Announcements - Sunday 11th February 2018

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

10am - Kells Tots
8pm – Midweek Meeting: Rev Boyd – Heaven and Hell

10am – Ladies Bible Study
11:45am – Luncheon Club
7:30pm – Campaigners (Inters & Craftsmen)

7pm – Junior CE
7:30pm – Kells Youth

11 am - Sunday Zone and Bible Classes
11:40am – Prayer Meeting in Minister’s Room
12 noon – Morning Worship – Rev Boyd: Contend for the Faith (Jude vs 3 – 4).  At this service we will sing hymns chosen and introduced by members of the congregation.
6pm – Prayer Meeting in the Choir Room
6:30pm – Evening Service – Rev Boyd: Quick to Listen (James Ch 1 vs 19 – 21)

Additional Announcements

Sat 24th Feb   9am-12 noon
Speaker-Valerie Murphy

Price £12 inclusive of Full Irish Buffet Breakfast and Tea/Coffee & Shortbread after the talk.
Please book and pay no later than Sun 11th Feb Ring Joye
Please spread the word to friends outside our church.

It has been decided that we would hold a series of Joint Evening Services with Connor as follows:
Sunday 25th February at 6.30 pm in Kells
Everyone is warmly invited to attend these

Presbytery Statement

The Presbytery of Ballymena, which represents over 20,000 people of all ages in the greater Ballymena area, would like to thank all frontline NHS staff and those who provide care in the community for their dedication and professionalism as they seek to deliver safe and high quality medical care under the current immensely challenging working conditions. We are very aware of the unrelenting pressures and intense strain felt by all NHS staff which is causing widespread frustration and sadness, leading to mental and physical exhaustion for many. 

As an expression of our pastoral concern, and as an encouragement, our ministers will continue to lead their congregations in praying for you at this very difficult time. 

We send you all our warmest regards.

William Sinclair (Moderator)
Joseph Andrews (Clerk)

If you have signed a Gift Aid declaration some time ago and your circumstances have changed e.g. you are no longer paying tax, it is important that you let William McNeilly know as soon as possible, as Kells Church would not be entitled to claim the tax rebate on your contributions. If you are a tax payer or have just become one, or have recently joined Kells and have not signed a Gift Aid declaration, perhaps you would consider doing so. Please speak to William McNeilly or any committee member.

Forthcoming Events

PW Service Sunday 25th February at 12 noon. Speaker Claire Arian.

Week Of Prayer –
From Monday 26th February - Friday 3rd March the Prayer Room will be open from 10am- 10pm each day for a Week Of Prayer, for our families, our Church family and our community. Please fill in your chosen slot or slots, of one hour, on the Sign Up Sheet on the Coffee Dock. Maybe you just need space to be alone with God and pray for yourself!  Feel free to come on your own or as a group. There will be prayer guides etc to help you. God promises: Call unto Me and I will answer you....! 

Kirk Session Meeting – on Tuesday 20th February at 8pm.  Agenda items to be with Robin Carson by 13th February.

It is planned to take a team from Ballymena Presbytery area to India, to work alongside ASHA in the slums in Delhi, in October 2018. The team will carry out building work and educational and outreach activities among the children and women. The cost will be £1000 per person. If you are in good health and would consider going please get in touch with Gareth Williams at

E3 Scripture Union Fundraisers - There are a couple of fundraisers happening in February and April

Annual dinner and table quiz at Creative Gardens on Monday 26th at 6.45pm.  Menu choices need to be forwarded by 12th Feb at the latest and tickets cost £22.  It is always a fun night with teams from schools and churches.  It would be great to see you and a team of family or friends!!  If you want any more info. please get in touch (Rachel Sheppard, Ballymena E3 Schools Worker)
Chicken curry, Veg Curry and Beef Stroganoff for Main course
Banoffee or Strawberry Roulade for dessert

3rd April - Annual Golf tournament at Galgorm, for all ages and handicaps, male, female and members of the club or not. 

Community Announcements
11:45am – Luncheon Club

Vestibule Rota
February 18th:
T McNeilly – M Copeland (Morning & Evening)
February 25th: B Turtle – G Craig (Morning & Evening)

Creche Rota

Gillian McCaughey & Josephine Frew-Hall – Adam Kernohan & Shannon Morrow
February: Gillian McCaughey & Josephine Frew-Hall – Adam Kernohan & Shannon Morrow

Church Zone Rota
18th & 25
th February Andy & Becky Linford