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To book for your GB, BB or youth group to come to Firm Foundations check out the booking details here.
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.
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 2006 - Passion
Rain and mud fail to dampen a passion for God
Heavy rain and an abundance of mud didn't prevent more than 1,200 young people from
enjoying Firm Foundations. The event - run jointly by The Boys' Brigade and The Girls' Brigade England & Wales
- took place in the 32-acre grounds of Felden Lodge. The theme for this year's event was Passion - passion for
Jesus but also the importance of having passion for the gifts he has given us.
The wellington-clad festival-goers showed what they were passionate about over
the May bank holiday weekend (May 26-29) by taking part in an action-packed
programme of activities including music, worship, sports, sculpture, dance
and photography. Headline act Delirious?, one of the world's top Christian
rock bands, stole the show when they performed live. In addition a wide
variety of other bands, speakers and artists also wowed the crowds including
Onehundredhours, Dweeb, DJ Zorro and worship leader Rex Allchurch. Talent
show, F Factor, a new event for the 16th year of Firm Foundations, talks
by organisations such as Christians in Sport and Bible studies were also
among the activities hailed a success. Young people from BB/GB showed their
passion for worship by leading worship on the Arena and V2 stages as part
of b5 (Birmingham BB/GB Worship Band) and KJC (BB's national worship band).
The bad weather conditions meant careful planning and preparations in order
to convert the grounds into a camp site, get people around the site safely
and to make the event a success. Festival Management Group Chairman, Eric
Hudson, said: 'We had to contend with atrocious weather conditions but we
were able to feel the presence of God as His Spirit moved amongst the site
and touched many lives". FF06 closed with worship led by the Firm Foundations
worship Band and a massive balloon release.
If you haven't brought a group
before, or are looking forward to next year already, book the date for 2007
now: 25th to 28th May 2007.
Got mud on your programme or weekend planner? Don't worry you can download a copy of both.
Also if you missed out on the daily newsletters - hot off the press
- that were given out during the weekend you can download them here.