We had our final harvest service on Sunday. Ballyhaise church building was beautifully decorated and we had a great crowd for our thanksgiving service. Thank-you to those who decorated the church so beautifully and to all who came.
You can listen to the sermon from David Morrow from UFM at the link below and read John 12:20-26 here
It was great to be joined by our mission partners Gerald and Louise on Sunday morning, you can listen to an update on their work from Louise here:
And you can listen to Gerald preaching on Colossians 2:6-10 here:
On Sunday we reached the 10th Commandment. Why does God command us not to covet? Find out at the link above - apologies the recording starts part way through sermon after we watched a video of a man trying to keep up with his neighbour’s lawn and garden! You can read our first reading here and our second reading here.
At the end we watched a video from Team Hope which you can see here:
We’re planning to collect the shoeboxes in our all-age service on 18th November in Drung.
Killoughter Church was beautifully decorated for harvest, see our Facebook page for the photos. Rev Christiaan Snell spoke on Matthew 6 where Jesus tells his followers not to worry, you can listen here:
We had a great time today at the Drung harvest all age celebration. Thank-you very much to those who decorated the church so beautifully and to those who helped with the tea. You can listen to Jamie’s all age talk at the link above and read Psalm 67 here.
A wonderful conker display at the font!
The church was beautifully decorated, the singing was fantastic, and we were blessed to have Damien Burke from Drogheda Presbyterian speaking for us at our 2018 harvest service in Lavey. You can listen to the sermon from the harvest service from Lavey at the link above and read Psalm 65 here. More photos below.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Is that true?
“Sticks and stones can break my bones…but lies can crack hearts, ruin reputations, vandalize marriages and start riots”
Why does God tell people not to lie? Why is it important to be trustworthy? What about a bit of harmless gossip? Listen to the sermon on the 9th Commandment here. The second reading was from Matthew 18:15-20 and can be found here.
We had our harvest service in Larah on Sunday, thanks to those who beautifully decorated the church (see photos below - if you click you should get more photos). Thanks also to Simon Donohoe who preached very clearly from Mark 4, you can read Mark 4 here and listen to Simon’s talk at the link below. This coming Sunday we’ll be joined by Damien Burke from Drogheda at our harvest service in Lavey.
Anastasia Kriegel was found dead on Wed 16 May in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, Dublin. She was just 14 years old.
Two 13 year olds have been arrested, they are the youngest people in the history of the state to be put on trial for murder.
In 2018 in America, already been—234 mass shootings.
In Ireland in 2017 - 18,803 Threats to murder/assault/harassments
Where does all this violence come from? How can we protect our children and ourselves? Are the seeds of murder within our own hearts? You can read what Jesus says about where the problem starts here and listen to Nick's sermon on the 6th commandment at the link below.
This morning Rev David Martin helped us to consider the 7th Commandment, "You shall not commit adultery" and our second reading was from Matthew 5:27-32, you can read it here. You can listen to the sermon at the link below. Please don't hesitate to get in contact to talk about anything further.
Have you ever stolen? Maybe you've been the victim of theft? What does the Bible have to say about theft? Why does God tell people not to steal, and is there any hope if we've stolen?
Exodus 20:15 says "You shall not steal" and our second Bible reading was Matthew 6:19-34 and you can read it here. You can listen to the sermon at the link below.
Find out who said: “Youth today love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, no respect for older people, and talk nonsense when they should work. Young people do not stand up any longer when adults enter the room. They contradict their parents, talk too much in company, guzzle their food, lay their legs on the table, and tyrannize their elders.” And when they said it! You might be in for a surprise.
In 1924 Eric Liddell, the flying Scotsman, was set to win Olympic gold in the 100m, but he refused to run because the heats were being run on a Sunday. He was a Christian and for him Sunday was the Lord's Day - a day of rest and worship. Was he right to refuse to run? What does it mean to "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy"? Does this still apply to Christians?