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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ORE Update

Shannon has arrived safely in Ethiopia and is hard at work.  The following is a post in her own words: “Just took devotion and aw it was unreal- I get such a buzz of it! The memory verse was ‘For the Lord your God goes with you he will never...

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Read All About It! September 2018

September 2018 Our most up-to-date magazine is now available.  Parishioners should be receiving their copy over the next few days.  If you are not on our delivery list, you can keep up-to-date by clicking on the link above.  Please contact us via email or facebook if you would like a...

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ORE Update Ethiopia

Shannon Boyd is in Ethiopia from Saturday 25th August for two weeks. She has arrived safely. She will be spending most of her time in Makelle but also visiting the new site in Maichew. We look forward to an update on her return. Please encourage prayer for safe traveling and...

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