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All Aboard Bitesized Session – Samson and Delilah

Hope you enjoy week 2 of our January All Aboard Bitesized sessions.  This month we are focusing on the life of Samson. In this part of the story of Samson’s life, Samson meets and falls in love with a Philistine woman called Delilah. The fact that she was a Philistine should have put Samson off spending time with her, since the Philistines were the

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All Aboard Bitesized is back for 2021!

All Aboard Bitesized is back in early 2021! Due to the continuing restrictions Sunday Schools are not able to meet face to face so Ripple Connor will continue to adapt the All Aboard Sunday School material for families to use at home. Each week there will be a short storytelling video and an activity sheet.  You may find that the video is more suited

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All Aboard Online Week 4 – The Wise Men!

Coming up this Sunday is the final video in our All Aboard online – The Christmas story series. This week we are focusing on the Wise Men. We learn how they follow the star to Jerusalem and then head to the Royal Palace where they think this new born King will be born. They meet King Herod who is none too pleased to hear

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All Aboard Online Week 3 ‘The Shepherds’

Week 3 of our All Aboard online Christmas series will be released this Sunday morning (13th December). This week our thoughts turn to ‘The Shepherds’ and we learn a bit about what life was like for a shepherd living at the time of Jesus’ birth. Why was it that the shepherds were first to hear that the Saviour of the World had been born.

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Creative Christmas ideas and events at United Parish

The United Parish of Ballyclare and Ballynure have planned some very creative activities for the Christmas Season.  These include lighting up the churches in multi-colours, a Drive in Carol Service for the town, 50 Turkey Hamper Giveaway and an Online Adult Nativity. Have a look at their website (www.theunitedparish.org.uk)for more details. One of the MOST exciting things that is happening has been organised by

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All Aboard Online – Week 2 Jesus is Born!

Week 2 of our All Aboard online Christmas series will be released this Sunday morning (6th December). This week is entitled ‘Jesus is Born’ and in it we learn about the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. Come with Mary and Joseph as they make the long journey to Bethlehem to take part in the Roman census. Find out what happens when

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All Aboard Online for Christmas

All Aboard online by Ripple Connor, is back for the 4 Sundays of Advent beginning this Sunday! All Aboard online is a way of having Sunday school at home and is ideal for children of primary school age to participate in with their families. Over the next 4 Sundays, we will explore the Christmas story together through storytelling videos, quizzes, challenges, songs, prayer activities

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Emotional Roller Coaster Webinar

FREE interactive webinar to help churches support children who are struggling with their emotions. TLG (Transforming Lives for Good) are hosting a free webinar called The Emotional Rollercoaster for Churches. The Emotional Rollercoaster incorporates all of the Emotional First Aid content and provides additional training specifically for those working with children and young people aged 8-14 years. Offering therapeutic responses, approaches and activities to explore emotional

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Weekly All Aboard Bitesized for home

Don’t forget to check out the ‘All Aboard Bitesized’ material which is available here. Each week an activity sheet and 2 short storytelling videos will be available to share with families in your Sunday School.  This month’s material comes from Unit 3 of the All Aboard Programme – A New Leader for Israel. The full programme ‘All Aboard 2’ is now available and if

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Connor Diocese Christmas resource

Christina Baillie the Diocesan Youth Officer and Jill Hamilton the Diocesan Children’s Officer have put together this resource with ideas for Advent and Christmas 2020 taking into consideration the very unique set of circumstances that we find ourselves in.  We know that clergy and leaders throughout the diocese are trying to think creatively and find ways to stay connected with the young people and

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