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Grace Teens   

Teens is Grace’s youth group for 14-18s (Y9-13) which meets every other Sunday evening in term time from 6pm at Rob & Jen’s home in Histon. 

Our conviction is that God has given us the Bible as his means by which we are able to know Him through his Son Jesus Christ, and that it’s only in knowing and following Jesus that we find true life. Our aim then is to help our young people engage with God’s words for themselves and wrestle with the questions it raises and what it means to be those who trust and follow Christ as disciples in all areas of life. 
 
As a result we’ve looked at a range of topics from areas of Theology (e.g. God’s character, What is a Church?), Christian discipleship (e.g. How do we engage with Technology, what is biblical friendship?) to some of the tough questions we need to answer (e.g How do we know the Bible is trustworthy? If God exists why is there suffering in the world?).  

Alongside our time looking at the Bible we have a good amount of time for chatting, playing some games and sharing a meal together with everything being wrapped up by 8.30pm.  

Alongside this group… 

  • Sunday Morning Teens Table – at our Sunday morning services we meet around tables, to help our Teens get to know each other and to apply what we’re learning more specifically to Teens. Please come and join us! 
  • Serving at Grace – we want to encourage our young people to be involved in the life of the church, so many of the Teens are plugged into normal areas of service such as the PA, Music and Setup teams. We also have a regular opportunity to serve together as a group being on the rota for refreshments/church lunches. 
  • Summer Reading Project – each Summer we’ve tried to read a book together over the holidays and meet to discuss in the Autumn. So far we’ve read this, this and this. 
  • Socials -  once a term we try to organise a longer time to have some fun together. To date that’s included the likes of Quizes, BBQs, Scavenger hunts, Volley Ball tournaments and Punting!  
  • One to Ones – where possible we try to encourage Teens to meet with an older Christian (one of the Teens team or someone else at Grace) to study the Bible/read a book, spend more time praying together. 
  • Weekend Away – each year we aim to go away together for a weekend in Norfolk (so far in March) as a further opportunity to build relationships, have fun, and have more time to look at the Bible. These have been a real highlight! 

Our main way of communicating with Teens and parents about what’s going on each term is via an email list – so if you’re interested in joining please get in touch with Rob. 

Teens Team 

Rob & Jen / Matty & Jess
 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 10am, before the service begins. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

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