Youth Muster coming to town this weekend

May 18, 2016

Over 150 teenagers and youth leaders from churches around the North West will descend on Bingara over this weekend for the third annual Bingara Youth Muster. The event includes camping at the show ground, a huge bush dance on Saturday night and sessions in the Roxy theatre where speakers Kurt Langmead and Bernard Gabbott will teach from the bible on the topic of “Real Joy”.

Two bands complete the line up with Armidale’s “Patterson’s Curse” firing up the bush dance while Sydney band “City of Lights” coming to lead the music in the Roxy.

This is the third Youth Muster in recent history. The last of these occurred back in the 1950’s when a youth worker and Gunnedah School teacher John Chapman ran a similar youth camp here in Bingara. Local minister, David Swan from Bingara Anglican church says, “We run similar events for men and women in other parts of the diocese but Bingara has a central location and fantastic facilities. “We were excited to be able to run the event in Bingara and facilities like the Roxy Theatre add a great level of class to the event” said David.

David Swan pointed out that “the Gwydir Council is always extremely helpful in helping us to make the event happen. Also, local businesses and community groups also help out with very generous support from the team at IGA. Bilsborough’s Buses will be shuttling the teens efficiently between the Roxy and the Showground and Martin Hansford from Wombat Tracks returns to Bingara to give everything a very professional sound. Mr Swan who also praised the efforts of his local congregation. “They really step up and helped make the Youth Muster a success and ensure that many young people got to hear about the good news in Jesus Christ”.