Members of the Prayer Ministry Team are available onsite today and the Team can be contacted with requests via: Susan: 07872652740 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I have the pleasure today of returning again to the scene of my first preaching. That place is Newtownkelly, which is on my home circuit – Dungannon – and the occasion today is a harvest thanksgiving service. The first occasion was a Sunday afternoon service in the company of my minister - who was very encouraging - and a small but warm hearted and patient congregation. My Mum and Dad were very fond of the little congregation at Newtownkelly, and happily attended all their special services over many years. So for various reasons I'm delighted to be returning today, even though the building has completely changed and the congregation will be almost totally different. I've changed too of course. Almost 45 years of Christian life and living have made a difference. But the call to preach is still strong, and the privilege of preaching is still felt. Today's message is from Eph 1.3: 'Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.'  I'm so grateful to my Heavenly Father for all he has blessed me with through my Lord and Saviour over all those years. Today's harvest thanksgiving congregation in Newtownkelly will be feeling the same way about this past year. And I pray you are too.  Every Sunday blessing. Sam

Local Preachers have been a characteristic of Methodism from its beginnings as a revival movement. John Wesley tried to avoid a schism with the Church of England, and encouraged those who attended his revival meetings to attend their parish churches, but they also attended Methodist preaching services which were held elsewhere. It quickly became necessary to build "preaching houses" where the Methodist meetings could be held. One such preaching house was The Foundery, which served as Wesley's headquarters in London. In about 1740, Wesley was away on business and had left a young man, Thomas Maxfield, in charge of The Foundery. Since no clergymen were available, Maxfield took it upon himself to preach to the congregation. Wesley was annoyed by this and returned to London in order to confront Maxfield. However, his mother, Susanna Wesley, intervened and persuaded him to hear Maxfield out, suggesting that he had as much right to preach as Wesley. Wesley was sufficiently impressed by Maxfield's preaching to see it as God's work and began to encourage others to respond to God’s Call to preach as lay people. So today we celebrate Local Preaching and Local Preachers, we thank God for this Calling, and we encourage all who have responded to it, and those who are hearing that Call today. Every Sunday blessing. Sam

As you are aware our Relevant Christianity program seeks to find courses for further discipleship and spiritual growth within our Church Family. With restrictions easing we will be offering two such courses commencing in October 2021.

Prayer Course 2

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month we will be running the Prayer Course 2 by Pete Grieg of 24/7 prayer at 8.15pm in the Chapel. Although we are hoping to be able to meet in person, we are also hoping to have an online zoom element for those who feel unable to join in person just yet.

The Prayer Course 2: Unanswered Prayer consists of five sessions which go deeper in to prayer, provoking honest conversation around the hardest and most personal questions we all ask about prayer.

The Bible Project

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 8pm in the Chapel we will be following the Bible Project’songoing teaching and resources. This is Bible study for the 21st Century utilising various aspects of media including animation, YouTube videos and supplemental podcasts.

We will be beginning with an overview of the How to Read the Bible series and then we will be taking a look at the 'We are Spiritual Beings'  series.

Please register your interest/intention to take part is these fantastic programs for Spiritual growth by contacting Chris Boucher on 07736324232 or by emailing on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed 22

Jo Jingles

Bowling Club

Patchwork Group

  9.30am - Main Hall

  7.00pm - Main Hall

  8.00pm - Minor Hall

Thurs 23

Thursday Fellowship   

10.30am - Minor Hall

Fri 24

BB Junior, Company & Seniors Outing

  External Venue

Sun Oct 3

Youth Fellowship – From 1st Year Upwards

1st and 3rd Sunday each month

  7.30-8.30pm – Minor Hall

Mon 4

GB Start Date 

Explorers

Company

6-7pm - Main Hall

7.30-8.30pm – Main Hall

 

Church Choir – Arrangements to be confirmed

 

techteam advertWe have wonderful opportunities for people with an interest in, and perhaps even a little experience of, the technical side of our church life:

  • from operating the laptop that controls the PowerPoint each Sunday,
  • to controlling the sound desk,
  • to operating the live-streaming itself,

We need help with it all. - Interested? Talk to the folks at the back on Sunday or ring the manse and Rev Sam will put you in touch with the person you need to talk to.

Rev Sam McGuffin                  02890833351   07730532789

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Chris Boucher                        07736324232  Lay Assistant Minister

Linda Laughlin                        02890835827 Society Steward

Church Office                          02890835306

Wed & Thurs, 9am-1pm

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