Monthly Archives: April 2015

Art Competition: St. Patrick’s, Broughshane

Calling all budding artists! St. Patrick’s Parish Church, Broughshane are having an art competition to coincide with the exhibition of a picture from the International Methodist Art Collection which will be displayed St. Patrick’s from 23rd -25th May. The whole collection will be exhibited at The Braid, Ballymena from 11th May – 18th June. The aim of the competition is to encourage the children

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Children’s Ministry Network

The vision of the Children’s Ministry Network is to “serve churches in their ministry with children.” Children’s Ministry Network is made up of representatives from each diocese in Ireland, representatives from the Sunday School Society for Ireland, members of the board of Education a representative from CIYD, a member of the House of Bishops and other co-opted members for consultation and training. Bishop Alan

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Good Friday at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

On Good Friday, St. Patrick’s Ballymena had a Family service with Bishop Alan taking part. Afterwards they had an event called “Buns and crosses” where the children took part in activities and the parents had tea and hot cross buns. Lucy McLouglan (Children’s and Youth worker for the parish) and her team used the “Easter Presentation” from the Ripple website as the inspiration for

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Messy Church at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

After hearing lots about Messy Church, the Youth Committee at St. Patrick’s Ballymena were very interested in the concept and wondered if it might be the way ahead for them to support families in the parish and to reach out to unchurched families in the locality. The monthly family service took place in the church hall and had an informal, relaxed atmosphere and ended

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Care for the Family’s Playtime Conference 2015

Care For the Family’s National Playtime Conference is an annual event and will be held this year in Manchester on 26th September. To find out more, read on and click on the video at the bottom of the page. How lovely it would be to take a whole day to dream about the future of your toddler group. What differences could help brighten up the

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Let’s Stick Together -Care for the Family

Sonya Pascoe heads up Care For the Family’s “Let’s Stick Together” project. She came into Church House this week to tell us all about it.   ‘Let’s Stick Together’ is a free of charge one hour one off (Can be shorter if appropriate) session which is aimed at new parents.  The startling and worrying statistics tell us that 50% of married couples, who will

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Kids Easter Activity Morning at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Parish held an Easter Activity morning this Maundy Thursday to encourage children in the local area to come into St. Peter’s Parish Halls and learn more about the Easter story.   Frank Dillon is the new Children’s and Family worker at St. Peter’s and he has a real passion for engaging with kids to share the good news story of God’s love.

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