Praise Dance Festival supports YMCA Bournemouth with uplifting event on 23 June

6th June 2018

Praise Dance Festival celebrates the love of Jesus with uplifting music and dance on 23 June in support of YMCA Bournemouth

Praise Dance Festival 2018, takes place on 23 June from 1-5pm at St Swithun’s Church, Gervis Road, BH1 3ED. A hugely uplifting annual event run by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) – New Beginning Chapel, it celebrates the love of Jesus through music and dance and is open to all. Choirs this year will include RCCG Royal Crew Bournemouth, New Creation Life Ministries Praise Team and Living Tabernacle Choir Bournemouth.

The RCCG New Beginning Chapel, who meet at the Roundhouse Hotel in Bournemouth each Sunday, have held the event for the past five years and chosen to support a different charity each year. This year, in the light of increasing levels of homelessness, they have chosen to support YMCA Bournemouth.

Henrietta, their pastor, said: “In the Bible, Isaiah 58:10 states, ‘If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday’ (NKJV).

“We have chosen a charity that supports vulnerable people to reach their full potential in life. As Christians, we are called to feed the hungry and to help the vulnerable people around us, showing the love of Christ to all we come in contact with. We are showing this by choosing to raise money and donate towards the work of YMCA Bournemouth.”

Our own chaplain, Jez Du Puy said: “Our sincere thanks to the New Beginning Chapel. The money raised will help us continue our work, both in supporting our formerly homeless residents in their journey to a secure, independent future, and in sharing Jesus with those residents. It is not always about telling them about Jesus but letting them see Him in action. The money raised will make a real difference to what we do.”

While performers and attendees raise their voices in praise and worship, donations can be made in supplied collection buckets and refreshments will be provided at nominal cost, with all proceeds going to YMCA Bournemouth.

It promises to be an inspiring local family event, with attendees encouraged to praise Jesus in whatever way they choose.

Free to attend, you can register at http://bit.do/praisedance or simply turn up on the day.

If you would like to support the event’s fundraising objective and our work, please donate on the day or online at:


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