8 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Parish</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> the parish noticeboard — 2 Fathers Day for fatherless Reading boys STAY on Sunday St Andrew's Youth Our fortnightly faith growing group called STAY on Sunday continues to be popular and is helping to deepen the faith of the young people who attend. We continued with the parables of Jesus and have recently looked at ‘<strong>The</strong> Good Samaritan’ and ‘Humility — where to sit at a wedding feast’. STAY on Monday With only a few weeks to go until the 100km in 24 hours walk on <strong>June</strong> 17-18, the lads and I have been out on several practice walks. We are each raising £2,000 for Chapter 2, a charity who work with fatherless boys across Reading. Growing up without a father figure means they are statistically more likely to be involved in gangs, more likely to truant from school, more likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol, and more likely to end up in prison. We are hoping to change their future by providing positive male role models through mentors and ongoing support. If you would like to sponsor these three intrepid walkers go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/westy<strong>2023</strong>?utm We have also kept meeting in the young people's homes for our fortnightly STAY on Monday group. We’ve enjoyed being outside more with the warmer evenings and the young people loved the garden based scavenger hunt and team building games.
<strong>The</strong> <strong>Parish</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 9 STAY Easter Activities — Continued … STAY on Friday Our weekly youth club continues to welcome high numbers of youth with around 60 each week. As the summer approaches we’ve been able to get the very popular volleyball net out as well as football and other outdoor games. STAY and Emmanuel Youth Sunday Social As we prepare to spend the week away camping at Satellites youth festival with the Emmanuel Youth, we meet after each Sunday at Six service for a social with games, food, discussion and prayer. It’s been a great way to meet new people, have fun, deepen faith and make new friends ahead of the summer camp. STAY in Schools We have had the privilege of delivering assemblies at two of the local primary schools on British Laws and why rules are good to have in place. .....We have also continued our mentoring with 28 students across the two local secondary schools, many of whom are finishing year 11 this year. Prayers are with all those taking their GCSE’s & A-Levels this summer! Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who make STAY activities happen! email or text me for ideas, a chat or to encourage what we are doing — Westy: email@example.com 0794 622 4306 As well as the Easter Saturday fun day at <strong>The</strong> Ark we had several other fun activities with the youth. Thorpe Park and Laser Quest being two of them, with a crazy 40 minutes of hail the size of frozen peas!