This Sunday ( 2nd June) the Cork City Marathon takes place and this will mean planning and allowing for extra time if you are planning to attend this or any other city centre church this Sunday. We are told that Gardai will do all they can to assist drivers to get to churches. The race begins at 8.30 am and road closures will be in place for approx 6 hours and will be re opened on a staggered basis. Details can be found at www.corkcitymarathon.ie
Can we wish all taking part the very best of luck!
With Summer rumoured to be arriving for the months of June, July and August we will whenever the weather allows, hold our Sunday morning service outside in our outdoor worship area. It is an initiative started by Rev. Mike last year and proved to be a big hit with the congregation.
Sunday service, each Sunday morning at 11.
On Sunday, May 19th, our Minister was in Moneyreagh, Co.Down to take part in that congregations 300th anniversary service and celebrations. The Minister of Moneyreagh is the Rev. Chris Wilson, a former Moderator who held office while our minister was a student. Indeed, it was Rev. Chris who put the " questions to the ordinand" at Mikes ordination.
The church at Moneyreagh was packed to capacity and ministers were joined by clergy from the Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland and Methodist churches as well as the Ladies Choir of the PSNI.
Pics: Mike with his wife Kay and the assembled clergy pose for the local press.
The death has been announced of Jean Vanier, the founder of the L 'Arche community.
Vanier founded L' Arche in 1964 in response to what he saw as the treatment of people with learning disabilities within an institutional setting.
Today there are 150 communities in 38 countries, including Ireland.
A former naval officer and a graduate in Philosophy and Theology he was a man filled with the Spirit of a Loving & Compassionate God. During our service this Sunday( 12th May) we will remember a man who reminds us all that faith is a call to action.
" We are not called by God to do extraordinary things but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love" - Jean Vanier 1928-2019