This annual gathering is a major event in the local Christian calendar.
Various posters below.
Genuine worship, Biblical teaching and Christian fellowship.
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The 2012 YPC will be in Lisneal College, Londonderry from 4th to 8th January.
YPC Bible Week takes place from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th January 2012 at 8pm in Lisneal College, Crescent Link, Derry/ Londonderry BT47 5FQ.
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The speaker is John Woodside.
Worship by Andy Lamberton (formally MrJag) and team.
Any Lamberton Blog on Wordpress.
Theme - Living in the Light of the last things.
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After event for young people in Starbucks, Crescent Link.
"The Source" runs from 9.30 to 10.30 on Thursday to Saturday for age 12+.
Ladies Coffee morning is on Thursday 5th January at 10.30 in White Horse Hotel with John Woodside. Note - new venue this year.
Speaker for 2012: John Woodside. from Drogheda Presbyterian Church, Palace Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth where the normal Sunday morning Service time is 10.00am. firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some details from a previous YPC in 2011.
Rev Alastair Morrice was our speaker for 2011.
This year being held from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th January 2011 in Lisneal College. Speaker: Alastair Morrice, formally of Galashiels Church of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Alastair spoke on two previous occasions at the YPC. In 2001 he and his wife mary went to establish an international church in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. He retired in August 2008 and has settled in August, Scotland. Alastair has visited Northern Ireland many times over the years. His teaching on previous visits was biblical, relevant and challenging. We look forward to a blessed time in 2011.
Previous Conventions details below.
1. YPC 10, Bible Week in Lisneal College, Crescent Link, Londonderry from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th January 2010 at 8 pm each evening. Speaker: Rev John Dickinson. Worship led by Andy Lamberton and Team.
Theme: GO NOW
Go now – without prejudice
Go now – without self
Go now – without doubt
Go now – without limits
Go now – without cover
2. Prayer meeting (YPC) at 7.30 pm each evening of YPC in Lisneal College.
3. The Source (YPC) at Starbucks, Crescent Links, Londonderry. Why not join your friends after the main YPC event for coffee and craic from 9.30 pm to 10.30 pm from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th January. Young people aged 12 plus welcome.
4. Ladies Coffee Morning (YPC) on Thursday 7th January at 10.30 am in The Donegal Room, Broomhill Hotel, Londonderry. Speaker Rev John Dickinson.
Published Date: Londonderry Sentinel 30 December 2009
Young Christian people meet at Lisneal college
30 December 2009 Staff reporter
AFTER the excitement of a New Year, young people in Londonderry will be offered the chance to reflect on spiritual matters.
For over seventy years the Young People’s Convention has been a fixture on the Christian calendar. The religious gathering for young people will be held from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th January in Lisneal College.
The ‘Source’ coffee bar will meet five minutes walk from the Crescent Link college in Starbucks. Here, like last year, young people will have an opportunity to chill out after the convention.
John Magowan, the Convention Chairman is excited about the plans for 2010 and says: “We have an excellent overall package this year with something for people of all ages.”
The main speaker this year will be a man with strong local connections. Rev John Dickinson currently ministers in Carmoney Presbyterian Church, Belfast but hails from Londonderry.
He attended Ebrington Primary School and Foyle College while his Dad was Minister of Ebrington Presbyterian Church.
Ordained in 1980, John has ministered in Killyleagh and Seaview before moving to his current post. He leads a team of six, ministering a congregation of 1150 families. He is a keen Crusaders football team supporter, but won’t want to be reminded about it after Institute’s recent victory in Belfast.
John’s theme for the Convention ‘Go Now’ is centred on the Book of Jonah. His five talks – Go without Prejudice; Go without Self; Go without Doubt; Go without Limits and Go without Cover – will be both relevant and challenging.
The Praise will be led again this year by Andy Lamberton and his Group.
Mr Magowan says of Rev Dickinson: “John is a superb communicator who will relate well to his audiences in a relevant, interesting manner.”
He adds: “The worship led by Andy Lamberton and his group will have a contemporary flavour while the proximity and the availability of Starbuck’s will enable the young folk to bring each evening to an end in pleasant, relaxed surroundings.
Attending the ‘YPC’ is an ideal way to start the New Year and I would urge as many as possible to come along.
