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Our vision, as always, is to be Jesus’ Family of Servants on Mission. In this current time, the ideal way of meeting is not possible and so we are aiming to meet online and engage with as many of our young people as possible. We want to create spaces where we can talk about life, serve our wider family, pray together, reflect on relevant topics and have fun along the way.

‘We are here for you and so is God’

St Marks Harrogate Youth online

WhatsApp

We have a Whatsapp group for our young poeple and leaders to communicate with one another. Want to join – click below to email Natalie

Youth Mag

Summer Fun!


We have posted out this Summer booklet to all the young people we have contact with. It’s filled with ways to keep active, space to reflect and write things that they are thankful for, ideas of inspiring Christian biographies to read and lots of other ways to help connect with God and one another this summer. We hope it’s really encouraging!
Want to join – click below to email Natalie

Resources

Youth Hoodies 

Why not treat them to one of our youth hoodies and help them feel connected to our church family. A great gift for Christmas and winter time! We have postponed our order due to lockdown 2.0 but are planning to put it in again early December. Just send the attached form back by 1st December.

Headstrong Journal

This journal is a great resource to help young people express their emotions and develop their well-being. There is probably no better time than encouraging young people to reflect on their emotional health and give them simple tools to care for themselves and those around them.

Dating Dilemma

We are currently discussing this in our Connect Girls Ministry. It is not just for young women though, it can apply to all young people as they begin to take their first steps and explore the world of dating. This book is grounded in biblical truth and honesty around romance, and is full of reflections around growing in your own confidence too.

The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom

We recommended this as summer reading earlier in the year. It’s a story which show us the power of forgiveness and how God transforms our lives. We can’t remind it highly enough!

Good News Bible

We’ve shared this before, but really think it is such a great bible for younger youth to dive in God’s word and learn how to apply it to their lives. We use it in our youth sessions too.

The Case for Christ 

We watched this film together back in February last year. It is a powerful story of one man’s quest to seek the truth of Jesus’ resurrection. A great watch as a family with lots of areas of discussion.

More options to stay connected and resources

 

Swap Resource

We believe discipleship is still absolutely possible in this ‘new world’. We use a great resource called Swap. A leader and a young person meet on zoom and go through this resource together. Interested? Click here to email Natalie.

Phone Call Support Team

Would you like to join our phone call support team and call someone who is living alone and isolated at this time?

 This is a powerful way to join together as family and support one another at this time.

 Clear instruction, guidance and conversation starters have been given.

 Click here to contact Natalie.

Daily Devotions from the ‘Youth Bible in One Year’

This is a great way to spend time with God and grow in your relationship with him. It is a daily bible plans that lasts for about 10 minutes. It can help you focus on God and what’s most important for the day ahead. They post follow up on Instagram too – click here to follow them.

 Click here to subscribe to the podcast via Spotify or iTunes.

Stay Healthy!

Our leaders have come up with some other ways to stay healthy

  • Play table tennis on the dining room table
  • Create a crazy golf course
  • Build a fort
  • Learn to draw via a youtube tution
  • Eat an apple every day

This church recognises and values children and young people (anyone under the age of 18) as equal partners in the life and ministry of the church, and desires to encourage them to explore, discover and grow as disciples. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) takes seriously its obligations and responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of any child or young person (i.e. under the age of 18 years) entrusted to the church’s care.

Therefore we have a clear safeguarding policy which can be viewed here

Please click here to read our e-safety policy

To ensure your children are safe in our care we ask for all youth attending groups to be registered with the church. Registraton is a simple process made online. Please contact the church office or the group leader to register now.

St Mark’s Youth and Children’s Ministries feel that this is a vitally important work if the church is to become a place where all are welcome, all belong and all can experience the love of God – and contribute together to be the body of Christ.

If there is any way that we can support your child further in their relationship with God, please do be in contact with Natalie.

Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones

Youth Pastor

Natalie Jones is our Youth Pastor and her role focuses on working with and alongside young people (aged 11-18) in Harrogate.

Youth Community Team

Alongside Natalie, our youth ministry team is made by an amazing community of people. Our mission is to serve young people. We call ourselves ‘seventytwo’ after the disciples that Jesus sent out. If you have a heart for serving young people, we would love for you to join us. Come and find Natalie to have a chat anytime or visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009761837416 to message Natalie direct.