Announcements - Sunday 15th October 2017

6.30 pm - Eskylane Evening Harvest with Rev Philip Thompson and the combined Kells & Eskylane Choir

7pm – Campaigners (Eagles and Junos)
8pm - Choir Practice

10am – Kells Tots
8pm – Midweek Meeting – Grace Alone

10am – Ladies Bible Study
11:45am – Senior Citizen’s Luncheon Club
7:30pm – Campaigners (Inters and Craftsmen)

7:00pm – No Junior CE this week
7:30pm – Kells Youth
8pm – Eskylane Harvest Supper

2:30pm – Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea

11 am - Sunday Zone & Adult Bible Class
12 noon – Morning Service - Rev Boyd: The Kingdom of God (Lk 22 v 29f)

Additional Announcements

If a member of your family is admitted to hospital or you are planning to go into hospital please inform Rev Boyd or Carolyn Patterson. The Hospital notification system is not working efficiently and often no news of an admission reaches the church.  It would also be very helpful if you could notify us on discharge from hospital.

It’s that time of year again when the Presbyterian Children’s Society envelopes are in your order of service.  This organisation is there for children of Presbyterian Families who for various reasons find themselves in financial difficulty. The money you so generously give each year is invaluable. The society has been going for 150 years and has helped over 43,000 children – such as the lady whose husband died suddenly, left with the difficult task of bringing up their two-year-old daughter – “There are so many people I don’t know directly helping my life. I love that. That’s the way the church should be”. Real people, real families are helped by your donation and it make such a huge difference. Therefore, please take the envelopes home and any donation no matter how small will be very welcome. Just drop them in the offering plate over the next week or so. Last year we raised £720 so well done everyone. More importantly please remember the society in your prayers. Thank you.  Please see Gary Craig if you would like an envelope.

You are invited to Woodgreen Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Woodgreen Faith Mission Hall on Sunday 15th October at 3:30pm.  The speaker will be Mr Andrew McIlroy and there will be special music by Mrs Joanne Fulton

Fire Evacuation Training has been arranged for Saturday 4th November at 10am.  This will take approximately 1hr 30minsALL ORGANISATIONS MUST HAVE TWO REPRESENTATIVES!!  Please speak to Ronnie Brown or Alistair McKay with the names of those attending.

Forthcoming Events

Harvest Services:
Sunday 15th October Eskylane 10.30 am
Rev Boyd, 6.30 pm Rev P. Thompson (Connor)
Friday 20th October 7:30pm – Eskylane Evening Supper

Coffee Morning - Please come and support Scripture Union E3 Coffee Morning. It's on Saturday 21st October, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in West Presbyterian Church, Ballymena. All proceeds go to our local Scripture Union to support outreach work in local schools. 

Senior Citizen’s Harvest Afternoon Tea will be held on 21st October from 2:30pm until 4pm in the Church HallAll Senior Citizens are welcome to joins us for food & fellowship.

Ballymena Presbytery Reformation 500th Anniversary Events on Wednesday 25th October:

10.00am - 12.30pm in 2nd Broughshane Coffee Bar,
"The Reformation Applied to 21st Century Ministry" (for Ministers, Elders, Youth and Church Workers). NB Ministers please notify numbers attending the morning Event to The Rev. N.G. Mulholland.

8.00pm in Third Portglenone , Evening Rally:
"Why Was There A Reformation". Speaker at both events: Dr. Ian Hamilton.

Church Life: Church Resources Exhibition and Seminars Tuesday 14th November in the Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. 
A magazine outlining the Seminars and booking details is available in the vestibule.

Belfast Bible College are holding two Discovery Days on Tuesday 24th October and Tuesday 13th February commencing at 10.15 am.  These are for anyone interested in attending the College to study.

Community Announcements

Luncheon Club
has been increasing in numbers and with this we need an increase in help.  If you would be available to help on a fortnightly basis, on a Thursday 9:30am – 2pm, to prepare and serve food (no cooking involved) please contact Robin Fowler or Paula Brown.  Any help would be greatly appreciated

Registration Services for Births, Deaths and Marriage in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne now operate an appointment system. To make an appointment please telephone 0300 124 5000 or email

Cars and Coffee @ The Williamsons in aid of The Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital.  You are invited for ‘Coffee, cake and cars’ on Saturday 21st October at 2pm onwards.  If you have an interesting vintage, classic or modern car – bring it along! Everyone Welcome – Margaret and Mervyn Williamson, 153 Lisnevenagh Road, Antrim, BT41 2JU

Weekly Catechism – The Heidelberg Catechism

Q9 Does not God then wrong man, by requiring of him in His law that which he cannot perform? 
No: for God so made man that he could perform it; but man, through the instigation of the Devil, by wilful disobedience deprived himself and all his posterity of this power.

Q10 Will God suffer such disobedience and apostasy to go unpunished?
Ans: By no means; but He is terribly displeased with our inborn as well as actual sins, and will punish them in just judgement in time and eternity, as He has declared: Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.

Church Zone Rota

Jonny & Louise McKay
22nd Oct: William & Jean McNeilly

Vestibule Rota
October 22nd
R Brown – M Turtle
October 29th R Brown – M Turtle (Morning & Evening)

Creche Rota
Sarah Morrow – Linda Millar – William Maybin – Ruth Maybin
22nd Oct: Mary Sloan – Trevor Wilson – Hilary-Ann Turtle – Nikki Kernohan