Clogher Diocese once again proved itself to be ‘top of the pile’ as CMS Ireland staff took to the road at the start of February on an ‘Annual Project Pit Stop’ tour.
The CMS Ireland Annual Project is a specially produced resource for Sunday Schools and youth groups. It provides original, creative material to help children and young people explore the biblical message of mission and discover something about life and faith in another part of the world. This year’s project, ‘All Things New’ focuses on Education in South Sudan and includes activities relating to four stories in the life of King David.
St Macartin’s in Enniskillen was one of eight venues for a series of Pit Stops throughout Ireland that offered a chance for people to drop-in, meet the Annual Project team, enjoy a cuppa and have a look at the new resource. During a busy 90 minutes, representatives from at least 12 Clogher parishes joined Rachel Brittain and Roger Cooke from CMS Ireland, collecting their Annual Project materials and availing of the renowned hospitality at St Macartin’s.
Commenting on the event, Roger highlighted how encouraged he and Rachel were by the response in Enniskillen.
“The Pit Stops were a new approach this year. Rachel and I wanted to make the most of the opportunity to meet and chat with those who use the Annual Project in their Sunday Schools. The event in St Macartin’s was definitely the highlight of what was a busy week for us – that’s where we received the warmest welcome, enjoyed the best cup of tea and distributed the most packs to the most parishes.
“We always love coming ‘out west’ to Clogher. CMS Ireland is really well supported in the diocese and people make a real effort to come to our different events, whether they be Annual Project launches, Marketplace presentations or the Society’s annual Mission Evening. We’ll certainly be back again soon. ”
Further information on the Annual Project is available on CMS Ireland’s website or by contacting their office in Belfast – 90775020.