Wellington Record December 2018

Wellington Record December 2018

Welcome to the Christmas edition of our church magazine.

Over the past weeks I have been impressed by the skill and dedication of those who work in the medical profession. Having witnessed the workings of an Emergency Department, a Fractures Clinic, X-ray Departments, a Day Surgery Unit, an Operating Theatre (I don’t remember a lot about it!) and finally a Wrist Clinic. I was overwhelmed by the concern, care and attention I received. These workers spend long hours, meeting patients with conditions that range from fairly minor to those that are life changing and life threatening. But they always manage to act professionally, treating everyone with respect, dignity and even a degree of sympathy.
As I considered the dedication each had shown to their chosen profession and then started, rather painfully at times, to put together this magazine I was struck by the dedication and devotion of so many of our members in Wellington as they serve God. People who put Jesus first in their lives and themselves second.
I believe you will be challenged as you read these pages and I wonder will you consider where Jesus is in your life. Nigel Whann on page 23 says, ’The challenge each of us should consider is are we content to be merely consumers or are we willing to step forward and help’.
Are you a consumer or a helper??
May the peace and joy of Christmas live in your heart all year long.

Mervyn Orr, Editor

Wellington Record December 2018

Wellington Record – June 2018

Wellington Record – June 2018

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Welcome to the summer edition of our church magazine.  

It is increasingly easy to shop without interacting with another human being. Walk around a shop, serve yourself, go to a self-service till, scan your products, pay and leave! Or go online and order whatever you need and in a day or two parcel arrives, placed in the garage or red recycling box as you have prearranged. 

Is it possible to live as a Christian and not interact with others? Matthew 22 v 39, instructs us, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ and in Hebrews 10 vs 24&25 we read, ‘Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another’. Do you interact with others? Are you an encourager? Do you use your life and resources serving yourself or serving others? 

This magazine contains many examples of people who are or are planning to serve God. These are people not consumed with self but with helping others, locally or as far away as South Africa. Can I ask that you resolve to pray for each of them as Paul prayed in Colossians: ‘We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.’  

Mervyn Orr, Editor 

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