On Sunday 3rd June 2108, Ballycarry Presbyterian Church hosted a special service to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Downshire School in Carrickfergus. Many of our members have connections with the school. We were pleased to welcome many current and former pupils and members of staff taking part in the special service as Downshire celebrates its 40 years of history and looks forward to the start of the new Carrickfergus Academy as Downshire and Carrickfergus College merge to become one.
Invitation to visit International Meeting Point on Tuesday 15th May 2018
Meeting at 7pm in Church Car Park
contact Jennie Morrison for further details
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th March 2018
CORRYMEELA WEEKEND 16—18 FEBRUARY 2018
Theme: Who are You! A number of Teens, Children & Adults made their way up to the North Coast to Corrymeela, just north of Ballycastle looking out to Rathlin. Sometimes our activities were joint and others were separate because of the help of volunteers, from across the world, working at Corrymeela. Each morning began with a time for Prayer when the day was handed over to God, while in the evenings we joined with all on site for worship in the place called ‘the croi’ which means the heart – an apt name for a place of worship. As part of our programme, the adults learnt about ‘Samson’ in Bible Studies led by Maurice, the Teens some team building and the children enjoyed play through Lego and games involving co-operation supported by volunteers. (seen below)
Blessed with lovely weather an afternoon coastal walk was refreshing. It was then time for sharing of talents – teaching how wire a plug, sew on buttons with ‘4 thread method’ & learn to sew to make a cross with wool.! These activities were the means to an end to Build up the faith of our Church Family. Thank you to all who shared in this venture.
Comments re the Weekend:
In December 2017, a willing band of volunteers prepared, wrapped and filled more than 20 hamper boxes which were donated to the International Meeting Point.
Many thanks to all members who contributed items for the parcels – you’ve all helped make Christmas that bit more special for some needy families.
The November Meeting of the PW will take place on Thursday 9th November at 10.30am. The guest speaker, Patrick Anderson, is from Aware NI and his topic is “Mood Matters!”
Aware NI is a national charity for mental health and is based in Belfast and Londonderry.
This meeting is open to everyone so please feel free to attend .
Light refreshments will be served.
Audrey Stewart Hon. Sec. Ballycarry PW.
During the October meeting, members were entertained by Alan Ashenhurst as he brought his collection of ornamental pigs along with their “stories!”