Autumn Newsletter 2018

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The Lord is faithful to us

We have been so inspired by the faithfulness of the Lord this term. At the end of last term there were many questions to answer: How would we continue to build our team and our work? How would we build our secondary work when Andy left? How would we find the provision to extend the team? What we have learnt over the summer and through this half term is that God is truly faithful. He is the rock, and his works are perfect. We have been reminded that God’s plans have been in place a long time before we began to ask those questions. This term we have extended our team and our work has grown to match. Here’s what we have achieved in the last seven weeks.

8 Year 1 R.E lessons 

5 Year 2 R.E lessons 

3 Be Yourself Mental Health Projects

1 supporter coffee morning 

6 Guardians of Ancora Lunch Time clubs 

1 Year 7 Induction project 

4 Assemblies at Disley Primary School 

6 Secondary School Lunch club 

3 Assemblies at Woodley Primary School 

6 Assemblies at Cheadle Heath Primary School 

1 Jesus Day with Y4 

10 dance classes 

12 Faith in Arts R.E lessons with Y6

1 Jesus day with Y6 

13 Secondary School R.E lessons 

1 All team trip to Hinsley Hall for the annual Scripture Union conference 

2 Diary of a Disciple Workshops

Harvest celebrations for the Heatons School 

Our first “Rooted” meeting, the start of our self-esteem and resilience club with y7 girls. 

Wow! All we could do is praise God for what he has done! Please take the time to read our newsletter – it has interviews with Sarah and Jen so you can get to know them a little better. If you can’t see it in your email, please do look at this post on the website so you can view our newsletter.

NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2018

We can’t wait to tell you about everything we get up to this term!

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for our Remembrance project, in coordination with St. Matthew’s Church and the Ministry of Defence.
  2. Please pray for our Anti-bullying project starting the 12th of November
  3. Please pray for our Christmas projects starting on the 1st of December.
  4. Please pray for our new workers, Jen and Sarah, as they learn on the job and experience this very busy season in our work.

 

God bless you all for your prayers and support,

Thank you,

Emma

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Christians in Schools Trust Coffee Morning THIS WEEK!

Hi everyone! 

Thank you to everyone who has sent their apologies about our coffee morning this week – we will miss your company! But for those of you who haven’t RSVP’d yet, there is still time:

Coffee morning, Tuesday the 11th of September (THIS TUESDAY) 10 – 11am 

99 Chatham Street, Stockport, SK3 9EG 

This will be a great opportunity for us to update you with everything we are doing this term, but also for you to meet the newest members of our team, Jen and Sarah, and say a fond farewell to Andy before he leaves in two weeks.

We look forward to spending time with you!

Please RSVP using the form below, or just show up at ten o’clock at the office on Tuesday! We’ll be there, with cake!

Hope to see you very soon! 

Emma and the Team

Christians in Schools Trust Coffee Morning!

Hi everyone! 

It’s great to be back from our summer holidays and back in work – we are very pleased to give you the good news of our holiday club that we are running with Glo Church in Dial Park Primary School on the Offerton Estate. Yesterday was our first day of our four day club, and we had 8 children attend. Today we had 22 children attend! We are really enjoying spending time with the kids, and it’s definitely getting us in the right mood for the schools being back.

I also wanted to let you know about our Coffee Morning which is coming up in two weeks on the 11th of September. This is a coffee morning specifically for our supporters, and is a great opportunity for you to come and hear about the work we are doing and our great plans for the coming term! There will be cake and tea and lots of time to pray and chat! We will also have the opportunity to introduce you to our two new workers, Jen and Sarah! We will be updating our website soon to include their bios, but our Coffee Morning is a great chance to meet them in person and hear their stories. Jen is coming to take over as full – time Secondary Worker, and Sarah is coming on board as part-time primary worker. We can’t wait for you to meet them and pray with them!

We would love to hear if you will be coming to our coffee morning – please fill in the following RSVP form to let us know if you can make it! If you are reading this in your email inbox, you may need to click on the link to read the message on the website to fully view the form.

We hope to see you on the 11th! Thank you so much,

Blessings,

Emma

End of term!

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We made it to the end of Term! 

Wow! We finally made it to the end of term! It’s been a long one, and we have been so grateful for your prayers that sustained us. In the last week of term, I genuinely felt as if I were only being propelled by prayer, especially as I have been down with end-of-term illness since then! So thank you for your spiritual support over the term.

We have so much to share from this term, which is why I am so excited to bring you our newsletter for the summer term, which has a list of great statistics about everything we have achieved, a lovely message from our Trustee, Chris Hall, and a great interview with our secondary worker, Andy Wisdom, who is moving on from Christians in Schools in the new academic year. You can read it here: NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2018 Or you can read it on our newsletters page online! Please enjoy.

