Plans progress for Connor Streetreach

Wednesday May 20th 2015

Engage Connor Youth logo mediumPlans are progressing well for Connor Streetreach – this year’s exciting missional opportunity for young people across the diocese.

Around 40 young people / young adults, including a number from Glencairn Community Centre, will engage in Streetreach.

The teams will be working across the Glencairn and Whiterock areas of north Belfast, delivering a wide variety of activities and connecting with people of all ages.

Activities will include gardening, street cleaning, a community carnival, Victorian tea for the elderly and a community barbecue

Zara Genoe and Sharon Hamill, co chairs of Engage Connor Youth, the youth council for the diocese, said: “Ultimately this opportunity seeks to bring God’s love and share his joy on the streets of north Belfast.”

The Streetreach committee is very grateful to the staff team based in Glencairn and Whiterock for its direction and support.

“The Streetreach team is excited and encouraged as the City Council and community groups in both areas embrace this community missional experience. There is great excitement as Streetreach supports the vision and ministry of two local churches,” said Sharon and Zara.

“This is the first of many Streetreach opportunities, engaging young people in mission. We look forward to 2016 and the possibilities of another parish willing to engage in mission.”

The Streetreach Team will be commissioned by the Bishop of Connor the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy during a Day of Prayer for Healing in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on Saturday June 20.

Friends and family are invited to stand with and pray for those young people as they take this step faith in service.

Zara and Sharon added: “We welcome your prayers as young people and young adults prepare for Streetreach 2015.”

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