E3 Omagh and Castlederg

Hello! After a few months away from E3 Omagh & Castlederg I am excited to be back to work. However, things aren’t quite back to normal! I am currently working 3 days a week and with current guidelines, I am not popping in and out of schools everyday. However, thanks to technology, I am able to connect with schools in new ways. I can’t help but think about the words of Isaiah 43v19 and as much as I miss the 
way things were pre Covid19, I can celebrate that there are still lots of opportunities to share God’s Good News with children and young people in schools. It can be daunting facing “newness” and for me, talking to a camera instead of a room full of smiling faces is certainly new, but having the confidence that God is working through the videos I create makes every outtake, edit & upload worth it! If you would like to see an example of one of these videos, have a watch of the video below.
Here is one of my online assemblies. This one was for KS2 pupils and tells them the story of Jesus washing his disciples feet.

To find out more about E3 Omagh and Castlederg Scripture Union by checking out this Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/e3omaghcastlederg

Have a look at these practical ways that churches can support schools during this time! If you have any questions about how you can do this, please get in touch by contacting me through this page or by emailing sarahe@suni.co.uk

On the 31 August this was my first day back at work after a time of furlough. I have returned on a part time basis and will be working 3 days each week, until the end of the furlough scheme in October when we return to our full-time hours.Please continue to pray for the SUNI Schools’ Team over the next weeks and months as we continue to seek to engage, equip & empower.Please also pray for our local schools as they navigate through a lot of new routines and challenges over the next few weeks.Please get in touch with any questions or prayer requests.

9 September 2020: Today I caught up with a few local church workers in Omagh! It was lovely to be back in the district & to see some friendly faces!

THANK YOU!


Trust you are well!  This year has most certainly taken an unexpected turn – and no doubt there are challenges still to come for us all.  However, despite this, we at Scripture Union NI have a continued heart and desire to make God’s Good News known!  Since March, staff have been working hard creating online resources and seeking to support those they usually work alongside in schools and churches within their E3 areas.  The interest and feedback has been incredibly encouraging and has been opening up new opportunities, even within the challenges of lockdown!

However, in being realistic about the longer term implications for each of our E3 areas, the E3 staff themselves and the work they are involved in, the decision has been made to furlough all our E3 Workers (along with other SU staff) for the months of June and July.  We will continue to review things in the months ahead and consider what the new academic year will look like for our ministry within the changing face of education particularly.  We will keep all our regular supporters and friends up to date as best we can – check out our website and social media pages too.

Whilst life before lockdown is already becoming more distant in our memories, it is important to take note of ALL that God has done through the E3 Schools’ Project in the last academic year!  We hope that you enjoy reading stories of encouragement and hope in this Annual Report, and that you will continue to stand with us prayerfully, practically and financially in the academic year ahead.

Thank you for your support!  E3 simply could not happen without the many churches, individuals, businesses and others who partner with us so generously – not just financially, but in so many other ways as well.  Perhaps now, more than ever, we value your continued support and partnership in this ministry, as together we trust the unchanging and sovereign God through the many changes our world is facing.

‘Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. 
Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, 
because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.’ 1st Cor. 15:58

Yours sincerely,

Leanne Dunlop                        Mark Moorhead

Field Ministries Director                Schools Ministry Manager
Email: leanne@suni.co.uk                Email: mark@suni.co.uk

I have been blessed to have Ellie & Seth working alongside me in Omagh & Castlederg this year! Have a watch of this video to hear some of their highlights, what they have learnt and what they have planned for the future!

Please continue to pray for these guys as they move on to their next step.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Schools’ Team will be on furlough for the month of June. Please continue to pray for our staff during this time, and if you have any queries relating to SUNI Schools’ Ministry, please contact Leanne Dunlop on leanne@suni.co.uk

Click on the link below which will direct you to the E3 Omagh & Castlederg page where you can access SUNI’s online resources and receive updates from SUNI during this time.

https://www.facebook.com/e3omaghcastlederg/

I never though I would be sending out my termly news in the middle of a pandemic! But alas, the “normal” day to day of an SUNI schools’ worker has changed massively over the past few weeks, and it will continue to do so as we journey through this period of unknown. As Christians, we believe the words of Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” We believe that God works for good and though this time of uncertainty he is still moving in the lives of his people. Recently, I have been listening to this beautiful song by Laura Story on repeat. Click on the video below to listen to it. Here are some of the lyrics: 

“Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise”

Let us encourage and pray for one another through this time. We are living through a strange season where our world is hurting, yet we have a Heavenly Father who is bigger than this pandemic. Pray that during this time we would be able to share the comfort and joy our Heavenly Father brings us daily.

Our mailing address is:
Scripture Union NI
157 Albertbridge Road
Belfast, N.Ireland  BT5 4PS
United Kingdom
Engaging, Equipping and Empowering to make God’s Good News known in Schools
For videos on the work being done by E3 go to YouTube by clicking the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwGXmBHiUVGvaFFfBLJq_Ng

If you have any questions or would like some more informations please do get in touch!

Email – sarahe@suni.co.uk
Phone – 07489511393