COVID-19 CHURCH ATTENDANCE & WHAT TO EXPECT (Updated 12/11/20)

As of Sunday morning July 26th, with a new service start time of 10:30am, Mossley Methodist Church have been in a position to safely re-open our church building for weekly morning worship.

Read below to insure you and your fellow worshippers safety.

(The service will continue to be made available to those who feel they cannot attend, via Website and Telephone access)

Expect the Church Sanctuary to be well ventilated, with seating spaced out allowing for families and individuals.

Listed below are requirements for your safety. This is in compliance with the NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland.

  1. Do not attend church if you are unwell and exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms
  2. (UPDATE 12/11/20) The Methodist Church in Ireland have formally made the wearing of face masks in services, plus entering and leaving the building compulsory.
  3. Maintain 2m social distancing at all times. (There will be no handshakes or hugs)
  4. Use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the building
  5. Wait to be seated in the Sanctuary by a Steward (unfortunately you will not be able to choose where to sit, and the Sanctuary will be seated front first)
  6. To enable ‘Track and Trace’, ensure that you provide your name and contact information to the Stewards
  7. All young children must remain with their parents throughout the service
  8. Toilets are available, but are restricted to a maximum occupancy of 2 people at any one time. Please wait outside until a place becomes available
  9. Offering may now be placed in a slotted collection box fitted to the wall on entrance to the Sanctuary
  10. There will be no crèche or Sunday School
  11. Leave the church promptly at the end of the service when directed to do so by the Stewards
  12. Take home your litter. i.e tissues, sweet wrappers, empty bottles, nappies
  13. Please maintain social distancing in the car park and foyer to ensure that everyone can safely leave

The leadership team in Mossley have the hope and trust that these measures will not hinder our call to Worship. We believe that where His people are, God is in the midst.

Matthew 18:20

 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Advent SUNDAY #1: HOPE

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Please be aware :
Church services in compliance with NI Executive and the MCI will only be available online or via our telephone access for the next two Sundays. We trust and look forward to seeing you in our church building again on Sunday the 13th December 2020.

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Psalm 80:1-7
For the director of music. To the tune of ‘The Lilies of the Covenant’. Of Asaph. A psalm.

Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
    shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken your might;
    come and save us.

Restore us, O God;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

How long, Lord God Almighty,
    will your anger smoulder
    against the prayers of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears;
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
You have made us an object of derision[b] to our neighbours,
    and our enemies mock us.

Restore us, God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

Psalm 80:17-19

17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
    the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you;
    revive us, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

Psalm 80:8-14

You transplanted a vine from Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.
You cleared the ground for it,
    and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 Its branches reached as far as the Sea,[a]
    its shoots as far as the River.[b]

12 Why have you broken down its walls
    so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage it,
    and insects from the fields feed on it.
14 Return to us, God Almighty!
    Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine,

Isaiah 5:7

The vineyard of the Lord Almighty
    is the nation of Israel,
and the people of Judah
    are the vines he delighted in.
And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed;
    for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.

Numbers 6:24-26

24 ‘“‘The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face towards you
    and give you peace.’”

Mark 14:62

62 ‘I am,’ said Jesus. ‘And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.’

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

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Help Bring Christmas To Families That Are Struggling

Mossley Methodist continues to support the Newtownabbey Methodist Mission this Christmas. However it’s a little different this year as they will only be accepting money donations, so sadly we won’t get the joy of choosing our own toy. Please bring your donations in an envelope tomorrow 22nd of November. Alternatively when we re-open on the 13th of December 2020.

“This year is very different from any we have experienced before. Because of Covid-19, we will not be able to have our usual collection and distribution of toys to families in need, nor will we be able to give out food vouchers at the rate we have done in the past.

We still realise that there is great hardship being experienced by many households and that the Christmas period presents particular difficulties.

We will not be collecting toys this year but to allow us to continue to help others, we will be asking that you make donations of money to us which we will use to provide Gift Vouchers from a local toy shop so that the children will not go without.

In the past many families received vouchers that could be exchanged in the EuroSpar at the Diamond in Rathcoole for food and electricity and gas. The Food Banks are now covering the food element, so our vouchers this Christmas will cover only electricity and gas.

As we were not able to have our usual Appeal during the spring due to the Lock Down, and as the Mission has been continuing to issue our General Vouchers to the needy throughout the year, our funds have been greatly depleted.”

Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. 

Above statement from Newtownabbey Methodist Mission.

