North Belfast Centre of Mission 

The North Belfast Centre of Mission was launched in September 2015 and is led by Karen Webb and Stephen Whitten. It is based on the Shankill Road and reaches out to the community around the greater Shankill area through: schools ministry, including leading assemblies and after-school clubs; engaging with the local churches to see how they can best help the community and support the clergy in their mission and evangelism; monthly prayer walks; street outreach; partnering with Christians Against Poverty to run a Job Club and Life Skills courses; partnering with Transfroming Lives for Good to run one-to-one coaching for children who are at risk of exclusion from school and becoming a Baby Basics hub for the area. You can read the latest updates from Karen and Stephen in their May 2017 newsletter.

Carolyn Kinsman, 09/06/2017

Tuam Centre of Mission

Emma Rodrigues runs our Tuam Centre of Mission based in Ballina. It was launched in April 2016 and since it's inception Emma and her family have been building bridges and listening to the community in Ballina, connecting with parents, families, children and youth and showing the community that the churches are involved in helping and caring for those in need. They run a weekly Futsal (Brazilian indoor football) class and are involved in building relationship with the local Muslim and Traveller communities. Over the summer months they run weekly sessions providing children’s ministry with games, puppets, drama, crafts and music. Emma is also a director of MABS (Money, Advice and Budgeting Service) and she also helps out at the local Mental Health Recovery/Training Centre. They are currently looking for a building to run a “drop in” centre and would like to get a  bus to travel around the the different housing estates.

Carolyn Kinsman, 09/06/2017