Sarah first became involved with SUNI through serving as a Camps and Missions volunteer in the summer of 2012. After graduating from Stranmillis University College in 2016, Sarah took a year out as an SUNI intern based in County Fermanagh. Since then she has been working as a primary school teacher. She is excited to get back to sharing the Bible with children and young people in her local area.
Sarah lives at home on her family farm in Ballygawley. Recently her main hobby has been wedding planning but when she finds the time she loves to sing, play piano and trombone, take her dog Toby for walks and visit an array of coffee shops. She can’t wait to get started in her new role as the E3 worker in Omagh and Castlederg and would love you to pray for her as she starts this new role in an exciting new E3 area.
We are searching for a new Chair for our Board of Trustees(Council)
The new Chair will play a crucial role in SUNI delivering on its strategic priorities of Effective Schools’ Ministry, Outstanding Camps & Missions, Inspiring Training & Resources and Compelling Communication
The Chair will be a mature Christian, in full agreement with the Aims, Beliefs & Working Principles of SUNI and will have a heart for youth and children’s ministry. He or she will have proven leadership ability and prior experience of acting as a charity trustee.
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Please note that the role of Chair of Council is a voluntary position
My highlight of the month has been taking the talk at Camphill Primary Schools P3 to P5 Carol service at Wellington PCI.
In was really fun to take a Christmas talk for the first time and really help get me in the Christmas mood. The Whole service was brilliant; with the different classes singing carols and Christmas songs, their senior Choir and Orchestra (which included some P6 and P7s) and Bible readings from some of the pupils.
Rachel Sheppard and I finished the service by talking about the true meaning of Christmas, how Jesus is the best gift we could ever receive and how he can offer us love, peace and friendship.
Hey, my name is Shannon Smillie and I am the Media Intern at SUNI.
I’ve really been enjoying getting stuck into all things media. I’ve loved making highlights videos to showcase the impact that SU is having on young people in Northern Ireland and recording and editing the podcast which aims to equip the local church. Words can’t comprehend how amazing it is to be able to make things with such an important purpose to me.
Funnily enough, my highlight of November isn’t anything to do with media! The great thing about this internship is that it’s not limited. The staff at SU recognise that my love for Jesus and eagerness to learn shouldn’t be put aside to focus all my time on media.
This month I got to go to NIMA (Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly), which is a conference that helps preachers to teach the bible. I found NIMA very engaging and enjoyed delving deeper into Luke’s Gospel and 1 to 1 bible engagement with the brilliant speakers – William Taylor and David Helm. It was great to connect with Ministers and church workers and see how this conference was helping them in their ministry. I’ve taken so many ideas from NIMA, that I can go on to use when teaching the Bible in my GB scripture class.
East Belfast is hosting their Inters SU meeting this afternoon (3:45-5:00pm). Pray for intern Connie as she heads up today’s session and for Rachel Jackson (Belmont Presbyterian Church) as she leads the talk with the pupils.