We are pleased to be in the position that we can open the church for the purpose of solitary prayer commencing Wednesday 10th June 2020. This will initially be for the following weekly sessions.
- Morning session:
- Wednesday morning between 9.30am and 10.30am
- Evening session:
- Thursday evening between 7.00pm and 8.00pm
Only 6 people can be in the sanctuary at any one time and there is a list of guidelines that we expect everyone wishing to enter the building to adhere to. The arrangements are as follows:
GLENGORMLEY METHODIST CHURCH
Arrangements for Solitary Prayer
(PDF copy of arrangements available for download)
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
This weekend brings us to Pentecost Sunday and our celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church. The first disciples waited for, welcomed, walked with and worked with the Holy Spirit. And so should we. However, the Bible teaches there are four ways we can do the opposite: We can resist him: "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!’ Acts 7.51. We can grieve him: ‘Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.’ Ephesians 4. We can quench him: ‘Do not put out (quench) the Spirit's fire.’ 1 Thessalonians 5. We can insult him: ‘How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted theSpirit of grace?’ Hebrews 10. It is easy to belong to a church. It is not so easy to be a disciple. We need the Holy Sprit’s help to be disciples – and to be the church. Be safe. Be positive. Be prayerful. #GodisourAdventure. Every blessing.
Due to the current restrictions on meeting, we are providing this opportunity for you to contribute financially to help support the work of God in and through Glengormley Methodist. We really appreciate your help, thank you.
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It has sadly come to our attention that individuals in the area have been posing as volunteers collecting envelopes on behalf of churches. Please be aware that this is a scam.
We want to make it clear that no one from GMC is currently collecting any church envelopes. Those who have requested for this to happen will be contacted directly by someone from the church prior to anyone calling on behalf of GMC, so please follow the following guidance from the PSNI in relation to this important matter:
'With our society currently in a very different place to what we are used to we are continually looking at ways of keeping you informed about issues that may affect everyone, particularly the elderly and vulnerable who are self-isolating or shielding due to Covid19.
We have a lot of people working tirelessly in the community to support our elderly and vulnerable, playing a vital role in keeping people connected and well supplied. Unfortunately we have received information to suggest that SOME individuals claiming to be good Samaritans are calling at elderly person’s homes offering to take weekly collections to their local churches and in some cases offering to collect prescriptions and groceries for a cash sum. We urge everyone to be cautious and follow this advice:
· Only use the services of people you know and trust
· Please ensure you speak with a trusted member of your Church to arrange collection or alternative methods for paying your weekly collections.
· Be alert to online and telephone scams, do not share personal or financial details with anyone.
· Keep your doors locked at all times. Use your door chain or peep hole. Check ID, call 101 Quick Check to confirm identity. Please display No cold calling stickers or the nominated neighbour scheme.
If you see something suspicious in the area that you live in or are concerned about an elderly member of your community, please don’t hesitate to contact the police on 101.'
The Methodist Church in Ireland website has a wide range of resources freely available to all. For further information please visit the following website