Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, will aim to connect people both in fellowship and with Christ in its nine day Connect 2008 outreach which gets underway on Saturday February 16.
Events to look forward to during the outreach include a barn dance, concert, a ‘Chocolate Heaven’ night (ladies only!); a Soul Food Café; laser activity for teens and men; kids club; and a family fun day.
A highlight is The Friday Night Live Concert featuring the Leading Ladies which gets underway at 7.30pm on Friday February 22. Tickets must be booked in advance. Call the office on 9267 3271.
The festival concludes on Sunday February 24 with worship at 11.30am and 6.30pm. Praise at the morning service will be led by Symington Memorial Band.
The mission team comprises Roger Murphy, the Rev Paul Hoey, John O’Neill and Karen Webb. Roger, a Church Army Captain, lives in Warwick, England. Paul was formerly rector of Ballinamallard and now works full time for the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS). John and Karen are also with the Church Army and have a particular ministry to children and young people through the medium of puppets, juggling, clowning and music.
The Rev Paul Dundas, rector of Christ Church said: “We look forward to our own parishioners planning the witness and supporting Connect 2008 which is all backed up with prayer”.
In preparation for the outreach, 50 adults have participated in the ‘Lost for Words Course’ by CPAS which has as its slogan, ‘Sharing faith naturally’ and during January there will be prayer ministry training led by the Rev Pat Mollan.
Mr Dundas added: “These are exciting times for us at Christ Church and we pray that under the Lord’s leading, we will be fervent in our desire to honour the Lord in these days and see Him touching lives during the nine day of outreach in February”.