Future dates and activities

Posted by GIFT admin on May 4, 2017 in GIFT

Future dates are:

  • 11th May
  • 25th May
  • 8th June
  • 22nd June
  • 6th/possibly 7th July
  • 20th July

All in Ettington Church 7-8.30 pm.  Everyone from Year 6 –  16 years old is welcome.

During these sessions we will be focusing further on the work off Shelter . Understanding what it means to be homeless, the causes and who may be affected.  We intend to fund raise for the charity and hope to have a sleep in at Ettington Church on the 7th July.


Love, Hope, Faith & Charity

Posted by GIFT admin on May 4, 2017 in GIFT

Our first 4 sessions centred on Love, Hope, Faith and Charity.

In Love we talked about the importance of being ourselves and loving our own qualities along with appreciating the differences in each other.

For Hope we discussed our hopes for the future and also more mundane desires such as hopes for a new pair of shoes. We widened the circle and asked about hopes for our society and feelings of hopelessness.  Also how, even in  desperately seeming situations, hope and prayer can see us through.  As we had just had Shrove Tuesday we made pancakes and held pancake tossing races. Some of us were very good.

Faith activities included a blindfolded obstacle course in pairs. One of the pair verbally guided their blindfolded partner around , up and over the obstacles. This is literally blind trust and faith in the seeing person.  There was lots of  laughter and our pairs were very competitive! We also had a quiz on different Faiths and the differences between them.

Charity began with us broadly looking and naming as many charities as we could and through a series of activities we isolated the top grossing charities and speculated as to why? We discussed supporting a charity and we narrowed down our choice to Shelter.





‘Love yourself.’

Posted by GIFT admin on Mar 7, 2017 in GIFT

We began our session with a listen to Justin Bieber’s song ‘Love yourself.’
We talked about how someone who wants to change us or who continually, ‘rains on our parade,’ isn’t a great friend to have & how a friend should make us feel good.
We focused also on the importance of loving ourselves.
We concluded by making a person full of a our and a friends best qualities.




We had Fun.

Posted by GIFT admin on Jan 30, 2017 in GIFT

In our first session we learned something small about each other. Then played silly games & ate sweets, hot dogs and fairy cakes.

We are looking forward to meeting again in February!

Don’t worry if you missed the first one, you are still welcome to pop into Ettington church between 7-8.30 pm on the 16th February and every fortnight from then on.



Gift is back!

Posted by GIFT admin on Jan 17, 2017 in GIFT

On January the 26th we are relaunching Gift.  We have been away for some time but we are back with an enthusiastic team which includes three young adults.

Our first taster session is at:


 Ettington Community centre,

Thursday 26th January

 7-8.30 P.M.


all youngsters who are in year 6 – 16 years of age from within the benefice are welcome.


 Future sessions will be at Ettington Church 7pm to 8.30pm

16th February

2nd March

16th March

30th March



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