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New Activities & Services for the Cross

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We’re looking to improve facilities at Yew Lane in the next 12-18months. We hope this will include new kitchen facilities, a new activity room, with potential for creche space and new double glazing.

So the question now is: What new activities and services would you like to see the building being used for?

Here’s some suggestions from other people – but we’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts too, you can add your comments below.

  • Art therapy sessions
  • Dance therapy sessions
  • Gardening therapy sessions
  • Other therapeutic sessions
  • Counselling & support services
  • Adult education / learning
  • Sessions for adults with learning disabilities
  • Guided meditation
  • Relaxation classes
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Tree of Life (1)

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Last night saw around fifteen young people from Don Explorers join with Ric Stott and Nick Waterfield from PXI to start work on a street art mural entitled “Tree of Life”. The design is at the back of the building in the kitchen garden at Yew Lane – more work will be done in the coming weeks to complete the art work.

Photos from painting session on 22 August 2012

You can see more photos on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.338680212886468.90122.258529847568172&type=1

Get Ready ….

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Tomorrow is the start of Advent , a time which about preparing ourselves for God, getting ready not just for Christmas and celebration of the birth of Jesus, but getting ready to meet with him each and every day ….

At The Cross at Yew Lane as well as our regular Sunday worship times during Advent, we’ve got a series of themed Advent reflections led once again by Rev Judith Jessop.

 30th November:Advent Prayers. 7 for 7.30pm (Finishes 8.30pm)

The Angel at the Ritz - part of the Advent street art project in Parson Cross

7th December: Advent Prayers. 1.30 for 2.00pm (Finishes 3.00pm)

12th December: Advent Prayers. 7 for 7.30pm (Finishes 8.30pm)

19th December: Advent Prayers. 1.30 for 2.00pm (Finishes 3.00pm)

Elsewhere on the estate PXI and local Methodists are celebrating Advent in a various ways, from the Street Art project with Ric Stottto the “Big Christmas Sing” at Mount Tabor on the 8th December (6-8pm) where there’ll be a chance to sing all your favourite Christmas carols and songs and raise money for Christian Aid and Chaucer schools Ubunye project.

Nearer Christmas PXI (Space to Grow) will be organising cakes and Carols on the allotments at Parson Cross Park and LEAF on Herries Road.

Starting it all off tomorrow is the Advent Youth event at Tabor “Get Ready …. Christmas is coming” with live band, art activities, free food and a chance to bring your instruments and play with the band.

Hopefully there’s something for everyone there and so we hope to see you and together share in this special Advent time …….

Oh yes ….. if you’re up early tomorrow tune into BBC Radio Sheffield at around 7.20am and listen to PXIs Nick Waterfield as he discusses Advent with Sarah Major.

Space to Grow …. Roots

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Weeding the raised beds at Space to Grow.

Space to Grow – Roots, is a gardening and social group for teenagers & young adults with learning disabilities, their friends, families and carers. Over the summer we’ve been meeting up once a month to do planting and weeding in the gardens – from September we’re changing the time we meet to a Monday evening from 6-7pm, the next session is on 26th September.

During the winter months we’ll still be meeting up but possibly spending more time inside where its warm doing jobs like creating a new all mosaic for the gardens,  as well as making sure there’s time for a biscuit, a drink and a chat.