NEWDAY UPDATE 2015
So another great week at Newday. With 10 leaders and 25 young people all passionate about spending time together as friends and together with Jesus, we were in for an amazing time. The weather was great so contributed to the overall feeling of peace and harmony among our
camp. God gave us an amazing time of learning about Him through teaching, experiencing His power through young people being healed (although not everyone who prayed for healing was healed at the time) and re-focussing on the awesome creator He is, through prayer times,
sung worship and discussions going deeper together into the questions raised in seminars and sessions. Thank you to all those who contributed in a practical way, to all those who prayed diligently and faithfully and to all those young people whose attitudes made the week
such a great time. Thanks mostly though to the God of the whole universe who never fails us nor forsakes us and without whom, all of this would be pointless and meaningless.
Many people give Alison encouragement and recognition for the work she puts into preparing and organising Newday – thank you. However, there are two “unsung heroes” who work tirelessly throughout the week and in the lead-up to Newday, without whom the week wouldn’t go ahead. They are up first every day with Alison and are the last to go to bed
having been on the go all day. Matt Woollard-Kingston from Kingsgate Community Church has been “site manager” for the last 7 years with us and is always on hand for the heavy stuff, providing all the practical needs during the week as well as picking up the van at the beginning
of the week/loading/unloading/
The other person is Lynda Lee (Cliff Park Community Church) who does all the catering for the whole week from supplying all the food in advance to preparing it and bringing the right equipment on site in order to provide food which is always the envy of all the camping
sites around our pitch. She has been camping with us for the last 7 years and often has to cater different varieties/degrees of dietary requirements (7 last year).
What is it?
Newday is a major youth event, a summer camp, aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 18, that takes place in the heart of Norfolk, with thousands of young people over about 6 days.
There are all sorts of reasons that people should go. Firstly you’re going to have a lot of fun! Secondly, you get to know new people and build really strong friendships, genuine friendships that could last for years and really make a difference in your life and thirdly, we really want people to come to Newday because we want people to meet with God, the real God, the one who’s revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ.
That’s the story for thousands of people who have come to Newday so far.
What do we do there?
First things first – get up and have some breakfast, then go off to meetings. We have morning meetings which are times of worship and celebration and teaching from the Bible. They are always amazing! After lunch people are free just to hang out. There’s sport and all kinds of activities taking place on the campsite or people can just chill out with their friends, it’s totally up to them. Some young people get on coaches and go off into Norwich to do social action projects, like painting, washing cars, helping at church fun days. In the evenings we have meetings similar to the morning where young people do church in a way that’s relevant to them. After the meeting there is a variety of themed cafes open.
Finally it’s time to head back to your tent ready to do it all again tomorrow!
Monday 3rd August, arriving after lunch until SATURDAY 8th August, leaving after the evening session, approximately 10pm.
Up to 30th March £155.
After 30th March £175.
To book: Make cheques made payable to East Norfolk Youth for Christ and post to Christchurch House, 52 Deneside, Great Yarmouth NR30 2HL WITH A COMPLETED BOOKING AND CONSENT FORM – Contact Alison Roberts 07733 143660
BACS: HSBC 40-22-34 A/C number 914262016