** UPDATE **
COVID-19 Closures 2021
Our Church has ceased services from the sanctuary as of 10th January 2021, this will be in place until the 18th February when it is reviewed.
Keep an eye on our Facebook and here for any updates which will be communicated as quickly as possible.
We would love for you to join us!
Starting at 11 am
First Sunday of Every Month at 11am
We would like to say a very big thank you to the people from our own congregation and all of the other supporters of the Newtownabbey Methodist Mission across Northern Ireland for the very generous donations to our 2020 Christmas Aid Schemes.
As you will know, because of the COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to collect and distribute actual toys as we would normally do. However, we were able to give Toy Gift Cards (redeemable in a local toy shop) to all the children who were referred to us. We were also able to give Vouchers to help with electricity and gas costs to any families referred for this aid.
Every Gift Card and Voucher was accompanied by a little booklet explaining the true meaning of Christmas. The aid is distributed on a “Need Not Creed” basis across the community in the BT36 & BT37 (Newtownabbey), BT38 (Carrickfergus) and BT39 (Ballyclare) areas.
While the electricity/gas vouchers are particularly needed over the Christmas period, they are also available throughout the year to those in dire need who are referred to us by the Community Advice, Antrim & Newtownabbey (aka Rathcoole CAB) in the Dunanny Centre in Rathcoole.
None of this social outreach work would be possible without the very generous gifts from all of you.
Again, THANK YOU and may we wish you a very happy, healthy and blessed New Year.
About Newtownabbey Methodist Mission
The Mission’s motto is ‘A heart for God and a hand to people.’ We are called to serve Christ, and in response to His love and grace be His hands and feet in the Rathcoole Estate and wherever God places us.
Poems for Life's Journey
Thank you to everyone who purchased one of the "Poems to Encourage and Comfort- as a result, we raised £225.10 for church funds. You can still contact Kate if you would like one of these, just mention it in the email!
Kate has written another book entitled "Poem's for Life's Journey". Priced at £2 for A5 and £3 for A4 (an additional charge is added if postage is required). All profits go to Marie Curie.
If you would like to purchase one then please send an email to:
Please see some examples below!
From "Poems for Life's Journey"
The boats at sea are tossed and battered as the storm takes hold,
sailors caught in the eye of the storm battle fierce winds and cold.
Clinging on for their dear lives as the waves throw them around,
danger's all around them and their hearts begin to pound.
Darkness overcomes them and fear is everywhere,
the storm that they are going through is more than they can bear.
Then somewhere in the distance a ray of light shines through,
offering a lifeline to the weary frightened crew.
The light inspires them to fight on as they see a way ahead,
their thoughts are filled with hope replacing their fear and dread.
The fight is tough but gradually more light comes into view,
if they want to anchor safely they know what they must do.
They can't let tiredness overcome or give in to fear,
the growing light encourages them that the harbour is quite near.
They press ahead determined as more rays light up the way,
the lighthouse now is in full view lighting up the bay.
Safe at last on solid ground they offer up a prayer
and thank God for His mercy and His loving care.
They followed the light through the darkest night and we can do this too,
for God will always shine a light to show you a way through.
From "Poems to Encourage and Comfort"
God sends us angels to stand by our side,
When the darkness consumes us and we just want to hide.
We may meet angels unaware as we journey through this life,
They come and offer comfort in the midst of pain and strife.
Sometimes we cannot see them but their presence fills the room,
They bring a peace beyond all words and take away the gloom.
Angels come in many guises- some in human form
They care for the sick among us in this new world norm.
Some have to leave their family home and their loved ones too,
They don't want to risk their families' health because of the job they do.
Some angels work all through the night to keep the food chain going,
There are those who operate the tills while the queues outside keep growing.
Remember all these angels are sent from God above,
They serve as a reminder of our Father's love.
So if you ever feel dismayed remember this is true,
Seen and unseen everywhere angels watch over you.
Please include your name, address and contact details alongside whether you would like normal (£2) or large (£3) print in your email to Kate.
“I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation."