A Big Weekend is coming up on November 16 and 17 for all Connor’s children and young people and their leaders.
Taking place in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, Connor’s Big Weekend is organised by Diocesan Children’s Project Development Officer, Jill Hamilton, and Diocesan Youth Officer, Christina Baillie, in partnership with Lisburn Cathedral Chapter.
Events kick off with the Big Family Fiesta on Saturday November 16 from 2pm-4pm. This exciting afternoon of drama, music and storytelling is aimed a primary aged children and their families.
Special guests are professional storyteller Bob Hartman, who has written more than 70 books, many of them retellings of Bible Stories; the Inspire band of musicians who have a heart for bringing the whole family of God together for worship; and Play It By Ear drama group, who share faith in fun and creative ways.
The fun continues on November 17 from 3pm-5.30pm 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.
Places for both afternoons must be booked in advance and forms can be downloaded at rippleconnor.org.uk/event (Saturday) and at https://connor.anglican.org/children-youth/ (Sunday).
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.