The Youth Council seeks to connect with and support young people across the diocese through a programme of events to engage them with faith, friendship and service.
All events are for those aged 11-18 who are linked with parishes in Connor Diocese.
The year will kick off with a big sports tournament in February which will involve lots of activities and dinner.
The young people who are involved in the Youth Forum will host an event with sessions and opportunities to discuss topics of faith and living as a Christian young person.
For 2017, the Council is introducing a new event called The Third Level which aims to share with some older young people in terms of options and thinking following school.
The Connor Sub Camp will be returning with food provided for groups attending Summer Madness, and immediately after the annual youth camp in Glenarm, Engage Connor Youth will be running the third Streetreach which is an opportunity for the young people to experience mission.
The Connor Takes the Castle weekend is always a stand-out event of the year, with plenty of opportunities for fun and great conversations.
Looking well ahead to the Christmas event for 2017, this will be split into two parts, firstly a chance to do some outreach around the Ballymena area, then a big Christmas party.
Connor Youth Council are also supporting a few other events. Details will be made available soon regarding the St Patrick’s Day Event and Equipped training for leaders. More information about Global Outreach Day is available here: http://www.globaloutreachday.com/
Please share these events with anyone involved in leading young people across the diocese and for any further information contact Christina Baillie on 07753312405 or firstname.lastname@example.org