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Family time at this year's Hand in Hand Children's and Family Ministry Conference in Eastbourne 6-8 February: alongside the many fabulous seminars, keynote speakers, prayer opportunities and networking with other church leaders, workers, volunteers and teams, this year there is an invite for families to go along on Saturday to engage with lots of activities in the

Great to hear from Rev Carol Meredith at St Stephens Episcopal Church, Aurora, Colorado. Since July 2014 they have been joining up with their Latino neighbours for Messy Church and at Christmas they all explored Mexican Christmas traditions together. 

First, 150 all ages celebrated Our Lady of Guadalupe, making rosaries, paper flowers and Christmas ornaments to decorate a special Altar to Our Lady. They had Mexican dancers and food.

An alternative Messy Nativity Sheep Trail idea when you don’t have any shops!

St Lawrence Seal Chart Lost Sheep Trail

It's amazing when and where God speaks to you! even when making Shepherds pie for tea!

That's when the idea for our Family Fun Day in Seascale was born, and after months of prayer preparation and planning, Wednesday 14th August dawned bright and sunny after days of cloud, rain and Cumbrian weather!

Fun fun fun for all the family on Saturday 27th April. Children, mums/dads and grandparents - the children brought the story of Noah to life in pictures, paintings and created a cardboard Ark - then songs and stories about Noah.

We had over 40 young people, a record for us - so rewarding seeing their happy smiling faces, and giving the parents time to relax with them having fun.

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