** UPDATE **
COVID-19 Closures 2021
**ANNOUNCEMENT AS OF 18/04/21**
We have reviewed the necessity to book prior to attending church and have come to the decision that you do not need to book before attending. Therefore, please do not call the office to book as there is no need.
We look forward to welcoming you all back! As usual, we will be following all guidelines (such as face-masks and social distancing) but this will be communicated at the start of the service!
SEE YOU SOON!
Annual Christmas Toy Appeal
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our Christmas toy appeal so faithfully over the years. Last year, due to the Covid restrictions, we asked everyone to donate money instead of toys which was then used to provide gift vouchers for Toytown in Abbeycentre. Thanks to your generosity we were able to support many families and spread some Christmas cheer to those in our community who were most in need. We have decided to continue in the same way this year so instead of buying toys we are asking everyone to donate the money they would usually spend on toys. This year we will continue to support families by providing toy vouchers and also fuel vouchers for EuroSpar, The Diamond, Rathcoole. Due to spiralling energy costs and cuts in benefit credits we know that many people will find Christmas a struggle so we are asking that you prayerfully consider what you can give to help.
Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. Donations should be sent to: Rev Karen Spence (Superintendent Minister) Newtownabbey Methodist Mission 35A Rathcoole Drive Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 9AQ And marked for TOY APPEAL.
Hebrews 13:16 "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
We would love for you to join us!
Starting at 11 am
First Sunday of Every Month at 11am
- Music Night for Friends of the Cancer CentreWed, 15 DecNewtownabbey15 Dec, 19:00 – 21:00Newtownabbey, 35a Rathcoole Dr, Newtownabbey BT37 9AQ, UKA music night featuring classics from the last 50 years, Christmas pop and carols! In order to reserve your spot please do one of the following: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Message: 07850273908 We cannot accept walk ins on the night due to COVID restrictions and COVID contact tracing.
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: email@example.com
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."
If you have any queries/want to get in contact- please submit a form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible!
If you wish to make a donation to the church, please call or email the number/email address below directly.
35a Rathcoole Drive,
028 9085 2546