All Saints’ Church, University Street, Belfast, held its first Church Family Weekend in more than 10 years on the second weekend in February!
The parish was very encouraged when nearly all of the regular church family came to stay over for the weekend, joined by additional travellers coming and going for the day.
At one stage, there were nearly 130 people enjoying time together, listening to God’s word, praying, and having fun.
The weekend was held at Castlewellan Castle and everyone enjoyed the surroundings of the castle and forest park.
Speaker was the Rev Lee McMunn from Scarborough in England. Lee is the minister at a growing church plant in the area, having been curate-assistant at St John’s Parish, Newland, Hull. He is also the mission director of AMiE, the Anglican Mission in England.
Reporting on the weekend, Ryan Scott, ministry apprentice, All Saints’ Church, said: “Throughout the weekend, Lee taught through the book of 2 Peter, showing us what amazing promises we have in Jesus, and how we should live in the light of the return of Jesus.
“In addition, the children and teenagers had their own, concurrent programmes facilitated by CEF and Beth Warburton, a former ministry apprentice in All Saints’.”
All Saints’ Parish is looking forward to this weekend being a regular fixture in the church’s calendar.