a bit of a history
In 1999 Warwick Christian Fellowship purchased a derelict house on 2 acres of land on the corner of Quinn and Carmody Streets with a view to building a Church on the property. Eventually it was decided that the block wasn’t a particularly suitable site for the planned design.
When the New Life Church and Warwick Christian Fellowship amalgamated in 2005 the Church’s young people set about raising funds to renovate the Quinn St property as a venue for youth from the district to get together and enjoy good food, music and friendly fellowship. In January this year the Lounge was officially declared open. The transformation has been spectacularly successful and the sleek modern style of the building couldn’t be more in contrast to the original house. There is no doubt that the Lounge is an absolute credit to the vision and commitment of the Church’s young people. Casual passers-by can’t miss one of the venue’s most distinctive features - a full size concrete and tile lounge chair while the large verandas and general style offer an inviting, and easy-going atmosphere.
Despite its modern connotation, the name of the venue is derived from the Bible. In the book of Jeremiah Chapter 30 the prophet records God’s promise to restore His people and their children to a place of peace and security. “For behold, I will save you from afar and your children from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, and no one will make him afraid”.
'The Lounge' has enjoyed two highly successful nights this year; the first a fantastic evening of Spanish tapas, followed by a great night of music and food in late February. With over 55 young people from the Southern Downs region attending these events, ‘The Lounge’ has already become one of Warwick's hotspots to meet other likeminded young people, share excellent food and enjoy live music with friends.
The most recent addition to ‘The Lounge’ is a stunning new Kawai grand piano to compliment the high quality live music on offer each month. There are a number of accomplished young musicians from the region who regularly play at The Lounge, with a variety of musical styles on offer to suit just about any taste.
“We had an upright German piano that was almost 90 years old” Josh explained, “it served us well but with music being a real feature of the Lounge program we felt it was time to upgrade to something with a better sound”.
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