November 2015

A picture montage of my week with Portadown District. See more pics on my Facebook page.

Lovely friendly evening with folks of Gorey Methodist Church - faithful people with servant hearts

Some have shared this clip already on social media. It maybe strange to us that a media organisations would be concerned that those of other faiths or no faith, would be offended by this generous prayer.

It is another example of the "strange land" we are to be holy aliens in.

Yesterday was international suicide survivors day. When a suicide happens in a family, community, school or within a peer group a whole selection of people have to try and survive that tragic loss of life.

Thank God for groups who walk alongside them, giving brilliant appropriate support.

Maybe in our prayers of intercessions today we could remember this group of people asking God to minister His grace to all touched by the horror of suicide.

Barry has not lost any of his insightful wisdom and good humour - delighted to introduce him at the book launch of "when the saints go marching in"

George ( front left) is my new Methodist hero - at the young age of 92, he helps with work in the container ministry. He had the great idea of protecting the computers in boxes with knitted vests, hats and blankets, which then are givens to new mums in Africa - never waste a space - inspired by humble service - go George

Really great two days at Junior Ministers Conference, really excellent teaching from 3DM, special moments praying for the church in Monaghan( location of the event) and for each other. They prayed for the President, a personal highlight. These are Christ-like men and women who serve the Methodist Church in Ireland passionately - our future is bright in their hands ,

Sunday night Youth of The Churches of Donegal Town indulge the President

The words of the Archbishop of Canterbury on Sunday at the Corrymeela celebration. Taken from the story of the woman at the well, his Grace the Archbishop, highlighted that the Welcome of hospitality ( water) is taken on by Jesus to the Welcome of reconciliation ( we Samaritans) - a challenge for Northern Ireland.

Celebrating the Contribution that Corrymeela Community has made to living life well in N I over 50 years