August has been a busy month for Baby Basics Belfast. We have had 8 referrals this month and have sent out 8 starter packs; 6 starter packs with Moses baskets and 2 others without Moses baskets. For families that already have a Moses basket we pack up all the items in a laundry basket which could also be used for storing nappies or toys.
Baby Basics Belfast began in January 2017 and is one of the projects being run by Connor’s Centre of Mission and is located in the Connect Base on the Shankill Road. The project is being led by Jill Hamilton (Diocesan Children’s Officer) and Karen Webb (Church Army Evangelist). The Belfast branch is one of a growing number of Baby Basic Branches across the UK.
Our Equipped Training morning took place on Saturday 6th May in Randalstown Parish. The morning was a joint effort this year, organised by Connor’s Children’s and Youth Councils. We were therefore able to offer workshops for leaders working with Children’s ministry and those involved in Youth ministry. We had 2 workshop choices in our first session, one led by Chris Neilands, Ross Jonas and
Glenavy Parish has taken part in the 4 week Baby Basics challenge and Jill Hamilton went to pick up the donations on Tuesday 21st March. There was a huge amount waiting at Glenavy church hall –so much so that it took 2 car loads to bring everything to the Connect Base! The congregation was so generous and donated an amazing array of items from
Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. There is a growing network of Baby Basics centres across the UK each staffed by a committed team of volunteers. Baby Basics Belfast started in January 2017 and is one of the new initiatives of
Some comments from visitors: “The dramatic presentation of the story was brilliant.” “It was SUPER GOOD” – Carrie aged 6 “There was a great deal of information and the interaction was brilliant.” “The interactive drama was educational, well-pitched, superbly done.” “I thought the tour was fantastic: the kids were enthralled.” Days 3 and 4 of Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure were our public days when we
We were delighted today to welcome Springhill, Forthriver and Cliftonville Primary Schools to Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure. Thanks to all the teachers who came along and organised the trip from their end. The school pupils were fantastic and participated with enthusiasm during the story trail and in the workshops. Our special thanks to Emma and Trisha our artists who came and facilitated the art workshop and to Dr. Tim Campbell
Welcome to day 1 of Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure and what a day it has been. So far four schools from the local area (Blythefield PS, Harmony PS, Sacred Heart Boys PS and St. Mary’s PS) have visited and enjoyed the interactive story trail and workshops. Patrick’s life story is brought to life by an able group of actors led by Ross Jonas and Chris
On Saturday 17th December Lisburn Cathedral was transformed into a winter wonderland for our first Cracking Christmas Party. There were several stalls with different things for both kids and adults (big kids) to get stuck into. Rev. Denise Acheson taught everyone the meaning of a Christingle and helped the children make them. The puppets made an appearance with thanks to Karen Webb (Connor