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The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Peter Murray has issued the following Statement:

President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Peter Murray
The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Peter Murray has issued the following Statement:
 
EAGLE (Embracing Autism Through Guidance, Love and Education)

Belfast Central Mission’s EAGLE (Embracing Autism Through Guidance, Love and Education) Autism Support Services continues to grow and develop new services.

Since 2001 EAGLE has  supported 770 families and currently has  32 families using  their home  intervention scheme.

Rev Peter Murray, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland

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.

Methodist City Mission Londonderry Hostel

This year the Methodist City Mission (MCM) in Derry/Londonderry  celebrates 75 years of providing help and accommodation to homeless men in the City.

East Belfast Social Enterprise Project

On 31 July the East Belfast Social Enterprise Hub (EBSEH) opened its doors to local social enterprise entrepreneurs.

The EBSEH is one of the projects initiatiated by the East Belfast Mission and is funded under the Northern Ireland Executive’s Delivering Social Change framework.

Jim Irwin, Damask Advice Services Team Leader, Sue Stevenson, Advice Consultant, Advice NI and Harold Baird, Damask Chairman

Damask Community Outreach which operates from Seymour Street Methodist Church has extended its opening hours due to increasing demand.

The Advice Service will now be available on Tuesday of each week from 10.00am - 4.30pm as well as on Wednesday from 10.00am - 12.00 noon.

4caring dementia partnership project

Belfast Central Mission (BCM) has partnered with the Alzheimer's Society, Extra Care and the Northern Ireland Hospice to improve the quality of, and access to, care and support for older people with dementia and their families in Northern Ireland.  This collaborative project is called 4caring and has grown from a shared recognition among the partners of both the need to improve the continuity of support for families living with dementia in the community, and an opportunity to work together to make the best use of increasingly constrained resources.

Rev Patrick Ernest Donovan

The latest Methodist Historical Society of Ireland Bulletin (2014, Vol 19) has recently been published.

Contents include:

The Nixon Memorial Hospital in Segbwema, Sierra Leone

The Nixon Memorial Hospital in Segbwema, Sierra Leone is struggling to cope with the Ebola outbreak in the country. Local people are afraid to go to the hospital in case they catch Ebola. There have been several deaths in the hospital, including three members of staff. Local people feel under siege by an enemy that no one understands.

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