Looking back at Unite 2018
From Friday 25th to Monday 28th May around 250 young people and leaders from across England and Wales came together for Unite at Felden Lodge.
Unite is a weekend camp featuring a semi-structured programme throughout the weekend, primarily aimed at 11 to 18 year olds. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a range of different activities, explore the Christian faith and meet other people from around the region.
Throughout the weekend there were activities including football, archery, hockey, rounders, American football, strong person competitions, a quiz, a campfire and much more. There was even Unite’s version of Total Wipeout, where teams took part in a range of challenges including an inflatable assault course, wrecking ball, water games and puzzles!
Evening entertainment included a film, Minute to Win It challenges, a disco (which included a VIP area with mocktails and a photo booth), and Unite’s Got Talent, the popular talent show which again featured a number of memorable performances!
There were times of worship where everyone came together in the Marquee (the main venue). The speaker was Jim Sutton, who is one of the pastors of Balham Baptist Church in south west London. He spoke on the theme “Faith, Hope and Love”, based on 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Each group at Unite was part of one of three ‘villages’: red, blue and yellow, each led by two Village Leaders. The villages competed against each other throughout Unite to earn points for taking part in activities and winning competitions, with the aim of being named the ‘best village’ during the Unite awards ceremony at the end of the weekend. The winners this year were the blue village, led by Sam Lindridge and Dan Charles of 3rd Gateshead. Well done blues!
We’re already looking forward to Unite 2019, which will take place from Friday 24th to Monday 27th May. For more details as they become available keep an eye on the website and social media!
Comments, photos and videos were posted throughout the weekend using the hashtag #unitebb
You can also check out our highlights video from the weekend here:
Countdown to Unite:
17th March 2020
It is with immense sadness that we must announce that, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the decision has been made to cancel Unite 2020. It is not a decision that has been taken lightly, but has been done based on the latest Government advice, BB guidance and in consultation with other youth organisations […]
6th February 2020
We’re excited to announce that our theme for Unite this year is Citius, Altius, Fortius – inspired by the Olympic motto which is Latin for “faster, higher, stronger”. We’ll be celebrating the 2020 Summer Olympics, which take place in Japan a few weeks after Unite, with a packed programme of activities – a number of […]
21st October 2019
We are excited to confirm that Dez Johnston, Director of Alpha Scotland, is returning to Unite in 2020 as our speaker! Dez was the speaker at Unite 2019 and has also been a big part of the collaboration between Alpha and The Boys’ Brigade, which has enabled Companies to access resources to run the Alpha […]