THE LIVING ROOMS PROJECT

By now you should have received a booklet in the post which provides details of our Living Rooms Redevelopment Project and how you can help with raising the funding through donations.

 

A copy of the booklet is also available here together with architects drawings and plans for the Project. Just click on the links below.

 

You may have questions / feedback and the Circuit Executive would encourage you to use the contact details on page 14 of the booklet to contact Victor Wilson (Tel. 07952168008 or victor.wilson@irishmethodist.org) or Stephen McDonald (stephen@smd-qs.com) so these can be addressed.

AWARE - "Living Life to the Full"

AWARE is delighted to announce that we have a selection of Online 'Living Life to the Full’ Courses available for registration via our website in the Northern, Western and Southern Trust Areas. To register visit https://www.aware-ni.org/booking-living-life-to-the-full/ 

 

Numbers are limited for online delivery so book now! If you are unsuccessful in securing a place, your name will be added to the waiting list for further courses in your trust area as we will be releasing further course dates in the coming weeks. For further information in support of the Living Life to the Full course visit https://www.aware-ni.org/wellbeing-programmes/living-life-to-the-full

 

About the Course:

The Living life to the Full programme will be delivered via zoom over 6 sessions lasting approx. 2hrs each. This is a programme that can make a big difference to your life. It can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple practical skills to help you cope with life’s challenges. It looks more closely at the ways in which mental health can be impacted by life events and unhelpful thinking styles which may also then affect our physical health and overall enjoyment of life.

The word ‘Mission’ means….

  • an important assignment given to a person or group of people;

  • the calling of Christianity to go out into the world and spread the good news of our faith;

  • a strongly felt aim, ambition, or calling.

The word ‘Outreach’ means to stretch out your arms.

What do we do in terms of mission and outreach?

We are called to go out into our community and stretch out our arms to spread the good news of our faith, to offer hope to those in need regardless of background or belief, and to provide a welcoming, vibrant and peaceful space in which everyone has a sense of belonging and can fulfil their potential.

In partnership with local community organisations we have established and strengthened the links and offered support to services and activities that already exist, including Woodvale Community Mental Health, Women’s Aid, The Inter Ethnic Forum, Mid and East Antrim Council, Northern Trust, Children’s Services, New Horizons, The Age Well Partnership and Ballymena Church Members’ Forum.

 

The church has established a link with the local Women’s Aid refuge, Children’s’ Contact Services, Woodvale Inspire Group, Children in Care Choir, Community Choir and Community Tea Dances. In addition, we regularly host meetings with the Inter Ethnic Forum and Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

We are currently awaiting planning approval to proceed with the construction of new two storey premises on the site of our old manse. 

 

Our aim is to:

  • provide a safe, welcoming, flexible space open to all;

  • enable our partner agencies to deliver their programmes;

  • assist in the delivery of mental health focused programmes through our volunteer groups;

  • provide well-being activities for the benefit of the local community;

  • provide supported accommodation for vulnerable young adults.

 

Our new multipurpose building will house four self-contained apartments on the first floor to accommodate young people coming out of care. The ground floor will have a kitchen offering a communal social gathering space, an open multipurpose room, an intimate living room and a small counselling / prayer room. We aim to offer wellbeing activities, a centre for local events, a safe living space for vulnerable young people and a space for other agencies to interact with small groups and individuals within the local community.

 

The members of Ballymena Methodist Church are taking seriously the challenge of whole life discipleship and together we are moving out in new ways "To serve the Present Age".

 

Perhaps you are interested and feel you could support these ‘Living Rooms’ in some way, then please contact Elaine McDonald 07979 366030 or elaine.mcdonald@ballymenamethodist.co.uk for more details.

PLANNED EVENTS

Tuesday Tea Dance

2:00 - 4:00pm

in the Church Hall

Every second Tuesday in the month

Cost £3 - includes Tea/Coffee

CURRENTLY CANCELLED DUE TO
COVID-19 SITUATION

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