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Rev. Malcolm Patterson
harvest services 2020
Sermon Series -
Elijah and Elisha
By Rev. m. patterson
"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Matthew 6 v. 33
Covid-19 Update (08/01/21)
Back in the Autumn, I mentioned in our church, that I had been reading “we have not passed this way before” (Joshua Ch3:4).
As you will be aware that the present pandemic situation is consistently becoming greater. Over the past few months, we as a church have tried to accommodate as many folk who have felt safe to return. However, things have been changing rapidly ever since Christmas. Therefore, at our board meeting last night (Thursday) we have decided that owing to schools closing for some weeks we would not recommence any of our youth activities at present.
Following a meeting with the NI Executive (Thursday) all churches were advised to close voluntarily.
Our General Council held an emergency meeting this morning, (Friday 8th) and it was the recommendation that all FIMC churches should suspend services immediately (realising of course the independence of each Board on the matter).
We of course feel and have felt a great duty of care towards our congregation and especially those who are working in the front line of our Health Service.
We will follow the advice of the General Council and suspend all services until at least February 6th (DV). This decision is taken with heavy hearts and yet we feel our responsibility to our congregation and our community at this very difficult time.
Our morning service will go on our YouTube channel, from this Sunday, January 8th, at 11:30am. If possible we will also start our Thursday night Bible study online (regular updates on this can be obtained via WhatsApp, and our church website).
We continue to greatly value your prayers and support as your pastor and for the congregation.
“And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed” (Deut 31:8).
God bless and take care,
Rev. Malcolm Patterson