On Sunday we commissioned Jo Chipperfield at Greystones Nazarene church,for her work with us in the IFESI office. On the left is Team Leader Peter Kenny and on the right, Pastor Paul Dempsey.
Peter Grier shared UCC Christian Union Society's event to the group: IFES Ireland: The Christian Unions.
Prayers appreciated! Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/events/1683831685185663/
This week TCD Christian Union committee held a meeting with Christian staff on our campus. It was a really powerful and encouraging time, as we prayed together for our college, and updated the staff on the work of the CU this term. I would really encourage other CUs to organise such a meeting with any Christian staff you may know on your campus - 'iron sharpens iron' and all that!
Just a little reminder that applications are still open for RELAY 2016-17. First deadline is November 30th. Application packs are still available by contacting me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning your summer? Check out the joint IFES/Serge internship: Encounter.
Please be praying for Belfast Met Christian Union as we try to establish ourselves. Had a couple of quiet weeks, so your prayer support is greatly valued as we are reaching out to the students at Belfast Met. And if you know anyone who studies there and is eager to find out more about the Bible and who Jesus is, please do direct them towards us!
THis morning Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church in E Belfast had its inaugural Student Sunday. Delighted to share with the congregation about the work of IFES Ireland and to hear from some of our students.
A great joy to work with church leaders in Limerick who are always in touch with each other (despite diverse beliefs on secondary issues), and seeking the interests of each other:
"We'll provide transport or pay for any student to go to any church on Sundays. We don't care if it's not our church."
Unsurprisingly, such attitudes breed beautiful CU communities in Limerick too that keep the main thing, the main thing. Praise God!
Calling all Final Years or recent graduates/gap year enthusiasts. Fancy spending an amazing year as part of the IFESIreland team? Applications are currently open for RELAY 2016-17. First deadline is NOVEMBER 30th. There will be a Spring application process also, but as positions are filled on a first come - first served basis we cannot guarantee what spaces will remain. So get thinking - and applying now!. Leave a message on this page or email Jo at the Dublin office email@example.com
More good news! Chatting to a student these last few days who said "I've only become a Christian in the last month through other Christian [student] friends. All my friends can't work out why I've got such peace in life at the moment - they've been asking me lots".
(A few more stories potentially to come...just giving them time to settle in churches before I announce stories like this ;) )