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BOOK

To book for your GB, BB or youth group to come to Firm Foundations check out the booking details here.

VOLUNTEER

Have something to share, a skill that will help the running of the festival or simply want to help out?
Firm Foundations can only run thanks to a team of volunteers and helpers. Find out how you can offer your time at 2012's event here.

THEME

Greater than Gold is based on 1 Corinthians 9:24: 'All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally.' (The Message)
Why not find out what's even greater than gold at FF2012?

FF 2000 - 'Bringing Good News to Young People'

FF2000 took place over the bank holiday weekend of 26-29 May 2000 at Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead. The theme for the year's event was 'Bringing Good News to Young People'.

It was explored in the teaching and seminar programmes, looking particularly at Acts 1 v 8 'But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth' (NIV).

There were a number of guest speakers that helped us explore the theme including Jeff Lucas, Gerrard Kelly and Nigel James. The weekend also included a number of workshops and seminars run at three different levels. The worship band for the evening celebrations was Robin Mark and his band from Christian Fellowship Church in Strandown in East Belfast - Celtic praise and worship at its best! The worship band for the youth worship was the Firm Foundations Worship Band comprising members of KJC and other young musicians and singers from the BB & GB. Nigel James was the resident speaker for the morning worship sessions.

Other artists included the Saltmine Theatre Company. In addition, the exciting new fully covered venue incorporated 'Cornerstone', the 'Fringe Stage' and the 'Late Cafe' all under one roof; and the ever popular Dance Zone and the late night videos were back by popular demand and went on well into the early hours of the morning. The fringe stage featured up and coming young Christian bands together with a mix of dance and drama. A variety of activities were on offer including archery, canoeing, abseiling, fencing and an 'It's a knockout' type event.

The programme ran normally through until Sunday morning when the FF Management Team made the decision to close the festival down a day early due to safety reasons. This was due to the 12 hours of rain overnight, and 40 people already having to be re-located due to flooding. From 8am onwards people left the site. The Management and Stewarding Teams worked very hard to ensure that the evacuation of the site was carried out safely. A shortened programme was run throughout Sunday, with the Saltmine Theatre Company, Firm Foundations Youth Worship, and Robin Mark and Band still going on at the various venues, and the Oasis, Trading Post, Cyberden and Book Shop stayed open, but all other activities were cancelled.