Our 8th Glitterball was a fantastic night. After concerns about the low numbers (the lowest we’ve had for a Gitterball) we were encouraged that this year we had the highest percentage of un-churched young people we’ve ever had (82%) so it was all systems go as 25 volunteers from 10 different churches across the borough worked tirelessly to give the 17 young people a night to remember. Only two of them have ever been to a Glitterball before but they’re now the new generation of fans – they wanted to know if we do it every year and can they bring friends next year!. With a three course meal followed by some familiar tunes and Christmas classics from DJ Squeakyclean; a “live-lounge” set beautifully performed by Beth Hayden (ex Unite Usquad leader and Taste singer from Lowestoft), Happi, the headline rapper had everyone on their feet with some excellent lyrics and his spoken testimony of how Jesus saved him in the midst of a period in his life when he was heading towards the gang culture of his hometown. Special thanks to Jack Gray from Ormesby Baptist church who serves us faithfully every year as our technical expert, plus Lynda from Cliff Park Community Church taking on the task of feeding these young people in the absence of our usual catering team. Praise God for his faithful protection over us and His provision of all that we need to give this experience to the young people of Gt Yarmouth. It couldn’t have happened without Mark, Anna, Suzanne, Eddie, Olivia, Grace, Theo, Nigel Lawrence, Nigel Parrott, Saskia, Matt, Ruth, Claire, Yan, Angel, Sadie, John, Louise, Beth, Rachel, Trish, Nick, Jenny, Ray, Sandra, Jean and Dan.
As the wind whistles outside and the temperature drops – it must mean the Unite Christmas dinner dance is approaching. Indeed: only a couple of weeks until we partner once more with Identity Youth Project to trim up Christchurch ready for 40 young people to get together over a three course meal at the Glitterball 2015. Christian rapper Happi will be entertaining the young people with his own music, interspersed with classic Christmas hits from the Christian DJ.
Places are limited so tickets MUST be bought in advance. Thanks to Callum Blackman for designing the poster this year.
If you can help for a couple of hours in the day or during the evening there is a variety of tasks which are pretty easy, just time consuming, so please do get in touch with Alison 07733 143660