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Morning readings, lessons and news from Mossley Methodist Church

Harvest Celebrations at Mossley

Sunday morning worship treated our congregation at Mossley to beautiful displays thoughout the sanctuary staging Harvest scenes of thanksgiving with each of the church organisations being  represented.

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Elaine Gowdy with the help of the Junior Youth Fellowship, led our Harvest Celebrations on Sunday. Bringing us scripture readings and poems, the JYF finally treated us to a praise song.

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Thank you to everyone who filled their crates with tins and dry goods in support of Store House. After light refreshments there was a retiring offering in aid of hurricane relief in Haiti.

Well done Elaine for leading worship, and to all the creatives who planned and put together the stunning displays. It really was a treat for everyone.

View full gallery HERE

 

Mossley Methodist MWI 2016-17 Programme

September kicked off the first MWI meeting of the year with a great turnout of ladies of all ages. Why not join in some female fellowship and fun by coming along tomorrow night at 8pm to hear guest speaker and quilter Julie Lewis.

MWI Programme 2016 – 17
2016
12th Sept           Quiz Night – Evelyn and Suzanne
3rd Oct                Quilts – Julie Lewis
7th Nov               Author – Tony Macaulay
28th Nov            Christmas Outing – venue: 2nd Comber Presbyterian Church for Tea and then Comber Cinema
***December – Christmas Break***

2017
9th Jan                Kids for School – Tom Robinson
6th Feb                Give A Girl The Right Shoes – Olive Turkington
3rd April              God’s Wardrobe – Linda King
24th April           Fun Night and Supper

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
11th March MWI Service – Speaker to be confirmed
3rd June MWI Outing – Details to Follow

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A small collection is taken every month £2, in aid of MWI funds.

In my Fathers House are many rooms

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved sister in Christ, Lena Campbell.
After having been diagnosed with cancer, Lena survived a few weeks until Monday evening when she left this world for Home.
Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to Karen and David and all the family.

The funeral service will take place in Mossley Methodist Church on Friday 9th September at 10:30am, followed by burial at Carnmoney Cemetery.

Ann, Karen and David would like to say thank you for all the love, support and prayers that they and the family have received throughout Lena’s illness and during this difficult time. No words can express the comfort that can be drawn from unconditional support and faith.

Through speaking to people it seems to me that the great affection they had for Lena was due to her quiet steadfast faithfulness. Along with being a founding member of our church in Mossley, over the years Lena had been a Sunday school teacher, MWI President for 15 years, led scripture classes in GB, a pastoral visitor and a prayer warrior to name just a few areas of her ministry.

Many of us who are as old as the church and in effect ‘raised’ by it, regard Lena as one of our spiritual parents who loved to have a giggle and a laugh, yet feared and loved her Saviour in the same breath.

Its easy to pick out and remember people who take centre stage and lead from the front. However Lena, through everything she endured in her life, impacted on us in her quiet way. She was a parent in the church shown through her caring gentle modeling of faith. Not only has our church family lost a dearest friend, Mossley has lost a Mother.

Lenas favourite scripture was John 14: 1-3, where Jesus comforts His disciples, I don’t doubt she would wish that you find comfort in His words also.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
My Father’s house has many rooms;
if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

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Mossley Away Day

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A DAY AWAY AT DRUMALIS, LARNE
29th OCTOBER 2016

Everyone is welcome to come along and join us on our away day,
Led by the Rev. Alan Lorimer.
Cost £20, that includes tea/coffee on arrival and lunch.

To finish off the day we will be having Dinner & Fellowship at the Ballygally Castle Hotel. Everyone will be responsible for their own meal.

Rathlin Island Day Trip

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Rathlin Island Day Trip
6 August at 9:30 – 17:30
walk grade: easy. Everyone WELCOME!
We will meet 9.30am at the Ballycastle Ferry Terminal, where there is free parking a facilities. BE AWARE you need to Provisionally book your own return ticket on the ten o’clock ferry, you can provisionally book by ringing in advance and then pay on the day which I strongly advise.
HOW TO BOOK THE FERRY:
We will take the 10.00am crossing from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island. Returning on the later Ferry of 17.30pm.
IT IS UP TO YOU to provisionally book or buy your place on the ferry by contacting Rathlin Ferries – Telephone 028 2076 9299 or http://www.rathlinballycastleferry.com
Adult Return Ticket £12.00
Child Return Ticket £6.00
Family Return Ticket £32.00
FREE travel to over 60s bus pass holders, however you still need to ring and book your place in advance.
The PUFFINS:
They will have mostly moved on by August, however the RSPB Sea Bird Centre is open right through to September with other sea birds and views to take in. There will be an island tour bus ‘Puffin Bus’ to take us there costing £5 return. On arrival to the Sea Bird Centre there is another fee for Non-RSPB Members:
Adults £5.00
Children / Concessions £2.50
Under 5yrs FREE
RSPB Members FREE
The plan is to take the Puffin Bus as soon as we arrive in Rathlin Harbour. We will spend around an hour peering through binoculars and taking a tour of the refurbished lighthouse. There are also coffee and toilet facilities available on site. Returning bus will take us back to the village where The Ramblers will make our way to the southern lighthouse and pack lunch with the seals.
RAMBLERS OPTIONAL WALK:
The walk route covers around 4 miles and begins at Rathlin Harbour. Following a straight tarmac road leading south on the peninsula.
Passing Craigmacaghan Lough and following on down to the Southern Lighthouse, where hopefully we get to have our lunch with a large congregation of Seals.
Retracing our steps back up the road we will come across a wooden gate and a RSPB information panel highlighting the Roonivoolin Reserve. Through the gate we will follow wooden way markers across the open field(which can be mucky), arriving at the fence along the cliff tops. From here stunning views of the cliffs, Church Bay and the Northern Irish coastline can be enjoyed.
This section of the walk-route takes an hour each way so even with stop-offs for photo-ops and lunch we should be back to the Harbour in plenty of time to sample some of the local hospitality before our 5.30 ferry home.
PREPARE FOR THE WEATHER:
Bring a packed lunch and flask (especially if you choose to Ramble)
Bring a good waterproof. (Walking shoes/boots if you choose to Ramble)
HIGHLIGHTS:
Along with the Harbour and beach the village has a few shops, cafe, bar/restaurant, gallery, two churches that are open to view and a Tourist Information Centre.
Speak to Evelyn for further details, or if you need a lift.
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MWI End of Year Outing

The MWI annual end of year outing proved very promising as the ladies met at 10am on Saturday morning. As the coach arrived along with the sun also making an appearance, there was time to take just a few moments before heading off for everyone to pose for a group shot.


The day began in sunny Dungannon and the Linen Green, with morning coffee in The Yard. Then heading off to Killyman and St Andrew’s Parish Church to their fund raising exhibition ‘Four Seasons and a Wedding’. There we also got to enjoy, with kind permission, to chance to sit in a few of the motor exhibits. 


Next we were hijacked by the minister and whisked off to lunch, served up my the lovely ladies of the parish. We couldn’t have received a warmer welcome and would sincerely like to thank all those envolved for extending their hospitality and wish them all the best in their building venture.


After lunch, back on the coach and off to Cookstown for a bit of retail therapy and an attempt to pick up a bargain ‘souvenir’. 

Thank you Sandra Conroy for all your organising, we really had a fab day. Looking forward to Septembers programme and all you have in store for us. Enjoy your summer ladies!