Kids Church

A place where Jesus becomes irresistable to kids and they come to know Him, rather than just know about Him.

Kids Church

Do church and joy sound like an oxymoron for your child? Not anymore! Kids Church will turn your child’s frown upside-down!

What Our Kids Say

*names have been changed for security purposes

“The best thing about kids church is that it’s different from the main service inside and it’s interactive and fun.” ~ Shannon*, aged 11

“Kids Church makes Ranelagh my church.” ~ Alyssa*, aged 8

Kids Church Every Week

The exciting news is that Kids Church is back! Each week we’ll be YouTube Premiering a 30-minute Kids Church, starting at 11.15am each Saturday – so we hope you can join us!

Worship Themes

The current theme for Kids Church is “Dig into the Bible in 1 Year”*. We started it and the beginning of 2020 … then had to take a short break during lockdown. But now, we’re back up and running, we’ll be continuing through this incredible series.

*For more info about this series from Group Publishing, visit their website.

Weekly Craft Activity & Take Home Lesson

Each week we will upload

  • a weekly craft activity. Children may need parental help doing the craft.
  • a ‘take home’ lesson – something which will help you continue the conversation with your children about the theme for the week.

All downloads are in PDF format. If you don’t have a PDF reader you can get if here.

12th June - Acts: God Helps Stephen Forgive His Enemies

Bible point: God helps us forgive our enemies

Kids Church Leaders: Heather & Shannon, with Erlyn, Stephen, Deborah, Samuel, Jacob & Olivia

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

Broadcast date: Saturday 12th June at 11.15am – subscribe to our channel

5th June - Acts: God Gives Peter Power to Heal a Crippled Beggar

Bible point: God helps us be bold

Kids Church Leaders: Raymond, Nina & Dorothy with Abhishek, Ella, Eli & Belinda and Kim & Kuziva.

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 5th June – view here and subscribe to our channel

29th May - Acts: God Sends Christians the Holy Spirit

Bible point: The Holy Spirit gives us power

Kids Church Leaders: Petar & Vanessa, with Jimton and Danny (Portlaoise church), Rebecca and Miriam (Cork)

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 29th May – view here and subscribe to our channel

22nd May - Matthew: Jesus Helps Thomas with Doubts

Bible point: Jesus is real

Kids Church Leaders: Milan & Anju, with Cheryl (Ranelagh), Liana, Joshua and Stephen (Cork), and Gugulethu (Newmarket-on-Fergus)

Download the craft activity – no download this week, all instructions given in the video

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 22nd May – view here and subscribe to our channel

15th May - Matthew: Jesus Receives Worship from a Woman

Bible point: Jesus appreciates our love

Kids Church Leaders: Keisha & Neidi, with Jazzmin, Jared, Franceszka, Rocayra, Denzel and Daryll.

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 15th May – view here and subscribe to our channel

8th May - Matthew: Jesus Talks to the Pharisees

Bible point: Jesus doesn’t want us to pretend to love him

Kids Church Leaders: Heather & Victoria, with Olivia, Jacob and Jeann.

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 8th May – view here and subscribe to our channel

1st May - Matthew: Jesus Answers a Rich Man's Questions

Bible point: Jesus shows us He’s most important

Kids Church Leaders: Raymond, Nina, Dorothy, with Rory, Alvina, Ella, Coby, Abhishek, Somto & Philadelphia.

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Broadcast date: Saturday 1st May – view here and subscribe to our channel

24th April - Matthew: Jesus Sends Out 12 Disciples

Bible point: Jesus trusts us to do what He can do

Kids Church Leaders: Petar and Vanessa, with Daryll and Denzil, Abhishek and Alvina, Luisa and Stephanie.

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First broadcast: Saturday 24th April – view here and subscribe to our channel

17th April - John: Jesus Answers Nicodemus' Tough Questions

Bible point: Jesus isn’t afraid of hard questions

Kids Church Leaders: Anju and Milan, with Nami, Esethu and Hayley.

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First broadcast: Saturday 17th April – view here and subscribe to our channel

10th April - John: Jesus is Coming and John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Bible point: God came to be with us

Kids Church Leaders: Neidi and Keisha, with Rocayra, Jazmin, Shellee and Aalinah.

