Movilla partnerships great for children and young peopleThursday 26 July 2012
Movilla Abbey Church is hosting over 100 children during their summer Bible week entitled, “On your Marks”. Focusing on building a team for success together with Jesus as our leader, the kids have been involved in craft, teaching, games and learning memory verses.
Members from both congregations have come together to offer their services as leaders, administrators, chefs and a pilot! One of the high points each day is when the kids travel to a different part of the world and hear about how children live there and taste some of their food. Our well qualified pilot flies them to the location each day and our air–steward stamps their passport. Our week closes on Sunday when medals will be awarded during our closing ceremony and the torch is extinguished, followed by a church BBQ, whatever the weather!
At the same time Movilla Abbey, along with other churches in the town, and lead by Scripture Union NI, are hosting “Movilla Mania”, a first for the school. This is a week long event in Movilla High School for their students and those of secondary school age in the area, organised as a SU summer mission.
There are two streams available each afternoon, sport or dance. In the evenings everyone comes together for a themed night, eg ‘Movilla’s Got Talent’. Phil Howe, SU secondary schools worker, says, “Its a real opportunity to be able to come to Movilla High School and work with the young people and share the Good News about Jesus and it great to be supported by so many churches in Newtownards. Also the team of leaders is draw from a variety of churches and its good to get them all working together too.”