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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United Parish’s Pumpkin Project

To spread some joy around this autumn and bring a message of hope  the United Parish of Ballyclare and Ballynure have developed The Pumpkin Project – Let your Light shine (Matthew 5:16). Families are invited to take part in a pumpkin carving competition. All the details of what to do can be found on their website www.theunitedparish.org or via the Facebook page facebook.com/thepumpkinproject They

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Online training for Children’s ministry

Here’s are 2 recommended training events coming up that are both free! Hand in Hand and Children Matter Christmas in a pandemic Wednesday 21st October 1.30-3.00pm (BST) What can we do this year? Are you looking for ideas for on-line church, for families to do together at home, or for taking the Christmas story outside to your community in a socially-distanced way? Or have

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Building Blocks 2020 is online!

The annual Children’s Ministry training event ‘Building Blocks’ is going ahead online this year on November 7th. The event usually takes place in Dublin so this year it will be very accessible to everyone! Lucie Hutson, the founder of Muddy Church is facilitating one webinar and Mel Lacey, the director of Children’s ministry training at Oak Hill College in London is doing another. There’s

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Updated Guidance Announcement – 14th October 2020

Due to the Government’s announcement of new restrictions across Northern Ireland, the recommendation from Bishop George Davison is for Parishes to conduct no in person children’s and youth work from 16th October 2020 to 1st November 2020. This is to reflect the school closure dates and will be reviewed at the end of October. Parishes are encouraged to continue to support children, young people

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Children’s Ministry Network Autumn Newsletter

  Children’s Ministry Autumn Newsletter 2020 The Children’s Ministry Network’s latest Newsletter is available by clicking on the link above. This autumn the focus is on outdoor activities which will be very suitable for the season that we are in. With many of our church based children’s groups and activities not yet up and running in a face to face format, this newsletter gives

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All Aboard Bitesized

The All Aboard Bitesized material is available here. Each week an activity sheet and 2 short storytelling videos will be available to share with families in your Sunday School.  The Bitesized material is taken from Year 2 of the All Aboard Programme. The full programme will be available from this October.