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Why we love Christmas – Pamela Dickson

I have always loved Christmastime. As a child I remember the anticipation of waiting ALL night with my younger brother to go downstairs to open my presents, not getting much sleep at all! Then as David and I became parents, having 3 young children and the excitement overload that brought. Christmastime was busy. The Christmas edition of The Argos book came into the house and the children would sit for hours trying to choose what they would like, then of…

Why we love Christmas – David Dickson

I love Christmas! First, there’s the food; turkey, turkey curry, turkey sandwiches, turkey toasties.  Then there’s the music; I wish it could be Christmas every day!  Not forgetting the Christmas movies; Elf, The Grinch, It’s a Wonderful Life. The bright lights of Christmas help to shorten what would be a long and dark Northern Irish winter.  But best of all, Christmas holidays allow us to rest and spend quality time with our family and friends.  What’s not to love about…

Stefan Gerard’s Baptism

Last week we had a Baptism service and as always it was amazing to hear what God has been doing in people’s lives. Below you can watch a short interview with Stefan followed by his Baptism.  

Forgiveness

Recently I have been challenged to consider my walk with God and forgiving others. “It’s impossible for anyone to walk in the will of God while hanging on to anger, resentment, and unforgiveness.” (Think Like God, Robert Jones).  If what Jones has stated is indeed true, then as a Christian I should desire to surrender these sins to God.  But how can I do this?  Looking at the significance of God’s forgiveness challenges me to apply Biblical principles of forgiveness in…

One Thing

A couple of weeks ago Sarah read this poem as part of a Sermon Peter preached on Psalm 27. You can listen in the sermon section of the site. One Thing One thing, One thing, One thing! It’s hard to imagine One thing When I seem to be attracted to so many things. It is a continuing struggle. It is a daily battle. It is my constant war. The world of the physical attracts me excites me magnetizes me addicts…

Lucy’s Exodus Team to Slovakia

On the 8th July 2018, I set off on my trip to Slovakia with 9 others from Carrickfergus. Our bus left Belfast bus station at midnight, with our flight leaving Dublin airport at 6am. It was a long day of travelling as when we arrived in Slovakia we had a further 2-hour bus journey before we got to our accommodation for the next week. We stayed in a small church in one of the villages and our host Timea couldn’t…
Prayer Week 2018

Week of Prayer 2018

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42. Just last Sunday we thought about four marks of a spirit-filled church (from Acts 2:42), which we want to continue to strive towards. Through Christ’s sacrifice, we have been brought into fellowship with God and with each other. With this in mind, it seems one of the most natural things we can do as a local fellowship is to…
Sandra Silverson

Baby Massage

Hi, my name is Sandra and I was a nurse for 30 years but had to retire early in 2012 as my health had been steadily deteriorating with both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis over several years. I had been struggling to keep going but even so, it was a bit of a shock to stop work quite suddenly. I had always really enjoyed running various parenting groups and over the years had often mused about how baby massage in particular could…

Summer Update from Burkina

“But I know nothing about drilling wells, and I hate Africa” – my reaction when Mark tried to talk me into going to Burkina Faso on a volunteer team 7 years ago. That didn’t discourage him, and so in November 2011, I found myself for the first time in Burkina, drilling wells with Friends In Action (FIA). I found it to be a fantastic experience – so much so that I ended up going out for a second team just…

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