President's Blog

One of the great things about this year is the variety which each day brings. It has been an inspiring and hope-filled 36 hours. Tuesday began with a visit to the Northern Ireland Hospice and the NI Children's Hospice, hosted by the chaplaincy team. It was inspiring to see even something of the work which staff and volunteers do - and to have the privilege of meeting some of the folk in Hospice.

Mararthon Methodists

Lots of Methodists took part in Marathon related events today. Here are some of them at the Finish, members of the team who did the 8 mile walk for Christian Aid- definitely not the fastest, possibly the wettest!

A great day in Dublin yesterday. With the North Dublin Circuit in the morning. It was so good to meet some old friends and folk who are sacrificially living out their commitment to Jesus.Then this afternoon we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Christ Church Sandymount. It was wonderful to share in the service with Rev Dr Rob Craig, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church and to hear Mervyn McCullough preach a sermon that was both challenging and encouraging.

A beautiful Praise service for Palm Sunday (13 April) in Knock this evening. Wonderful singing from the choir, fellowship with the 3 churches on the circuit and St Columba's and a selfie with the Team on Mission!

I'm grateful to Rev Mervyn Ewing for this this wonderful 'wet feet' story from Cavehill and Jennymount.

Rivers Methodist Church

Terrific meal and meaningful, Spirit- filled service with Rivers Methodist Church in Carrick on Shannon yesterday.

"Ladies for Life" group Charlemont and Cranagill

Lovely evening on the Charlemont and Cranagill circuit tonight (3 April). Here with the women from the "Ladies for Life" group.

Sandy Row Methodist Church

A lovely morning (Sunday 23 March) at Sandy Row Methodist Church in Belfast, commissioning Stuart Crawford as a Community Outreach worker and gearing about all that is happening through Shine, Reflect, the Men's Breakfast and Women's Group...lots of wet feet!

Here is a great "wet feet" story. I am grateful to Michael Anderson who told me about it. Michael writes..

Yesterday was a wonderful St Patrick's Day. Inspiring service at Saul in which Hadden Wilson challenged us "do you really believe in the Holy Spirit?" Then a Pilgrimage with stops for prayer led by Tash Creaney and then powerful, anointed preaching by Alain Emerson in the Cathedral, all graciously and generously hosted by Bishop Harold and Dean Henry. Now off to see the exhibition in Downpatrick Methodist.