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St. Paul’s Superheroes Activity Week

This week, running from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July has been Superhero activity week at St. Paul’s Lisburn. Every evening from 6:30- 8:30pm boys and girls of primary school age have been invited to come along and take part in a fantastic array of crafts, workshops drama and much more. The week of activities has been funded by the Festival Fund from Lisburn and Castlereagh City

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Crew members needed for Kids Big Adventure

Would you be up for being part of our crew at Kids Big Adventure? Kids Big Adventure is organized by Ripple Connor- Connor diocese’s children’s ministry and is a fun afternoon for primary aged children and their leaders held annually in October. It’s a chance for children’s groups from churches throughout Connor to come together, learn about Jesus and enjoy getting to know each

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Kids Big Adventure 2015

DATES:  SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER – CLOUGHFERN PARISH                 SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER – BALLYMONEY PARISH TIME:    2-5PM This year we are back with “Kids Big Adventure”  2015; our theme will be God’s Big Garden – and we will be focusing on creation and the fall of mankind and looking at how God responded by sending Jesus. We are hosting the event in 2 venues this year and

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Children’s Week at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

Last week in St. Patrick’s Ballymena was children’s week and what a packed week of activities it was! The Polar Explorers Scripture Union Club took place every evening from 7pm – 8.15pm. With the help of two characters; Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children were sent on a mini-expedition each evening and learnt about a New Testament character. Through the lives of

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Messy Church Leaders Get Together

The latest Messy Church Leaders get together took place on 16th June at Mount Merrion Parish. Thanks to Angela Megarry for offering to host us and providing the tea and coffee. There were 18 of us altogether which was a great turn out so thanks to everyone who made the effort to be there. Quite a few weren’t able to make it which is

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Who Let the Dads Out Lunch

We were very privileged to have Mark Chester and Tony Sharp from Who Let the Dads Out on Friday 5th June at Church House. A big thanks to Andrew and Barbara for allowing the use of the CIYD office which was a great venue. Fifteen of us gathered together – a mix of clergy, family and children’s workers and community workers to hear more

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Who Let the Dads Out visit

Tony Sharp and Mark Chester who work for “Who Let the Dads Out will be visiting Northern Ireland on 4th -5th June. For those interested in hearing more about “Who Let the Dads Out”, Ripple Connor is hosting a lunch gathering in the CIYD office, Church House on Friday 5th June from 12 noon to 2pm.  Mark and Tony will give a presentation about their work and how churches

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Equipped Training morning

There were almost 70 leaders who took part in the Equipped Training Day on Saturday 16th May at All Saints Parish Antrim. There was a great buzz in the air as people arrived and chatted to each other and had some refreshments. We began all together with some child friendly worship – a chance to focus on God and praise him together but also

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Art Competition: St. Patrick’s, Broughshane

Calling all budding artists! St. Patrick’s Parish Church, Broughshane are having an art competition to coincide with the exhibition of a picture from the International Methodist Art Collection which will be displayed St. Patrick’s from 23rd -25th May. The whole collection will be exhibited at The Braid, Ballymena from 11th May – 18th June. The aim of the competition is to encourage the children

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Children’s Ministry Network

The vision of the Children’s Ministry Network is to “serve churches in their ministry with children.” Children’s Ministry Network is made up of representatives from each diocese in Ireland, representatives from the Sunday School Society for Ireland, members of the board of Education a representative from CIYD, a member of the House of Bishops and other co-opted members for consultation and training. Bishop Alan

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