R u bov-vered mate?

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Ok folks...yes random title..but as Neil and others will know I have been much amused recently at some sketches by comedienne Catherine Tate...so much so, that I have been driving Mark completely crazy, by trying to imitate her constantly, saying (jokingly!!) to him "Does my face look Bov-vered?"... anyway, tee hees aside, it's made me think about how bov-vered I actually am about stuff around me and people in need...real need. As you know our society and culture is the 'Hi I'm fine' place, where too often well-placed masks disguise lives that are full of hurt, suffering and despair. Pride, fear of not being listened to, or of being dismissed, can prevent us from being honest with issues and problems we face. It is true, that sadly as humans, we are often not bov-vered enough to see beyond a friend's weak smile or sensitive behaviour. But guys, we are a blessed family of believers...living amongst a community full of hurts, emptiness and lonliness. Learning how to be true friends and how to serve those in our wee worlds can be difficult...it's hard sometimes to know what to say to someone or how to encourage them. That's when we need God's help...of our own strength we can accomplish very little, but with the power of his Holy Spirit within us, he can use us mightily to bring His truth, love and healing into the lives of those we care about or NEED to care about.

Jesus, our role model and teacher, was and is ALWAYS bov-vered. No problem is too big or too impossible for him to overcome and turn around. Sometimes we just forget to ask him or don't truly believe that he actually would want to hear about us and our fears..but he DOES!!

'Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.' Matthew 11 v 28

What ever you do today and whoever you are spending time with, ask God to use you to bring his love and power into their lives. Not only will he delight in your seeking heart, but he WILL hear your prayer and transform you to be more like Jesus in the process.

'Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. ' Ephesians 3 v20-21

Take care and see you all soon :) Love Jen xoxoxo

Posted by Jenny Hall at 21:52 2 comments  

Summer Madness continued...

So far we have 14 people registered online for summer madness this year - that's great but I'm guessing there is at least another 20 of you who are going to go so get cracking ASAP cos this booking for the cheaper price needs to be sorted before the end of this month.

Those 14 of you who have booked already then i need payment by Cheque (made out to WPC Youth Ministries) or cash for your ticket (£65 half-way, £80 full-journey) by:


Don't forget that Fusion and 20:20 start back as normal this Friday night!

See ya there!

Posted by Neil Harrison at 13:51 0 comments  

Summer Madness...

Friday, 13 April 2007

Ok folks, the time has come to get your booking in for Summer Madness this year! Here are some details I have copied from the website of the prices. Should you want more info on the BOOKING PRICES then please click here.

I hope you are getting excited about this! What do you need to do now? The next cut-off date for price reductions is 30th April 2007. If you want to get your booking in before that then click on the link below and add yourself to our online booking for Waringstown Presbyterian Church. You don’t have to pay yet, that will happen later, but do speak to your parent/guardian about this before you commit yourself to going this summer.

Here is that link:

Summer Madness booking for Waringstown Presbyterian.

Please get this sorted out over your Easter break! As soon as you have made your booking then bring in the money (or cheque made payable to 'WPC Youth Ministries') and your place will be confirmed!

Talk to ya soon,


Posted by Neil Harrison at 09:20 2 comments  

Bulgaria trip!

Thursday, 12 April 2007

As Chris has already posted about Bulgaria i thought i would just stick up a wee photo of some of the lads on the piste!

Posted by Neil Harrison at 22:55 0 comments  

Birthday greetings!!!

Happy Birthday to:

Also i have just been made aware of another Birthday that took place yesterday so belated greetings go out to the one and only:

Posted by Neil Harrison at 17:47 1 comments  

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. . .

Monday, 9 April 2007

Greetings to all! For those who didn't know some of the church headed away to sunny Bulgaria to ski last week! What a fantastic week it was too! The picture is some of us taking in the view at the top of 'The Wall' (a very tough ski run so named 'cos it was as steep as a wall, I suppose!) You'll be glad to know that I conquered the wall before leaving, and what a feeling it was too!

But anyway, we had a cracking time! Met some new people and made many excellent memories, and all without breaking my leg!

One of the most enjoyable parts of each day is when you are going up the mountain on the ski lift. Take a ride up by yourself and you suddenly find yourself alone, surrounding by the majesty of God. The only noise is the rustle of the wind in the trees and the occasional sound of a ski on snow below! When you turn around you can see for miles and miles! Such wonderful creation made for our enjoyment really displays God's greatness! And so while every day was filled with much laughter, skiing, exhaustion and, at times, a little vomiting (ask Mr Stoddart) we were able to take a few minutes out to appreciate who God was! After all, if he created all this for us, how very capable is he of handling the ins and outs of our lives! And with that encouraging thought I'll leave! Enjoy your holiday's everyone!!


Posted by Chris Thompson at 14:49 0 comments