President's Blog

A short time spent with a group of people from various places across Ireland who are exploring what it is to be on the edge of ministry, seeking to connect with people currently outside the church.

They are facing up to the challenge of being Aliens in a Strange land, being followers of Jesus but reaching out beyond the walls of the traditional models of church.

Exciting times for North Down YMCA - at the opening and dedication of their new premises in High Street - privileged to be asked to conduct the dedication of the new suite to the Kingdom work - a place for all to experience the Love of God

Words from the Holocaust memorial from Lisburn tonight.

so long as we live, they too shall live,
For they are now a part of us,as we remember them

With Some of the Ballynafeigh circuit staff putting our best foot forward

Let the pictures tell the story of today on the Belfast District

Excellent time as the brand new website for WDRF is launched

You can find it at
Twitter account @methodistwdr

Well done Tim and Laura

Very moved after visiting the exhibition of Colin Davidson's paintings entitled "silent testimony" it his portrayal of 18 people who are victims of the Troubles. 18 picture of photograph eyes, telling something of a troubled soul.

Thank - you WAVE for the invitation and well done the Ulster Museum for being great hosts.

You should make the effort to see this exhibition, it finishes on Sunday

A Most engaging few hours with Rabbi David Singer yesterday from the Belfast Synagogue on a number of subjects including how the Abrahamic faith can dialogue together. Ideas shared in a warm and understanding manner. Appreciated seeing around the synagogue- in the Hebrew language Genesis 1 states "God created in the beginning the earth and the heavens" implies that God existed before Creation. Hope for more dialogue.

Today, with my colleague Rev Andrew Kingston, we lead the community of Drimoleague in a service of thanksgiving for Rev John Brooks, an encourager, a faithful praying servant of the Methodist Church. Praying for Helen, Kenton and family

Very disappointing to hear that Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been adjourned again, this time until April. The Irish teenager has been held for over two years on charges relating to illegal protests. Pray for him, his family and the Irish government, all seeking his release.