8pm – Penrith Leisure Centre
Youth in the barn has played a big part of the Church’s outreach into the community. We have always had a heart to reach young people for Christ and to help them in their journey into adulthood with all its temptations and struggles. We started fourteen years ago and thousands of young people have come to the youth club in that time. Many still keep in touch and tell us how Youth in the Barn made a positive impact on their life.
Youth in the Barn also hosts an under 18 six aside football league every Friday night at the local Leisure Centre. We currently have around 80 young people taking part. Every game starts with a prayer and an encouragement to be honest and fair during the game. It is a competitive league open to all. The qualified referees tell us that it is a joy to officiate the games as there is a good atmosphere about them.
7:30pm – Church In The Barn
Alongside the football on a Friday night, we also run a youth group based out of our own church building on Newton Road for those aged 11-16. This includes various activities, a pool table, computer games, table tennis, beauty nights and music evenings – plus a snack bar and drinks!
All our youth leaders are volunteers and find it a privilege to build relationships with the young people and to be a support in many areas of their lives. Every week we set aside a time where the young people have opportunity to listen and get to know various speakers and ask questions about their life and faith in Jesus. This is something the young people requested.