Been working hard recently, not on the stuffs of weddings, as such, but on a full time Christian project based in Durham City! The local church is very important to me. I’m a committed Christian, and I believe in the local church community. It is, after all, what gave me reason to start this very business I run today.
My church is Kings Church Durham, a vibrant, fairly large church meeting in the centre of Durham. For the past 6 years (and I’m proud to say I’ve been involved every year!) our church has run a community outreach project, creatively named the June Project.
This year, I volunteered from Wednesday through to Sunday (with plenty of prep time beforehand) to help make the June Project happen. Over 130 people, mainly students at Durham University signed up full-time for the project this year! We go out all over Durham City wearing our “June Project” T-shirts and volunteer by clearing gardens, singing on the streets, ran fun-days, youth sports events and much much more.
Probably the best way to explain the project is to watch this video, created overnight by some good friends of mine: June Project 2012 Video.
As ever, I kept my camera close – and snapped away at unexpecting participants of the project… It might give you a little overview of what we were up to.
The project always involves lots of gardening. We clear people’s gardens for free.
One team of delegates from the project worked all week with some youth in one of the local estates.
We had a team of clowns and face painters in town and on the fundays, who entertained children and chatted to them about their lives, and about their faith.
There was also an Acoustic Night as part of the June Project this year, with some very talented people from the church playing a few songs each. It was a great night!
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