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Good Friday at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

On Good Friday, St. Patrick’s Ballymena had a Family service with Bishop Alan taking part. Afterwards they had an event called “Buns and crosses” where the children took part in activities and the parents had tea and hot cross buns. Lucy McLouglan (Children’s and Youth worker for the parish) and her team used the “Easter Presentation” from the Ripple website as the inspiration for

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Care for the Family’s Playtime Conference 2015

Care For the Family’s National Playtime Conference is an annual event and will be held this year in Manchester on 26th September. To find out more, read on and click on the video at the bottom of the page. How lovely it would be to take a whole day to dream about the future of your toddler group. What differences could help brighten up the

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Let’s Stick Together -Care for the Family

Sonya Pascoe heads up Care For the Family’s “Let’s Stick Together” project. She came into Church House this week to tell us all about it.   ‘Let’s Stick Together’ is a free of charge one hour one off (Can be shorter if appropriate) session which is aimed at new parents.  The startling and worrying statistics tell us that 50% of married couples, who will

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Kids Easter Activity Morning at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Parish held an Easter Activity morning this Maundy Thursday to encourage children in the local area to come into St. Peter’s Parish Halls and learn more about the Easter story.   Frank Dillon is the new Children’s and Family worker at St. Peter’s and he has a real passion for engaging with kids to share the good news story of God’s love.

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Easter Kids Club at Mary Magdalene Parish

There’s fun and games in Mary Magdalene Parish Church this Holy week at the Easter Kids Club which runs Monday –Friday from 5pm to 7pm. The club starts with a snack followed by some high energy games in the large upstairs hall. The children then get involved in activities including memory verse learning, crafts and challenges. Following that its off to visit the church itself

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Magheragall CLCGB Display

 A huge well done to the boys, girls and young people of the Magheragall Parish, Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade for the brilliant display which they treated their parents and supporters to on Friday night (27th March). The audience enjoyed an action packed programme of dramas, races, dances, poems and marching. The evening was filled with memorable and inventive items such as “The

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Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade appoint new Development Workers

Hello, our names are Matthew Nicholl and Victoria Speers and we will both be working in Connor diocese as development workers for the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade. The CLCGB is a Church of Ireland uniformed youth organisation for both boys and girls aged 4-21 years old. We meet in numerous churches throughout Northern Ireland teaching children about God and facilitating them to develop

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All aboard for Ripple Training!

Equipped! Come and join us for our “Equipped!” Training morning which will take place on Saturday 16th May from 9.30am to 1.30pm.  We will begin with tea and coffee and registration and then come together for a time of worship focusing on child friendly songs which can be used in your children’s ministry. There will be 2 workshop slots during the morning (choose 2 from the 4 available). Each of

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Review of Hand in Hand Children’s Ministry Conference in Eastbourne

” A really worthwhile weekend -we came back buzzing!” The annual Hand in Hand conference in Eastbourne took place from 6-8th February. It opened up its doors on Friday at 4.30pm and ran through until Sunday with the final session finishing at 2.30pm There were four main stage sessions; 51 optional sessions including seminars, practical workshops, Bible studies and opportunities for prayer; a Hands On Discovery zone full of activity

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Messy Church taster sessions

Since Lucy Moore spoke at Building Blocks in November 2014, there has been an increase in the number of churches in Northern Ireland exploring the idea of setting up their own Messy Church. Some other churches are open to learning from Messy Church and adapting the ideas to suit their own context. One way of finding out about Messy Church is to host a Messy

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