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 is our annual Thinking Day church service, when members of our Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will be taking part in our service. This is always a very popular service - be sure to give a warm welcome to anyone who is visiting! (And if you are visting just make yourself at home:)

Then at 7pm we meet for our evening service. Niall will be taking us through the second part of a series entitled Body Matters. This Sunday we are in Romans 12 vs 3-8 where we see how Jesus calls diverse people together in local churches to serve Him in their communities.

In this morning's Ulster Newsletter former Presbyterian Moderator, Norman Hamilton, reflects on the popularity of the recently released film Fifty Shades of Grey. In a typically thoughtful piece Norman helps us to see how the light of biblical thinking can shine into the greyness of contemporary culture.

Norman's full article can be read by clicking here.



This Sunday we meet for morning worship at 11am. Mark will be taking the service and picking up on the next part of our Daniel Series (Daniel chapter 4). In this chapter of Daniel we find Babylon's great King Nebuchadnezzar in a total flap following a strange and unusual dream. It falls to Daniel to interpret what Nebuchadnezzar sees, the outcome is suprising and life changing (to say the least!) The service includes a supervised creche and children's provision as well as our teenage Bible Class. Praise will be led by Laura and our musicians.

This Sunday morning we meet at 11am for our annual 'CE Service'. CE (Christian Endeavour) has been a very appreciated part of life in Ballyhenry for many years and we are looking forward to the boys and girls from CE leading the service. There will be a supervised creche for babies / toddlers, but the service will be suitable for other kids.

Paris has, in the past week, found itself in the most reluctant of ways at the centre of world news. It has been a dark week in the French capital. Events such as those from the past week are a prompt to pray.To pray for those who have lost loved ones, to pray for places around the world where terror casts its shadow, to pray for safety on our own streets, to pray for our neighbours, and to pray (as Jesus commands) for those who would style themselves as our enemies.