This year the Belfast Central Mission (BCM) celebrates its 125th Anniversary.
One of the events organised by BCM to celebrate this momentous year was a special 125th Anniversary Tea Dance for older people. Last week the Grosvenor Hall was filled with over 100 people joining in the old time dances and enjoying each others' company.
All twenty of the plucky Irish Methodists who left Northern Ireland on 16th of September to trek to Everest Base Camp have made it. They reached the Base Camp on the 26 September very tired, but very excited and joyful.
An interpid team of 20 Irish Methodists are hiking their way to the Everest Base Camp to raise funds for the Methodist Church in Ireland’s (MCI) mission projects at home and abroad.
The team set off from Northern Ireland on 16 September and arrived in Kathmandu on 18 where they received an inspiring and moving talk from Bina Silwal, Director of Kopila Nepal which is an NGO working for the rights of marginalised women and children. Part of the money raised by the team will go to support Kopila.
The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Peter Murray has issued the following Statement on the run-up to the 20th Anniversary of the IRA ceasefire:
"This week-end we celebrate the cease-fire in the long saga of what we knew as "the troubles" and it was ironic that on Monday we witnessed the funeral of Albert Reynolds credited as one of the five architects of what we have come to know as "the Peace Process"
This Process which began 20 years ago has had its hic-ups but we need to consider the number of those alive today because of it.