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

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER- ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

please contact Rev Gary Millar at:-028 90422409 - 

Visit our website at:- holywoodmethodist.org

 

Volunteers needed to help distribute DVD recordings of Church Services and information packs to those members unable to attend church. 

If you would like to help please contact Nigel Ewing at 07591010874

 

CHRISTMAS CALENDAR

 

Sunday 6th December will be a on-line service


The format of the service this year will be different –  We have arranged for gifts  from the Toy Appeal to be delivered on Monday 7th December to BCM. The Service will be led by Rev Gary Millar

 

BELFAST CENTRAL MISSION – TOY APPEAL

This year, Belfast Central Mission will deliver a Toy Appeal (and toys only) to provide a sense of joy and fun for families across Northern Ireland.

Due to current restrictions, the appeal will work very differently this year, there will be an opportunity on


Toy Appeal

Please leave your gift in the vestibule of the Church

between 12 noon and 1 pm. – Tuesday 24th Nov and Thursday 26th November We have arranged for gifts to be delivered to BCM on Monday 7th December for distribution


The following toys/gifts are needed

Education Toys for ages Birth – 3 years

Clothes for children aged Birth to 5 years

Books – smaller books are better

Chocolates/selection boxes

Stationery Items

Dolls – Barbie or Baby dolls

Football Accessories – not linked to any team

Gifts for Children aged 8 to 12 years

Toiletries and Vouchers for aged 16 to 18

Please do not gift wrap – no soft toys – 

Thank you

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Advent Services will be led by Rev Gary Millar and Jasmine Beattie -


Advent Readers:-


Archie Wood

Edna Mairs

Ann McCarty

Mariam Bambrick


Sun 6th December - The format of the service this year will be different – service will be on-line following Government guidelines

Sunday 13th December - Buzz Sunday School Youth Service at 11 am led by Miss Jasmine Beattie

Sunday 20th December – “Listen to Carols” or “Come along to Carols” at 11 am led by Rev Gary Millar

 

Friday 25th December – ZOOM Christmas Morning service at 9 am  - The format of Christmas morning service has been changed to an on-line ZOOM Christmas morning service, we encourage you to join us – there will be an  opportunity for the Buzz Sunday School children to take part and to show their presents.  Rev Gary Millar will follow up with a link to the service and provide in more detail on how this would work.

 

 

CHRISTMAS MAGAZINE

 

This year we plan to print a Christmas magazine, if you would like to add old photographs or any interesting stories - please contact Mr Nigel Ewing – 07591010874 or email nigeljohnewing@gmail.com

 

Volunteers needed to help distribute DVD recordings of Church Services and information packs to those members unable to attend church.  If you would like to help please contact Nigel Ewing at 07591010874

 

STOREHOUSE APPEAL
If you would like to donate tins, pasta, cereals fruit and vegetables  towards this worthy cause  the Cedar Hall will be open on Sunday mornings between 10.30 am and 11 am for receiving any items - These will be distributed by a team of volunteers

 

Zoom Prayers Meetings continue every Thursday evening on ZOOM at 7 pm - for further information please contact Rev Gary Millar.

 

Please remember in your prayers all those members who are sick or in need of hospital care

especially at this time.

 

Jasmine Beattie Youth family worker –has started for young people

 

Buzz Sunday School on ZOOM

 

which meets every Wednesday at 7pm for further information please contact Jasmine or Gary.

 

A DVD copy of Sunday morning service is available for members of our church family who are unable to attend or avail of internet, if you would like a DVD copy of the service please contact Nigel Ewing telephone 07591010874

 

We will keep you updated via website, or text 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

 

The church council agreed to appoint Industrial Cleaners to COVID clean the church premises on a monthly basis – this is a preventative measure to ensure a safe environment to worship in.

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 premises please record your name and contact telephone number on sheet provided. (details will be retained for 14 days.)


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. 

  

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 subscribe by direct debit.

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

 

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


 

LET US GO FORTH IN FAITH KNOW THAT JESUS IS LORD