope so far you are feeling like you have a handle on this week and that you are managing to get some rest. To that end today’s reflection is one that I often use to help me to fall asleep at night and is all about focusing more on our body and getting out of our head and all it’s worries. (I don’t know about you but I often find that at the end of the day I just have thoughts going around and around my head.) You can listen to it here and I hope you find it useful today:

Stretching Meditation

As always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is any help that you need please do let me know.

Go Gently

David Loveless

GCSE Sanity Helper Day 1

Hi Everyone

It’s that time of year when GCSEs along with SATs and several other exams kick into gear and it can all feel overwhelming. So we are once again sending out daily (on weekdays) reflections to help give you some space in each of the day, to relax and find some peace in the midst of all of this.

Today’s one is very simple its breathing….

Now I know that you all (hopefully) know how to breathe already (if not I have so many questions about how you’ve made it this far) but it’s rare that any of us breathe properly. Did you know we are meant to take about 6-10 breathes a minute and we usually do around 20? That when we focus on our breathing it literally changes our brain chemistry? That in the Bible the Hebrew word for God’s spirit also means breath. Basically breathing is important!

So my encouragement/challenge to you today is to click on the link below that will take you to breathing timer that should work on whatever device you are on and take 10 breaths following its timing. That’s it if you want to do more go for it but try this idea and see how it helps you.

https://xhalr.com/

So that’s it for today but as always remember that you are amazing and loved, that you have loads of people behind you supporting you and praying for you and you have got this! I’m sure I’ll see you during the week but if you have anything, in particular, you would like prayer for/chat about I am always around to buy you some sort of smoothy cooler thing (still don’t understand why people have these) from Costa and listen to any anger, stress, confusion or just generally wanting to talk.

If there is anything we can do please let us know.

Go Gently

David Loveless