SUNDAY SERMON 36: FROM THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that the Rev Sam Campbell resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020, reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING (updated 12/11/20) 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Ephesians 1:15-23
Thanksgiving and prayer

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Home Mission SUNDAY, SERMON 35: BY THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

What is Methodist Home Mission? Find out HERE

Both churches that the Rev Sam Campbell resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020, reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING (updated 20/08/20) 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Romans 7:20-25

20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21 So I find this law at work: although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature[a] a slave to the law of sin.

Unforced: Fadzi’s Story

Unforced: David’s Story

Unforced: Gavin’s Story

Unforced: Beth’s Story

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Remembrance Sunday Sermon 34: BY THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Remembrance Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that the Rev Sam Campbell resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020, reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING (updated 20/08/20) 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Believers who have died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord for ever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Psalm 145
A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty –
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
They tell of the power of your awesome works –
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfils the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
    Let every creature praise his holy name
    for ever and ever.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-2
The day of the Lord

Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

John 16:7

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Luke 23:43

43 Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Youth Fellowship News

The recent guidelines from the Methodist Church indicated that all meetings except the Sunday service should cease for 4 weeks from 16th October 2020.

This means that the recommencement of Youth Fellowship will now be moved back to the 18th November 2020. Our Youth Pastor Elaine Gowdy has already contacted the young people and their families informing them of this change.

In these times of uncertainty, please remember in your prayers the children, young people and their families connected to our church in Mossley. As you do so, continue to lift up Elaine, so that she is reassured of Gods timing along with His continued provision for the young people under her care within our church building …in Him may they always find a place of Refuge.

SUNDAY SERMON 33: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that the Rev Sam Campbell resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020, reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING (updated 20/08/20) 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Matthew 23:1-12
A warning against hypocrisy

23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: ‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practise what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

‘Everything they do is done for people to see: they make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honour at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the market-places and to be called “Rabbi” by others.

‘But you are not to be called “Rabbi”, for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth “father”, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Deuteronomy 6:6-8

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

Deuteronomy 22:12

12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.

Matthew 5:17
The fulfilment of the law

17 ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them.

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For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

SUNDAY SERMON 32: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that the Rev Sam Campbell resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020, reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING (updated 20/08/20) 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither –
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Philippians 4:4-8
Final exhortations

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

Philippians 4:11-13

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.


For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19

Don’t Forget To Set Your Clocks!

If you’re in need of a lie in, you’ll be very happy to hear that tomorrow you’ll automatically get an extra hour in bed.

The clocks go back tonight to mark the end of ‘daylight saving time’ and the start of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

WHEN DO THEY CHANGE? The clocks go back at 02:00 tomorrow morning. This means all clocks are turned back at that time to 01:00

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SUNDAY SERMON 31: BROUGHT TO YOU BY The REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Both churches that the Rev Sam Campbell resides over, Greencastle and Mossley, as of Sunday 26th July 2020, reopened their churches for morning worship.
Please be aware of the new service times:
Mossley @ 10:30am and Greencastle @ 12 noon

In compliance with NI Executive and the Methodist Church in Ireland you will find a list of requirements for your safety in the link below:
CHURCH RE-OPENING (updated 20/08/20) 

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church

Isaiah 44:1-7

Israel the Chosen

44 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant,
    Israel, whom I have chosen.
This is what the Lord says—
    he who made you, who formed you in the womb,
    and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant,
    Jeshurun,[a] whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
    and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
    like poplar trees by flowing streams.
Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’;
    others will call themselves by the name of Jacob;
still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
    and will take the name Israel.

The Lord, Not Idols

“This is what the Lord says—
    Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
    apart from me there is no God.
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it.
    Let him declare and lay out before me
what has happened since I established my ancient people,
    and what is yet to come—
    yes, let them foretell what will come.

Isaiah 44:22-23

22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
    your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
    for I have redeemed you.”

23 Sing for joy, you heavens, for the Lord has done this;
    shout aloud, you earth beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,
    you forests and all your trees,
for the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
    he displays his glory in Israel.

2 Kings 10:15

15 After he left there, he came upon Jehonadab son of Rekab, who was on his way to meet him. Jehu greeted him and said, “Are you in accord with me, as I am with you?”

“I am,” Jehonadab answered.

“If so,” said Jehu, “give me your hand.” So he did, and Jehu helped him up into the chariot.


For details on where this sermon can be listened to via a telephone landline (expressly for parishioners who do not have internet access to this website). Click HERE

Follow this link if you feel there is someone who would benefit from accessing this service via their telephone. Calls at a local rate.

Follow this link for ‘details on how to give’ during Covid-19