Bishop Donal McKeown (Bishop of Derry), Rev Peter Murray (President of the Methodist Church), Liam Milligan (NW Methodist Mission), Phelim McBrearty (Volunteer), Bishop Ken Good (Bishop of Derry & Raphoe), Rev Lindsay Blair (Faughanvale Presbyterian Church) & Fr Michael Canny (Chair of Churches Trust)
The leaders of the Churches in Derry, Londonderry invite people to ‘get on their bikes’ and come together to participate in the ‘Tour de Foyle’ Charity Cycle Event on Saturday 23rd August, setting off from St Columb’s Park from 7.30am.
The recent attacks on the Jewish Synagogue and the Star of the Sea, Roman Catholic Church has been condemned by the Methodist Church in Ireland. Speaking on behalf of the Church and the President, the church's General Secretary, the Rev Donald Ker has said:
At the recent Methodist Church in Ireland 2014 Conference in Dublin the Church’s World Development and Relief Committee (WDRC) provided a report on the global projects they had supported throughout the previous year.
Rev Peter D Murray pictured after being elelcted and installed as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland at a ceremony in Christ Church Leeson Park, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times
Last night Rev Peter Murray was installed as the President of the Methodist Church at a ceremony at Christ Church Leeson Park, Dublin.
Puddleducks the day nursery set up by the Belfast Central Misssion has received another vote of approval. Puddleducks has been voted into the "Top 10 Recommended Nursery Award" in Northern Ireland by daynurseries.co.uk
Over the weekend (6-8 June) Newcastle churches organised a very successful cross-community event. The churches set up an Interchurch Flower Festival which was held in the Church of the Assumption from Friday 6 June to Sunday 9 June to mark Pentecost Sunday.
Participating churches were Newcastle Presbyterian Church, St John's Parish Church, the Methodist Church and Our Lady of the Assumption.
Because of the increasing support within the community for the Newtownabbey Methodist Mission’s pre-school children’s service it has had to extend its provision from a morning only service to a morning and afternoon service. The afternoon service is now provided 3 afternoons per week.
Parents have been very enthusiastic and a course on respecting differences was well attended. The parents were glad of the opportunity to discuss issues and to make new friends.
Claire Keatinge, Commissioner for Older People Northern Ireland, visited Kirk House Residential Home in East Belfast last week to hear how the home is offering a different type of accommodation to other similar facilities.
The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Dr Heather Morris, and members of the Church's Council on Social Responsibility have met all five main political parties recently. From those meetings the Council on Social Responsibility strongly believes that all parties:
are genuine in their determination to achieve agreement on the three contentious issues
are of the opinion that there is a small window of opportunity between now and the start of the marching season in July for further discussions