Joining in 50 Days of Wholehearted Prayer

From Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday churches across the Connexion are invited to be part of 50 Days of Wholehearted Prayer – a special focus on prayer linking in with our friends at 24-7 Prayer Ireland

We will come before God in prayer, seek God’s vision, and invite the Holy Spirit to awaken us for the challenge of “Living wholeheartedly as followers of Jesus for the transformation of the world.”

Easter Sunday 17th April to Pentecost Sunday 5th June 2022

Launching with Conference 2022, the Methodist Church In Ireland is setting aside the 2022/23 Connexional year to focus on this vision statement:

On Covenant Sunday, the Secretary of Conference shared a dream that this wouldn’t just be a “vision statement, or a statement of hope, or an aspiration to which we hold, but in the Grace of God and in the power of the Spirit that it would be a reality for the people called Methodist and for God’s glory!”

Full details and resources HERE

Sunday Sermon 108: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Isaiah 43:16-21

16 This is what the Lord says –
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 ‘Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honour me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21     the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.

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With deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Anne Humphreys

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a much loved lady from our church family at Mossley Methodist, Anne Humphreys. Peacefully, at Antrim Hospital, on Mothering Sunday Morning. Leaving Denis her Husband, daughter Evelyn, son Geoff and daughter-in-law Tanya.

The Family and congregation at Mossley Methodist all know that Anne loved to sing. That she had a beautiful voice and would take the opportunity to rise above that of everyone, lifting the melody and harmonies to the heights of the roof and on into the heavenlys. Indeed on the opening day of the church building, Anne, along with the ladies of the church sang descant to ‘The Servant King’. Something Anne continued to do for many years as a congregational member, comfortable to hide within the ‘security of numbers’. Only once did she let down her guard to nerves, when at the Sing-a-long-a-Sound-of-Music night, Anne stood alone treating everyone to a rendition of ‘Climb Every Mountain’.

Anne loved her church family at Mossley, particularly the ladies of the MWI. Renowned for their laughter, christian fellowship and good old fashioned fun. Everyone of them, without a doubt, Anne could call friend.

Rarely Anne missed a Sunday Morning Service, and it wasn’t until recent years through illness that she was kept from attending. However it was Mossley where she met her Saviour and believed strongly in the promises of Heaven. Therefore, with all things made new, the heavenly choir is sure to have gained a new member. 

2 Corinthians 4

1Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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Funeral Service on Friday 1st April at 1.00pm in Mossley Methodist Church, Manse Drive, Newtownabbey, BT36 5UH followed by burial in Carnmoney Cemetery East.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to The Salvation Army c/o Wilton Funeral Directors, 298 Shore Road, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey, BT37 9RW

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Sunday Sermon 107: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Exodus 2:1-10
The birth of Moses

Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river-bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. ‘This is one of the Hebrew babies,’ she said.

Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?’

‘Yes, go,’ she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.’ So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,[b] saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’

Also refer to the additional scriptures by clicking here:

Exodus 16:3
Exodus 4:19
Hebrews 13:8
Isaiah 40:28

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Sunday Sermon 106: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Isaiah 55
Invitation to the thirsty

55 ‘Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labour on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    my faithful love promised to David.
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
    a ruler and commander of the peoples.
Surely you will summon nations you know not,
    and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendour.’

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,’
declares the Lord.
‘As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    it will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn-bush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure for ever.’

Also refer to the additional scriptures by clicking here:

Matthew 24: 42-43
Romans 9: 6-8
2 Corinthians 2:15-16

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Sunday Sermon 105: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Psalm 27
Of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation –
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life –
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Saviour.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
    lead me in a straight path
    because of my oppressors.
12 Do not hand me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Also refer to the additional scripture by clicking here:

Romans 13:1-2

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Sunday Sermon 104: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Luke 4:1-13
Jesus is tested in the wilderness

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.’

Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone.”[b]

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendour; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.’

Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”[c]

The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. ‘If you are the Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:

‘“He will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you carefully;
11 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”[d]

12 Jesus answered, ‘It is said: “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”[e]

13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

Also refer to the additional scripture by clicking here:

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
Deuteronomy 8:3
Deuteronomy 6:13, 16
Romans 8:11

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Christening Celebrations!

As part of the Service this morning, the congregation in Mossley took part in the Christening of baby Naomi Rea Corrigan. This, due to restrictions over the past two years, is the first Child Baptism to have taken place within the church. It was lovely to see baby Naomi dressed pretty in pink and being held aloft by her very proud Daddy. 

Best wishes and congratulations to all the family that attended worship this morning.  

The Lord bless you and keep you. 
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, 
and be gracious unto you. 
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, 
and give you peace.

Sunday Sermon 103: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Luke 9:28-36
The transfiguration

28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendour, talking with Jesus. 31 They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfilment at Jerusalem. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ (He did not know what he was saying.)

34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.’ 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

2 Corinthians 3:12-18

12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:1-2
Present weakness and resurrection life

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.

Also refer to the additional scripture by clicking here:

2 Corinthians 3:1-6
2 Corinthians 11:23-28
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Romans 8:1-2

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed to ‘guidelines’, The Methodist Church in Ireland however, still ask that masks must be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.

Sunday Sermon 102: Brought to you by Rev Sam Campbell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Luke 6:27-38
Love for enemies

27 ‘But to you who are listening I say: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who ill-treat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 ‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging others

37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’

Also refer to the additional scripture by clicking here:

Leviticus 24:19-21; Matthew 5: 38-39; Matthew 5:43-45; Romans 2:1-5

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT: The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination and booster.

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For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page. Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

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

Thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to faithfully give to our church at Mossley during this unprecedented time.