MAGHABERRY Elim has prepared a fantastic range of activities and sights for its annual Free Family Fun Day this Saturday (June 5) in the church grounds opposite the village primary school.
The fun starts at noon and lasts until 3pm. While the free Family Fun Day has only been running for a few years, it has already established itself as one of the top community attractions in the Maghaberry locality.
Fun Day Co-ordinator, Mr Brian Mercer, who is also the drummer in the church's worship team, said: 'Although the various youth organisations at Maghaberry Elim have closed for the summer break, it's still all hands to the pump' as we prepare for this annual free parents and friends fun day in the church grounds.
"There will be live Christian music, giant slide and bouncy castle, a puppet show, magician, face painting, bungee run, nail design, burgers, ice cream, and a tea room in the church hall.
"As well as the stalls and games, the police and fire service will have their vehicles on display. The activities will all take place in the church car park," added Mr Mercer.
The church's worship team under the musical guidance and leadership of Mrs Sharon Hodgins and Mr Morley Bradford has spent recent months recording a CD of inspirational Gospel songs.
The team hopes to launch the album later this year, but will be playing a superb selection of songs from the CD at various times during the fun day. Three of the church's popular youth organisations have joined forces under Mr Mercer to make the fun day plan a reality. They are the junior youth club, Detonate, led by Mr David McKee; the Sunday School led by Superintendent Mrs Freya Gilmore, and the Bible Class led by Mrs and Mrs Simon Hodgins.
June is set to be a busy month for activities at Maghaberry Elim.
As well as the Free Fun Day, around 40 church members are taking part in an Away Weekend in at White Park Bay, near Portrush.
And in late June, church members will be participating in a sponsored walk around Maghaberry's roads to raise much-needed funds to buy equipment for a hospital in the African nation of Zimbabwe, where the Elim movement has a number of Christian missionaries.