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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
“Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very centre of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. Mark 10:14-16
Wellington Holiday Bible Club is Back!
Holiday Bible Club is running this year from 6:30pm – 8:00pm every night from 25th – 29th June and is open to all kids from P1 – P7.
Online registration is now closed but please do bring your kids along! There will be an option to register at the door.
On Sunday 18th December Wellington had it’s annual carol service, below are some pictures taken from the evening service.
To download the latest issue of the Wellington Record, please click on the link below –
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!
Editor, Wellington Record
Have a look at some of the upcoming events happening in December at Wellington Church.
You can now download the annual accounts using the link below.
The file can be opened using the password recently distributed to church members. If you would like to find out more about church membership or about the annual accounts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Wellington Presbyterian Church Annual Accounts
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 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.
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!
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.
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’s blog is available at the link below –
Nikita in Nepal