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Book your seat for our Sunday Services for 13th June 2021 - When we will be both Live at West Church and Live Streaming on You Tube at 9.30am and 11.30am.

Church has re-opened for Live Services. The next Service will be Sunday 13th June 2021 at 9.30am and 11.30am. For those wanting to attend please contact the Church Office on 028 2564 8732 during Office hours this week Monday and Tuesday 8.30am to 13.30pm or email westchurch.ballymena@btinternet.com, to book your time and your seat.

May I encourage those of you who are not yet ready to venture back to the Church Building, to continue to gather around your computer, tablet, phone, etc. on Sunday mornings at 11.30am and we will do virtual Church together. A link for this (which is the same for every Sunday) has been posted on the West Church Facebook Page and here below on the website.

Live Service Link

Crèche and Kidzone Services from Sunday 16th May 2021

From Sunday 16th May at West Church will be hosting two Church Services every Sunday morning with A New KIDZONE and Crèche facility to help everyone back to church once more.

Crèche

The first Service will be held at 9.30am with the next Service starting at 11.30am. The later service at 11.30am is designed for young families and young church members with children so the KIDZONE and Crèche facilities will be open at this Service ONLY. Please book your Service date and Service Time by Contacting the Church Office by email on westchurch.ballymena@btinternet.com or by phone on 028 2564 8327 during Office Hours - Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 13.30pm.

Kidzone

 

Come Away With Me

Come Away With  Me

Ruth Gregg's latest 90 day devotional is an excellent resource to to help us effectively engage with the Bible every day.

Available to order at West Church at a cost of £12.00 each. Contact the Church Office by email on westchurch.ballymena@btinternet.com or by phone on 028 2564 8327.

Ruth Gregg, Director of Impact Unlimited Bible College, draws our attention each day to a scripture, then clearly explains its meaning by relating it to our experiences in todayy's culture.

Sometimes fun, always insightful, these short daily notes lea to a powerful application each day, helping us to grow into greater maturity in our relationship with the Lord.

REMINDER

(r) There will be no meetings of organisations either from church or the community for the foreseeable future. When the time comes all start-up plans will have to be submitted to, and, authorised by Kirk Session.

Either Linda or myself will lead a short act of worship which we can all join with from the comfort of our own homes. We are also aware that not everyone is on Social Media so we want to make DVD/CD's as widely available as possible so please contact the

Church Office 028 2564 8327 - Opening Hours 8.30am to 13.30pm Tuesday to Friday - Closed Mondays.

to give your details or e-mail address. westchurch.ballymena@btinternet.com.

Communion Services and Baptisms 2021

Pre-packaged units containing the bread and wine will be distributed to the congregation at the service, and are available from the Church Office through the week during office hours for collection.

Parents seeking infant baptism should contact either Linda or Daniel directly to make the appropriate arrangements within the PCI guidelines.

Pastoral Care

Hospital visits are now working on a restricted system. Regular pastoral visits have been suspended for the time being, so the best way to keep in touch is by phone, e-mail, WhatsApp,text messaging and other electronic means. So it is important to make sure that, Patricia at the office or your elder, has your correct details on file, particularly mobile numbers and e-mail addreses.

The first point of contact in this regard should be the elder to whose district you have been assigned and they will be in touch with you in the next few weeks and months.

This will be a hugely important way of keeping in touch. In the sad event of there being a funeral by necessity it will stll have to be strictly private but a small Church service is available in the meantime with a limit of 25 attendees. We will update you on that whenever things change.

Help4you - Community Service

Linda Keys co-ordinates a group of volunteers who are willing to assist anyone who is self-isolating and requires shopping, DVD's or CD's of the Sunday Services, medication and other messages to be dropped at your doorstep. This service has prooved to be invaluable to those who are unable to leave their homes at this time. If you are or know someone who needs this assistance please let Linda or the Church Office know.

