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Kids Big Adventure at Ballymoney

The first Kids Big Adventure in Ballymoney was a great success with 50+ children and 20+ leaders attending. Our hosts in Ballymoney were fantastic so a huge thank you to them for hosting us, providing all the delicious homemade buns for the leader’s café and being so friendly and welcoming. A special big thanks to Kasala Gilchrist who led up the team and lived

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Essentials Training Day

The popular Essentials training day took place on Saturday 20th September at St. Brigid’s Glengormley with a great crowd of participants from Down and Dromore and Connor Dioceses. The day was hosted by CIYD (Church of Ireland Youth Department) in conjunction with Down and Dromore and Connor dioceses. There was a full day’s training on offer beginning with teaching from the keynote speaker Rick Hill. Rick is

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Lucy Moore comes to Building Blocks in November

Building Blocks Conference Dates: Belfast Conference: Saturday, 15 November 2014 – 9:30am to 3:30pm Venue: Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, 2-10 Fisherwick Place,Belfast, BT1 6DW Dublin Conference: Saturday 22nd November 2014 – 9.30am to 4.00pm Venue: All Hallows College, Drumcondra Lucy Moore, founder of Messy Church, is the keynote speaker at this years Building Blocks Conference. Lucy is a gifted communicator who will share her vast experience

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Jordanstown’s Holiday Bible Club

St. Patrick’s Jordanstown held their first holiday bible club this summer. Rev. Jonny Campbell-Smith enlisted the help of a team of volunteers from New Wine in Sligo, who had all been involved in the Kid’s Programme there during the summer. The idea was that the team would train up the St. Patrick’s volunteers “on the job” by gradually handing over more and more of

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Care for the Family’s “Mum’s the Word” event

TIPS ON MAKING THE MOST OF MOTHERHOOD FROM CELEBRITY MUM AND LEADING NATIONAL FAMILY CHARITY Local mums are invited  to attend an evening event, hosted by former Blue Peter presenter and celebrity mum, Diane Louise Jordan that will offer amusing insights into the challenges that mothers face as well as practical tips on juggling work, life, children and everything else. The event, entitled Mum’s

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Kid’s Activity Week at St Paul’s Lisburn

St Paul’s Lisburn pulled in the crowds at their Kid’s Activity week with a Wild West theme which was held from 4th-8th August. There were over 150 children registered with around 125 coming along each night. The programme consisted of a range of craft activities which children could get involved with as soon as they arrived. These were followed by a play in 4 parts which was

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Glenavy Holiday Bible Club

Kingdom Quest Holiday Bible club got underway on 4th August in St. Aidan’s Glenavy. The programme was written by Andrew Neill, who is the children’s worker for the parish. Kingdom Quest centres around the escapades of Knight Vinegar as he tries to serve Queen Guinevere with lots of hilarious mishaps along the way. The programme also involves praise, games, crafts, bible stories and lots

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Belfast Cathedral’s Family Service

All the children baptised in Belfast Cathedral during the last 5 years along with their families were invited to a special service on 29th June at 1pm in the side chapel.  It was a chance to reconnect with the ministry team at St. Anne’s and make new friendships with other families as well as take part in a child friendly service of thanksgiving named

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Kid’s Big Adventure

The “Kid’s Big Adventure” dates are 3 Diocesan days for children throughout Connor. The 3 dates are in 3 different venues; one in each of the archdeaconries so there should be a venue near you. Each church will get an information pack at the beginning of September with leaflets, a poster and details of how to register and get tickets. Please see our online

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Lunch for a Bunch

As part of Ballymoney, Finvoy and Rasharkin’s  church weekend hosted at the parish halls at St. Patrick’s there was a full children’s programme on Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm. Whilst the parents joined in with teaching seminars, the children participated in games, crafts, teaching, praise and creative prayer activities. The day was themed around the bible story of Jesus feeding the 5000 and was called

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