Announcements - Sunday 1st April 2018

6pm – Prayer Meeting
6:30pm – Easter Celebration

No Choir Practise

12 noon – Church Day Out To Carrickfergus

No Kells Tots
No Midweek

No Ladies Bible Study

1 am - Sunday Zone and Bible Classes
11:40am – Prayer Meeting in Minister’s Room
12 noon – Morning Service – Rev Boyd : Build Yourselves Up (Jude 17 – 23)

Additional Announcements

PW Committee Meeting – Tues 10th April at 7:30pm in the Manse

“Elders’ Roadshow” - Thursday 19th April at 7.30 pm in 1st Ahoghill. This will include 3 seminars on leadership, mission and pastoral care.  If any elder is interested registration is by emailing

If anyone is thinking of going on any form of Mission or Outreach this summer they should take a support form from the vestibule, fill it in and return it to Robin Carson

The Path To Inclusion (a half day conference for anyone with an interest in people with learning disability and their place in the local church) will be held on Saturday 28th April from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in Ballymena Baptist. Booking forms are available from Rev Boyd.

Joint Evening Services with Connor:
29th April at 6.30 pm in Connor
27th May at 6.30 pm in Kells
Everyone is warmly invited to attend these

Robin & Joye Carson are planning to go back to Romania on Sat 14th April to do some work among the homeless and underprivileged.  If you would like to help by sending small gifts for the Children eg. Small packets Haribo or similar sweets or chews, sweetie lollies, balloons, bouncy balls, hair clips and bobbles, bubbles, crayons, pencils and other similar things they would be delighted to take them and put a big SMILE on little faces.  No chocolate please.  The gifts can be collected next Sunday (8th).  Thank you for all your help

Forthcoming Events

We are planning to have a Church Day Out on Easter Tuesday, 3rd April.  (Weather permitting).  We are hoping to go to Carrickfergus.  We will meet in the carpark by the castle at 12 noon for a picnic and optional games.  Please bring your picnic and rugs/chairs.  Then all who wish will go to visit the castle (£5 adult £3 child under 4’s free).  After that there are various options; promenade for a walk, children’s play park, coffee shop etc.  All welcome.  Please give your name to Carolyn if you plan to go to the castle so a booking can be made.

There will be a Table Quiz in our halls on Saturday 21st April, 7:30pm, to support the work of Child Evangelism Fellowship.  All welcome.  There will be a retiring offering.  Desserts and tea/coffee provided.

We hope to hold a ‘Life Explored’ course beginning on Monday 16th April at 7:30pm for 7 weeks for anyone who is interested in becoming a Christian; those who are wanting to find out who Jesus is and what it means for them, or those who have questions they are wanting answers for.  If this is you then you are very welcome.  Or if you have a friend who you would like to bring along you would also be welcome

“SOCIAL MEDIA: Filters, Followers and Stories”, with Nathan Wallace. A Youth Night on Saturday 14th April at 7:30pm in West Church, Ballymena, organised by Ballymena Presbytery. For all young people and young adults in year 8 and older.

Kids’ Big Day Out for Primary School children, their leaders and parents. Saturday 21st April 1’45 – 4 pm in Wellington Church. Tickets £4 on sale from Monday 4th February from

No Midweek Meeting on Wednesday 4th April
Home Groups meet on Wednesday 11th April
Kirk Session meet with New Communicants on Thursday 26th April

Community Announcements

The Woman of Worth, 6 week Ladies Bible Study in Proverbs 31 led by Marion Reid in Manna Restaurant, Kells on Monday Mornings, starts 9th April until 15th May, 10:30am – 12noon – Cost £2 per morning (includes tea/coffee and scone – Women of all ages welcome

Faith Mission:

Summer Camps
Discovery Camp (8-11 years) 2-6 July Portadown
Adventure Camp (12-14 years) 9 – 13 July, Portadown
Teens Camp (15-18 years) 23 – 27 July, Downpatrick
Booking forms in vestibule.

North Ulster Bible Weekend 3 – 6 May at Carnlea. Programme leaflet in vestibule
Bangor Convention 30 March – 3 April.
Programme leaflet in vestibule

Vestibule Rota
April 8th:
                       R Brown – J McLeister
April 15th:                     R Brown – J McLeister (Morning & Evening)

Creche Rota
April 1st:

Linda Millar & Janine Munnis & Lorraine McCullough (Creche)
Jill Morrow & Matthew Turtle (Bubbles)

April 8th:
Lorna Murphy & Mary Sloan & Elizabeth Smyth (after offering) Creche
Eleanor Connaughty & William Maybin (Bubbles)

Church Zone Rota
25th March & 1st April -
Adam & Kathy Turtle

Offering Rota

LHS Downstairs – W Maybin & T McNeilly
RHS Downstairs – J Irons & J Carson

LHS Downstairs – T Wilson & M Copeland
RHS Downstairs – J McLeister & J Mawhinney