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Review of Kids Big Adventure 2014

Kids Big Adventure 2014 We had a fantastic time at our Kids Big Adventure Days meeting so many leaders and children from across the diocese. We will be making Kids Big Adventure an annual event so please look out for it again next year! Find out more about Kids Big Adventure at Ballymoney here Find out more about Kids Big Adventure at Jordanstown here Find out more about

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Kids Big Adventure at St. Paul’s Lisburn

Our third and final venue for Kid’s Big Adventure was at St. Paul’s Lisburn where we had over 70 children and 25 leaders along. Karen Webb and John O’Neill started us off with some silly warm up songs that had everyone giggling and joining in. Phoebe and Chris were back to set the scene before the camels Engelbert and Humperdinck came to tell us

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Kids Big Adventure at Jordanstown

Our second Kids Big Adventure was in St. Patrick’s Jordanstown and we had 91 children and 30+ leaders attending. We had great support from churches for this venue with a few who couldn’t make it to Ballymoney making the effort to come along to Jordanstown instead! The venue was fantastic so a huge thank you to Rev. Nigel Baylor and Rev. Jonny Campbell-Smyth for allowing us to use the

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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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