Buddies & Bundles
Wednesday, 9.45 am - 11.45 am (September to June)
All adults with pre-school children are warmly invited to come along to our parent/toddler group. Fun and games for all the kids in a safe and friendly environment and a light breakfast is also served.
Car parking and entry via Albert Place.
Last Tuesday of each month, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
The Friendship Circle meets in the Meeting Rooms, from September to May. The Club was established in 1998 and has proved to be very popular, with interesting speakers. It concludes with afternoon tea.
Thursdays from September to Easter
Explorers : 3-8 years meet from 6.30 pm -7.30 pm
Juniors : 9-11 years meet from 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Seniors and Brigaders : 12-18 years meet from 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
The Girls’ Brigade is a Christian organisation enjoyed by many girls of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Here at West, we are part of Girls’ Brigade Northern Ireland, a family of 300 companies with over 200,000 girls! We meet on Thursday evenings for fun and fellowship in the Church Hall. New members are always welcome; just have a look and see which section suits best.
Explorers at West Church love to bake, make, listen to bible stories and play games, usually the noisier the better.
Juniors enjoy games too, along with scripture, marching, dancing and cookery. They also enjoy visits from outside organisations, for example Guide Dogs for the Blind and first aid.
The older girls like a challenge and enjoy activities like the climbing wall. They are becoming very skilled in the kitchen but not so skilled at bench ball! Girls enjoy the scripture discussions and our socialnights, such as Movie Night and bowling.
We endeavour to offer a rich and varied programme of fun activities to inspire, challenge and educate girls, through which we hope to highlight the relevance of God, both in our Girls’ Brigade programme and in day-to-day life.
Monday, 7.30 pm and Wednesday, 8.15
The Bowling Club meets on Monday from 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm and Wednesday 8.15 pm - 10.30 pm. Fellowship and fun is enjoyed by both 'A' and 'B' Teams and matches are played with other clubs in the Ballymena Indoor Bowling League. A warm welcome is extended to everyone (including young teenagers) to come along and enjoy the fellowship.
Saturday, 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm
Our Junior Youth Club is open to children from P1 - P6 and meets from 6.30 pm - 7.45 pm. West Cafe (Senior Youth Club), for children in P7 upwards, meet from 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm.
Wednesdays, 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Men United is part of our Men's Ministry within West Church. It is a social gathering of men for coffee and fellowship on a Wednesday morning from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. It is not restricted to West Church members but is open to all. The group meets weekly in the Coffee Lounge and is open to men of all age groups.
The meetings are very informal and members can drop in for a coffee and chat at any time during the opening hours. Daily papers are available and members can play chess, draughts, scrabble, etc. Guest speakers are invited from time to time on a range of topics and outings and dinners are arranged on special occasions.
First Tuesday of each month from September to June at 8.00 pm
“Living for Jesus” is our motto and we seek to do this through supporting overseas and home projects, with ‘missionary spots’ to keep us informed of progress.
The group meets at 8.00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month (September to April). Come along and enjoy the warm friendship and fellowship, along with inspiring and practical ministry. All ladies (of any age) are very welcome to join us.
Various Scout groups meet on Wednesday and Friday evenings. See each group for details.
Meets Fridays at 7.30 pm for ages 11-16
Meets Wednesdays at 6.30 pm for ages 8-10
Meets Fridays at 6.30 pm for ages 6-8
Meets Fridays at 6.30 pm for ages 4-6
Meet at 11.15 am on alternating Sunday mornings
Switch is a programme aimed at young people aged 11-16 (in school years 8-12). The group meets in the Lounge on alternate Sundays during morning worship from September to June. The main focus of the group is to encourage young people to Switch on to God and showing how God"s word is applicable to the situations we all face. Some of the topics covered have been "Listening to God and others", "Image", "Choices", "Money", etc.
Switch gives young people the opportunity to get to know each other better and also find out what God wants to say in their lives.
Our Sunday morning youth programme
The aim of WILD WEST is to encourage our children to say "yes" to God. We follow the Scripture Union Light material programme which provides for short illustrated presentations by teachers, children’s workbooks and other activities. We carefully observe the PCI Child Protection Policy. All section leaders are carefully selected for their Christian commitment and receive regular training.
We work with Christian agencies to support a number of special appeals during the year for children at home and overseas. Children are encouraged to make a small contribution from their pocket money each week
The age groups are:
We meet most Sunday evenings from 8.00 pm — 9.30pm between September and June
A group for those in Form 5 Upwards. We have 3 F’s in Youth Fellowship—fun, fellowship and food (pizza is often a feature). Most evenings involve worship, games and looking at what God has to say about our lives. We also enjoy a few outings throughout the year.