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First broadcast: Saturday 10th April – view here and subscribe to our channel

3rd April - An Easter Special

This week we have a special programme by the kids for Easter.

Bible point: Jesus came back to life so we can live forever

Kids Church Leaders: Jacob, Vismaya, Liana & Max & Issac, Aiden & Sharon, Joana, Samuel & Deborah

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 3rd April – view here and subscribe to our channel

27th March - Joseph: God tells Joseph to go to Egypt

Bible Point: God wants us to be safe

Kids Church Leaders: Raymond, Nina & Dorothy, along with guests Aidan & Ziva, and Jamile.

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First broadcast date: Saturday 27th March – view here and subscribe to our channel

20th March - Jonah: God gives Jonah a second chance

Bible Point: God shows mercy even when we don’t

Kids Church Leaders: Petar & Vanessa, accompanied … tbc

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First broadcast: Saturday 20th March – view here and subscribe to our channel

13th March - Daniel: God saves Daniel

Bible Point: God won’t let us down

Kids Church Leaders: Milan & Anju, accompanied by Vismaya (Ranelagh), Cathy & Melki (Ballinacrow)

Activity – making cupcakes (see below for ingredients)

Ingredients for Cupcakes

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 150g sugar
  • 200ml oil or 200g butter
  • 15ml milk
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2 drops vanilla essence

Ingredients for Icing

  • 300g icing sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1-2 drops vanilla
  • 1-2 drops yellow colouring
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 13th March – view here and subscribe to our channel

27th February - Jeremiah: God Chooses Jeremiah

Bible Point: God knows who we really are

Kids Church Leaders: Victoria & Heather accompanied by Eli & Ezra, Leah & Luna, Alex & Felistis.

Download the craft activity – shown in video this week, but an alternative one is available here

This week’s craft video is courtesy of Jay Lee Painting. You can view the original video here and visit Jay Lee’s website here.

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 27th February – view here and subscribe to our channel

20th February - Psalms: God is David's Shepherd

Bible Point: God watches over us

Kids Church Leaders: Nina, Raymond & Dorothy, assisted by the Melnikov family.

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First broadcast: Saturday 20th February – view here and subscribe to our channel

13th February - Job: God's Plan for Job

Bible Point: God doesn’t always take away sad times

Kids Church Leaders: Vanessa & Petar, with Shauna, Nitu and Jordan

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 13th February 2021 – view here and subscribe to our channel

6th February - Esther: God Sends Esther to Save the Jews

Bible Point: God puts us where we need to be

Kids Church Leaders: Milan & Anju

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 6th February – view here and subscribe to our channel

30th January - God Sends Nehemiah to Rebuild the Wall Around Jerusalem

Bible Point: God is stronger than those who are against us

Kids Church Leaders: Keisha & Neidi

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 30th January at 11.15am – view here and subscribe to our channel

23rd January - God Sends Ezra to Restore God's People

Bible Point: God sees our hearts

Kids Church Leaders: Heather & Victoria, accompanied by Stephen & family and Heather’s family

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 23rd January – view here and subscribe to our channel

16th January - God Shows Josiah Where Scripture Is

Bible Point: God’s word can change us

Kids Church Leaders & participants: Raymond & Nina. Guests presenters – object lesson with Lucy, from Tralee and participation by Indra and Derick with their kids Isaiah, and Joanna and Kezia (from UK).

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 16th January – view here and subscribe to our channel

9th January - God Provides for Elisha & A Widow

Bible Point: God gives us what we need

Kids Church Leaders & participants: Rebecca and David from Cork with opening song, Alvina with craft, Helena from Cork with the object lesson and the Nakka family from Ranelagh with the illustration

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 9th January – view here and subscribe to our channel

2nd January - we're taking a break

Kids Church will be taking a break this week. We’ll be back to our regular programming (The Bible in 1 Year) and times on Saturday 9th January.

26th December - Kids Church Christmas Special

A special one-off alternative look at the story of the birth of Jesus, created by and featuring some of the members of the Kids Church team.

