Impact, Shine and Faith...

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For the CMSI staff team, any shortlist of favourite highlights from 2017 will include some of the events we hosted during the year.

The start of the year saw the welcome return of our Impact roadshow series, which saw the CMSI staff team hit the road for a series of gatherings across Ireland. Each of the nine events included a one-hour presentation of news and stories, followed by refreshments and chat. It was a great way for members and supporters to meet one another and engage with staff.

We’re really looking forward to the 2018 Impact Series, which begins on 15th January.

Our annual members’ day in Swords has established itself as a very special gathering of many of our most faithful and committed members. The 2017 event was a great day of fun, worship, fellowship and sharing. The bus journey from Belfast (with bacon butties) once again proved a great success – and the buzz of chat at lunchtime was a particular highlight.

We were joined by CMSI’s Patron, Archbishop Dr Richard Clarke, who helped to launch the new strategic plan. And it was also a treat to be joined by visitors from the Urban Development Programme in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as Ronnie and Maggie Briggs.

The afternoon AGM featured reports from Jenny Smyth and Adrian Dorrian, as well as seeing a couple of new Trustees elected to the Board

The 2018 Shine event takes place on Saturday 21st April at the Emmaus Centre, Swords.

While we generally plan our calendar around the core events of Ignite, Impact and Shine, we occasionally seize the opportunity to host one-off events…to highlight a particular issue and/or to make the most of a visiting global guest.

In May, we hosted a special open event in the Grosvenor Hall, Belfast as part of our response to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. We were joined for the event by Bishop Anthony and Mama Jane Poggo who both offered insights into the crisis and the Church’s response. It was an evening to inform, to encourage and to prompt further prayer for our brothers and sisters in South Sudan.

Read more about this event.

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