Sandyknowes Blog

Living beside the busiest roundabout in Northern Ireland gives plenty of opportunity for watching the world go by. Sandyknowes Blog is the personal blog of Niall Lockhart (minister of Ballyhenry). Pull in and have a read…

This Sunday morning we meet at 11am for our Communion Service. During the service we hope to welcome a number of new folks into the life of the fellowship in Ballyhenry. Niall will be speaking on the next part of our series on Philippians. We'll be looking at Philippians 3 vs 1-14 (do be encouraged to read ahead) where Paul paints two pictures - one of his life before he became a Christian and one of life after becoming a Christian. In this talk we hope to contrast a 'Self Centred Life' and a 'Jesus Centred Life'.

This Sunday we have our annual Service of Remembrance in Ballyhenry at 11am. The service will, as normal, include a supervised crèche and full children's programme. Niall will be speaking on the theme of 'Reflections on Remembrance'. Then at 7pm we meet for our evening service when Lorna Morrison will be speaking. Lorna is a member of Ballyhenry and works with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in the North West of the Province.

This Sunday we meet at 11am for our morning service. This week's service is an 'all age service' where our theme will be 'Perfect Ten' - based around the Ten Commandments. Niall will be speaking and a mixture of folks from within the congregation will be taking part. Then at 7pm Neale Blair will be speaking on the next part of our series on the Lord's Prayer 'Lead us not into temptation.'

While the morning service is all-age we will still have our supervised creche throughout the service.

Earlier this week there was a programme on TV on Sir Alex Ferguson. Don’t know if you saw it, if you missed it it’s on BBC i-player:

It’s an up close and fascinating look at Sir Alex the man and Sir Alex the leader. You learn all kinds of things – for example I never knew that his dad lived in Belfast for a time, working in Harland and Wolff, and playing for Glentoran.

On Sunday 18th October we will be holding a communicants’ class in preparation for our next Communion Service (15th November).

So … who is this for, and is it for you?

Over the last number of years a whole variety of people have come along to our communicants’ classes.

Some people who do not yet have a personal Christian faith (or aren’t sure) have come along to find out more about what it means to be a Christian.