This year our year 6 children will be taking part in the Faith in Action award.
What is the Faith in action award?
The CYMFed Faith in Action Award rewards young people's active service in helping
to build the Kingdom of God on Earth. Many young people are doing so much to
follow Jesus' example in serving others in their schools and parishes. The Faith in
Action Award encourages young people to take that service into their wider
community and accept greater responsibility for their faith in action.
The programme facilitates an exploration of scripture and Church teaching, with an
emphasis on translating this into action. It encourages young people to shine the
light of faith upon their experience of service through guided and personal reflection.
The CYMFed Faith in Action Award was launched in 2016.
How does it work?
There are four levels of award: Pin, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants accrue
credits of service in their school and the wider community. The Faith in Action Award
builds on what young people already experience in serving others, asking them to
reflect upon it so that they may find new ways of living out and exploring their faith.
There is an opportunity for both guided reflections, through group reflection points
and personal reflection, through journaling. At the end of the scheme, participants
submit a final piece of work for moderation before being awarded their Faith in Action
Who is the award for?
The Faith in Action Award is for young people from Year 6 to Year 13.
Find out more about the Faith in Action Award via the link below:
Faith in Action 2023
We would like to introduce you to our new Faith in Action team who are are ready to follow Jesus’ example in serving others in their school and wider community.
Helping the people of Turkey and Syria
Mini Vinnies and Faith in Action organised a brilliant cake sale for the Turkey and Syrian earthquake appeal. They raised £415 for CAFOD with their incredible efforts. Thanks to all of those who supported them!
The Real Easter Egg
The FIA team have been selling ‘The Real Easter Eggs’ to spread awareness of the FairTrade charity and how it supports farmers and their workers in under-developed countries.
Out of the 80 million Easter eggs sold in this part of the world every year, The Real Easter Egg is the only one that has an Easter storybook in the box, is made of Fairtrade chocolate and supports charitable projects. All the eggs are Palm Oil free.
Visit to St Matthew Church – Happy at Home
We visited St Matthews Church Hall to spend time with the Happy at Home Community. Happy at Home is an organisation who supports the elderly and lonely in South Tyneside and helps to improve the lives of older people with compassion and kindness. Our elderly friends very much enjoyed the company of our children who represented St James with wonderful manners, patience, consideration and respect.