Yearly Archives: 2018

The Guides in Broughshane do a Good Turn for Baby Basics

Baby Basics Belfast was delighted to work in partnership with St. Patrick’s Parish, Broughshane  who took part in our 4-week challenge in October/November. The challenge was launched at the women’s breakfast on 6th October when Jill Hamilton came along and spoke about Baby Basics and explained how it is helping families in need in our diocese. The church congregation then went on to take part

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St Paul’s Lisburn supports Baby Basics in a BIG way!

In the last couple of months Baby Basics has had a huge amount of support from several churches in our diocese one of which was St. Paul’s, Lisburn.  St. Paul’s rector Rev Arthur Young took on supporting Baby Basics over the Harvest period and many organisations in the church joined in with the 4-week challenge. Karen Webb visited the church back in October to

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Children’s Ministry Network – Advent and Christmas Newsletter

Here is the Advent and Christmas Newsletter from the Children’s Ministry Network jam packed full of ideas that you can use in a variety of contexts to bring a focus and a joy to the meaning of this time of year. Click on the link below to view: Advent and Christmas Newsletter

Play It By Ear Christmas shows

  Play it by Ear is a Christian drama company which uses drama to help people engage with the Bible and explore what faith means to them. They do this through performances and workshops. This Christmas, Play it by Ear wants to partner with churches to put on a Christmas show that local congregations can invite their friends, neighbours and families to come and

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Messy Church Annual Leaders meeting 2018

The Messy Church annual leaders get together took place in early October in the Connect Base on the Shankill Road in Belfast. We had Messy Church leaders from 6 different Messy Churches across Northern Ireland so thanks to all of you for coming along. We had a look at Sweaty Church which is creative way of doing Church, sparked from Messy Church but involving

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Baby Basics Belfast Update September 2018

Baby Basics Belfast has been providing help and assistance to vulnerable families in the Belfast area for more than 18 months. In that time it has supported more than 160 families, providing packs filled with baby clothes, baby bedding, toys, nappies, wipes, and toiletries for baby, mum and dad. The project, run by Connor’s Centre of Mission in Shankill Road, Connect Base, is now

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Children’s ministry network resources

Click on the link below to see the Children’s Ministry Network’s latest newsletter. Lydia Monds who heads up athe network says: “We enjoyed exploring Seeds of Faith, Seeds of the Kingdom, and Seeds of Blessing for use in All Age Services, Sunday Clubs and other Children’s Ministry settings. We hope that you enjoy too!” Harvest Newsletter The Children’s Ministry network are putting together a

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Save the date – Building Blocks, Dublin

Building Blocks returns again this year on Saturday 10th November so why not put the date into your diaries and keep it free so you can attend? There’s a really exciting line up so anyone involved in Children’s Ministry will be very well resourced by the end of the day. Don’t let the early start of  9:30 put you off! Registration, tea and coffee

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“Experience Church” at St. Paul’s and St. Barnabas

St Paul’s and St. Barnabas are hosting a special event this week for schools called “Experience church.” The material is from the Jumping Fish “Experience” series of publications which are available from the Diocese of Gloucester website. The week is being led by the parish’s Children and Family worker Aisleigh Johnston. Aisleigh has previously worked in churches in England and used the Jumping Fish

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Agherton Parish supports Baby Basics

A big thank you to Agherton Parish who have taken part in the Baby Basics 4-week challenge. Baby Basics is one of the projects run by Connor’s Centre of Mission based in the Connect Base, Shankill Road, Belfast. The rector, Rev. Stephen Fielding encouraged the congregation to take part in the Baby Basics challenge which involves buying a few extra items along with the

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