Where children have fun while learning about Jesus and what it means to be a young Christian in Killyleagh in the 2020s
The Killyleagh Hub replaced the more traditional Sunday School so that we could bring the children of the parish together to learn about Jesus, while having fun together and at the same time still nurturing in them a sense of belonging to St John’s church, their church.
Children between the ages of 4 to 13 can attend.
Rather than meeting every Sunday, The Killyleagh Hub has 3 strands:
- On 4 or 5 occasions throughout the year, mostly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, there will be a trip, outing or activity. For example, in 2022/23 plans were put in place for a trip to the ice hockey at the SSE Arena, a Christmas Pantomime, a Dark Walk down secret paths and in a dark meadow, a Water Sports fun afternoon, and a Picnic on a Strangford Lough island. Each outing will have connected Bible teaching, such as how Jesus used water to teach the disciples, what the Bible teaches about caring for God’s creation.
- Special attendance at Festival Church Services, with prizes for best attenders. There are 6 special services in the year when there will be special teaching for Killyleagh Hub members about the occasion. These are: Harvest, Remembrance, Christmas Day or Nativity, Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day / end of term celebration and prize-giving.
- Preparation to participate in services on Mother’s Day & Father’s Day and the Christmas Nativity. This happens in the Parish Centre on 2 or 3 Sundays before the service from 11-12.
Parents and Godparents commitment
When children are baptised, parents and God-parents promise before God to encourage them in their Christian faith and help them to take their place within the life of the Church. Attendance at The Killyleagh Hub will help to fulfil that promise.
Hub attendance also prepares teenagers to be considered for Confirmation.
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