Newtownabbey Methodist Mission Announcements
Welcome to our announcements page!
Any announcements which are to be made will be updated here and on Facebook as soon as possible, thank you.
** 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.
To the Congregation of the Mission.
An Expression of thanks to Mary Henderson.
Trust everyone is keeping safe and well.
The unexpected global pandemic has had a huge effect upon the physical and financial health of many businesses and families across the world. It has also had a major impact upon Churches and their financial resources. Even before the Pandemic, concerns were expressed about the funding required to sustain the work of the Mission, especially as many faithful members who supported the work for years have now died. As a result of these changing circumstances a review took place of the pastoral needs within the mission and the resources needed to fund it.
As the outcome of this review, sadly Mary’s position as pastoral assistant came to an end last Thursday, and I would like on your behalf to say a huge thank you to her for the ministry she has had among us. As Superintendent of the Mission for the past 11years, I have been blessed to have had the support of Mary in sharing together in ministry to the needs of the congregation and the community. Her contribution to the life of the mission has been greatly appreciated. I would also like to assure the congregation that an opportunity will be given to express our personal thanks to Mary when the Church is able to meet again physically, and when we can invite her back and express our thanks in a more tangible way. Meanwhile, as we give thanks for Mary’s ministry, we hold her in our prayers and continue to enjoy her friendship as she visits the Mission on occasions.
Yours in Christ,
The Society Stewards will be at the church on Sunday 21st February between 11-12am to enable people to collect the 2021 church envelopes.
Please enter via the lower front door and exit via the rear door.
24-7 Virtual Prayer Room
(14th February – 21st February)
In this season it has been so significant to gather from all parts of this island on Zoom to pray for our communities, nation and world. This month we are hosting a virtual prayer room. Let’s pray together, night and day, as we pass the baton of prayer from one person to another across the island.
Sign up to pray for an hour or more on the irishmethodist website, where you will also find resources to guide your prayers.
You will find the link here or by clicking the button at the bottom: https://www.irishmethodist.org/247-prayer-room
We will close our week of prayer in a time of online worship at 9pm on Sunday the 21st of February, led by the Rev. Ross Harte and Kathryn Harte, which will be live streamed on the Methodist Church in Ireland Facebook page.