All in Conference 2019

On the 16thNovember 2019 in Lismore Comprehensive School Craigavon, we'll gather together to learn, worship and explore the 'what's next?' together. This is a day to be equipped, to discover missional tools, and to dream for your community. Book your early bird rate now at £22.50 (£30.00 after the 16th October). There is a special rate for young people (age 12-18) of £15.00 and a free kids’ programme for children who attend primary school and Year 8. This was a fantastic event last year and we would encourage as many to attend as possible.

We'll hear from keynote speaker, Neil Hudson, who leads a team of church consultants and oversees work with both UK and international churches. Neil's extensive experience enables him to inspire all kinds of leaders who want to grow whole-life disciple-making communities and develop their culture-change skills.​ Break-out sessions will take place in the afternoon to facilitate focussed exploration on mission and discipleship in your context.

Register online through the Methodist Church in Ireland's website: www.irishmethodist.org

Family Care Adoption Services

Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking adoptive families for babies, young children aged 2 years and older; and brothers and sisters. For further information please telephone 02890691133 or 02871368592 or alternatively, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From the President's Desk

 “A politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next generation.” So said J F Clarke, a theologian and author particularly concerned about the social problems of his day. It is hard to know what our MLAs are thinking at the present time. They seem to have battened down the hatches in the face of the social issues storm raging in the province and the Brexit storm raging across these islands. We may have reasonably expected that they would be shaping the Abortion, Same-sex marriage and Victims Compensation issues but it would appear that they have their eyes on Brexit and on perceived political gains whatever happens on the 21stOctober and the 31stOctober. We need stateswomen and statesmen who can rise above the storm and bring some reassuring calm. We need politicians who can see that agreed and reasonable Irish Language legislation would remove the major stumbling block to the return of the Stormont Assembly. We need an electorate that is prepared to accept minor changes in the interests of major gains. We need Christians who are prepared to engage in the call for intercessory prayer this weekend. We need The Lord to help us all. The next generation will not thank us if we fail them now. #God is our Adventure. Every blessing.

Sun 13 Oct           Longford am. Dungannon pm

Mon                     Visit to Bush Primary School

Tues                     Christian Aid AGM and Consultation

Thurs                   Continuing Ministerial Development Day

Fri                        MCI Reconciliation Working Group

Sun 20thOct         Southern District Visit Begins

Alzheimers Society Side by Side Service

Do you enjoy good company and a bit of craic? Do you enjoy helping others?  The Alzheimer’s Society are currently recruiting new Side by Side volunteers to support people in the early stages of dementia.  If you would like to learn more about this rewarding and exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact David on 02890387787 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Call to all food handlers - Food Hygiene Training

Wednesday 13 November (7-9.45pm)

Most of the circuit churches prepare food or cater to some degree and a requirement under food safety legislation is that food handlers should receive appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene, to enable them to handle food in the safest way. Food handlers don't have to hold a food hygiene certificate to prepare food, so this course is designed to provide those involved in church catering activities with the basic information needed, without having to sit an exam. The course will be held in the Chapel at GMC and will be taken by Karen Bruce, an Environmental Health Officer – one of the people you might dread walking through the door of your church kitchen! Through her years of experience inspecting commercial kitchens, she will provide an insight into issues relevant to church catering. If you’re involved in church catering and haven’t received any training within the last 3 years, please attend if at all possible. A donation of £2 per person would be appreciated. It would be helpful to have an idea of numbers, so please contact Stephen Orr or Karen Bruce if you are planning to attend. 

Himalayan Treks - IRWDR

HIMALAYAN TREKS 2020

Irish Methodist World Development & Relief is delighted that Kopila-Nepal (WDR partner) has been chosen as The Surf Project’s recommended charity for their 2020 Himalayan Treks.

There are 2 options if you’d like to take part in the adventure of a lifetime; climb to Everest Base Camp or trek the Himalayan trails.

For more information email Tim Dunwoody: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register by 15 November for early bird rate.