It's time to reach Ireland

‘My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind…
so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.’
– Jesus (John 17:21)

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Lib Dems vote for abortion free-for-all

Ending the life of an unborn child is merely part of healthcare and current safeguards should be dispensed with, according to new Liberal Democrat policy. Keep on reading: Lib Dems vote for abortion...

The Connor Big Sing 2018

  The Connor Big Sing in Lisburn Cathedral on September 16. Photo credit: Matthew Cairns/Danielle McCullagh. The second Connor Big Sing resulted in a choir of more than 60 people leading contemporary praise at a service in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday evening,...

Naz Tuesday Kids’ Club

The Naz Tuesday Kids’ Club – starting back on Tuesday 25th September at 4:30pm No pre-booking is necessary, however a parent/guardian will need to accompany children to complete and sign a permission slip on arrival.

Middle Church, Ballinderry, celebrates 350th anniversary

Ballinderry Parish, Diocese of Connor, marked the 350th anniversary of the consecration of the Middle Church on September 8 and 9, with the celebrations coinciding with European Heritage Open Days. On Saturday September 8 crowds flocked to Ballinderry to travel back...

COI Gazette – 21st September 2018

Times of plenty, hunger and waste The Torah was very clear at Harvest time: leave the edges of your fields for others to glean, rest the land and from your bounty tithe for the benefit of the poor (Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22). The Law honoured God by honouring others...

The Promotion to Glory of an Authentic Christian

On Monday I travelled to Belfast for the funeral of an authentic Christian. Jackie Boyd, a life-long member of the Salvation Army, suffered from dementia in recent years and died last week. He was, in the Army’s terminology, “Promoted to Glory”. As...

Storm damage at St Augustine’s

The Rector of St Augustine’s Parish Church on Londonderry’s ancient city walls was counting his blessings after a tree in the church graveyard was felled by high winds on Wednesday morning. It happened around half past ten as Storm Ali battered the North...

A tribute to carers

My mother died recently after some years of gradual decline due to dementia, hastened by a bout of pneumonia. She was 92. I happened to be the family member with her in hospital in the early hours of the morning when her life ended. The nurse on night duty was...

Books

Book: History of Mission Halls throughout Northern Ireland

Mission halls, non-denominational places of worship, stand for one overriding aim: to preach the Word of God. For this special work of documentary photography, the author has been granted access to most of the 100-plus mission halls across Northern Ireland....

Events

Faith in the Family Conference – 19 Nov 2016 #Belfast

How can we best live out our faith within our families? For many of us, the reality is that the pressures and busyness of modern family life often make it easy for faith to take a back seat.   As couples, we want to grow together in our walk with God, but often...

Big Church Live with Hillsong Worship – 22 Nov 2016 #Belfast

Now in its fifth year, Big Church Live (previously Big Church Night In) has become the go-to event in the Christian calendar and this year is no exception. Featuring Hillsong Worship, Worship Central, Reuben Morgan and Tim Hughes. Get ready for a night of heartfelt...

DNA Mens Conference – 5 Nov 2016 #Belfast

CVM Ireland held it’s first annual DNA Men’s Conference in Belfast last year. It was an incredible day, with amazing worship as a band of brothers, inspiring & challenging teaching and most important – men turned to Jesus for the first time. Due...

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