** UPDATE **
Our Church has resumed services from the sanctuary since 19th July 2020.
We are working hard to ensure that everyone's health is protected and have put in place many safety measures. As a result- these services will look very different to usual:
You will be shown to your seat by stewards where you should remain (if possible) for duration of the service.
Hand Sanitiser will be provided.
Services will be shorter, now lasting around 35/45 minutes.
Face-masks are strongly advised and should be worn unless exempt.
There will be soft hymn singing in the service alongside soft praise with the praise group.
Please follow all the guidance given by stewards and by Billy at the beginning of each service- it may seem strict but it is for your health and for others around you.
Furthermore, we are operating contact tracing for those that attend our church services. Your details must be given to the stewards at the door, these will be held for 21 days until they are cleared and disposed of. Failure to supply details will prohibit entrance to the service.
*Note that protocol may change over time, this 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
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 to Encourage and Comfort
Kate Smyth has written a little book of poems entitled: Poems to Encourage and Comfort. This is available to buy and costs £2.00 for normal print or £3.00 for large print with all proceeds going to Newtownabbey Methodist Mission. If you would like to buy one then please email Kate at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are a few sample poems which we hope you enjoy. God Bless.
An Unfamiliar Path
When life takes you down a path unknown,
Where everything's different and you're feeling forlorn.
Just turn your eyes to the man above
And rest in His unchanging love.
What used to be normal is no longer so,
Everywhere's closed and there's nowhere to go.
If you're feeling lonely or a little bit scared.
If you feel deserted and believe no-one cared.
Trust in Jesus and tell Him how you're feeling.
Let Him know all your troubles so that He can bring healing.
Look around and you'll see that life isn't all bad.
Thank God for the blessings which make you feel glad.
Turn to God's word and he'll show you the way,
He'll guide your steps and your words today.
Let His presence light your way ahead,
While all your worries at His feet you've laid..
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."