Christian Endeavour prepares to mark 125th anniversary

Jean McGall will be installed as the new president of the Christian Endeavour in Ireland. She is pictured with her husband Ken, a past president. INLT 35-659-CON
Jean McGall will be installed as the new president of the Christian Endeavour in Ireland. She is pictured with her husband Ken, a past president. INLT 35-659-CON
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A two-day celebration to mark the 125th anniversary of Christian Endeavour in Ireland will take place next month.

The landmark coincides with the movement’s 100th convention to be held on Friday September 19 and Saturday September 20 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Agnes Street in the city.

This venue was chosen as this was where the first CE Society in Ireland was formed by Margaret Magill.

Christian Endeavour is an “interdenominational, international, do it yourself organisation training and equipping children and young people for leadership roles in the church as they help organise and keenly take some active part in every meeting”. There are societies for all age groups, including older people.

CE’s motto, “For Christ and the Church” is the Convention theme. The main speaker will be Craig Dyer, training director of Christianity Explored.

Jean McGall, from Second Broughshane Presbyterian Church, will be installed as president on this momentous occasion.

Everyone will be welcome to attend the rallies at 7.30 pm on both evenings when Craig Dyer will speak.

Anyone who wishes may don Victorian costume for the Prayer and Praise Walk, around the Titanic Quarter, starting on Saturday 20 at 10.30 am.

At 2.30 pm, juniors will enjoy an interactive puppet show with a trip to “Laser Quest” for young adults. Brian Kingston will be guest speaker at the seniors/comrades’ rally.

Mrs McGall’s presidential installation will take place that evening.

This is her second term as president, previously holding the post from 2006 until 2007.

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