A Big Weekend is coming up on November 16 and 17 in St Patrick’s Parish church, Ballymena for children, young people and leaders and we would love to extend an invitation to anyone who would be interested in coming along.

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 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.

On Sunday 17 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.

Places for both afternoons can 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.