Gifts for Life 2019

Celebrating its 50thyear, Irish Methodist World Development & Relief continues to walk alongside expert and committed partners who work in some of the most materially poor communities.  Last year £8,000 worth of Christmas gifts were purchased from Gifts for Life.  If you would like to purchase a gift that makes a long-term difference, this is your opportunity to do so.  Gifts range in price from £10-£100.  For further information, please collect a Gift for Life catalogue from the foyer table.

Church Fundraising Lunch

Janet Maxwell and her son Harry will be going to Uganda to work with the Wakisa Ministries in December. This Christian charity helps support young girls aged 11-18  years old who are experiencing crisis pregnancies, by providing shelter, counselling, support and education, along with an opportunity for the girls to grow in their faith. They will also be working with Sanyu Babies' Home, another Christian charity which takes care of abandoned children. We plan to hold a fundraising soup, bread and cheese lunch after the 11.30am service on Sunday 24thNov everyone is welcome and any donations to support the work of these charities would be very gladly received. Furthermore, any donations of baby clothes and knitted baby hats would also be very much appreciated.  

Newtownabbey Methodist Mission Gift Appeal

 

Glengormley Methodist continues to support the Newtownabbey Methodist Mission Gift Appeal.  Toys, vouchers and money donations will be gladly received on Sunday 8th December and subsequently taken to the organisers at the Mission.  Toys should be unwrapped but may be labelled for boys or girls, between the ages of 0-16.  

Bus Pass Christmas Afternoon Tea

 

Anyone eligible for a Bus Pass is invited to our special Christmas Afternoon Tea on Saturday 7th December from 2.30-4.30pm. We really encourage you to come along and join us for a lovely afternoon tea and some great Christmas entertainment. Tickets are free and available from Linda Laughlin, Stephen Orr or Rea Blain. 

Church Fundraising Lunch

Janet Maxwell and her son Harry will be going to Uganda to work with the Wakisa Ministries in December. This Christian charity helps support young girls aged 11-18  years old who are experiencing crisis pregnancies, by providing shelter, counselling, support and education, along with an opportunity for the girls to grow in their faith. They will also be working with Sanyu Babies' Home, another Christian charity which takes care of abandoned children. We plan to hold a fundraising soup, bread and cheese lunch after the 11.30am service on Sunday 24thNov everyone is welcome and any donations to support the work of these charities would be very gladly received. Furthermore, any donations of baby clothes and knitted baby hats would also be very much appreciated.  

From the President's Desk

“I believe in the light, even when the sun doesn’t shine. I believe in love, even when it isn’t given. I believe in God, even when his voice is silent.”That’s a great testimony. Those words were found scratched on the wall of a bomb-blasted air-raid shelter in Germany after the Second World War. They help stimulate my remembering at this time of Remembrance. I’ve been re-reading stories of people who found God in the midst of war and conflict and in the most traumatic of experiences imaginable. I am currently captivated by a book entitled ‘War and Grace’ by Don Stephens, which tells the amazing stories of thirteen people who came to faith during wartime. I’ve been encouraged as I’ve spoken again to people who always struggle at this time of year to find them reaching out to The Lord as they cope with tragedy and trauma. It is good in all our remembering to remember that God is the rock and refuge of all who put their trust in him: however bleak things seem, at the extremes of human experience, always and forever.#wewillrememeberthem.  #God is our Adventure. Every blessing.

The President’s Diary

Sunday 10th                     Belfast Central Mission, am. Glengormley, pm.

Monday/Tuesday             Connexional Team and Stationing Committee

Wednesday                       Education Meeting and Visits in Bangor

Thursday                          Day Off

Friday                               Preparation and Belfast Central Mission Concert

Saturday                           ‘All In’ at Lismore School in Craigavon

Sunday 17th                      RTE Recording in Dublin