The Trust is due to undergo some fun and interesting changes in the new term, as once again, our team transforms. We are very excited for Andy to take his next step in his life journey by pursuing a degree in theology, and we are also excited by the new teammates we may gain in September. Please pray for the Trustees as they continue to deliberate about new appointments and any new people who might be coming aboard. When we have news, we will be delighted to share it with you, but until then please pray that the Trustees have discernment and wisdom in all their choices!

Also, please take notice of the reminder about our upcoming COFFEE MORNING:

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Christians in Schools Trust Coffee Morning 

Tuesday 11th of September, 10am – 11am

99, Chatham Street, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 9EG

Our coffee mornings are a great chance for you to mingle with other supporters, relax, and also hear about our work and maybe even meet our new worker!!

We can’t wait to see you there.

With blessings,

Emma, Team Leader.

URGENT prayer request

 

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The Trustees have asked me to convey an urgent prayer request to you. We have been so blessed in that we have received many applications for the roles we advertised for, however, the Trustees would like you to urgently pray for them as they come together to make decisions about their shortlist this Thursday. They ask that you keep them in your prayers as they seek God’s will and act with discernment in this task of great importance. Obviously, they want to make wise and careful appointments to the trust, and ask that you support them in prayer at this time.

Please pray for “It’s Your Move!” 

Below are dates and times of “It’s Your Move!” sessions in local primary schools. Please pray at those times if you can:

  • Tuesday 03/07: 10am Cheadle Primary, 1pm Fairway Primary in Offerton, 1pm Queensgate Primary in Bramhall.
  • Wednesday 04/07: 9am Stella Maris Primary in Heaton Mersey, 1pm Greenbank Primary in Cheadle Hulme.
  • Friday 06/07: 1pm Mersey Vale Primary in Heaton Mersey.
  • Monday 09/07: 10am Cheadle Heath Primary, 1pm Tithe Barne Primary in the Heatons, 1pm Norris Bank Primary in Heaton Norris.
  • Tuesday 10/07: 10am St Mary’s Primary in Reddish, 1pm Norris Bank Primary in Heaton Norris.
  • Wednesday 11/07: 9am Bolshaw Primary in Heald Green, 1pm Lane End Primary in Cheadle Hulme.
  • Thursday 12/07: 1pm All Saints Primary in Heaton Chapel.
  • Friday 13/07: 9am Pownall Green Primary in Bramhall, 1pm Wilmslow Academy Primary in Wilmslow.
  • Monday 16/07: 9am Broadstone Hall Primary in Heaton Chapel.
  • Friday 20/07: 1pm Prospect Vale Primary in Bramhall.

Thank you for all your prayers,

With blessings,

Emma and the team.

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We’re hiring again!

We are excited to share this great news with you – we are hiring for 2 full-time schools workers! Please feel free to share this job advert around. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

FULL/PART TIME SCHOOLS WORKERS

Salary £18,000

Christians in Schools Trust is an SU Associate Trust that has a thriving ministry amongst schools in the Stockport area. We currently have vacancies for 2 FULL-TIME Schools Workers to join our team.

Our Vision Statement:
• Sharing the relevance of the Christian Faith with young people
• Supporting excellence in Religious Education and Assemblies
• Encouraging Christian communities to support and make a difference in schools

One position will focus on developing relationships with primary schools across Stockport as well as building on the established work of the Trust. The second position will do the same, but with a focus on secondary schools. Please indicate which post you are interested in when applying.

The role includes:
• presenting assemblies and lessons
• developing projects
• supporting & establishing Christian clubs in schools
• supporting volunteers and local churches in linking up with schools

We are looking for candidates who are committed Christians, who can agree with our Basis of Faith (see website) and have a passion for working with and supporting children and young people. Applicants should have relevant skills and experience; be self-motivated (as the majority of the role will be delivered on an individual basis) but able to work well in a team. I.T. literacy is essential. DBS clearance will be required. Experience of working in either primary or secondary schools would be an advantage. Due to the nature of the work it is preferable that applicants have their own transport. A reasonable mileage allowance is paid.

Apply by email to: chair@cist.org.uk or by post to CIST c/o 8 Highfield Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 6NS with:

• a covering letter describing why you feel you would be suitable for the post and what excites you about it
• a completed “Understanding of Faith” questionnaire found on our website www.cist.org.uk
• a copy of your CV outlining your experience and including names of two references.

The trust welcomes applications from individuals interested in a part time/job share post.
Please indicate in your application if you are interested in such a post.

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2018. Interviews will take place in July and it is hoped that employment will begin in September 2018, for an initial period of two years.

