Most of our students have gone home and many families go on visits, so we are not meeting on Easter Sunday. Many cells groups will still be meeting.
If you are in York on Easter Sunday do join us at one of The Belfrey Easter Sunday services at 6.30am or 10.30am. Also, on Easter Saturday the Archbishop of York will be doing baptisms on the Minster steps at 2.30pm.
Just before Christmas we had an offering at G2 to help resource ‘new initiatives’ at G2 in 2014. We also pledged to give half of the income to Hope Café, a new project based in Tang Hall working to help local people.
The total income for the offering was £1,970.97, we’ve rounded up the amount we’re giving away to £1,000 which will go to Hope Café this week.
Also in December we were able to give a small donation of £100 towards Christmas gifts for young offenders at HMYOI Wetherby where Iwan Matheson works as a volunteer chaplain.
We were supporting new initiatives and we pledged to give half away to Hope Cafe. You will be inspired to know that the total given so far (including Gift aid) is:
A BIG thank-you to everyone who has given so far. If you haven’t given yet you still can – we’d love to be able to give more than £1,000 to Hope Cafe. You can bring your gift on Sunday or send a pledge to Paul.Millard@belfrey.org.
Giving is good for us because every time we give, we grow. We grow in being more like Jesus Christ who held nothing back and gave everything for others. We grow in our trust and dependence on God as we demonstrate that our finances are not our security.
The giving today at G2 is to support new initiatives. There are quite a few new things brewing at G2 ranging from ideas for new cells, to outreach projects, to hopes for church planting. We want to be able to resource all these projects and the people behind them. Of course we can do many things for free, but some things will need some cash to get them going or make it good! This might mean funding some training, renting buildings, buying equipment or releasing peoples time.
At the moment it’s small beginnings. But we think more is coming … a lot more. So, the offering today is also a step of faith. Watch this space!
The money received today will be divided equally between the “G2 Growth Fund”, which is for the things mentioned above, and the Tang Hall Hope Cafe which is a new local project providing practical help to people in need (including Foodbank).
Lastly, we want to encourage everyone to give today. As the sayings goes, “its the taking part that matters.” Please pray and give what you can afford. There are yellow envelopes for putting your cash or cheque in (made out to ‘St Michael le Belfrey PCC’). If you pay tax there is a Gift Aid declaration to fill out.
Starting on Sunday December 8th we will hear three inspirational songs from the beginning of Luke’s gospel.
As the gospel of Luke unfolds each character, as they are appear, brings a prophetic word that describes something to do with the birth of Christ. Mary’s song (Dec 8th), Zechariah’s song (Dec 15th) and Simeon’s song (Dec 22nd) each tell us about Jesus: the voice of his mother, his uncle and an old praying man.
Each of these songs tells part of the Christmas story and each has inspired the worship of the Christian church through the ages.
Join us at G2 in December for ‘The Voice.’
Welcome to G2
Join us for our café-style event every Sunday afternoon from 3.45pm to 5pm at Burnholme Community College with separate activities for children and youth.
During the week we meet in groups around the city.
telephone: 01904 624190.
The Parish Centre,
11/12 Minster Yard,
York YO1 7HH
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