If you tried, you could find hundreds of mindfulness colouring books on the shelves of lots and lots of shops. Mindfulness colouring books are designed to help you clear your mind and rid you of your stress through using your creativity. As a Christian though mindfulness, or meditation and contemplation, takes on a different form.Continue reading “7th Dec 2020”
Did you have a good first week of advent? This week we’re exploring the theme of Peace. Watch the video below as you light the second candle on your wreath!
One of our HYP alumni, Jonny, is having a gap year with Youth for Christ drumming with their touring band, The Sense. Below is a Christmas message and reflection that he has made. Go watch it, we think it’s great!
One thing we always try to do during our Advent Challenges is donate to Caring Hands, today and next Saturday we have the opportunity to donate some of the much needed items that will help people both during and beyond this festive season. Below is a list of items that they’re currently in need of.Continue reading “5th Dec 2020”
Today is Family Friday and your challenge….. To spend time with your family UNPLUGGED! No TV, no phones, no tablets. And yes, that goes for the grown ups too! What sort of things can you do as a family? We like to play games or bake. But maybe you’d like to go for a walkContinue reading “4th Dec 2020”
Today your challenge is to thank someone. And not just with a quick text or message. Spend the time to sit down, with a pen and paper, and write someone a card or letter saying why you’re thankful for them. Has someone restored your hope over the lockdown? Or maybe you know of someone whoContinue reading “3rd Dec 2020”
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices. This is a line from O Holy Night, one of the most loved Christmas Carols. It was written in 1847 but it’s truths ring as true today as they did 173 years ago. This world is weary and in need of a rescuer to bring hope. I’veContinue reading “2nd Dec 2020”
Over the next four Tuesdays we’re going to have four opportunities to treat some people! These could be the same people, or they could be different people. They could be someone you know, or a complete stranger. The treat could be small…. Like a chocolate bar. Or it could be much bigger… Like an overnightContinue reading “1st Dec 2020”
Over the next few Mondays we’re going to look at some different mindfulness exercises to get our spirits prepared for Christmas. Mindfulness is a word that has been getting popular over the last few years, but it is not a new idea, meditation has been used by Christians for hundreds of years as a wayContinue reading “30th Nov 2020”
Advent Wreath – HOPE Hello! We’re starting our advent challenge two days early this year so that we can collectively light an advent candle in each of our homes. Advent wreaths are a way that churches have celebrated the countdown to Christmas for centuries. Check out the video to find out a little bit moreContinue reading “29th Nov 2020”