Announcements - Sunday 15th April 2018

6pm – Prayer Meeting in Choir Room
6:30pm – Evening Service – Rev Boyd: Don’t Show Favourtism (James Ch 2 vs 1 – 7)

7:30pm – Life Explored
8pm – Choir Practise

7:30pm – Discipleship Class in the Manse
8pm – PW Rally in Harryville

10am – Kells Tots
8pm – Midweek Meeting – The Believer and Hell

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

11 am - Sunday Zone and Bible Classes
11:40am – Prayer Meeting in Minister’s Room
12 noon – Morning Service – Rev Boyd : An Everyday Story of Ordinary Folk (Ruth Ch 1 vs 1 – 7)
6:30pm – Joint Evening Service in Connor – Rev Phillip McCullough
8pm – Men’s Discipleship Group in the Loft

Additional Announcements

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

“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

Kirk Session meet with New Communicants on Thursday 26th April

Joint Evening Services with Connor:
22nd April at 6.30 pm in Connor (Rev Phillip McCullough)
27th May at 6.30 pm in Kells
Everyone is warmly invited to attend these

Pre Communion – Wednesday 2nd May at 8pm in Eskylane

Communion Sunday - 6th May at 12noon (Please note that this is one week earlier than normal as Mr Boyd is involved in a wedding in Hungary the following week)

Forthcoming Events

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.  There are some invites available in the vestibule if you would like to take one and invite someone

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.

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.

Senior Citizen Bus Trip – 18th May at 9:30am.  Bus leaving Church car park and travelling to Maryville House Tea Rooms in Belfast for morning coffee and scones.  After this we will go on to Lisburn to the ‘Flax to Fabric’ story of Irish Linen in Lisburn Museum and also an exhibition marking the Battle of the Somme.   From there we can either walk around nearby gardens or go for some retail therapy in the Main Street shops.  No day is complete without a good meal so for that we are going to Beechlawn House Hotel, Dunmurry.  We will return to Kells at 5pm.  To secure your seat please sign up on the sheet on the coffee dock and fill in your menu but hurry as it’s ‘first come, first served’.

Community Announcements

Kells and Connor Senior Citizens Lunch Club - Thursday 12noon

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

Twin Village Big Spring Clean UpWednesday 18th April at 6:30pm 8:30pm, meeting at Kells and Connor Community Centre and light refreshments will be provided

Kells and Connor Strollers and Striders recommence on Thurs 19th April.  The first walk is around Galgorm and Gracehill.  Meet at Kells Community Centre at 6:50pm if you would like to go

North Ulster Bible Weekend 3 – 6 May at Carnlea. Programme leaflet in vestibule

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

Vestibule Rota
April 22nd:
                   J Irons – M Turtle
April 29th:                     J Irons – M Turtle

Creche Rota   
April 15th:                              

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

April 22nd:                  
Trevor Wilson & Joanne Hughes & Kathy Turtle (after offering) Creche
Linda Craig & Andy Linford (Bubbles)

Church Zone Rota
22nd & 29th April –        
Mervyn & Margaret Williamson

Offering Rota

HS Downstairs – W Maybin & T McNeilly
RHS Downstairs – J Irons & J Carson
LHS Downstairs – T Wilson & M Copeland
RHS Downstairs – J McLeister & J Mawhinney