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Baby Basics Donations from Lambeg, Greenisland and Mossley Parishes

Two churches who have taken up our Baby Basics 4 week challenge recently are Lambeg Parish and Greenisland Parish. Both parishes linked the challenge into their Harvest celebrations. As a way of thanking God for all the blessing He has provided to them, they wanted to help others in need. Sister Karen Webb spoke at Lambeg Parish and the Hilden centre in September and

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Baby Basics November update

Baby Basics Belfast is growing from strength to strength and we are delighted to say that we now have given out 34 starter packs consisting of either a Moses basket or another container such as a baby bath or laundry basket filled full of essential items for mother and baby. We have been really blessed in the month of October to have 3 churches

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Building Blocks 2017

Date: Saturday 18th November Venue: St. Andrew’s School, Booterstown, Dublin Time: 9:30-4.00pm Cost: €35 This year’s Building Blocks children’s ministry training day is fast approaching. Come and join the team for a day packed with useful resources, inspirational ideas and stimulating workshops. The key note speaker this year is Mark Chester from “Who Let the Dads Out”.  As well as Mark’s keynote address, there are 7 seminars

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Raising a Generation – New Wine Ireland

Saturday 2 December 2017 Willowfield Church, Belfast | 8:45 – 13:00 Raising a Generation is a morning for anyone who has a heart to see children and young people be discipled and encouraged in their faith. It is a morning of refreshment, encouragement and worship for parents, children’s workers, and youth workers. We will be enthused to raise a generation of children and young

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Baby Basics August update

August has been a busy month for Baby Basics Belfast. We have had 8 referrals this month and have sent out 8 starter packs; 6 starter packs with Moses baskets and 2 others without Moses baskets. For families that already have a Moses basket we pack up all the items in a laundry basket which could also be used for storing nappies or toys.

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Baby Basics Belfast Update

Baby Basics Belfast began in January 2017 and is one of the projects being run by Connor’s Centre of Mission and is located in the Connect Base on the Shankill Road. The project is being led by Jill Hamilton (Diocesan Children’s Officer) and Karen Webb (Church Army Evangelist). The Belfast branch is one of a growing number of Baby Basic Branches across the UK.

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Children’s and Family worker post in Holywood Parish


Equipped Training 2017

Our Equipped Training morning took place on Saturday 6th May in Randalstown Parish.  The morning was a joint effort this year, organised by Connor’s Children’s and Youth Councils. We were therefore able to offer workshops for leaders working with Children’s ministry and those involved in Youth ministry. We had 2 workshop choices in our first session, one led by Chris Neilands, Ross Jonas and

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Glenavy Parish supports Baby Basics

Glenavy Parish has taken part in the 4 week Baby Basics challenge and Jill Hamilton went to pick up the donations on Tuesday 21st March. There was a huge amount waiting at Glenavy church hall –so much so that it took 2 car loads to bring everything to the Connect Base! The congregation was so generous and donated an amazing array of items from

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Baby Basics Belfast

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. There is a growing network of Baby Basics centres across the UK each staffed by a committed team of volunteers.  Baby Basics Belfast started in January 2017 and is one of the new initiatives of

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