A lot has changed in recent days and life is very different for us all. Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are no longer meeting in church buildings. and no longer holding any children's events. As a church community we are trying to keep in touch with each other and offer help and support where we can.
Here are a few things that are available online and on facebook that might help you during this challenging time.
Storytime with Sally Lloyd-Jones: While most of us are staying home, Sally Lloyd -Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible, is committed to telling stories and offering some resources to keep families busy, entertained, and full of hope. Sally will be doing regular story time at 5pm Sundays and Thursdays on Instagram. The videos will be online for 24 hours and some will be saved to her highlights.
So, click on the link to find the latest story from Sally or listen to some of the saved highlights.
Ripple Children’s Ministry Connor: Ripple is all about serving God by jumping in, making a splash and creating ripples. Ripple aims to support leaders by providing relevant up to date ideas and resources for children’s ministry. To find out more about Ripple and to access resources visit the children’s ministry website at: www.rippleconnor.org.uk.
Further information and resources for both children and young people can be found on the Diocesan website at:
Ripple All Aboard Children’s Ministry: The All Aboard Children’s Ministry Programme is a 36- week Bible based teaching programme suitable for children aged 4-11. It has been written by Jill Hamilton, with help from members of the Diocesan children’s council. The sessions will include stories, quizzes, prayers, games and challenges. There will be accompanying resources available in the All Aboard section of the Ripple website. Just click on Ripple All Aboard
All Aboard online begins on Sunday April 26 with stories from the book of Daniel.
Here are a few other suggestions of things to try with the kids over the next few weeks, all are available online and/or on Facebook:
Our thanks to the Diocese of Down and Dromore Youth and Children who have made available some great resources online, including a PDF version of a devotion book for families. Access it and other resources at Jigsaw DDYC
Out of the Ark: Exercise time for you and your young kids: A song a day to keep you and your children moving. Move it Monday – Together on Tuesday – Wellbeing Wednesday – Thinking Thursday – Fun Friday! You can access it at Out of the Ark Exercise Songs
Short stories from David Walliams: For the next few weeks until the 23rd April David is reading short stories online every morning at 11am. For the latest stories and to catch up on any missed last week click on Short Stories from David Walliams