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Maghaberry Elim launches men's breakfast club

At the launch of the Maghaberry Elim men's breakfast club in the church hall are Pastor Stephen Mitchell, Elim Evangelical Director, far left; Assemblyman Basil McCrea, and Pastor Paul Evans of Maghaberry, second from right.

MAGHABERRY Elim Church will now be providing food for the stomach as well as food for the soul with the formation of a new Men's Breakfast Club.

Speaking after the launch of the club in the Maghaberry's church's minor hall, Pastor Paul Evans said: "Nearly 20 members of the church and guests took part in the inaugural men's breakfast club, which we hope to run quarterly throughout the year.

"Members and guests tucked into a hearty, traditional Ulster fry, after which we had a short epilogue. I suppose we proved that Maghaberry Elim can provide food for thought, both physically and spiritually."

The men's breakfast club epilogue was taken by Pastor Stephen Mitchell from Belfast, who is Elim's Evangelical Director and leader of the Ignite evangelical outreach team.

Pastor Mitchell is currently hosting a series of Bible studies on Christian outreach techniques on Wednesday evenings in the Maghaberry Elim church hall.

He will also be playing a pivotal role in the church's planned mission in the village next month, which will culminate in another Making A Difference youth night on Sunday March 9 at 8.30pm.

The Church will also be soon hosting a monthly event on Wednesday mornings for the village's men and women aged over 50. Paster Evans added: "This event will be another part of our community strategy to provide outreach events for all ages in our village. Their event will take place on the final Wednesday of each month in the church hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm and will provide free lunches.

"We already have a very popular youth strategy through our youth clubs, which run on Friday with Detonate from 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm; the main youth club from 8 pm to 9.30 pm; Sunday School and junior Bible class - both 10.15 am to 11.10 am, and youth fellowship on Sunday night after the Gospel service.

"These new developments will show that God's Message is as relevant to today's society as it was at the time when Christ Himself was on this earth and died for our sins."