After the success of the Diocesan Energize evenings for young people, Ballymena Rural Deanery organised a series of evenings on Discipleship to be held in the rural deanery.
They received support for this from the Church of Ireland Priorities Fund.
It was decided to use the diocesan name Energize at a deanery level. The rural deanery wanted to encourage young people to come together to enjoy each other’s company, have some fellowship and teaching, share food, encourage one another in their walk with God and to equip them as disciples.
The first of these evenings was held in Portglenone Parish Centre on Sunday October 14. The worship was led by Laurence Bellew from Willowfield and the speaker was Gillian Millar.
The second evening was held in St Patrick’s Hall, Broughshane, on November 4 and the worship was led by Sam Johnston who also spoke.
Young people came from Ballymena, Broughshane, Ahoghill and Portglenone for the two evenings.
The next energize evening will be held in the new year. Transport is available for all churches in the rural deanery who wish to send their young people.
If you wish to know more about Energize contact Lyndsay Williamson in Broughshane, Lucy Lloyd or Alan Ross in Ballymena or Catherine Simpson or the Rev Gary Millar in Ahoghill and Portglenone.