We would love all boys and girls aged between 3 and 16 to join with us in Sunday School. We assure everyone of a really warm welcome. It is our desire that all our children and teenagers would come to know and trust Jesus as their friend and Saviour and grow in their relationship with Him.
Sunday School meets each Sunday morning before the Church service, starting promptly at 10.15 am and finishing at 11.10 am.
Our class groups are organised as follows:
Little Lambs ~ for nursery children
Gems ~ for P1 & P 2
Scramblers ~ for P3 & P4
Climbers ~ for P5 & P6
Pathfinders ~ for P7, Years 8 & 9
Lighthouse ~ our Bible Class group for Years 10, 11 &12
Each class group has a small team of teachers, who provide an exciting and age appropriate programme, using mainly ‘Go Teach’ resources. As well as the Bible lesson and praise time, there are lots of other interesting activities to engage our young people and reinforce the main teaching points. These may include quizzes, word searches and puzzles, drama, art/ craft and discussions.
During the course of the year children will have the opportunity to learn both Bible memory verses and Catechism. This term we are teaching memory verses on the theme ‘Salvation.’
We also encourage everyone to take an active interest in missionary and outreach work, both on a local and worldwide level. It would really be appreciated if all our young people could bring a small offering each week to help support our missionaries. Sometimes we have special missionary focus sessions when we have guest speakers.
Lighthouse meets upstairs in the Slemish Suite. Here our teenagers have the opportunity to study God’s Word and explore its relevance for their everyday lives, in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Tea and coffee will be available at the coffee bar for those parents who wish to wait and relax in the foyer area while their children are at Sunday School. Please note that younger children (Nursery – P4) will be supervised in their respective rooms until parents collect them at the end of Sunday School.
Sunday 18th February 2018 – Open Sunday School for nursery to Year 9 with Mark Donnelly from C.E.F.
Saturday 10th March 2018 – Senior Sunday School Trip to We are Vertigo. Meeting in the Church Car Park at 5.15pm sharp and returning at 10.30pm. Consent forms and waivers available from Sarah.
Sunday 18th March 2018 – Open Sunday School with Simon Wade from Every Home Crusade.
Sunday 1st April 2018 – Open Sunday School. There will be a special collection for Joanna McFarland who is based in London and studying the Cornhill Course and working as assistant director for the Pfander Centre for Apologetics.
Sunday 8th April 2018 – Holiday – no Sunday School.
Saturday 21st April 2018 – Kids’ Big Day Out – We plan to meet as a group from the Sunday School at 1.30pm at Wellington Presbyterian Church to attend this event. Children from P1 to P7 are invited. Children will be ready for pick up at 4.00pm. Admission is by ticket only. More information to follow.
Friday 11th May 2018 – Family Fun Night in the People’s Park, Ballymena followed by supper in the church hall. There will be a special collection for the Sunday School Missionary Project. More information to follow.
Sunday 10th June 2018 – Children and Young People’s Day. Presentation of Sunday School gifts at the morning worship church service.
Friday 15th June 2018 – “Pictures in the Park” – a family fun night meeting in the car park of the People’s Park in Ballymena for 7pm followed by supper back at 1st Ahoghill Church Hall at 8.30pm. There will be a special collection for the work of Henry Middleton.
Sunday 17th June 2018 – Last Day of Sunday School – Open Sunday School with a special focus on our young people who are involved in summer outreach.
Sunday 9th September 2018 – Sunday School recommences.
Sarah McKay & Valerie Shaw