A special service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Belfast, to mark Pentecost Sunday and the end of the ‘100 days for 100 years of history’ initiative on Sunday 15 May at 7.00pm. The service will welcome Harmony North, a 40 strong choir of teenage pupils from nine North Belfast schools, and newly elected local politicians. Pastor Alain Emerson from 24/7 (a global movement of prayer, mission and justice) will speak on “praying and working for a hope-filled 100 years to come”.
Peter Lynas of Evangelical Alliance is one of the people behind the 100 initiative. He said, “Over a thousand young people have been praying for 100 days for healing of the past, honour in the present and hope for the future. The initiative finishes on Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the outpouring of God’s Spirit. We want to pray and bless our newly elected politicians and other leaders as together we remember the past while re-writing the story of our land. Perhaps this can be a ‘fresh start’.”
Father Martin Magill, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish, commented, “It is a great privilege to invite local churches, schools and politicians to come together for an event to dream and pray for a hope-filled 100 years to come. We are inviting everyone to come and join us and hear Pastor Alain remind us that this is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new movement of peace, reconciliation and hope. We have seen hundreds of individuals and churches coming together to pray over the last 100 days. We have also seen thousands of copies of the 100 magazine being read reflecting on the 100 years since the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme and sharing hopes and dreams for the future.”
For more information on the 100 initiative see www.100days100years.com.