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

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

September


If, for whatever reason, you would appreciate some human contact with our church, or have a question, then please contact Rev Gary Millar at:-


028 90422409 - and we will respond to you

Visit our website at:- holywoodmethodist.org


Church re-opens for worship Sunday 20th September at 11 am - For information on returning to Church please go News and Events tab above - click on Returning to church tab.

Church Council Covid 19 Team met on Monday 31st August to decide when it is safe to open the Church buildings for worship

Zoom Prayers Meetings commence on Thursday 3rd September at 7 pm - for further information please contact Rev Gary Millar.

Jasmine Beattie Family/Youth worker starts with us on Tuesday 1st September - see profile on front page of web-site

The Annual Congregational Meeting and election of church council members has been postponed until Spring 2021.

Call for Prayer – Sunday's  3pm to 4 pm - pray for our land this Sunday between 3 and 4pm, that the coronavirus will be overcome and that the expected surge will not materialise. Then to continue bringing those requests before the Lord every day : and to make 3  -  4 pm every Sunday a specific time of prayer for our land

 

We will keep you updated via website, and email - please send your email address to Gary if you wish to be added to the congregation email circulation list - Telephone:- 02890 422409


Deirdre Kelly has been busy making masks (non surgical) -  if you would like one please contact Deirdre at:-  07811 466314


Reference Painting of interior of Church - has been completed and Peter and Nick Stevenson have made an excellent job.  The church council agreed to appoint Industrial Cleaners to deep clean the Church which also has been completed.  Before we open for worship cleaners will return to give the Church a Covid 19 Disinfectant Spray.


During this time we will be observing Government guidelines on social distancing.  It therefore is in your best interest and personal safety that when entering the church buildings please record your name and contact telephone number on sheet provided (details will be retained for 14 days). - Please Note:- Toilets and Kitchen are not to be used until further notice.


The General Committee of the Methodist Church in Ireland has agreed to defer Conference until October 7 – 11, 2020 but will, however, be guided by the latest Public Health Agency (PHA) advice with the safety of all members as paramount importance. 

 

150th Anniversary Service - postponed to Summer 2021 also Congregational meeting and election of council members - postponed to Summer 2021.


Please consider Telephone ministry, open to all - just give a friendly telephone call to those you know who are living on their own.   This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.


A retired Consultant Clinical Psychologist has offered their services to anyone who may feel anxious or distressed during this time, and who would like a friendly chat confidentially, to avail of this service please contact Gary at: 02890422409.


Please join us every Thursday  at a ZOOM prayer group who meet for prayer at 7pm every Thursday -  for further information contact Rev Gary Millar.

 

Financial Report and Directory for 2020 now available - if you would like a copy posted out to you please contact Nigel Ewing at:- 07591010874

 

STOREHOUSE - will be using the Cedar Hall as a storage facility  for STOREHOUSE - during the months of July and August. - Please continue to support this vital work which is sadly needed more than ever at the moment. - Facebook contact: @storehousenorthdown

  

Steve Wise has volunteered to deliver groceries etc to needy local residents.  Contact:- Steve at:- 02890427377

 

Remember to support Store House at this time of need - if you shop in Sainsbury's Holywood Exchange, a drop off bin is located outside the shops café – or if you would like a collection made from your home please contact:- Jack Woods at 077576716 to arrange a collection from a distance.

 

Buzz Sunday School - for interaction with other christian young people please go to the IMYC website - link can be found on the Links tab.

 

Financial Guidance

HOLYWOOD METHODIST CHURCH

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

 

Although, sadly, public worship is suspended you will be aware, of course, that the Church continues to rely very substantially on the financial support of its members.

 

However difficult a time this is for all of us I thought you would welcome some guidance as to how you could help. I hope the following suggestions will enable you to continue to subscribe as generously and regularly as in the past.

 

Option A  If you are a regular subscriber by freewill envelope you may send it by cheque made payable to:-  

Holywood Methodist Church (not cash) to:–

Holywood Methodist Church

c/o Mr Girvan Clarke (Treasurer)

25 Ardmore Heights

Holywood

BT18 0PY

Always ensuring that you add your Free-will Offering envelope number 

- Rather than do it weekly a monthly cheque would be very acceptable.

 

Option B would be to arrange a standing order with your bank. This could, of course, be cancelled when things return to normal.

Option C would be to subscribe by direct debit/Bankers Order.

 

[For either Options 2 or 3 the Treasurer (tel 02890228634) would advise you.]

 

Thank you for your continuing support at this very difficult time.

 

Contact numbers:-

Rev Gary Millar:- 02890422409 

Nigel Ewing Society Steward:- 075910101874

Deirdre Kelly, Child Protection Officer:- 07811466314

June Wilson, Prayer requests:- 0289028429

 

If would like to add an announcement or something you would like to share with others on the website please email me at:- 07591010874 or email:- nigeljohnewing@gmail.com 

 

                    Let us go forth in faith, knowing that Jesus is Lord