Wellington Record for March 2018

Wellington Record for March 2018

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Wellington Record – March 2018

 

Welcome to the Spring edition of our church magazine.  

The Greek word ‘ekklesia’ means an ’assembly’ or as we call it ‘church’. The word is not linked to a specific place but indicates that we are part of the whole body of Christian believers, wherever they may be.  

‘And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him  head over everything for the church…’                     Ephesians 1 v 22. 

Many of our people in Wellington are involved in short and long term Christian service – not just in Ballymena but right across the globe. We also have the privilege of supporting others where, in years gone by, links have been established.  

Have a look at the world map on the centre pages and be amazed where our people, and those we support, are working. Learn of the difficult and challenging conditions Sergey and Yulia face in Ukraine and how Metka and Goran are spreading the Gospel in Slovenia. Rachelle recently spent time in the slums of Delhi while others are working much closer to home. Each is our brother or sister in Christ. 

‘And pray for us too,   that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…’ 

Colossians 4 v 3 

We have recently been considering the topic of prayer in Wellington. Let each of us resolve to put into practice these words from Colossians 4 and uphold in prayer those involved in building His Kingdom, wherever in the world they may be!   

Mervyn Orr, Editor 

 

Wellington Carol Service

Wellington Carol Service

On Sunday 18th December Wellington had it’s annual carol service, below are some pictures taken from the evening service.

Wellington Record – December 2017

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Wellington Record – December 2017

Welcome to the Winter edition of our church magazine.

Another summer has passed and many are looking forward to spending time with family and friends over Christmas and New Year.

Do you ever pause and look back over the year that has almost gone? Do you wonder if you have made a difference in someone’s life? Did you go out of your way to help someone in need? As we journey through life, we can become so caught up with the demands of modern day living that we have little or no time for others. Maybe we should pause, take stock and ask ourselves what is really important to us.

In Micah 6 v 8 we read, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

You can’t fail to be moved by the words of Lauren Agnew as she tells us of IJM’s work on pages 12 & 13. To realise that millions in our world live in slavery at the hands of evil and unscrupulous people seems almost unbelievable in the 21st Century! Surely William Wilberforce’s efforts led to the abolition of slavery 1833!

What better time of the year to sit down and consider our attitudes to others and how we might develop lives full of justice, mercy and compassion.

This is, after all, what the Lord requires of us!

Mervyn Orr

Editor, Wellington Record

Christmas at Wellington

Christmas at Wellington

Have a look at some of the upcoming events happening in December at Wellington Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys’ Brigade | Girls’ Brigade | 2017/18

Boys’ Brigade | Girls’ Brigade | 2017/18

With the summer holidays coming to an end, it won’t be long until the church’s weeknight program is back in full swing.  That means that the Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade will be starting again soon and many of you have been asking how to enrol your kids these organisations.  All the necessary details are found below –

Girls’ Brigade

Girls’ Brigade will begin on Monday 4th September. Explorers (3-8yrs) will meet from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. To join the Explorers, Girls must be 3 years old by 1st July. The Company section (8-18yrs) meets from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Registration will take place on the first night so please come along.

Boys’ Brigade

To register for Boys’ Brigade all you need to do come along on the first night. The first meeting will be on Thursday 14th September from 6:45pm – 7:45pm in the church hall.

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the front page of our website or send us a message via our Facebook page.

The GB and BB look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Tearfund Walk

Tearfund Walk

2017 walk is a great success!

Our sponsored 5K walk in May 2017 raised £25,300! A huge thank you to all who walked, sponsored and helped. Our biggest participating group was Cullybackey College, whose pupils raised an astonishing £4,355 – they are pictured below queuing for their well-deserved hot dogs.

Read more at Tearfund walk blog.

Nikita in Nepal

Nikita in Nepal

After spending the last four years studying primary teaching, Nikita has set off for Nepal to help educate and support young children of missionary families from all over the world.

Follow Nikita’s journey as she blogs about her time in Kathmandu and pray for her as she serves God through her professional skills and applies her faith to life in a community that needs God.

No valley’s too low (Kathmandu), nor mountain too high (Everest) to escape the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord! This is such a special promise we can read in God’s word in Romans 8v39. 

Nikita George

Nikita’s blog is available at the link below –

Nikita in Nepal

Wellington Record – June 2017

Wellington Record – June 2017

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Wellington Record – June 2017

 

Over the winter I have been enjoying the gentle game of bowls at the Men’s Fellowship on a Tuesday night.  While it may appear too sedate for some, I can assure you that it is a game of some skill. You never quite know where your ‘perfectly delivered’ bowl will end up. The aim of the game is to finish close to the jack. An errant bowl can, however easily wander off the mat, pull up short, or roll on past the jack. It may even hit an obstacle on its way. Even worse is when you are close to the jack and you get a nudge – or a whack – from your opponent’s bowl.

 

Life as a Christian is a bit like a game of bowls. We have the aim of staying close to Jesus but sometimes we can ‘wander off the mat’, or hit obstacles as try to live our lives without Him. We may go too far or even pull up short and let others deflect us from our path. While we all have to contend with many issues in life, there is one constant, Jesus. He stands, His hand outstretched, offering us rest and bringing us peace!

 

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41 v 10

 

Mervyn Orr

Editor, Wellington Record