President's Blog

Excellent to drop-in at the Funky Fish in Bandon. Great place for young people to hang out. Well done the leadership of the Church and particularly Keith Kingston. Imagination, hard work and living at the edge makes such a difference.

Pictured with Stomp, the Holywood and Bangor circuit youth group. Really appreciated being at Home today, sharing the Covenant service with RTE broadcast and Wesley Centenary joined by Primacy and the circuit service in Carnalea.

Like the man who hid his talent because he was afraid of the Master, does fear stifle what God can do through us because we are afraid of the possible outcomes

Thrilled to share at a packed Glenburn this morning. All ages sharing together the Christmas story. It really got the true Meaning across.

In the NewYear Olive Hetherington And Rev john Mbayo re going to Togo. If you have an old mobile phone and charger that you are not using, these men could use them to help the people of Togo. Contact Oliver on 07866 545131

It was wonderful to meet some of the Syrians families relocating to NI tonight. Their stories were so moving and it great to observe them laughing and playing games, Lesley lost badly at hungry hippos. just ordinary people wanting to live their lives again- I am very humbled and privileged, I think I saw something of the true meaning of Christmas tonight.

As you enter Ballymena Methodist Church this welcome statement greets you, which is true of them.

Very encouraging to hear the story of a congregation who is committed to Word and Action, so that "others" know the difference this brings to the community.

Then a time with Rev Bertie Armstrong-what an inspiring man of God who served Methodist church in Jamaica and Ireland in some very difficult times.

I have Bill Omsteds permission to share this picture, he actually insisted. He wants the connexion to know he is on the road to recovery. Major heart surgery will take place, subject to infections, in January - but he was in good "cheeky" form, keen to pray and keep all on their toes.

This is Ella Williams celebrating her 100th birthday today (8 December). She is a member of Wesley Centenary, Bangor were she played a significant role in the BB with her husband, in the front row of the choir, as always smiling, a joy to be around. Happy birthday Ella.