Our Harby Weekend this year was attended by 19 young people and 8 leaders, exploring the first letter to the Thessalonians from Paul. We also looked at how the Bible speaks into modern cultural issues. We looked at how to offer support to those struggling with their mental health and compassionately speak about sex and sexuality.

This year we invited all young people who are part of our Sunday groups from school years 7 to 13. Our takeaway point was that we should encourage each other as individuals, as young people and as a church. Paul encouraged the Thessalonians rather than condemning them. He also humbled them by showing them that God was the one at work in all their good works and evangelism.

We also enjoyed plenty of Polly’s amazing food, some very competitive games and a campfire. We’re planning another weekend next February and are already excited to be back in Harby.