Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Sunday@3 starting – Karting???

Sunday@3 is launching anew with the long-promised Karting trip to Topgear Karting in Durham.

Please can you let me know

  1. are you interested in coming to Sunday@3 (again)?
  2. are you wanting to come Karting?
  3. are you available Sunday afternoon 3rd April?

these are questions to both young people and leaders from two years ago.

But also: If you receive this email and know others who might be interested in being part of Sunday@3 – young people need to be Year 6 or in Secondary School, (new leaders will be required to undertake a DBS check and safeguarding training if not already completed – please tell them to be in touch).

If there is enough interest, I will confirm the karting booking (postponed from April 2020) and get consent forms to those who wish to go.

go karting party, go karting parties, go karting birthday party

If you would go karting but a different Sunday afternoon, please suggest the date you would prefer before the start of June, as this could help signal a different date if 3rd April doesn’t suit a lot of you.


God bless

Email: for the Sunday@3 team

Courageous Day – An Event for Young People

Dear Parents and Young People (and leaders – please let us know if you can help)

Having not met in person for two years, we would like to invite our young people to Courageous Day on Saturday 5th March at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church, an event organised by the church for young people.

We will start at 12:30 with food and finish around 3:30pm. We will link remotely with other youth groups during the afternoon.

Please use this contact form to contact Rev John if you wish to come and we will send you a consent form to bring with you. There will be no charge for this event, but please do let us know if you intend to come.

Courageous Day is a day for children and young people aged 8-23 years across the Darlington district.  It is a day for connecting with one another and it is for all children and young people who are in the church, in youth groups and in the local community.

Children and young people from Darlington and Teesdale, Middlesbrough and Eston, Stockton, Castle Eden, Stokesley, Cleveland and Danby, Bishop Auckland and Shildon, Durham and Deerness Valley, West Durham and North Yorkshire.

Courageous Day brings people together with prayer, fun activities and engaging worship-it is for everybody – children and young people who are Christians, children and young people exploring faith, children and young people who want to know more about Jesus, and what it means to follow Jesus.

Courageous Day- What’s it all about?

Courageous Day explores the themes of Grow- Travel- Transform

Grow:  Exploring how we grow in faith

Travel:  The journey of faith, the places we are and the people we meet

Transform:  How Jesus transforms our lives and helps us to transform the things around us!

This year it’s all about the Journey-  How we journey together and how we journey with God

There will be lots of fun and thoughtful activities to choose from
God bless
John and Vanessa

Prayers with all those who have received their exam results

A prayer for those receiving exam results, by Phoebe Parkin, Methodist Youth President

Our prayers are with all those we know who are receiving results at this time. May you know God with you in the joys and in the disappointments, holding you and giving you confidence to know that you are loved and valued as the whole person that you are, guiding you on your journey onwards whether the path is certain or unknown.

God bless you.

District Youth and Children’s info

Courageous Film

The District team are making a film to capture the prophetic voice of young people from around the District. We would therefore like young people to choose one of the attached prompt questions and record themselves answering it. They can send this as a voice recording or a video, but please note that if they send a video only the audio will be used, and all submissions will be kept anonymous. They will need to send the recording with the relevant permission form to Liddy Buswell

We’re also aware that some people might want to submit a comment without recording it themselves – if this is the case, you can fill in this google form and your comment will be voiced by someone else.

Logo Competition

As we start to plan for Courageous Day 2022, we are excited to announce that the District is holding a competition for young people to design a logo for Courageous Day! Be as creative as you like and think about what being courageous means to you! Please send your completed designs to Liddy Buswell.

The District team will shortlist the designs and the winning design will be voted on at the Courageous Hour on July 4th (see below!).

Courageous Hour • Reflect, Celebrate, Act 

Sunday 4th July, 6pm

As a follow-on from Courageous Day we are holding a Courageous Hour on Zoom. This will be a time for children, young people, leaders and parents to reflect on the time since Courageous Day, celebrate what God is doing in our lives, and act on what God is calling us to. There will be an opportunity for 16+ year olds to hear about the Courageous Programme starting in September, and for everyone to vote on the winner of the logo competition. We hope it will be a fruitful and empowering time.

You don’t need to have been to Courageous Day to come along to this event!

Please register for the Courageous Hour through this link

or get in touch with Vanessa as you did for Courageous Day if you prefer

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