THE first meeting of the Causeway Coast Peace Group, under the new managerial team of Eleanor Duff and Ann Irvine, took place in Bushmills Presbyterian Church Hall.
Members were privileged to have as guest speaker Alice McAlary from Alliance Youth Works, and, with this in mind, the Rev. Don Irvine’s theme for the opening worship was the importance of young people to the church, reflected in his reading from 1Timothy.
In her talk Alice explained how 15 years before, with Alan Long, she founded Alliance Youth Works with the aim of reaching out to young people.
They felt the there was a particular need to co-ordinate and share what was happening in Christian youth work across the Coleraine Triangle area and they have worked alongside churches, schools and local authorities, offering talks, workshops and school assemblies throughout Ireland to enthuse, inspire and help empower young people with the Christian message.
Causeway Coast Peace Group wish to thank Alice for her stimulating and challenging talk and wish her well for the future, especially in her work in Poland.
Thanks, too, to Bushmills Presbyterian Church for the use of the Hall. It was good to see so many old friends and it is great to welcome new ones so come along to the next meeting in Billy Parish Hall on November 20 when the speaker will be Tony McAuley, author of “Paper Boy”.