Karen and Friends

I trust you have enjoyed a blessed Christmas and New Year with family and friends. I so appreciated a rare Christmas with my family. I exercised absolutely no self-control...for more.

Multi-Media Rota

The multi-media rota from March to July 2015 can be downloaded.

Home Group

Home Group will meet in David and Patricia Beare's home (3 Ferney View) at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 24 March 2015.

Mother and Toddler runs every Tuesday from 10.30 am - 12 noon during school term. Everyone welcome, mums, dads, granny's, granda's or childminders.

Choir Practice will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday evening. Any new members are always welcome.

Prayer Points

Members of the Confirmation group.

Parish Home Fellowship Groups.

Rector (Brian), Charlie and David.

Christian unity and witness especially here in Ballinamallard.

Parishioners who are ill or in any kind of need.

Mission partners Karen Salmon, Ronnie & Maggie Briggs.

A safe return for Sophie following her mission time with YWAM.

Persecuted Christians (particularly in Pakistan, Syria and Iraq).

World peace (especially Ukraine).

Those affected by the cyclone in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu.

The bereaved.

Verse of the Day

Rector's Diary

It is Holy Week so there are very few "meetings" or events. I will be taking assembly in Devenish College on Monday morning and then spending time preparing for the Holy Week and Easter services. On Thursday morning, I will be worshipping with the bishop and colleagues in Clogher Cathedral and renewing our ordination vows - followed by a light lunch.

Holy Week Services - Arrangements agreed between the Methodist Church and the Church of Ireland.

Tuesday 31 March 2015 - 7.00 pm This is the Youth night in Magheracross Parish Church. All youth organisations - Scouts, GFS, GB and YF will be expected to attend. The Primary School children will also take part in this service which should finish before 8.00 pm.

Wednesday 1 April 2015 - 8.00 pm Meeting in the Methodist Church

Thursday 2 April 2015 - 8.00 pm There will be a celebration of Holy Communion in each church according to our respective traditions.

Good Friday - 3 April 2015 - 8.00 pm Our worship will begin in the Methodist Church. It will include a journey from one church to the other and conclude in Magheracross. This is not a long walk but transport will be available.

Lunch Club - there will be no lunch club on Good Friday and no communion service on Thursday. If anyone needs transport of assistance to attend the 8.00 pm service on Thursday, please ask.

Easter Day On Easter morning there will be an outdoor service at the lough shore at Killadeas at 6.00 am followed by sausage breakfast. Donations from the breakfast are in aid of the Priory Tower restoration. Each church will hold their own acts of worship at the usual times. Easter Praise will be held in Magheracross at 7.00 pm.

Mothers' Union

There will be no meeting this month - instead members are asked to attend the evening church service on Maundy Thursday 2 April 2015. Please bring missionary monies to the service.

Anybody wishing to attend the Festival Service at 8.00 pm on Friday 1 May in St. Patrick's Church Monaghan, please give your name to Linda Hamilton or Linda Tisdall before 16 April. The preacher is the Mothers' Union Chaplin for Clogher, Bishop John McDowell

Sophia's Blog

It's hard to believe that in the morning I start my journey to YWAM Perth! I am going to update this blog while I'm away- and I've never done one before so it will probably be short and sweet with lots of spelling mistakes.. 6 years ago I experienced God in a new way. I discovered a simple truth- God is alive! I had grown up in a church and read bible stories, but it took a long time for me to realise the Gospel isn't a 'story', it is life changing and vital. Over the years since I have grown to love the God who saved me more and more and want to live to fulfil the purpose I now have; to tell others about this life giving news...for more

Advance Notice

The Annual Easter Vestry will take place on Monday 13 April 2015 in the Archdale Hall at 7.30 pm. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.

Lunch Club continues each Friday. Please contact Iris Hurst to book your lunch 07970631135.