It was good when some of the trustees met up with Ruth Wyeth recently. Ruth was our Primary school/church link person for a while and you may well remember her ‘It just so happened…..’ attitude, knowing full well that nothing ‘Just so happens’ by chance for Christians.
When people from 2 different churches contacted her on the same day to ask about ‘Open the Book’ she realised she was supposed to do something about it, so a Taster Session and Meet Up Session for Open the Book will be held at St Mary’s, Luddenden on Tuesday 23rd February from 10.00 – 1.00.
The Halifax Long March will be held through the night of Sunday 27th March, Easter Sunday night, as usual, but this year it is only 15miles long and you can walk for any Charity that has signed up.Will you or someone you know walk for CICS, please? More details here.
Paul Blakey has put a lot of effort into updating the website – please have a look at www.cicscalderdale.org.uk and send us anything you have that should be there. The News page, as well as our Facebook and Twitter, will keep you updated on all things CICS - so please check regularly and add us!
Our Annual Open Meeting is to take place on Monday 11th April at All Saints' Church, Dudwell Lane, Halifax at 7pm. All are welcome!
Please continue to pray for our workers Neil and Laura and for every young person they meet. Neil is meeting with Brighouse High School Sixth Form this week to explore some new opportunities. It is also fantastic that following on from the Listening Course we now have several new mentors waiting to go into schools. Below are the trainers - Christine, Jean and Liz.
The Trustees and Workers had an exciting Vision Day recently - out of which CICS has a three-year plan that aims to develop and strengthen the work of CICS and the support and resources we offer to people within schools. Part of the vision is to map what the church is already doing within Calderdale's schools - so please email us your information (this will be added to the map on our website).
Also this Lent why not #Do1NiceThing - a Lent-full of simple ideas aimed at loving the person in front of you. Visit www.do1nicething.org.uk