Revelation: the youth service

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This is a brand NEW youth service organised by some the young people and youth leaders at All Saints, Lightwater and St John’s Windlesham.

Anyone and everyone is welcome at the youth service, and this might be something you want to support the young people with your presence. Although the service is aimed at young people in mind. Might be interesting to see how ‘Church’ is delivered by young people.

The service is on Sunday 19th Nov, at 7pm for MILKSHAKES and HOTDOGS – it’s a youth service after all, for a 7.30pm start. The service is taking place at All Saints Church, Lightwater, Broadway road, GU18 5SJ.

The tag line of the event is…

‘Revelation: the youth service’ –  for young people, organised by young people, delivered by young people.

If you want to find out more click the link below.

Save the date and support these young people.

Ignite party: an alternative halloween party

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All Saints Lightwater and St John’s Windlesham youth ministries are organising an alternative Halloween party called Ignite.

The event is taking place on Sunday 29th October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, at St John’s Windlesham Link (Church road, GU20 6BL), and is open to any young people in school years 7-11.

The party will consist of a silent disco, games, pumpkin carving/design into a galaxy, sweets and a talk about halloween. The organisers of the event say…

At Halloween, we confront our fear of death and darkness, and celebrate the LIGHT of Jesus Christ. Come and find out more at ‘Ignite: an alternative halloween party’.

If you would like to find out more and book your young person onto the event please click the link below.


King Solomon’s Example

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Today my bible in a year plan had me in 1 Kings 11 &12.  It’s the end of King Solomon’s story and it was a bit of an eye opener.  After having dedicated his life to God, after having asked for nothing but to be a wise king (and done a great job with God’s help)King Solomon, and building a glorious temple for God’s honour and glory, he goes and steps away from God.  The beginning of chapter 11 states that King Solomon married many women and all from tribes that God had said not to as they would pull one towards worshipping their gods.  This is exactly what happens, having ignored God’s direction Solomon marries them…

1 Kings 11: 4 In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God, as his father, David, had been. 5 Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites. 6 In this way, Solomon did what was evil in the Lord’s sight; he refused to follow the Lord completely, as his father, David, had done.

I think that we can all take this as a warning for ourselves.  We can’t become complacent about our relationship with God.  It is so easy for us to be pulled away from Him with the distractions of this world.  So easy to say that we’re tired and God understands, so easy to stop being disciplined in maintaining our relationship with God – we can’t just send a Facebook message saying we’re sorry we haven’t been in touch recently!  The more we spend time on our relationship with God the more we will reflect Him in the life that we live.

Colossians 3:17 (NIV) 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

One of the constant hymns in my head is the old chorus – Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.

I think that King Solomon, took his eyes off God, the consequence of this is that his descendants lost most of Israel and the bit his descendants kept was not due to his work but the work of his father, King David.  The consequence of us falling off the path, means the loss of knowing our assurance in God, the loss of knowing that God is with us at all times, a time when we will try to achieve and do all things in our own strength, a sense of emptiness and lack of fulfilment.

We will all go through times of difficulty and periods of walking our own path, let’s thank God for Jesus, our Saviour and Lord, who is our bridge back to walking in fullness with God.  Let’s keep our eyes fixed on Him:

Hebrew 12: 1b-2 And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Goodbye from our Director – Rachel Bevan

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After five action packed years at CYFC, I have decided to stand down as director. It was a hard decision but I feel it is time for me to try something new. I am not totally sure what yet…but God has got it! There have been so many highlights during my time here that it would be impossible to list them all. I loved the weekend away trips, the Christian Union clubs and helping young people grow in their belief in Jesus. A lot of the young people I have encountered are so open minded and inquisitive and is has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be involved with them on their spiritual journey.

I would like to thank all our volunteers, supporters, schools, churches and our trustees that I have worked with over the last 5 years. It has been an honour to work with you all and I will really miss that social aspect of the job. CYFC will always have a place in my heart as before being director, I was a trustee and also a volunteer. I would also like to thank Gabrielle Clarke for all her hard work over the last 2 years, interning with CYFC. We wish her all the best in her new role as a Youth Worker at St Nicholas, Cranleigh. Lucy Thomas, Youth worker at All Saints, Lightwater will be joining the team on part time basis to help fill the gap. I am sure you will see job adverts for my role shortly but if you are interested, please feel free to contact our chairman,

Mike Clarke- for more information.

Youth Alpha course 2017

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If you’re a young person (secondary school) you’re invited to explore LIFE, GOD & Faith. How? Via youth alpha film series…

What is youth alpha film series?

The Youth Film Series consists of twelve short episodes, which look at a different questions around faith and are designed to create conversation. It’s for young people with no Christian or church background. You can discuss any questions you have, voice your opinion and learn from other people about who God is and what knowing him might mean to YOU. It’s about exploring life and seeing where the bible may fit in a relevant and meaningful way. Check out a short video below to explain more…

How does it work?

Food – Youth Alpha always starts with food. We share a delicious, cooked meal together. No charge. It’s free. At our first session we are getting pizza from Papa Johns (whoop! whoop!)

Game – One of the best way of getting to know someone is through a game 🙂

Talk – Between 20–25 minutes long, each Alpha Youth Series episode unpacks the basics of the Christian faith, addressing questions such as, ‘Who is Jesus?’, ‘How can we have faith?’ and ‘Why and how should I pray?’

Discussion – Throughout each episode, there are three discussion breaks. These breaks give a chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and discuss them further in small groups.

When & Where? – Our first session is on Tuesday 26th September meeting at 6.30pm – 8.30pm. We will meet at the Olive room, St John’s link (Church road, Windlesham, GU20 6BL). After this first session we will meet every Tuesday at the same time and place till the 5th December.

Click here to find the programme and booking form for youth alpha 2017.

The Launch of youth alpha 2017

If you’re still unsure then why not check out our first session on Tuesday 26th September. There will be papa John’s pizza, games, video presentation, and discussion.

If you would like to come (yay! mini fist pump!), you need to let us know (so we can get enough pizzas) so please RSVP Bonny on email: 

If you know for definite that you would like to commit to the course please download our BOOKING FORM and return to Oli Deeks.

The legend that is Bear Grylls has also done alpha! Check out what he thinks in the video below.


We sure hope you can join us!

We sure are in for an adventure…