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Suffering and Hope in the Time of Covid-19

Where Is God in Suffering? Suffering usually ambushes us. Things seem fine, and suddenly we get a bad case of the flu, we’re thrown into grief over the loss of a loved one, or we start a series of painful treatments for cancer. This coronavirus pandemic and the anxiety that accompanies it—worry about our health, […]

CMSI announces hope-filled carol service

On 1st December, the Church Mission Society Ireland (CMSI) will launch Hope Dawns, an online service of stories, readings and carols for Advent and Christmas. The service will include readings, prayers and music from across the Church of Ireland, as well as stories of hope from the global Church, provided by CMSI and the South American […]

Church Without Walls – 3 November

Praying for those in authority It’s the day that the United States of America goes to the polls in one of the most divided times in that great country’s history. Over the past weekend lots of political commentators and analysts have been speculating on whether President Trump will be returned for a second term of […]

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Christmas Hampers

Christmas hampers are a key part of CAP’s ministry to its clients. Due to restrictions this year they are unable to accept donations of physical goods to make up those hampers. I know, for many of you, it is an important aspect of your Christmas, the season of generosity and goodwill. CAP doesn’t want its […]

Zoom Prayer Meeting – Thursdays at 7 pm

The next The Zoom prayer meeting is every Thursday night at 7 pm The Zoom prayer meeting is a time of guided prayer and reflection lasting about 35 or 40 minutes. In order to participate you are required to register by sending an email to zoomtostfinnian@btconnect.com. The subject should be ‘prayer meeting 9th July’ and, please, add your name […]

One Hour of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer on Saturday 31 October was a call for Christians throughout Ireland to come to God in prayer for an hour. If you would like to continue to do this on a regular basis, the following template may help (downloadable as a PDF here). Break it down  For many, the thought […]

MU Food and Fellowship Cookbook

A selection of recipes & graces for all occasions from the homes and hearts of Mothers’ Union members around the world. A Christmas present perhaps? £5.00 inc. VAT Order online HERE

Church Without Walls – 27 October

The Joy of Reading Last week, from 19th-25th October, marked the celebration of Book Week NI. It’s a joint collaboration between our wonderful library service and the BBC. A few weeks ago there was a link on our Facebook page to join the library service online, which allows access to thousands of books, magazines, newspapers, journals and audio […]

Made for eternity: 8 Bible verses about hope

Someone has said that it’s possible to live for 40 days without food, three days without water and eight minutes without air – but only one second without hope. It might be an exaggeration, but it says something profound about the way human beings are designed. We aren’t just machines who produce and consume food […]