Hello reader, Helen Sweeney the Coordinator of Whiteabbey Storehouse, has contacted our church to regretfully rely the news that her team have taken the decision to suspend Whiteabbey Storehouse.
Unfortunately all church rotas are greatly compromised (due to Covid19) as most of their volunteers are over seventy years of age.
Helen wishes to convey a thank you for the generosity to everyone, both individuals and congregations, who have given so much encouragement and support over the years.
Helen, thank you for your unwavering commitment to the Storehouse project. Let us pray that God will find a way, particularly in these uncertain days, that this very much needed service will be up and running again sooner than anticipated. In our Saviours name AMEN
This late night Christmas Eve Service has become a tradition in Mossley. Everyone who attends are in agreement, that, taking part in this time through reflection on the nativity and the singing of carols gives meaning and value to the season.
So make up your mind to join us in a few hours at 11pm and experience the deep sense of joy of having given thanks and then stepping outside and into the gift of Christmas morning.
The noise of Christmas can be overwhelming as we find ourselves running from pillar to post, ticking off the next item on our ‘to do’ list. Bottom line, it’s just incredibly hard to find a sense of peace on the run up to Christmas.
So tomorrow evening why not side-step and ‘gift’ yourself an hour in the glowing atmosphere of Carols by Candlelight. Here we will make our way together through the wonderment of the nativity story, the birth of Emmanuel, God with us.
Blue Christmas is a quiet, contemplative service that is an alternative to the more traditional gatherings, where people can hear about the God of love who comes to us in the midst of the mess and pain we know in our own everyday lives and the lives of those around us.
…Blue Christmas provides a space for any of you who are NOT caught up in celebrating.