Time: approx 1 hour

First broadcast: Saturday 26th December 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

19th December - 1 Kings: God Proves to Elijah He is Real

Bible Point: God is real

Kids Church Leaders & participants: Keisha, Winsome & Rocayra, Oana & Ayana, and Melissa & Emily & Mellion from Dublin West Church

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

Broadcast date: Saturday 19th December 2020 – subscribe to our channel

12th December - 1 Kings: God Gives Solomon Wisdom

Bible Point: God knows we need his help

Kids Church Leaders: Heather & Victoria, along with guests from Belfast & Banbridge Adventist churches

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 12th December 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

5th December - 1 Samuel: God Helps Abigail Make Peace

Bible Point: God helps us get along

Kids Church Leaders: Nina, Petar & Raymond. Kids Church is ‘visiting’ Ballinacrow Church, with help from the Wilson family, Kristina’s family and Alessandra’s family.

Download the craft activity

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 5th December 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

28th November - 1 Samuel: God Helps David Defeat Goliath

Bible Point: God is on our side

Kids Church Leaders: Milan & Anju with Merrell’s family & Iulia’s family

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 28th November 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

21st November - 1 Samuel: God Shows Samuel Who the King Is

Bible Point: God helps us see people through His eyes

Kids Church Leaders: Keisha & Oana with Winsome’s family

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 21st November 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

14th November - 1 Samuel: God Hears Hannah's Prayer for a Son

Bible Point: God hears our prayers

Kids Church Leaders: Petar, with Nakka family, Owusu family, Juliana K & Kayla C

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 14th November 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

7th November - Ruth: God Gives Ruth & Naomi a Good Friendship

Bible Point: God gives us friends

Kids Church Leaders: Raymond & Nina with Neidi’s family

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 7th November 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

31st October - Judges: God Wins Gideon's Battle

Bible Point: God sees the best in us

Kids Church Leaders: Heather & Victoria with Salomi’s family and Sosanah’s family

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 31st October 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

24th October - Judges: God Sends Deborah to Help Barak

Bible Point: God gives us wisdom

Kids Church Leaders: Keisha & Anju

Craft Activity – nothing to download as all the information about the craft is in the Kids Church video

Download the take home lesson

First broadcast: Saturday 24th October 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

17th October - Joshua: God Wins Joshua's Battle at Jericho

Bible Point: God gives us courage

Kids Church Leaders: Petar & Milan

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First broadcast: Saturday 17th October 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

10th October - Joshua: God Sends Rahab to Protect Spies

Bible Point: God works through unlikely people

Kids Church Leaders: Raymond & Nina

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 10th October 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

3rd October - God Makes Balaam's Donkey Talk

Bible Point: God wants to get our attention

Kids Church Leaders: Petar & D’Andra

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 3rd October 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

26th September - God Gives Caleb Courage

Bible Point: God is bigger than our fears

Kids Church Leaders: Keisha & Heather

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 26th September 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

19th September - God Sees Aaron Make a Golden Calf

Bible Point: God loves us even when we go along with the crowd

Kids Church Leaders: Petar & Milan

Download the craft activity

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First broadcast: Saturday 19th September 2020 – view here and subscribe to our channel

Keeping in Contact

To help our leaders keep in contact with all our families with kids, we have a WhatsApp group for parents. If you’re part of the Ranelagh Adventist Church faith community and would like to join the group, please get in contact emailing us with you name and contact phone number –

Our Team

We have a wonderful team of about 20 volunteers who work very hard to make Jesus real and accessible to our kids.

What Our Parents Say

*names have been changed for security purposes

“Kids Church opens the Bible up to kids in a way that they can understand, teaching them valuable lessons through story-telling, singing and crafts. We love it!” ~ Grainne, from Dublin

Interesting in Joining Kids Church?

If you don’t currrently attend Ranelagh Adventist Church but really would love your kids to experience Kids Church, please get into contact with us using the form below. It would be a pleasure to hear from you and partner with you as we seek to help our children become disciples of Jesus.

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Kids Church Resources

Trueway Kids.com – a really great website where you can download bible-based arts & crafts for kids.