The United Diocese of Down And Dromore


SERVE and SNL off to a flying start

SERVE and SNL off to a flying start

Monday 01 October 2018

The new autumn season in our diocesan youth work has begun with Saturday Night Live and the new SERVE course both kicking off last week.

Eighteen young people from 11 different churches have signed up for SERVE and they met for the first time on Wednesday 19 September. 

“We’re excited to be taking another great bunch of young men and women through the course,” said our Youth Development Officer and the course author, Tim Burns. “Last year was such a great success that we haven’t changed the formula, apart from adding another week to give us a little breathing space.” 

The nine session discipleship course has four core elements: dinner together; a spiritual discipline ‘taster’; a chapter review of ‘Storylines’ by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft and finally, teaching and discussion guided by the SERVE material.  

A very special graduation night is scheduled for 28 November.  


Charlotte Geddis, a graduate of the first SERVE course, was one of the hosts at SNL which took place in Ballyholme at the weekend. Her co–host was Jack Wilson who recently joined the ministry team at Holy Trinity Ballylesson.

There was an encouraging turnout with 110 young people coming along for worship with Sarah Myles and the SNL band, Bible teaching, prayer, fellowship, food and some fun!     

This year’s theme is the “I am sayings of Jesus” and Holywood Youth Worker, Paul O’Neill spoke on ‘I am the Bread of Life”. Revd Adrian Dorrian led the time of response.

SNL is for year 8 upwards and is a great opportunity to be encouraged and to meet other young people from around the diocese.

Do bring your youth group along to the Christmas SNL on December 1 in Saintfield!

Act now to grab on of the few remaining places on November’s Kilbroney Blast Weekend. 

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