My highlight of the month would be getting to take an assembly by myself at Willowbridge Special School in Enniskillen. Having previously been in Willowbridge for an assembly with Jeff, I had grown to enjoy the atmosphere in the school and felt really welcomed by the pupils and staff alike.
I talked to them about the life of Joseph and how God could help us through the “ups & downs” in our life just like he had helped Joseph. Afterwards, we sang a song with a couple of actions in them, and seeing the smiles on their faces as they sang along really warmed my heart and helped me understand more that this is what ministry is all about: bringing the good news to everyone regardless of age, race or ability!
We are looking for a creative and inspiring coordinator who is experienced & passionate in telling God’s good news to children, resourcing the local church and training others. They would be working within SUNI’s new Training & Resources Department.
All applicants should be in full personal agreement with the Aims, Beliefs and Working Principles of SU and the Ethos of SUNI.
Hello my name is Aisling McMullan and I am a schools intern, based in North Down and Newtownards.
My highlight of the month would be doing a prayer space in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for Clandeboye Primary School. This was an opportunity for children to learn how to pray in creative ways, as part of the RE curriculum for schools. We were able to teach around 350 children how to pray anytime, anywhere and about anything. The prayer space was based around the Lord’s Prayer with different stations to encourage the children to say sorry and forgive, write down their worries, to be still and also to reflect on their friends, family and the world.
This was an amazing week, filled with so many stories and opportunities to work alongside an amazing bunch of volunteers, Clandeboye Primary and also St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
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.