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Oct 9

I Value Trust and Truth

The worship today is by Miss Youngs…another powerful lesson from history!


Who is the richest person who ever lived? Have a brief discussion about this as a group…


Now watch this film:

 

 

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Under Mansa Musa, places like Timbuktu continued to thrive as a centre of learning and education and impressive buildings were built such as the Djinguereber Mosque which still stands today. Amazingly, the mosque continues to be looked after, maintained and repaired by the descendants of those who originally built in in 1327!

 

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As you listen to this music by Malian blues artist, Boubacar Traore, challenge yourself to more actively recognise and celebrate how Black culture influences our everyday lives.

 

 

Dear Lord,
Thank you that you are the same yesterday, today and forever. Help us to recognise how history has shaped so much of what happens today and how our actions will one day be described as history.
Amen

 

 

Oct 2

I Can Communicate 2

This Worship has been written by Mr Shorter. Please view the slides and the video. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 25

I Can Communicate

Today’s worship features some news from Chaplain Joey.

 

 

Even though I would have needed two hours to say everything I want to, I hope this four-minute video helps explain a little bit about where I’m going and what you all mean to me!

 

Here is the scripture I would like to leave with you. What stands out to you?

 

Don’t let anyone look down on you, just because you are young. Set an example for other followers by what you say and do, as well as by your love, faith, and purity. 1Timothy 4:12

 

God Bless and re-fill each one of you as you navigate each day, in this strange season we are all in.


Love Joey

Sep 11

I Am Resilient

 

I hoped you enjoyed the video. What were your answers to the questions; what do you think you'll need to keep going with this year and who, or what, inspires you to keep going?

 

As a Jesus follower, when I am struggling to keep going, I pray the words of Philippians 4:13:

 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

If you're not a Christian, why not try and come up with your own mantra or prayer?

 

Whatever it is you are going through, Keep going!


Love Chaplain Joey.

 

For further listening, check out the inspirational video for Superheroes by Stormzy.

 

Jul 10

Isolated But Not Alone 17

It's the last week of school! Throughout these last few months, the INA has been a resource to remind us that even though we have been physically distant, we have been connected in community. We have had contributions from staff, students and parents and hope it has encouraged you!

 

Worship – By Chaplain's Joey and Eric


 

We hope you enjoyed our discussion. Which of our tips did you like and what would you add?


May this scripture go with you as you go into your summer.

 

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14

 

Wellbeing – Ms Howard
Here are some of Ms Howard's top tips for wellbeing this summer.

 

 

Prayer
God of all beginnings and endings, We praise and thank You for this school year.
It has been a time filled with challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows. At times we haven't known the way ahead, but we trust that you have been working and guiding us. Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer. Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit. Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead and help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy. Amen

 

Hopeful Song Of The Week 
We will never forget this time we have lived through, there have been many highs and lows but Kirk Franklin, reminds us that we can always Smile

 

 

Words For The Week – Mr Boswell
• REST
• Word class – verb
• Definition - cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength
• Synonyms – relax, slow down, pause
• After such a stressful and strange time it is important to rest.

 

Poem Of The Week
CONSIDER THE GRASS GROWING
Consider the grass growing
As it grew last year and the year before,
Cool about the ankles like summer rivers
When we walked on a May evening through the meadows
To watch the mare that was going [to] foal
Patrick Kavanagh

 

Well that's all from the INA team, thanks for joining us these last 17 weeks. In conclusion, I thought I would add one of my own poems that I think captures some of the feelings of lockdown frustration as well as the joys of greater freedom and getting outside. I think we've all done really well during this time, so give yourself a pat on the back and take a break this summer! God bless and peace be with you.


 

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