Children’s ministry network resources

Click on the link below to see the Children’s Ministry Network’s latest newsletter. Lydia Monds who heads up athe network says: “We enjoyed exploring Seeds of Faith, Seeds of the Kingdom, and Seeds of Blessing for use in All Age Services, Sunday Clubs and other Children’s Ministry settings. We hope that you enjoy too!” Harvest Newsletter The Children’s Ministry network are putting together a

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Save the date – Building Blocks, Dublin

Building Blocks returns again this year on Saturday 10th November so why not put the date into your diaries and keep it free so you can attend? There’s a really exciting line up so anyone involved in Children’s Ministry will be very well resourced by the end of the day. Don’t let the early start of  9:30 put you off! Registration, tea and coffee

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“Experience Church” at St. Paul’s and St. Barnabas

St Paul’s and St. Barnabas are hosting a special event this week for schools called “Experience church.” The material is from the Jumping Fish “Experience” series of publications which are available from the Diocese of Gloucester website. The week is being led by the parish’s Children and Family worker Aisleigh Johnston. Aisleigh has previously worked in churches in England and used the Jumping Fish

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Agherton Parish supports Baby Basics

A big thank you to Agherton Parish who have taken part in the Baby Basics 4-week challenge. Baby Basics is one of the projects run by Connor’s Centre of Mission based in the Connect Base, Shankill Road, Belfast. The rector, Rev. Stephen Fielding encouraged the congregation to take part in the Baby Basics challenge which involves buying a few extra items along with the

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Magheragall Parish supports Baby Basics

Young members of the JAM Group in Magheragall Parish Church are supporting new mums and their babies in north Belfast by collecting items for the Baby Basics project. JAM is a group of young people in Year 8 to Year 11.  At the end of last year, they utilised a resource called ‘The Justice Sessions,’ a five-part study sponsored by the Church of Ireland Youth

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Victoria Beech in Northern Ireland

When? Saturday 21st April, 10am – 1pm (light lunch to follow) Where? St Mark’s Church Parish Hall, Church Street, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 4AN Why? Because God loves Family! And because we are blessed to have Victoria Beech as our facilitator. She is the creator of GodVenture and she loves finding fun, creative ways to share God with children and their families. Check out

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure Day 4

Saturday 17th was St. Patrick’s Day itself and the final day of Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure. We opened the exhibition to the general public and had over 200 visitors who came to find out more about their patron saint. As well as the interactive story trail, we had two craft workshops for children. Jumping Clay Magherafelt came and showed the kids how to make an amazing

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure -Day 3

On our third and final school day, we had three schools joining us. Kirkinriola Primary came in the morning and Ballykeel and St. Brigid’s joined us for a second afternoon with 2 other Primary 5 classes. We had another very enjoyable day and the pupils had a great time being captured by the pirates (the definite favourite part) and learning all about Patrick’s adventurous

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure -Day Two

On day two of Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure we had 4 more local schools participating. In the morning pupils and teachers from St. Colmcille’s Primary and Carniny Primary came along to experience the interactive story trail and workshops and in the afternoon, we were joined by Ballykeel Primary and St. Brigid’s Primary. Altogether we had more than 140 pupils along with their teachers joining us.

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure 2018 – Day One

St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Broughshane host Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure! Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure got off to a flying start this year with 4 local schools attending on the first day. In each session the pupils were divided into two groups, and while group one took part in two workshops, group two were led around the interactive story trail. The workshops included a history workshop,

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