Flash new kids’ hub has its grand pub­lic open­ing

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE | CHURCH CHATTERINGS -

IT WAS a day of cel­e­bra­tion for the peo­ple of Vine­yard Chris­tian Church and the com­mu­nity of Stan­thorpe as more than 200 peo­ple at­tended the fam­ily fun day and grand open­ing of the Vine­yard Youth Hub last Satur­day.

While kids stamped leather, had their faces painted, bounced on the jump­ing cas­tle and en­joyed a sausage siz­zle or ham­burger hot off the bar­be­cue, oth­ers waited in an­tic­i­pa­tion for the build­ing to be of­fi­cially opened.

At mid­day James Lis­ter MP for the South­ern Downs and Pas­tor Gary Swen­son, ACC State Min­istries di­rec­tor helped of­fi­cial pro­ceed­ings be­gin along with Pas­tor Jeremy

Green­ing who ad­dressed the crowd in at­ten­dance.

“This is a gi­ant step for Vine­yard Chris­tian Church to leave a legacy and an in­her­i­tance for the young peo­ple of our com­mu­nity,” Pas­tor Jeremy said.

Pas­tor Gary equally recog­nised the value of the mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion.

“In 100 years this build­ing may no longer be here.

“Build­ings come and build­ings go but the im­pact on the lives of young peo­ple is the price­less achieve­ment that will al­ways be val­ued and will al­ways re­main.”

Mr Lis­ter was im­pressed with the build­ing as he was given a sneak peek guided tour be­fore the of­fi­cial open­ing.

“I was ex­pect­ing a small run of the mill fa­cil­ity”, he said.

“But this build­ing is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and a credit to the peo­ple of Vine­yard Chris­tian Church and will be of great use, pro­vid­ing a won­der­ful space for much needed pro­grams for the young peo­ple of our re­gion”.

Pas­tor Jeremy and Anita Green­ing are ex­cited to launch Kid’s Club to­mor­row.

“Kids in Grades 3–6 will be able to come down straight af­ter school for hang time and take ad­van­tage of the full-size ping pong table, the games table that can be used to play air hockey, pool, foos­ball and many other games and the big screen TV com­plete with Mario Kart on the Nin­tendo Switch,” Pas­tor Jeremy said.

“Kids can lit­er­ally come and re­lax, hang with friends, and en­gage in some great fun af­ter a big week at school.

“They will also leave in­spired and en­cour­aged to change their world with a pos­i­tive life les­son taught us­ing mul­ti­me­dia and they will also en­joy dra­mas and pup­pet shows and so much more.”

If you want to in­quire about the new Vine­yard Kid’s Club, con­tact Pas­tor Jeremy on ad­min@vine­yardcc.org or 0402 283 363 or just come along to the new Vine­yard Youth Hub at 85 Con­nor St to­mor­row from 3.30pm and check out all the ac­tion for your­self.


BIG UN­VEIL­ING: Mem­ber for South­ern Downs James Lis­ter, Anita Green­ing, Pas­tor Jeremy Green­ing and Pas­tor Gary Swen­son.

The new kids’ room decked out at the Vine­yard Church.

Kids en­joy some of the new equip­ment.

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