Yearly Archives: 2015

Messy Church Leaders meeting

The November Messy Church Leaders get together took place on in St. Saviour’s Dollingstown. The idea was to have a get together outside of the Belfast area as all of our previous meetings have been in Belfast. This is because there are quite a few Messy Church in and around the Belfast area but of course there are many outside that area. So special

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Children’s Ministry Network Advent Newsletter

The latest Children’s ministry newsletter is jam packed with ideas for Advent and Christmas. Just click on the link below to see it! Advent Newsletter 2015 The following resources were supplied by Lynn Storey who volunteers  for the  Sunday School Society and has a real depth of experience and love of children’s ministry. Lynn is a member of the Children’s Network She writes ” This is a link

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Messy Church at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

St. Patrick’s Ballymena hosted their second Messy Church on 18th October and this drew a huge crowd of 177 people. It was a special occasion as it also marked the retirement of their rector Canon Stuart Lloyd. The Messy Church is run by Lucy McLouglan and Alan Ross ably assisted by a team of willing volunteers. The team put a massive amount of time

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Hand in Hand Conference – Eastbourne

The Hand in Hand conference is a Children’s and Family ministry conference which is held annually in Eastbourne. The 2016 conference will be held on the weekend of 5th– 7th February 2016. The conference begins at 4:30pm on Friday and runs to 1:30pm on Sunday afternoon and is a mixture of main stage presentations with key note speakers and worship, optional seminars and an

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Schools Ministry Conference from SU

When: Saturday 6th February from 10am to 4.30pm Where: Stranmillis College Who for: church leaders, teachers, youth workers, SU leaders… anyone who has a heart for making God’s good news known in schools About: Making the most of the opportunities we have when we go into schools to share God’s good news. More information and booking details to follow!


All Inclusive Seminar

Where:7.30pm in St John’s Parish Centre, Main Street, Moira When: 12th November from 7:30-10.00pm Who for: Clergy, youth and children’s leaders, uniformed organization leaders and Sunday School teachers About: Most children’s and youth workers want to include kids of all abilities and needs in what they do, but many struggle to make this a reality. How can parents, churches and children’s/youth workers not only understand more

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New Wine Children’s Ministry Training

Raising a Generation Speaker Olly Goldenberg and others Hosted by Gillian Millar and Andrew Frame Date Saturday 14th November 2015 Time 9:30am to 4pm Price £12/€16 (buy 5 and get 1 free) before 12/11/15 £15/€20 on door (Group rate not available at door) Bring your own lunch. Tea/Coffee available throughout the day This is a day for children’s ministry leaders, children’s workers, youth workers, parents,

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Updated Website

The church of Ireland Children’s Ministry website has been updated and has a new contemporary look, a very user friendly feel and is packed with resources and ideas for children’s ministry. The website supports the work of the Children’s Ministry Network (CMN) which began in June 2011. The Network is made up of representatives from each diocese as well as representatives from the Board

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Kids Big Adventure 2015 at Ballymoney

Our second Kids Big Adventure took place on Saturday 17th October at St. Patrick’s Ballymoney and we had exactly 100 kids attending!! Thanks to all the leaders who gave up their Saturday to bring their groups along, you really made the day special for everyone. We began with a spider craft activity to keep everyone amused as groups arrived and to introduce the theme

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Kids Big Adventure 2015 at Cloughfern

On Saturday 10th, we had our first “Kids Big Adventure” at Cloughfern Parish. We had 9 parishes attending with 57 kids and 24 leaders. The theme this year was God’s Big Garden and we told the story of the creation, fall and God’s rescue plan in sending Jesus to take the punishment and bring us back to God.   Our crafts, storytelling, drama, games,

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