Excitement for many locals is mounting as celebrations to mark 125 years of the life and witness of Christian Endeavour in Ireland are fast approaching.
It is so appropriate that these coincide with the Movement’s 100th Convention to be held on Friday September 19 and Saturday September 20 in Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Belfast’s Agnes Street, chosen as it was in Agnes Street that Miss Margaret Magill formed the first CE Society in Ireland all those years ago.
So many people have had contact with CE, especially in their youth, and for them as well as those still actively involved in the Movement as well as others who are interested or curious, this year’s event will have something for everyone and is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed.
CE’s motto, “For Christ and the Church” is the Convention theme. The main speaker will be Craig Dyer, Training Director of Christianity Explored. Mrs Jean McGall from Second Broughshane Presbyterian Church will be installed as President.
Everyone will be welcome to attend the rallies at 7.30 pm on both the Friday and Saturday when Craig Dyer will speak. Church Leaders and civic dignitaries will be attending on Friday and the presidential installation will be on Saturday evening.
Anyone who wishes may don Victorian costume for the Prayer and Praise Walk, around the Titanic Quarter, starting on Saturday 20 at 10.30 am and led by the Revd Chris Bennett.
On Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm Juniors will enjoy an interactive puppet show, Young People/Young Adults will go to Laser Quest while Brian Kingston will be guest speaker at the Seniors/Comrades’ Rally.