Summer activities in the Greater Shankill

Friday July 18th 2008

Sister Valerie Thom of the Church ArmyA group of young Canadians is adding to the summer holiday fun coordinated by the Church Army in the Greater Shankill area of Belfast.

In conjunction with Youth with a Mission, Ballygomartin Presbyterian Church, Highfield Community Centre, St Columbas and St Andrews, Glencairn, Sister Valerie Thom of Church Army and her team is running holiday bible clubs in the Highfield community Centre and St Columbas, as well as a club in St. Andrews. 

The team is also involved in Sunday services in St Columbas, St Andrews and Ballygomartin Presbyterian Church, and the three churches are meeting together on Sunday July 20 after the service to have lunch provided by Ballygomartin Presbyterian.

The teams have built whales, castles, a boat and other structures in which the children do their different activities such as crafts. There is a puppet show each day, games, singing and all sorts of things going on.

Liverpool FC Community coaches will be bringing the European Cup are coming next Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, on Wednesday the club chaplain will be coming to do the presentations.

The police and local councilor William Humphries are also involved with the event.

During the week beginning July 27 a group of young people from the Cookstown/Coagh/Stewartstown area will also be doing holiday bible clubs, working with the youth, and helping with a summer scheme in one of the local primary schools. This is the fifth year this group has come to the area to work with the children.

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