The words of Jesus 'Love one another as I have loved you '(John 15:12) are part of the conversations Jesus had with the disciples in the Upper Room in Jerusalem before he journeyed to the Cross. He gave them, as he gives us, a model for living as his followers.
The logo for this church year links the love of Jesus to how we are called as a congregation to love each other. His love is unconditional and inclusive and challenges us to show this in the way we relate to each other in the church and in the wider community.
The logo links the meaning of the Cross as sacrificial love to how we serve one another. The towel and basin remind us of how the servant Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. Love and service belong together as we seek to care for each other. It will also challenge us as we reach out to the community as servants of Christ and seek to show, in words and actions,what it means to love as he has loved us.
WELCOME TO THE SWEENEY FAMILY!!
This is a significant time in the life of our church.
This weekend it gives us great pleasure to welcome our new minister, Rev Dave Sweeney, to our church family here in Ballymena.
We welcome Dave, his wife Carol, and their three sons Ethan, Daniel and Aaron. We trust and pray that they will be very happy here in new surroundings, and that Dave, Carol and the boys will find joy and fulfilment in their ministry among us.
We look forward to hearing from Rev Dave soon and trust that they will be made to feel most welcome.
As a congregation I would ask us all to pray for our new minister and his family, and for this new chapter in the life of our church.
May God bless their ministry here in Ballymena Methodist in the months and years to come. Together we travel on to witness to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ wherever He has placed us. To Him be the glory for ever.
All upcoming services, organistations and events have been cancelled until further notice as per the Government's advice on Covid-19
38 Ballymoney Road
Tel: 028 2565 6693
Photo (L-R): Rev Dave, Carol, Ethan, Aaron and Daniel Sweeney