OBY exists to help our young people to grow in relationship with God, to build friendships with others; encouraging them to use their gifts and share God's love through their lives.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Welcome Georgia Rose Tomlinson!

As of 2:25pm today Georgia Rose Tomlinson was born, to greet Mum, Dad and big sister!


Praise God for her safe arrival.

May God be so close to Warwick, Rebecca, Alyssa & Georgia, as they adjust to the new addition to their family.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bouncy Boxing here we come...

It's official... we are having Bouncy Boxing this Saturday at Spencer Park!!!

For those who don't know what Bouncy Boxing is... you jump around in a big bouncy castle, put on massive gloves that are wwwaaaaaaay too big for your wee hands, then try and lift them high enough to knock down your opponent! Sound fun?! It is.

If that's not your thing, that's cool. They'll be sports to play, grass to sit on, a playround to play on and of course a good old bbq to eat from ;)

We'll then cruise to Rands & Kates for sum dessert.

Meet at 3:30pm at church with $5. Good chance to bring a mate along to join in on the fun!

Monday, February 20, 2006

You can make the world of difference...

You can make the world of difference by doing the 40 hour famine.

What's involved?
  1. Get a famine pack from Amy
  2. Choose famine type - food, techno etc
  3. Get sponsors
  4. Do famine
  5. Collect money & complete booklet
  6. Hand back to Amy with money

Please note OBY are doing the famine the week before on 10-12 March (because church woman's camp & U2 concert is on 17-19 March).

To celebrate the famine, and help get you through the last excruitating & painful hours of the famine, we are going to have a sleepover! Will be heaps of fun. Games, movies etc. Get an info/rego form from church!

Sunday, February 19, 2006


For those of you who (were like me) forgot to pick up one of those yellow forms from Steve tonight at Digestion, to learn how to practice discernment... you can download from here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


If you have any spare newspapers lying around home... BRING THEM TONIGHT!!

We will use them for painting (well protecting stuff we don't want painted!)

See you there ;) Will be fun

Sunday, February 12, 2006

One of the great benefits of Summer!

A few red faces!

After a fairly hot day out in the sun, having fun on the boats & crusising around at quail island... there were just a few red faces that night!

Meet Andrea!

Steve Jaeger (or should I say Stephanie) has a habit of trying on my jackets.

Andrew (I mean Andrea), has picked up on this habit too.

Quite scary really ;)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Notices... for those who couldn't make Wednesday!

Quail Island Day Trip

Yes we are off to Quail Island tomorrow for the day! Will be heaps of fun.

Randall & AA are all pumped cas they are bring 2-3 boats!! So this is your chance to fall off the back of a biscuit as best you can!!

Meet 9:30am at church! This is one day you don't want to miss. Feel free to bring a friend.

DIY contd...

Next Wednesday we are going to add our personal touch to the youth centre!

We're going to make lots of tiles (paint on white cermaic tiles like the ones below), make a new and improved OBY photoboard and stick up new curtains!

Make sure you bring some old clothes to chuck on!

If you have any photos from OBY events from the last year, either bring a hard copy on Wednesday or email to Amy by Tuesday night.

Red Cross Appeal

The Red Cross are looking for people to help them out to collect donations on their Annual Appeal Week - Monday 27 Feb to Sunday 5 March.

They will provide you with collection bags, official collectors badge (yes andrew you just may get to keep them ;). You can request to collect in a specific street/area. Check out www.redcross.org.nz for more info on what they do.

If you are keen to help them out, find someone (or 2) to do it with and let Amy know by posting here or emailing (1) who's doing it and (2) if you request a specific street/area to collect in.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Imagine what OBY would look like...

As read out last night

Because your "...tongue has the power of life and death." Prov 18:21

"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Eph 4:32

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Col 3:12

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

For those going back to school this week!

Something to cheer you up!


A child comes home from his first day at school.

His Mother asks,

"Well, what did you learn today?"

The kid replies,

"Not enough. They want me to come back tomorrow."


Stressing the importance of a good vocabulary, the teacher told her young charges,

"Use a word ten times, and it shall be yours for life."

From somewhere in the back of the room, came a small male voice chanting,

"Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda."


Q: What did the instructor at the school for Kamikaze pilots say to his students?

A: Watch closely. I'm only going to do this once.


A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait.

Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying: "A dollar per point."

The next class the professor handed the tests back out. This student got back his test and $64 change.

Monday, February 06, 2006


A woman came to church yesterday, looking for a babysitter for her 7 year old boy. She is involved with an Orchestra in Christchurch which involves some nights out practicing.

She wants someone 14 years or over and can only pay $10 a night. The nights are variable, but she can let you know the exact dates. The job could be shared with someone for different nights. She lives in Opawa and can provide transport if you live nearby.

If this sounds like you, contact Amy for more info or to get her details.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Jess is coming back!

Jess Moore is coming back to Christchurch tonight from Blenheim!!

For those of you who can make it... meet at the train station at 6:50pm (as she's coming in at 7pm).

Stuff to put in your new diary!

February 2006

Wednesday 8th - Games Galore: heaps of games & fun including playstation music trivia BUZZ. Meet @ 7pm youth centre.

Saturday 11th - Quail Island Day Out: Meet 9:30am at church with $5, lunch + togs

Wednesday 15th - D.I.Y. cont... : time to finish the youth centre by adding our own personal touch. Meet @ 7pm youth centre

Wednesday 22nd - A.G.M.: Dinner & church meeting + Amy's induction at church 6:15pm to 9pm (note you need to get a ticket from church office - donation $10)

Saturday 25th - Spencer Park - BBQ tea, sports etc. Meet 3:30pm at church. $3


Digestion may be a word you have not heard for awhile (unless you had stomach issues over the christmas holidays). It may seem a distant memory that we met together on a Sunday night to worship God, digest some bible text and cruise to Coffee Culture for supper! Never fear... Digestion is nearly here.

Digestion is starting up again this Sunday Night with a BBQ at 6pm. So bring a drink/salad or meat to share. Will be a good night.