Where am I? :///Autumn at Connect

Autumn at Connect

We’re back for another term of Connect and having a lot of fun doing it! This term we have a lot of new leaders, new games and new ideas but plenty of the same fun!

Over the first few weeks, we’ve been playing some quite competitive team games to get to know each other. They’ve ranged from a simple “Minute to Win It” challenge involving cream cracker eating and speed jigsaws to fruit relay races that involve both thinking and good coordination.

We’ve found out that some members of our group are very good at stacking cups, as seen in the picture, and that some fruit (particularly figs) are pretty squishy when you try and carry them between your elbows.

For the rest of the term, we’ll be playing more competitive games, hearing a little about what St Luke’s Church does here in Thurnby as well as having a few exciting events like a Film Screening.

Every week we have leaders on hand to chat with the young people, to challenge them to a game of table tennis and to pray with them if they’d like. Connect is a safe place to be and we would love to welcome you.

We’d love to see you join us at one of our groups. Connect (Year 7 to 13) meets every Friday of term time from 7.30pm to 9pm. We meet at the Thurnby Memorial Hall unless we’re on a trip! We ask for £2 per person per session to contribute towards the cost of hiring the Memorial Hall. Feel free to send me an email (ben@thurnbychurch.com) or give me a call (07704 165454) if you want to ask any questions!


About the Author:

Ben Horrex is our full-time Youth Minister. Alongside a team of volunteers, he runs groups for our young people between the ages of 11-18 as well as one-off events during the year. Ben grew up in Suffolk, studied at Nottingham University, worked at Cornerstone Church, Nottingham (FIEC) and led teams for the Street Pastors organisation. Prior to working with us, Ben has worked for theatres, the BBC, an ambulance service and did things that make bizarre icebreaker facts. In his spare time, Ben reads at least one book each week, writes resources for youth workers and laughs more than is normal!