Announcements - Sunday 25th March 2018

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

7:30pm - Discipleship Class in the Manse

10am - Kells Tots
7pm – Campaigners Parents Night

10am – Ladies Bible Study
11:45am – Luncheon Club

8pm – Good Friday Service in Connor

6:30am – Presbytery Dawn Services at Slemish and Portglenone Forest
8:30am – Early Morning Prayer Meeting
11 am - Sunday Zone and Bible Classes
11:40am – Prayer Meeting in Minister’s Room
12 noon – Morning Service – Rev Boyd & The Congregational Choir
6pm – Prayer Meeting
6:30pm – Easter Celebration

Additional Announcements

There will be NO COMMITTEE MEETING on Tue 27th March.  The next meeting of committee is scheduled for Tues 22nd May 2018

“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
These are in addition to Good Friday (30th March) at 8 pm in Connor
Everyone is warmly invited to attend these

Forthcoming Events

Campaigners Parents Night
on Wednesday 28th March at 7pm with speaker Rev Philip Thompson

Good Friday Service on Friday 30th March at 8 pm in Connor.

EASTER DAWN SERVICES on Sunday 1st April at 6:30am in Portglenone Forest with Rev Jeffrey Blue (Rasharkin) and at Slemish Car park with Mr Jonathan Boyd (Wellington).

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 under4’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


11:45am – Luncheon Club

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 1st:
R Maybin – J Hughes (Morning & Evening)
April 8th:
R Brown – J McLeister

Creche Rota   

March 25th:
Linda Millar & Janine Munnis (Creche)
Matthew Turtle & Jill Morrow ( Bubbles)

April 1st:
Linda Millar & Janine Munnis & Lorraine McCullough (Creche)
Matthew Turtle & Jill Morrow ( Bubbles)

Church Zone Rota
25th March & 1st April:

Adam & Kathy Turtle

Offering Rota

LHS Downstairs – R Brown & C McCullough
RHS Downstairs – C Montgomery & R Frew
LHS Downstairs – W Maybin & T McNeilly
RHS Downstairs – J Irons & J Carson