Ballina Centre of Mission
Emma Rodrigues and Marian Edwards are based at our Ballina Centre of Mission, which was launched in April 2016. Since it's inception Emma and her team have been building bridges and listening to the community in Ballina, connecting with parents, families, children and youth and showing the community that the churches are involved in helping and caring for those in need. They have a bus which is becoming well known in the community and they use it for a number of events and drops-ins, including being in Ballina market square on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The centre of mission runs regular Futsal (Brazilian indoor football) classes (around six a week) and are involved in building relationship with the local Muslim and Traveller communities. Over the summer months they run weekly sessions providing children’s ministry with games, puppets, drama, crafts and music. Emma is also a director of MABS (Money, Advice and Budgeting Service) and she also helps out at the local Mental Health Recovery/Training Centre. You can read more about Ballina Centre of Mission in their latest newsletter.