Open Day at The Venue, Broughshane St, Ballymena // Friday 2nd September 2022

Everyone is invited to an Open Day at The Venue, which is located at 7-11 Broughshane Street, Ballymena on Friday 2nd September 2022 from 10am onwards.

A spokesperson for this neutral community space told The Church Page:
“You may be aware that the ‘Hope Centre’ on Broughshane Street, Ballymena has ceased to operate as a premises that assisted those suffering from addictions, though the Family & Addiction charity in the town has re-opened over the summer. Firstly with the ‘drop-in’ café area, now the rest of this extensive building is ready for occupation and use.

“Consequently, we are holding an Open Day on Friday 2nd September 2022 from 10am onwards and you are very welcome to come along for a tour of what’s available in the re-launch of what will now be known as ‘THE VENUE’.”

The spokesperson continued: “Should it be more convenient for you, the drop-in centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm and Doreen Armstrong, the Manageress, will be happy to give you a tour.”

Presently the centre is accommodating:
– Thrive
– Prison Fellowship NI Aftercare and Prayer Meeting
– Without Walls Core Team Prayer Meeting
– The Bible Academy
– In the near future Youth for Christ are looking to base themselves here
– Clubs for the elderly
– Several other craft/sewing/art activities that Doreen oversees as well as the drop-in area
– ‘Revive’ holding their gatherings monthly

The building has many rooms and areas that can be utilised for a variety of purposes:
– Office space
– Counselling rooms
– An activity area
– An events room area which holds 50+ people comfortably …
– There’s scope for events like a town Alpha, Christianity Explored, Church/Ministry gatherings.
– Numerous spaces for all kinds of classes and displays for crafts/arts/leisure activities
– The “VENUE” will also strive to provide a safe space to meet, de-stress and make friends.

The spokesperson went on to say: “We are open to consider whatever might be led by the Holy Spirit and will look to accommodate as many requests for the variety of uses that this neutral town-centre ‘VENUE’ can hold.

“We look forward to seeing you on Friday 2nd September 2022 or whenever suits you best.”

Open Day at The Venue, Broughshane St, Ballymena // Friday 2nd September 2022

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