On Saturday October 1 Connor Youth Council hosted Reveal, another fantastic event which included the launch of the Connor Youth Forum.
A fabulous selection of games was organised by Catherine from St George’s Parish and Sharon from Church of the Resurrection, allowing the young people to get to know one another and share lots of laughs!
The event took place in Carrickfergus YMCA where the young people ate pizza together and enjoyed the energetic games.
After the launch of the Connor Youth Forum, a few members were interviewed about why they got involved. The Youth Forum representatives said they hoped Youth Forum could be an opportunity to involve young people from across the diocese and to influence the wider church from a young person’s perspective.
Katie, from Lisburn Cathedral, said Youth Forum provided an “opportunity to get to know other young people in the diocese” and the aim of Youth Forum would be to “allow young people in the diocese to have a voice.”
When asked what she valued about diocesan events, Catherine from Church of the Resurrection said: “It’s great to come and meet other people.”
Sara from Lisburn Cathedral said she got involved with Youth Forum as she “enjoyed coming to these events and made a lot of friends.” Sara explained that everyone aged 15 and over can come and sit on Youth Forum, with two representatives from each parish.
Any young person interested in getting involved with Youth Forum is asked to contact DiocesanYouth Officer Christina Baillie on firstname.lastname@example.org.