Spark returns to the streets of Ballymena, Broughshane and Portglenone from 29th July until 4th August 2019!
‘Sparkers’ as they are affectionately known are a group of people aged 13+ from many different churches around Ballymena who want to show the love of Jesus in practical ways.
As usual, each day will begin with a time of worship and teaching at High Kirk Presbyterian Church on Thomas Street from 10:15am until noon. The task of leading praise will be in the hands of Lauren Hood and the amazing Spark band.
This year’s speakers will be Andy Lamberton who heads Exodus in the North West and Peter McClelland, Youth Worker at Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena.
Spark returns to Ballymena for 2019 –
29th July – 4th August 2019
After lunch, Sparkers will head off to their various bases for afternoon and evening activities.
This year, teams will be based in the following areas:
• Doury Road
• Fisherwick/Town Centre
From there, they will be involved in various outreach activities. For example, the Doury Road crew have organised a Tea Dance for Wednesday 31st July 2019, which will take place at High Kirk Presbyterian Church on Thomas Street, Ballymena from 2pm-4pm.
Meanwhile, in Fisherwick and Ballymena Town Centre there will be a Swing Band at Broadway Bandstand on Wednesday from 2pm-4.30pm.
Friday 2nd August 2019 will see a Fun Day from 2pm-6pm at the Smithfield Playing Fields with inflatables, a BBQ and lots more.
A member of the ever-busy Ballee team revealed some of their plans for the week:
“Our main events are our Worship evening on the Thursday at 7:30pm in Ballee Community Centre and our Character Hunt and BBQ on Friday evening at 7pm at the Green at the Shops! We have a kids’ club every day from 2.30-4.30pm with football masterclass on Tuesday and Sports Day on Thursday! We are leading the over 60’s club on Wednesday morning as well!”
Training Day and Thanksgiving Service
There will also be a Training Day on Saturday 27th July 2019 and a Service of Thanksgiving on the Evening of Sunday 4th August 2019 – these events will also be held at High Kirk Church.
Everyone at Spark is excited to see what God will do through them during Spark 2019.
For more information on what promises to be a brilliant week, log on to the Spark Facebook page here. #Spark19
Please pray for the leaders and the Spark 2019 teams as they prepare to show the love of Jesus to Ballymena and surrounding areas in a practical way. Pray for safety for the teams as they carry out a variety of jobs, run various events and clubs and much more. Pray for all those they will come into contact with, that they will be open to the Gospel message.