The atmosphere was electric on Sunday evening, April 10, as around 50 young people came together in St Michael’s Parish Church and Hall to enjoy fun and worship. Check out our PHOTO GALLERY below!
With pandemic restrictions eased, it was apparent that this opportunity to share fellowship and meet other young people from around the diocese had been greatly missed.
The Destination event was organised by Connor Youth Forum, supported by Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie.
Young people attended from St Nicholas’ Carrickfergus; St Stephen’s and St Michael’s, Belfast; Christ Church, Lisburn; the United Parish of Christ Church and St John’s, Ballyclare; and Christ Church, Derriaghy.
The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison joined them for the evening.
For the first part of the evening, the young people were able to enjoy table games and refreshments in one area; energetic activities including an inflatable assault course and volleyball in the sports hall, and creative activities in the art room. There was also a room set aside for prayer.
For the second part of the event, they moved into the church for worship, led by James and Elise Turner from the Church of the Resurrection alongside members of the Youth Forum.
Alex read from Hebrews 10:24-25. At the end of worship, Bishop George commended what Alex had shared, explaining how important it was to continue meeting together. The Bishop thanked Youth Forum for providing this opportunity to come together and encourage one another.
The members of Connor Youth Forum who planned and organised the night are Maddie, Emma, Naomi, Maia, Faith, Alex, Lucas and Isaac.