There has been no end of activity in St Michael’s Parish Church (Church of Ireland Lower Shankill) in recent weeks including a Food Olympics event!
This was especially for the young people of the Mid Belfast Rural Deanery, and was attended by John, Jenny and Stevie from the Neighbourhood Police Team who joined in the fun with real enthusiasm!
Games included Deal or No Deal, food xo relay, icebreaking food challenge, spaghetti marshmallow tower, and more – and of course there was pizza for all.
Congratulations to the winners, the ‘Banana Team,’ and thanks are extended to Christina, Stephen, Heather and Josh for a really fun night!
The parish has also organised a series of first aid courses in St Michael’s for people working with youth and children in the rural deanery, and has its first ‘graduates!’! John from CLCGB led the in-depth and excellent training course.
Members of the parish Young@Heart group had lots of fun at their meeting on June 6, when James from Fun with Drums came along to encourage them all to make music, at the same time excercising and enjoying great craic!
On June 8, the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade Celebration was enjoyed by everyone!
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their Scripture, Cookery and Football badges and to Best Girl Lilly, Best Boy Kayden, Best Attenders Rhea and Leah, Most Improved Member Chloe and to the Scripture Award Winner Gary!
Parish Development Officer Heather Carson said: “A massive thankyou to all our leaders, helpers and toastie ladies who are fab! And thankyou to our parents and friends from our PSNI Neighbourhood Team and Keeva from ROC for coming to support the children.”
On June 16, Linda Abwa from CMSI attended the morning service in St Michael’s, to speak about DR Congo. St Michael’s has now entered into a new partnership link with North Kivu Diocese in DR Congo and at the service, Heather Edgar presented Linda with a cheque.
And there is more to come in St Michael’s with the return of the very popular Tea Dance on July 5 from 2pm-4pm. There will be entertainment, a lovely afternoon tea, information stands and more.
And finally, Jungle Jamboree, running from August 12-16 for children age 4-11 will feature bible stories, drama, craft, professional football coaches, baking, singing, dancing, challenges, prizes, dinner and just lots of fun!! £5 per child for the week.
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