Congress News 3 Hello!
Kids @ Congress
Welcome to the third edition of Congress News! The organisation is gathering pace and with just four weeks to go, we’re almost there!
A reminder that the Big it up 4 Jesus kids events @ Congress are:
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Sat 22 June — BIG it up & follow Him Sun 23 June — BIG it up & Go 4 it!
Latest News *At the two key outreach events (youth-led open-air on Saturday @ 11.30am & March of Witness on Sunday @ 2.30pm), balloons, invitation leaflets & gift bags will be distributed to members of the public. *The youth of the division are meeting General Linda Bond at two events over the weekend (16+’s on Friday night @ Dock Café, 7.30pm & 12-15’s on Saturday @ The Spires, 4.30pm). Both groups are invited to submit questions for the General to our DYO Lieut Dominic Eaton via email. *During Main Session 1: The Salvation Army in Celebration (Sat 22 June) the General will receive the flags of the Ireland Division. *During Main Session 3: Congress Celebration (Sunday 23 June) the General will enrol new Junior Soldiers from a number of corps in the Division. This meeting will also feature the United Singing Companies of the Ireland Division, and the relaunched Divisional Youth Chorus. Details of other music section/groups to follow. *There will be a number of exhibition stands at Congress which include information from: 24-7 SA Prayer Network, Adult & Family Ministries, Alove, Candidates, Children’s Ministries, Employment Plus, Family Tracing, Homeless Services, Human Trafficking, International Development, Marketing & Fundraising, Music Ministries, Publishing and Schools Information. *Please note there are new start times for Sunday's Reach-Up pre-meeting prayers. They will now be at 9.45am & 3.15pm.
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We can confirm that Territorial Children’s Officer Major Denise Cooper and colleagues are attending Congress to be part of the Kids Zone team. Denise has visited the division before and is already known by some of our leaders and children. Have you heard the Kids Zone theme song yet? Search for ‘Big it up for Jesus’ by Jon Bonner on YouTube!
Congress Venue We affectionately refer to the main Congress venue as 'The Spires', but in actual fact its name is 'The Assembly Buildings'. Recently refurbished, the suite of buildings is the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland & was built in 1905. The buildings are also home to the Spires Mall — a small shopping arcade which includes the Spires Café.
Prepare to Receive! In preparation for Congress we invite you to read & reflect on the scripture texts chosen by the General for the weekend. As you will see, with the exception of the Saturday seminar, the General will be speaking on 'The Prayers of St. Paul' throughout the weekend: Fri 21 June Go Deeper (youth event) Phil. 1:1-11 Sat 22 June A Spirit Filled Army - Acts 2:1-4; 42-47 Main Session 1 - Rom. 15:1-6; 13 Sun 23 June Main Session 2 - 1 Thess. 5:12-24 Main Session 3 - Eph. 3:14-21