Holiday Bible Club in Kenya

An update from Gerald and Louise our crosslinks partners in Kenya on their Holiday Bible Club.Next Monday they begin ‘Cross Camp’ with hopefully 40 young people (so far 36 have signed up and paid!) This is for young people who are between 14 and 18 mainly. It is iServe’s first...

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Update on ORE container

The container has now been completely packed and collected fromBelfast. It is being shipped to Djibouti and will then travel  by road toMekelle in Northern Ethiopia. It will take up to 40 days for it to arrive.  SO MANY people and organisations have contributed by way of goods and also...

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For unto us a child is born

Advent and Christmas are fast approaching, so here is a reminder of our various services during this special time of the year. On Sunday the 9th of December our Sunday School children take centre stage as they share the Christmas story with us in the morning service at 11.30am.  This...

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ORE Container Shipment Update

Thank you to everyone for the interest in this project over the last few weeks. We planned to send a few cartons of clothes to ORE but things have progressed further! We have now purchased a shipping  container and will pack it during November for onward shipping to Makelle. We...

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Blythswood Care shoebox appeal

At the end of September we launch our annual Christmas shoebox appeal in church. This year we are doing things a little differently and using a local Christian charity that will distribute the boxes. This is Blythswood Care’s 25th year of doing so. You can find out more about the...

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Donations for ORE

Recently we have been packing a small number of boxes with donated clothes and planing to ship them to ORE in Mekelle. Normally this is not really cost effective but we felt God was leading us to send them. Indeed some people have already kindly given us money towards costs....

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#Explore – summer 2018 update

This summer, we at Ballinderry Parish hosted our fourth annual teenage outreach event, ‘#Explore.’ The aim of this event was to provide innovative ministry and teaching in the rurally isolated areas in Ballinderry and its surrounding areas (Aghalee, Maghaberry, Glenavy and Crumlin) and to share the gospel within a cross-community...

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A Real Old-Timer

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September we celebrated the Middle Church’s 350th Anniversary.  Although our records do not indicate exactly when in 1668 the church was consecrated, we felt this weekend was ideal.  The church was already opening the church for the European Heritage Open Day scheme on...

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Day of Prayer

We in Ballinderry Parish believe that prayer is vital to the life of our church.  Therefore, as our various organisations and meetings start up again in September, we are holding a day of prayer in the parish church, on Saturday 15th of September from 10am til 4pm.  There will be...

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