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Rev. Malcolm Patterson
Morning Worship - each Sunday morning at 11:30am. You can also watch the previous Sunday's message via our YouTube Chanel.
Evening Service - each Sunday evening at 7:00pm.
Carol Service, this Sunday 19th December. Testimony by Grace Crooks followed by Christmas Supper.
Sunday School / bible class
Recommences on Sunday 12th September at 10:30am
Recommences on Friday 17th Sepember at 6:30pm
Prayer Meeting / Bible Study
Each Thursday at 8:00pm
Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner at 2.30pm
Lifeliner Party at 6.30pm
Ladies Coffee Morning at 10.30am
Speaking: Samuel & Johanna Patterson
CentrePoint Youth Event at 8.00pm
Speaking: Samuel Patterson
Sunday School Party at 2.30pm
Christmas Carol Service at 7.00pm
Testimony by Grace Crooks
Speaking: Rev. Patterson
Christmas Supper for all in our new Church Hall.
Christmas Morning Service at 9.30am
Boxing Day service at 11.30am
Please note there will be no evening service.
Church Hall Open Day
Another milestone was made in the history of Cookstown Independent Methodist church on Saturday 11th September when an open day was arranged to mark the erection of a new church hall and the total refurbishment of its present church building.
It was decided that owing to the present situation in the country it would be more appropriate to hold an open day to mark the occasion when people could come and go from the building at times which suited.
Many gathered during the day, some having travelled quite a distance, to watch a short video presentation of the history of the work and to see first hand the total refurbishment of all the original building and the new Church hall.
In the video presentation Rev. Malcolm Patterson Pastor of the church since its inception in 1983 read the Scriptures from Psalm 84. He gave God thanks for every provision for the work during the many years.
The Church commenced from humble beginnings at a borrowed site at Lissan Road. A short time later the present site at Morgans Hill Road was purchased and a new building was opened in September 1991. God has blessed and extended the work over the years.
He expressed his gratitude to the Cookstown Baptist Church who loaned their facilities for Christmas parties and the Senior Citizens’ dinner. He said that several discussions had taken place over the years about building our own hall. God in the meantime continued to provide the finance and many gave gifts to the work some who have sadly since passed on. After planning permission being refused eventually plans were passed and work commenced in the Spring of 2019. It has been a slow process, he said, but we decided that although work is not fully complete as yet that we would open up the hall for the Winter work.
After guided tours and a relaxing time everyone enjoyed tea and fellowship in the church hall. He expressed his gratitude to those who worked hard preparing everything for such an enjoyable occasion.
Mrs. Mavis Leonard founding member of the church and Secretary for many years cut the ribbon for the official opening which Mr. Stewart Brown, Senior Steward and Trustee presented the building for dedication on behalf of all the Trustees.
Rev. Patterson spoke highly of Stewart’s dedication and commitment to the building project. As a congregation we all saw first hand over the years his commitment to the work. He thanked Stewart and on behalf of the congregation and presented him with a cheque. He then closed in prayer. The open day video presentation can be viewed here.
Monday 15th November at 8:00pm
Speaking: Philipa Brooks (New Tribes Mission)
Saturday 11th December at 10:30am
Ladies Coffee Morning
Speaking: Pastor Samuel and Johanna Patterson
All Ladies Welcome!
Bible Study on Lot
Bible study on nehemiah
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