A ‘Big Weekend’ is afoot at St Patrick’s Parish Church on Castle Street, Ballymena on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019.
Organised by the Connor Diocese, it is open to children, young people and their leaders from churches of any denomination who would like to come along.
Children’s Project Worker for the Diocese of Connor, Jill Hamilton explained more.
“Events kick off with the Big Family Fiesta on Saturday 16th November 2019 from 2pm-4pm.
This exciting afternoon of drama, music and storytelling is aimed at primary aged children and their families. Special guests are professional storyteller Bob Hartman, the Inspire Worship Band and Play It By Ear drama group.”
Jill went on to say: “On Sunday 17th November from 3pm-5:30pm we are hosting with Snapshot Sunday, a series of informal training workshops which will give a ‘snapshot’ of how to communicate creatively with children and young people.
Joining Bob Hartman, Inspire and Play It By Ear on Sunday are Paul Coulter of Living Leadership and Catherine Little of the Bible Society NI.
These workshops are suitable for children’s and youth ministry leaders and anyone else interested.
The Sunday workshops will be followed by an all age service at 6:30pm. Again, we would love to see people from any denomination there as we round off what will be a super weekend”, said Jill.
Connor’s Big Weekend is supported by Lisburn Cathedral Chapter, the Church of Ireland Orphans’ and Children’s Society and the Church of Ireland Board of Education.
Booking is necessary for The Big Family Fiesta and Snapshot Sunday events.
Places for both the Big Family Fiesta and Snapshot Sunday must be booked in advance. You can complete and return booking forms online via rippleconnor.org.uk/event or https://connor.anglican.org/children-youth/.