Yearly Archives: 2016

Festive Fun at Lisburn Cathedral’s Cracking Christmas Party

  On Saturday 17th December Lisburn Cathedral was transformed into a winter wonderland for our first Cracking Christmas Party. There were several stalls with different things for both kids and adults (big kids) to get stuck into. Rev. Denise Acheson taught everyone the meaning of a Christingle and helped the children make them. The puppets made an appearance with thanks to Karen Webb (Connor

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Advent Messy church at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

St. Patrick’s Ballymena hosted an Advent themed Messy Church and  in true Messy Church style everyone took part in lots of advent related crafts and activities including an angel dice game, making Christmas tree decorations,  Advent play dough mats, bible verse paper chains and much more. During the celebration they took a closer look at the events leading up to Jesus birth. Together they learnt of Mary’s journey to

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Messy Advent at St. Peter’s

During this Advent, St. Peter’s hosted a Messy Church in the Church halls. Frank Dillon the parish’s children worker writes: We find Messy Church to be a great way to  encourage new and regular families to come together at this time of year to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. We used the Advent Messy Church programme from the Ripple website to make all the craft and have an overall

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Christmas ideas from the Children’s Ministry Network

Click on the link below to find the latest ideas from Children’s Ministry Network. This year there is an angelic theme to the newsletter with ideas for art, games and prayers all on the theme of angels. christmas-cm-newsletter-2016


Kids Big Adventure 2016 at Glenavy

“Wow oh oh oh oh oh , we had rhythm inside!!” Yes we certainly did. That was our theme song “Rhythm Inside” – with groovy dance moves taught by Aimee and Victoria, two of our Connor Children’s council members. Kids Big Adventure number 2 took place in Glenavy Parish on Saturday 15th October and we had such a great crowd of children and leaders

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Kids Big Adventure 2016 at Ballymoney

Saturday 8th October was the first of our Kids Big Adventure 2016 venues. Our theme this year was “The Big Demolition” and we had a very rhythmic afternoon inspired by our special guest James from “Fun with Drums.” James led a warm up session and a workshop for each age group and he went down a storm. The kids were great at keeping in

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Children’s Ministry Network Harvest Newsletter

Click on the link below to download the latest news letter from the Children’s Ministry Network packed full of ideas for Harvest. harvest-cm-newsletter-2016


St. Peter’s Holiday Bible Club

St. Peter’s Church held their first Holiday Bible Club this August – organised by Frank Dillon, the Children’s and Family worker for the parish. Frank has been working tirelessly to build up the number of children engaging with activities at St. Peter’s by providing fun, friendly, child focused events with a great message about Jesus told in a relevant and up to date way.

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Martyn Payne visits Ireland in September

The Church of Ireland Board of Education has invited Martyn Payne from Bible Reading Fellowship to Ireland this September from 12th to 16th. He has been invited to speak to clergy, worship leaders, Messy Church leaders, children’s and youth leaders and anyone else with a heart for sharing the gospel, on the topics of All Age Worship and Storytelling the Bible. Martyn is a fantastic

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KIDS BIG ADVENTURE 2016

DATES: SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER IN BALLYMONEY PARISH SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER – GLENAVY PARISH TIME: 2-5 PM “RIPPLE” (Children’s Ministry Connor) is back with “KIDS BIG ADVENTURE” 2016- THE BIG DEMOLITION!!! This year the theme will be linked to RHYTHM so get those hips loosened up and dust off your dancing shoes because you are going to need them! We have invited “Fun with Drums”

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