YPC 2009 Pubshed Date:
17 December 2008
Londonderry Sentinel Published Date: 17 December 2008
THE Young People's Convention which has been a fixture on the Christian calendar in the city for over seventy years will be held from Wednesday 7 to Sunday the 11, January 2009 and will have a new look this year.
Having met in recent years in Kilfennan Presbyterian Church the Convention will be held this year in the magnificent new Lisneal College on the Crescent Link. The "Source" coffee bar where the young people can chill out after the convention meeting also has a new venue – Starbucks which is within a five minute walk of the College.
The main speaker this year will be Freddie McClaughlin who was a former trainee at Manchester United where he had the privilege of cleaning George Best's boots. He recently became Pastor of Ballymena Baptist Church following a successful ministry in Newtownbreda Baptist Church in Belfast where he regularly had over 300 young people in his Sunday evening congregation. Freddie is a dynamic speaker who has the ability to relate well to all age groups, is really looking forward to his visit to the city and will have as his theme for the week "Living with Reality". The Praise will be led by the popular group Mr. Jag led by Andrew Lamberton
The ever popular ladies coffee morning will be held in the Broomhill Hotel on Thursday, 4th January at 10.30 p.m. and the speakers will be Freddie's wife Linda who lectures in Belfast Bible College and their daughter Sharon who is studying theology in the Unites States.
John Magowan, the Convention Chairman is excited about the plans for 2009 and says "we have an excellent overall package this year with something for people of all ages. Freddie is a superb communicator whose sincere, down to earth approach will relate well to his audiences; the worship led by local group Mr. Jag will have a contemporary flavour while the proximity and the availability of Starbucks will enable the young folk to bring each evening to an end in pleasant relaxed surroundings. Attending the "YPC" is an ideal way to start the New Year and I would urge as many as possible to come along."
Should you require further details please contact the Convention Chairman on 07702 449819
Kilfennan Presbyterian Church's annual YPC will be happening from Wednesday 2nd January until Saturday 6th at 8pm each evening in the Church.
Our speaker this year is Gareth Harron. A native of Bangor, Gareth is Rector of Magheralin Parish Church near Lurgan, having previously served as Curate in East Belfast and Dromore Cathedral. Married to Ruth, they have 2 children Annabel and Olivia. Gareth, for whom the importance of clear, relevant Bible teaching is central to his ministry, is a keen photographer, bird watcher and supporter of the Irish rugby team.
Theme: Abraham - Promises & Patience
Also happening throughout the week in the church after each service is The Source Acoustic Bar where young people ages 12+ can come to listen to live music, get a cup of tea or coffee and a snack and chill out with friends. 9:30pm - 10:45pm each night apart from Friday which will be a social form 9:30pm until midnight.
Wed 2nd - Acoustics by AARON FERRIS
Thurs 3rd - Acoustics by MR JAG
Fri 4th - Social until midnight
Sat 5th - 'Grill the Christian' and live music by CRAVE (releasing new album)
If you need more details feel free to leave a comment.
Please pray for all the week’s events.
From all of us at SomeWhere Else and Kilfennan Church we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at YPC and The Source.
YPC with Rico Tice, Type of event: conference,music,worship,youth When: Wednesday, 7 January 2004 from 19:00 until Sunday, 11 January 2004 at 21:00 Cost: Free Organised by: YPC Committee Venue: Kilfenian Presbyterian Church Hall Town/City: Londonderry Region: Northern Ireland
The annual Young People's Convention welcomes Rico Tice, author of the popular "Christianity Explored" series. There is also a coffee bar style youth event on the fri/sat nights after the main event, featuring acoustic music along with local bands "CircleFish" and "+Special Guests". YPC Xtra also takes place on Sat 10th from 2.30pm -5pm for teens, with various seminars, worship and fellowship, featuring main event speaker Rico Tice.
(From Belfast Telegraph)
A SPECIAL series of church services for young people will be held in Londonderry this week. The services at Kilfennan Presbyterian Church are part of the Londonderry Young People's Convention which has been an annual event in the city for more than 70 years. The services will begin tonight and continue until Sunday, January 12, starting at 7.45 pm, and the speaker will be Belfast Bible College teacher the Reverend Desi Maxwell who previously ministered in Canada and taught in Croatia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania and Africa. The weeknight meetings will be led by Peter ...