|Martins: Primary 1-3||6.30pm – 7.45pm|
|Y-Team: Primary 4-7||7.00pm – 8.15pm|
|JTC/Seniors: 1st year upwards||8.15pm – 9.45pm|
Calling all boys in the Ballinderry Area. Do you like fun and games? Do you like meeting new friends? Do you want to try new activities and challenges? If so, come along on Friday evenings to Ballinderry Parish Church and join the Church Lads’ Brigade. Find out how God wants you to live your life. Starts Friday 15th September.
You will be made to feel welcome by a dedicated team of leaders, committed to guiding and looking after you. These leaders have all gone through the ranks of CLB and love CLB so much that they are still in it!!!
What are you waiting for? Be there or you will never know what you are missing!
What is the aim of The Brigade?
Throughout the country young people and children are continuing to enjoy fun, faith, fellowship and, through The Brigade, are learning to be better equipped to cope with the demands that society places upon them. The Brigade creates a caring and safe environment in which friendships between young people and children and adults can be established and helps young people and children to grow in confidence, develop their skills and abilities enabling them to work together and show care and concern for others. We encourage young people and children to explore their spirituality and respond to the Christian faith, and to develop their moral values and a respect for the environment.
Below shows some of the many activities The Church Lads Brigade enjoyed in the last 12 months.
The boys were visited by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service who gave tips on firework safety as well as a good look around their fire engine.
The senior lads enjoyed an evening with the Belfast Giants at the SSE Arena and a trip to the Lisburn Leisureplex for a float around the lazy river.
The boys also had the usual parades to church for Enrolment, Remembrance Day and Regimental parade to Christ Church, Lisburn. ￼ ￼
The seniors and officers also completed a first aid course which spanned over 3 weeks which was extremely worthwhile from both a personal and brigade company point of view. Both officers and boys came out of the course with basic first aid knowledge and certificates.
As usual, the year climaxed with the annual parents’ night and prize giving. The boys and officers have worked hard to display some of the activities the boys get up to on a Friday evening.
The youngest boys, the Martins, played the Hula Hoop game and dressed up as superheroes to highlight that the greatest superhero is Jesus Christ. He can do so much more than the fictional Spiderman, Superman, Batman etc.
The middle group, the Y-Team, ran the plank race showing the importance of team work and also showed their progress in their marching skills while the senior lads and officers showed them how it’s done.
The senior boys also played human hungry hippos which was a lot of fun. The evening finished with the distribution of prizes to boys who have excelled within their sections in terms of scripture course, sports and attitudes.
Captain David Steele announced his retirement after growing up through the company for 30 years, being officer in charge since 2005 and officially Captain in 2013. We are delighted that Philip Elwood has take over as our new Officer in Charge.