If you need further clarification please email Mr. S. Innes at chair@cist.org.uk

Please find below:

LAST CHANCE to stay!

 

First off, I need to say a big thank you, so:

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Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us last Wednesday and enjoyed some of the wonderful cake featured above! We had a brilliant time sharing stories, worshipping and praising God for his great faithfulness in the past 25 years. Part of that faithfulness has been his provision of amazing, loving supporters. We are so blessed by you, and all your prayers! With that in mind: 

 

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This is your last chance to stay with us! 

We are 4 days away from the implementation of the new GDPR regulations, which means you have 4 days to give your assent that we can use your information. After the 25th of May we are not legally allowed to contact you. So if you haven’t already done it, take a moment now to complete the feedback form! If you are reading this in your email inbox, you will need to follow the link at the beginning or end of the email to the full version of the blog on the website and complete the form there. Complete the form at the end of this message to stay with us!

We hope to see you on the other side!

Happy GDPR!

IMPORTANT: Time is running out to stay….

Important: Time is running out – don’t let it be goodbye!

Thank you to everyone who has already given us their consent to keep your relevant data, and consented to stay in touch with us after the GDPR changes this month. We are so blessed to have you continuing to support us.

For those of you who haven’t got around to it yet – don’t let it slip by you! After the 25th of May we will no longer be able to contact you at all. Today’s the first of May – there are 25 days left for you to decide!

To continue recieving these emails and updates, you need to formally consent to Christians in Schools Trust holding your data. When you subscribe to our email updates, you subscribe to our wordpress blog. The information we keep is this: Your name and email address. 

To confirm that we can continue to contact you and store this information, you need to fill in the contact form below. We need to receive this confirmation of consent form from you by the 25th of May 2018. Without it, we cannot continue to contact you in this way.

Why the change?

  1. Happy you: We will only be sending information to those who want it!
  2. Happy planet: We conserve valuable resources
  3. Happy government: We will be complying with the new GDPR effective 25 May 2018. 

Your support means so much to us – don’t let this be goodbye!

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Newsletter Easter 2018

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! 

We are so grateful to all of our supporters for helping us get through this busy Easter period with your prayers and comforting words. Thank you!

Well, we have had quite a term! Here’s a little round-up of everything we have achieved since half term!

9 Primary school assemblies delivered

10 Guardians of Ancora clubs in two local schools

13 Primary school R.E lessons across Stockport

15 Secondary School clubs across 3 Stockport High Schools

easter church visit project with Stockport Grammar School 

89 Year 11 students seen with our Exam stress seminar with Lily Jo 

4 Assemblies delivered at Werneth High School 

Multiple High School R.E lessons delivered across Stockport 

One R.E afternoon at Norris Bank Primary School

One Christians in Schools Trust Coffee morning, our first one!

One Christians in Schools Trust Commissioning Service for Josh 

One Christian Controversies Conference visited in Chester

One Christians in Schools Trust Prayer meeting with St Cuthbert’s Church

One Parenting children with mental health workshop delivered at Trinity Church, Cambridge, and 20 parents reassured and educated. 

Roughly 1560 students seen in over 40 Easter sessions in primary schools! 

One Lord and Saviour lifted high and Glorified! 

To hear more about all of these wonderful things and read reviews from teachers and our special letter to you, our supporters, please follow the link here to our most recent Newsletter, here. NEWSLETTER EASTER 2018

We praise God for all he has achieved in schools this half term; all the lives he has touched and all the ways he has strengthened and guided us and allowed us to be tools of his work. We hope and pray that at this Easter time of joy and thanksgiving, you will also feel strengthened and guided by Him towards the mission he has for your life. We are all blessed by God with the purpose to make him known to the world and our community. We hope and pray that at this time of Easter, when we celebrate the culminative moment of God’s mission to save humanity, you will delve deeper into the knowledge of how God desires you to live out this purpose in your life.

May he bless you and your family and those you love with his grace and his peace this Easter time. May you come to realise more fully the radical love and outrageous Grace that we are given through Christ Jesus. May the empty cross reign over your hearts and lives this Easter. Amen.

With Easter blessings,

The Christians in Schools Trust Team

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RSVP to supporter Coffee morning

Hi everyone! 

We are very excited about our Supporter Coffee morning next week on Tuesday the 13th of March at our offices on Chatham Street from 10am – 11am. However, we haven’t recieved many responses from our RSVP request – it would be very helpful to hear from you either way before the event, so please RSVP to Steve Innes at the above details so we can get our cake and coffee ready for you!

This will be a great opportunity for you to spend time with the team and the Trustees and socialise with us. Don’t miss out!

Thank you, we appreciate your courtesy.

Blessings,

Emma and the Team