The Parish of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion held a Family and Children’s Activity morning on Good Friday from 10:30 to 12:30 in Drummaul Church hall. The event was advertised in the local school and was open to everyone in the community.
Rector Rev. Derek Kerr has been running a children’s event on Good Friday for several years and wished to develop it further and open it up to families in the locality. He was able to enlist the help of some very capable leaders from his parish for this year’s event which ensured the success of the morning.
This year was a Messy Church style approach with refreshments to begin with followed by an hour of crafts and activities linked to the Easter story from Good Friday through to Easter Sunday.
After the crafts, everyone gathered together for songs Easter challenges, and an imaginative retelling of the Easter story.
The morning ended with party food as we celebrated the good news of Easter; Jesus’ resurrection and victory over death!
Rev Derek Kerr was delighted by the response to the activity morning and will definitely be continuing with the event on an annual basis. As rural dean of Antrim, he would love to co-operate with other churches in the deanery who might like to join in and be part of the event next year.