Officially established in the Autumn of 2011, Embrace Socials undertake a wide range of events all over the country with a basic and founding principle of offering a Christian alternative. The socials & ceildhs is primarily where it all started for us! Having being involved providing these kind of parties since the early 2000's, we decided it was at last time to formally set up the group and start touring the country!
The range of events that we cover can be split up into the following five headings;
• Wedding Parties • Praise & Worship Events • Family & Church Events • Fundraising Events • Birthday Parties •
Please bear in mind that unlike some other groups, we are not available for bookings on a Sunday.
Since the socials & ceildhs however we have branched out into offering more traditional types of outreach. This includes for example a Monthy Youth Rally that we run in Portadown Town Hall and a Gospel Tent Mission that we run every year just outside Portadown!
This section is not all about what we provide however! It's about our team, a team of volunteers which come from all over the province! We are a bunch of multi-denominational folks all with the same single aim of furthering the good news of the Gospel! Check out each of our team below!
Stephen K Andrews is from the Western County of Fermanagh, currently residing in Belfast and working as a Civil Servant. He has been doing these parties for around a decade!!
Andrew Skelly is from Katesbridge, Co. Down, coldest & warmest place in Northern Ireland he tells us! He is also a self professed contractor, (look at them shiny teeth :D)
Jon Hunter is from Portadown, currently working with the family business selling fuel, apparently it's all legit! He attends Edenderry Presbyterian Church and is an officer in the Boys Brigade.
Stephen Glasgow is from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. He currently works for NIE. He helps us on a part time basis and has recently got his hair cut, PTL!
David Megarry is from Hillsborough, Co. Antrim. He currently works for Every Home Crusade and leads all our worship at our outreach events. This includes the Monthly Youth Rally in Portadown and our Annual Gospel Tent Mission!
Josh Coulter is from Clabby, Co. Fermanagh. Recently qualified as a Primary School teacher from Stranmillis so he's on the hunt for a job! He can also play the pipes apparantly!
Jonny Kennedy is from Antrim town, Co. Antrim. As a self-emplyed joiner he has plenty of time to help out if & when needed! Keep an eye out for the newbie!!