A MASSIVE thank you to all the volunteer helpers who have been delivering shopping, DVD's and CD's and prescriptions to those in need. Please use this service, where ever possible. We are only too happy to help you or a neighbouror friend in any way we can - contact Linda directly on 07799100444.

Hamper Ministry

Once again A HUGE THANK YOU and BLESSINGS to everyone who has contributed so generously to our Hamper Ministry last year and this year, when it has been vital to all of those in receipt of this ministry. We are in great need of coffee and cereal, and pasta for the month of June 21 - Thank you.

Many of our own church members and our neighbours, townsfolk and our friends are going through extraordinary tough financial times in this New Covid 19 restricted period and are in desparate need of food to sustain their families. We know the number of people who will be affected by the uncertain economic changes in our world will only be on the increase in the coming weeks and well into 2021.

If you know of someone, a neighbour or a young family, or simply someone who needs a bit of help or support during this time, please let us know so we can reach out to them in a small way with this ministry.

In order to deliver this food safely and hygenically to everyone, we are asking for anyone who has a spare Bag(s) for Life - to please drop it (them) off to the church - leaving them in the shopping trolley that is placed inside the church porch area at the Albert Place glass door ⟨ Rear of the church building ⟩. During Office hours ONLY

(8.30am -13.30pm Tuesday to Friday).

Please press the buzzer to gain access to the shopping trolley. Thank You.

The Last Zoom Ignite of this Quarter held on Tuesday 27th April on ZOOM

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the Zoom sessions this year. Daniel and Linda hope that you all enjoyed the series and that it was beneficial to everyone maybe in different ways, but that it was certainly a worth while experience. We will be back again with IGNITE in the Autumn of 2021. Contact Daniel or Linda or the church office for the log on details, nearer the time. We do still have copies of the The Covenant History Bible and the New Testament Books of the Bible which are still available at a cost of £5.00 each along with a copy of the weekly readings as a guide and a bookmark.

Download your copy here.

ZOOM Prayer Groups are held in the weeks in between Ignite

To compliment and encourage everyone, in the weeks between IGNITE sessions, IGNITE prayer groups have been set up, under the management of Linda Keys.

If you are not currently involved in a Prayer Triplet but would like to meet through Zoom with like minded prayer warriors throughout this Covid19 pandemic, please contact Linda Keys (07799100444), or Daniel Kane (028 2565 3111) or Patricia at the Office (028 2564 8327).

We will require your e-mail address and you will be advised on the details that will permit you to join the Zoom meetings when they take place.

Please check with your group when the next Prayer Zoom meeting is being held - each group may differ throughout the Autumn and Winter.

Youth Fellowship Face to Face Meeting

Our youth fellowship team are plannning their first face to face meeting this year on Sunday 6th June at 7.00pm.

Our youth fellowship group is for all young people Year 8+ and we will meet @ 7.00pm on Sunday 6th June 2021 in the Lounge upstairs in the Main Church Building.

This will be a great opportunity to see each other, meet new people and catch up in person. We'll also spend some time together in God's Word. If you plan to come along you MUST let me (Laura Kelly) know by Friday 28th May. My contact number is 07803289722.

Please keep an eye on the church Facebook page and our youth WhatsApp group for any further information. Any young person who would like to be added to our WhatsApp group for updates, please let me know on the above number. We would LOVE to see you then.

Prayer Ministry

The love we have for one another in Christ is expressed through prayer which is our best weapon to fight against this coronavirus and our individual anxieties and concerns going forward. Please use the prayer email at westprayer@hotmail.co.uk.

Emergency Prayer Line 07544833501

On-line Support

There are lots of really good websites and youtube videos which you can use to encourage your spirit and nourish your walk with the Lord. Desi Maxwell's material is available to everyone free of charge at http://xploretheyoke.com/membership-acco.../membership-levels/ Don't forget the joy of reading a good book!!!

This is a time for us as followers of the risen Lord to speak faith into the fear and reassurance into the uncertainty.

And don't forget - "Together we are West."

All notices for the bulletin and website must be with the office by Wednesday at 6.00 pm.