It's my pleasure to welcome you to the Ballymena Methodist Church website. The importance of a warm welcome from a church cannot be underestimated. My family's personal experience bears that out - while looking for a church in a new area we were warmly welcomed at the door by an older couple. The experience of being made to feel genuinely welcome that first day, and the ongoing love and care of that congregation led to us remaining in that church until I entered ministry!
Ballymena Methodist Church has a reputation for being a warm and welcoming congregation. I have seen that welcome extended to me in so many ways since I moved here in July 2020 - and I look forward to seeing the fullness of that welcome when we are able to meet together properly in the future.
I hope you will find our website both welcoming and informative and, if you happen to find yourself in Ballymena, either having moved here or just visiting the area, you will come along and experience the warmth of our welcome for yourself.
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple - truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (The words of Jesus in Matthew 10: 40-42)
JMA WALKING CHALLENGE
WALK TO CHEMNITZ - EASTER 2021
We are excited to launch our JMA (Junior Mission for All) fundraiser for this year – Walk To Chemnitz! We all love a wee dander, and sure Ballymena to Chemnitz, Germany isn’t that far! Our target of 1,143 miles can only be reached with everyone’s help so, go walking and keep a tally of your miles covered and text them to Judith on 07962 120274. We will keep a running total as we go, (updates on the church website / Facebook page). It would be great to be in London by Easter Sunday!
You can donate/sponsor by passing your gift to Victor Wilson or any of the Youth and Children’s Team; or you can go online to:
Check out our promotional video below.
You all have excelled yourselves for this year's JMA Easter Challenge and walked a magnificent 1143 miles from Ballymena to Chemnitz. Some of you may even decide to walk back home again (I'll take a private plane methinks!)
Barry, Gillian and Keren have sent us a Welcome to Chemnitz video (below), which gives us a little insight to how important the Inspire Kids project is, especially to those who are involved in the day to day running.
Some shoelaces are still tied to the church railings and you are encouraged to go and untie a shoelace which contains a prayer for Inspire Kids. Take a pic as you untie your shoelace and share it.
Please don't forget to donate at: give.net/jmawalkballymena or by giving your donation to either Victor Wilson (Church Treasurer) or Judith Weir (Youth & Children's Convenor).
All donations will be gratefully received.
Thank you to everyone who has participated by walking, running, cycling and/or giving! And thank you to everyone in Sydenham Methodist for joining us in this venture.
** WORSHIP SERVICES - IMPORTANT UPDATE **
Our Circuit Executive has been considering the reopening of the church premises for in-person worship. At this time, we feel it is not yet prudent to reopen. We will continue to keep this decision under review, taking guidance from MCI and NI Executive. We do not take this decision lightly and recognise that some will be disappointed, however, the safety and well-being of all our members is the priority. Online worship will continue to be provided on our YouTube channel. Funerals can still take place in the church with restrictions in place – the current restriction is 25 persons in attendance.
Currently closed for
in-person Sunday worship due to current Covid-19 situation
38 Ballymoney Road
Tel: 028 2565 6693