Sunday Service at 11am
Everyone Welcome!

Rev Gary D Millar MPhil (Ecum), MTh

Church Road, Holywood
Co. Down,
BT18 9DP
Tel. 028 90422409 
email:- gary.millar@irishmethodist.org

 

Hello my name is Gary Millar and I am blessed to be Minister for Holywood Methodist Church


Alongside this resource, the MCI will record a service each Sunday that you can link to as a congregation in our own homes.- see link:- https://www.irishmethodist.org/

HELLO!!

 

My name is Jasmine Mary Beattie, but people just call me Jasmine, and the odd time Yasmin but I’ll usually answer to anything! I am 22 and just graduated from Queens with a BTh in Theology with a degree plus in Youth ministry.

 

In my spare time you will either find me covered in paint as I channel the creative in me to do something productive or baking until the house is coming down with goodies.

 

I’ve grown up in a small village outside Comber and consequently love my spuds. I attended First Comber Presbyterian and that is where my love for youth ministry began! I was constantly given opportunities to serve, encouraged in my faith and pushed towards leadership. I then spent a year interning with The Net Youth Project in Comber, ran by Youth for Christ where my heart for children and young people just grew.

 

I have been totally in love with Jesus since I was 16 and want nothing more than for those around me to know and be equipped to share that same love with others. Finally, I LOVE tea and coffee, oh and ice cream, so any time you want to chat you can guarantee I’ll be there with one of these three things in hand. 


I am looking forward and excited to taking up my role in Holywood Methodist Church as Youth Family worker, starting on Tuesday 1st September 2020 and of course seeing you all soon.

 

God Bless,  Jasmine x


Rev Gary Millar Mphil (Ecum), Mth

Church Road, Holywood

Co Down

BT18 9DP


Tel:- 02890422409


email:- gary.millar@irishmethodist.org

website:- holywoodmethodist.org



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Next Sunday (20th) we will be physically in our building once more.

God bless, Gary

Gary Millar - Holywood Methodist Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Sunday 13th 2020

Topic: Gary Millar - Holywood Methodist Church's Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 13, 2020 11:00 London

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CHURCH RE-OPENS FOR WORSHIP Sunday 20th September  

at 11 am  Services will last approximately 45 minutes -


For information on returning to church please go to the News and Events tab above - click on Returning to Church tab

Update on Church - Painting


September - 2020

As you can see from photographs the painting work is completed.  Our sincere thanks goes to all involved who made this possible especially our painting contractors - "Peter Stevenson and Son"


If, for whatever reason, you would appreciate some human contact with our church, or have a question, then please contact


Rev Gary Millar


Telephone:- 028 90422409 - and we will respond to you

WELCOME TO CHURCH

It’s great to see you

Let’s protect each other by following a few rules


SOCIAL DISTANCING

Please stay at least 1 meter apart

 

WASH

YOUR HANDS

Please wash your hands regularly


USE HAND SANITISER

Please use the hand sanitiser stations around the church

 

WEAR A MASK

Please WEAR a mask in Church

 

IF YOU FEEL ILL STAY HOME

If you don’t feel well or have symptoms of Covid 19 please stay home

 

CHURCH IN A TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

Welcome to the homepage of Holywood Methodist Church. Please enjoy learning more about us and be sure to visit us in person during any of our programs or activities. For more information click on the images below or use the drop-down menu's at the top of the page

I hope and pray you are all keeping well and safe, please explore the tab links on our  website above and don't forget to visit our facebook page.

 

UPDATE -


From our Circuit Superintendent, Rev Fiona McCrea (Carnalea MC)


Good afternoon Bangor and Holywood Circuit

 

Last week the First and deputy First Ministers confirmed the date of 29th June for the re-opening of church buildings and as a circuit executive we met to discuss this.  Much of our meeting was spent focusing on 3 questions...


 - What was possible before that may not be possible for some time?
 - What lessons have we learnt from lockdown that we want to build on going forward?

 - What are our priorities in the months ahead?

It was an encouraging conversation as we shared how our circuit and societies had adapted to lockdown and how the pastoral care, discipleship and mission of the church continues despite our buildings being closed.  We recognise that a return to church as we know it is not possible at this time, those things that foster fellowship such as a cuppa before or after the service and chatting to friends beside us in the pew, will not be possible for some time.  We will also not be allowed to sing together, do prayer ministry, offer transport to and from church etc. for the foreseeable future and we felt that those in the vulnerable category should not be in attendance or would choose not to be in attendance at the church even if we opened our buildings. 

Our decision as the circuit executive was not to reopen our buildings for worship and to continue with audio services, CDs, printed service sheets, online bible studies, prayer meetings, coffee mornings etc for the months of July and August.  During the summer we will continue to seek God for the way ahead, we will plan as societies for a return to our buildings at some point, but no decisions will be made until we meet again at the end of August to discern the next steps together as a circuit exec.

On the 20th May I sent an email with the words below, and they continue to be my prayer for our circuit today and in the months ahead!

Acts 4v31 says 'After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.'

Let me change one word in this verse, imagine for a moment it says this...'After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was closed. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.'

Our churches are closed but the Holy Spirit continues to work in and through us!! Please continue to be church where you are, engage in the opportunities you have to be disciples on mission in your homes and communities and stay safe. 

Blessings


Blessings
Rev Fiona McCrea
Bangor and Holywood Circuit Superintendent


 

 


Dear Holywood Methodist Church family,


A few quotes on Sabbath have been speaking to me this week in my reading and I thought I'd share them with you as we prepare to "do our own thing" as a society from September onward:

“To gain control of the world of space is certainly one of our tasks. The danger begins when in gaining power in the realm of space we forfeit all aspirations in the realm of time. There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

“I have come to think that the moment of giving the bread of Eucharist as gift is the quintessential centre of the notion of Sabbath rest in Christian tradition. It is gift! We receive in gratitude. Imagine having a sacrament named “thanks”! We are on the receiving end, without accomplishment, achievement, or qualification. It is a gift, and we are grateful! That moment of gift is a peaceable alternative that many who are “weary and heavy-laden, cumbered with a load of care” receive gladly. The offer of free gift, faithful to Judaism, might let us learn enough to halt the dramatic anti-neighbourliness to which our society is madly and uncritically committed.” ― Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance

May you who are weary and worn be blessed by the remembrance that God created the Sabbath for you as a gift. May you receive the rest the Spirit desires for you and that Christ waits for you in.  Shabbat shalom (Peaceful Sabbath.

God  bless
Gary


A MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT REV FIONA McCREA
Good morning Bangor and Holywood Circuit

This Sunday is our final united circuit service.  As a circuit we have been blessed greatly by this time of worshipping together whilst apart and want to thank all those who have taken part in these services since March and especially William Montgomery from Carnalea who has prepared the service each week to be emailed out, we are indebted to him!!

Although the circuit services are ceasing, please check your email inbox on Monday for our new circuit thought for the day which you will receive Monday to Friday each week!

Have a blessed Sunday
Fiona


 

A Quote from our Founder - John Wesley