Our young people of high school age meet each and every Sunday straight after the service to spend precious time with one another. We attempt to sharpen each other in faith with round table discussion, questions and answers around that days bible passage in our Soul Survivor: Bible In A Year which which is our guide. Relationships, Fun, Discipleship and Christ is central to all that we do at Gillespie Youth Fellowship.
Openhouse Youth Café: This is a community outreach on a Friday night where young people aged 12-18 have a space to call their own in the community. OpenHouse is kitted out with Xbox, Table Tennis, Café, Card Games, Sofas, Darts and more. The aim at OpenHouse is to connect and serve with young people around our community by providing space to claim as a home away from home. It is a place where you can invite friends, relax, have a hot chocolate and chat or play games – It Is Up To You – No Agenda Just Free Time.
OpenHouse Converse: CON-verse is a monthly offering where the team at OpenHouse set out to challenge young people to wrestle with the issues and challenges many young people are facing today, asking the question “why do you believe what you believe?” CON-verse is a place for young people to have their voice heard and too hear each other’s voice. It is about both speaking AND listenning as we respect and value all opinions as CON-verse allows for that bit deeper conversation about life. Some themes in the past have included ‘Thinking About Morality: Where Do We Get Our Beliefs From?’ and more recently ‘What Is Christmas Actually All About: What Do You Think?’
On the first Saturday of the month we hold a young adult’s night in the Gillespie Centre to promote fellowship, in a space where those in faith can come and be encouraged in that faith, yet it is also a place where those curious about faith in Christ can feel totally at home and welcomed. This evening is planned around food, with a meal together along with a special guest who comes and share’s their life story of how they came to faith or testify to God’s goodness in their life.
On the first Sunday of the month we hold Messy Church from 10am till midday in the Gillespie Church Halls. Messy Church is a time of FAMILY CENTRED activities for all ages with crafts, songs and stories, games and puppets and a shared meals to finish. Children are to be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to come along or to contact the office for more details.