There was great support from the community and local schoolchildren for a Good Friday Family and Children’s Activity Morning hosted by the Parish of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion in Drummaul Church Hall.
The rector, the Rev Derek Kerr, has run a children’s event on Good Friday for several years. He wanted to develop it further this year drawing in more local families. Derek enlisted the help of some very capable leaders from within his parish who ensured it was a very successful event.
The morning was organised in Messy Church style, starting with refreshments 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 the families and children celebrated the good news of Easter – Jesus’ resurrection and victory over death!
Derek said he was delighted by the response to the activity morning and will definitely be continuing to run the event on an annual basis. As rural dean of Antrim, he is hoping to co-operate with other churches in the deanery who might like to join in and be part of the event next year.
For a full gallery of pictures from the event, visit the Ripple Connor website.