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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:47
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Following a visit to The Connaught School in Aldershot they have agreed to enter teams from their year 9 pupils into the 2015 Faith and Football Social Enterprise and Business Challenge. Introduced to Mr Allcott through the school chaplain Rev Sandra Platford the Enterprise Challenge seemed a natural fit with the School’s already successful Business Studies programmes in years 10 and 11.
 
Students from year 9 have already come forward in response to promotion of the Challenge and are excited at the prospect of being able to form and run their own businesses and the experience it will offer. On the 4 month journey starting after the launch at Fratton Park home of Portsmouth FC in January they will cope with the ups and downs of making and selling real products for real money. They will learn a range of business and life skills along the way which will help equip them for the world of commerce and work in the future.
 
 
The BIG Christmas Giveaway! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:39
bike_giveawayFor the third year running Faith & Football is organising their BIG Christmas Giveaway!  This idea was birthed out of the initiative from the Dream Center in Los Angeles who filled a whole stadium with bikes to give away at Christmas.

Faith & Football are keen to give away brand new bikes anonymously to bless local children over the Christmas period.  Working with our local schools we ask the head teachers to select children who are having a bit of a tough time in life.  

All bikes come with a helmet and a lock.

If you would like to donate to this cause then please send your donations to the Faith & Football Office, Unit 2, Anson Road, Southsea, PO4 8TB or call us on 02392 776823
 
Thought for the Day at Hope House! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00
dave_gillThis week we visited Hope House and joined in with their Lifeline session offering a thought for the day!

The other day one of my friends had a baby.  I'm always really excited when babies are born, and I always like to hear what the baby has been called.  I find names interesting.  Anyway, my friend named her baby Finn.  Finn means a small blond soldier.  Quite funny as he has the blackest hair!

This got me thinking about names.  Why do we have names?  What's in a name?  Why is a name important?
A name is something we own that can't be taken from us.  In most cases the first thing our parents do for us when we are born is to give us a name to separate us from others and make us unique.  Names carry a message.

What does your name mean?  Look it up if you don’t know!

Some people decide to change their name by deed poll either because they don't like their name or they want to remember someone else, etc.  There's a crazy fan of Portsmouth Football Club called Johnny Anthony Westwood and he changed his name to Johnny Portsmouth Football Club Westwood.  He changed his name to show his passion for something.

The other day one of my friends had a baby.  I'm always really excited when babies are born, and I always like to hear what the baby has been called.  I find names interesting.  Anyway, my friend named her baby Finn.  Finn means a small blond soldier.  Quite funny as he has the blackest hair!
 
This got me thinking about names.  Why do we have names?  What's in a name?  Why is a name important?
A name is something we own that can't be taken from us.  In most cases the first thing our parents do for us when we are born is to give us a name to separate us from others and make us unique.  Names carry a message.
 
What does your name mean?  Look it up if you don’t know!
 
Some people decide to change their name by deed poll either because they don't like their name or they want to remember someone else, etc.  There's a crazy fan of Portsmouth Football Club called Johnny Anthony Westwood and he changed his name to Johnny Portsmouth Football Club Westwood.  He changed his name to show his passion for something.
 
There are some name changes in the Bible where God changed people's name.  One of them was a man named Abram and God changed his name to Abraham which means father of many nations.  God gave Abraham a promise that he would have children at a time when he was too old and his wife was past child-bearing years.
 
This got me thinking about the name change here - Mill House to Hope House.
 
When I heard this place had been changed I was really pleased because the word hope offers so much to people.  Hope is often defined as “to wish, to expect, but with no real assurance of getting your desire.”  The Bible offers a much more realistic definition of hope - a strong and confident expectation, the sure certainty that what God has promised is true.
 
The Bible says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
 
Having hope allows you to change how you see yourself and affects what you do with your life.  Because of Jesus, we have hope.  We have hope for the future, that we will be redeemed, hope for the present, that we are not alone.  He gives us hope even for the past, hope that our failures are not greater than God's love.
 
Where do you need hope today?
Do you feel like your daily circumstances will never change, never improve?
Does a broken relationship seem irreparable?
 
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
 
God's hope is not dished out in small portions, it is overflowing!
 
As Christians we should be ready to share this hope we have in Jesus - 1 Peter 3 v 15 - “Always be ready to give an account of the hope that is within you.”
 
What is this hope? - The Bible says, Jesus came so that we could have life, life in all it's fullness.  The most famous verse in the Bible is John 3 v 16 - For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
 
Our desire is that you will live a hope-filled life.
 
 
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