Youngsters get to grips with community

YOUNG people from 18 different churches in Ipswich will be heavily involved in community activities this weekend.They will be organising fun days, cleaning litter from River banks, tidying up community areas, providing free car washes and even giving out some free food.

YOUNG people from 18 different churches in Ipswich will be heavily involved in community activities this weekend.

They will be organising fun days, cleaning litter from River banks, tidying up community areas, providing free car washes and even giving out some free food.

Youngsters from a variety of churches are being clustered into groups which will work from Chantry to Kesgrave and from Queens Way shopping precinct to the Alderman canal.

Burlington Baptist Church, St. Matthews Parish Church and Elim Pentecostal will link together to provide free car washes for local residents, a family fun day and will link with the Greenways project to clear an area of the Alderman Canal.

Rushmere Baptist Church, Ipswich Christian Family Church, Colchester Road Baptist Church, Kesgrave Baptist Church and Rushmere Christian Fellowship are all linking together to wash and clean areas of a resource centre for the mentally disabled and to plant trees.

Orwell Church, and St Luke's Church are involved in cleaning the area around the Queens Way Shopping Precinct and will be providing some free food whilst they are working.

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Based at Greenfinch Church in Greenfinch Drive Chantry there will be a youth focussed fun afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. As well as a bouncy castle young people will be organising various sports tournaments as well as a litter pick at the end of Sunday.

Bethesda Church and St. Margaret's will provide a family fun day on Saturday 4th and a lunch for the homeless on Sunday.

After the activities of the day there will be evening events for all the participants to which they can invite young people they have met during the day. On the Saturday the Band Firefly will be joined by a DJ and on Sunday there will be a multimedia presentation exploring the relevance of Christianity for the millennial generation.