Faith with under 5s - a conference sponsored by URC Children and ROOTS.

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A FREE conference for all those engaging with under-fives in faith settings running over three consecutive evenings.

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This conference is sponsored by URC Children and ROOTS for Churches.

Participants may choose to attend one, two or all of the live sessions by registering for tickets.

Highlights of sessions will be available to view via YouTube after the event.

7pm to 8.45pm Tuesday 24th November - Faith with under 5s in wider mixed-age groups

Many of us will experience working with mixed age ranges of children, where our under 5s are together with much older children. This session will explore some of the key issues we may face when working this way, and will offer practical advice to help make this a positive experience for nurturing faith in all our children.

Keynote: Becky May with discussion and small group time

Becky May is a freelance writer and trainer with many years experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings. She regularly contributes to ROOTS and can be found at

7pm to 8.45pm Wednesday 25th November - Faith with under 5s in church worship (creche and pew)

We all learn about worshipping God through relationship and experience: this is as true of young children as it is for the rest of us. So how can we serve them as they come to be part of our worship communities, and how can we support young families as they worship at home? This session will offer guidance and ideas for leaders, parents and congregations to ensure young children are welcomed and included in church communities.

Keynote: Gill Ambrose with discussion and small group time

Gill Ambrose has extensive experience of helping churches to recognise and support the faith of young children, as a Diocesan Children’s Work Advisor, a Godly Play practitioner and as a former editor of the ROOTS all age resources.

7pm to 8.45pm Thursday 26th November - Faith with under 5s in toddler groups

With over 50% of under 5s attending church-based toddler groups they are a vital part of the Church’s life and mission. In this session we will explore age appropriate ways of sharing the Gospel with them, in toddler groups, and encouraging their faith development.

Keynote: Alison Hulse with discussion and small group time

Alison Hulse works part time for the Methodist Church Learning Network as a Learning and Development Officer. In the other part of her life she writes for ROOTS, leads a worship community for young families and supports two local toddler groups. She is mum to three children and lives in Liverpool.

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