The Irn Men met last Wednesday for another night of worship, learning and fellowship. Gary Fleming shared his experience about living a Christian life and Philip McMenemy & Neil Cornett led us through the next part of our study in a ‘Gospel Centred Life’.
This month the big idea was that all of mankind seeks to establish their own righteousness, but as Christians our righteousness is found in Jesus. This is one of the great Gospel truths – that we have been set free from the burden of working for our own righteousness and now rest in the perfect righteousness that Christ gave us through His atoning death on the cross. This is part of living a gospel centred life. The night finished with some awesome pulled pork baps (thanks Tanya). A good night all round.
To find out more information on the Gospel Centred Life, check this out: https://www.whm.org/gcl
Every summer both Tartaraghan and Loughgall congregations have the joy of seeing many, both young and those ‘not so young’, head off on various short-term mission trips. In September those who have been away take part in a special report service, to share of the work that they have been involved in. It is always a delight to hear what God has been doing in and through lives around the world.
This year the annual Report Night took place in Tartaraghan. We heard from those who served closer to home in Ireland and from those who traveled further afield to places such as America, Portugal and Romania. Despite the different countries, work and time zones, all went with the same aim: To share the good news of Jesus Christ.
A closing thought was brought by Philip from Psalm 119. One of the verses from the passage speaks of the unfolding of God’s word giving light and understanding to those who are willing to hear the good news of Jesus.
Whether it be overseas or on our doorstep, will you share this good news? That Jesus came, lived, died and rose again – so that through Him we might have life.
What will your mission be?
The ladies launched the mission on Saturday afternoon with an Afternoon Tea. Our hall was transformed into a vintage tea room with bunting, linen table cloths, our best china, ladies in vintage clothing and pretty flowers in jam jars. We were introduced to Billy Patterson who delivered a challenging message and were blessed by the ministry of music and song provided by Exalt and Zoe Robinson.
What an encouragement to see ladies of all ages enjoying the food and fellowship – thanks to all who came along and supported us and also to those who helped in so many ways to create such a welcoming and friendly environment.
Give thanks to The Lord for He is good.
Click here to view the photos.
We kicked off our week of mission this morning with the Men’s Breakfast. A great turnout of men enjoyed a hearty breakfast as well as an encouraging and inspiring message by Billy Patterson. We’d like to say a big thank you to all who came along and we trust you enjoyed the food and fellowship. Also thank you to all who helped with the organisation, cooking, serving and clearing up. Great job! Photos coming soon…
From the 25th to the 29th August we ran our second Robinsonstown Football Camp at the open space in Robinsonstown. Once again we were really encouraged by the turn out of children eager to take part in the fun and games. Each evening we opened up with a few warm-up games (Alien Attack seems to be a favourite) before getting one of the leaders to share a little bit about how they came to know Jesus and what he’s doing in their life. After the chosen leader got a grilling on the Hot Seat we then split the children into appropriate age groups for a game of football. The competition was as strong as ever! Some of the children also got to do craft as an alternative.
At the end of each night we shared a Bible message by means of a short sketch and then had an opportunity to close in prayer before the children headed off home. Some of the older children got the boots on and stayed behind for a “leaders versus kids” match. We can’t confirm what the end tally of wins were at the end of the week but we do know who was more exhausted!
On the Friday night all of the children and their parents were invited to come along to the church hall for the end of week BBQ and skills competition. Once again it was a great night of fellowship and a fantastic opportunity to get to know some of the parents and children a bit more.
We’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the children that came along and to the parents who dropped off and collected them each night. We’d also like to thank the Birches Primary School for once again making the school facilities available during the week – it was a really big help. Thanks also to all the leaders who helped with the organisation and and running of another great football camp. Click here to see photos…
Tonight 7.00-8.30pm – Youth Fellowship in Tartaraghan – Diane Erskine
Monday @ 7.30pm – Ladies’ Keep Fit
Tuesday – Girls’ Brigade – Explorers: 6.30-7.45pm Company Section: 7.45-9.30pm
Wednesday 10.00-11.45am – TLC Parent & Toddler Group
Wednesday @ 8.00pm – Ir’n Men
Thursday @ 8.00pm – PW
Friday 7.00-8.00am – Prayer meeting in Minor Hall
Friday @ 8.00pm – TYC
Saturday @ 2.00pm – GB Explorers – Film afternoon
Sunday @ 9.30am – Sunday School and Bible classes
Sunday from 9.30am – Prayer meeting in Minor Hall
United Appeal/Mission Envelopes
January – United Appeal
Dates to Remember:
Monday 16th @ 7.00pm – Kirk Session meeting
Monday 16th @ 8.00pm – Congregational Committee meeting
Next communion service – 26th February
January – Chris Humphries & Thomas Ritchie
Children’s Church Next Week: Esther Lawson & Rhonda Armstrong
We are hosting a week of Mission with guest speaker Billy Patterson from the 7th-14th September 2014. We hope that this will be a great opportunity to share the gospel and fellowship with friends, family and the wider community.
The week starts off with a Men’s Breakfast and Ladies Afternoon Tea on Saturday 6th and then continues with evenings of praise and worship throughout the week. Please click here for further information or contact Philip McKelvey on 028 87784477 for more details
Everyone is welcome to our morning service beginning at 11am.
All children are welcome to our Sunday School beginning at 3pm.
Everyone is welcome to our morning service beginning at 11am.