Festival of Remembrance

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Belfast, Mrs Jay O’Boyle, was the guest of honour at the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance in the Waterfront Hall on Saturday night.

Paula cooks up a great evening at St Columba’s, Knock

St Columba’s, Knock, recently hosted celebrity chef and lecturer Paula McIntyre who provided an evening of laughter, entertainment and cookery.

Two hundred parishioners and visitors watched Paula prepare a range of autumn dishes using seasonal ingredients, presented in her unique style. She created seven delicious meals and regaled the audience with stories and humorous comments as she cooked.

There was a chance to taste Paula’s cooking and chat over a delicious supper prepared by the Fundraising and Catering Committees, who were all on hand to make sure that everyone had a great night.

Paula’s effervescent personality shone through the whole evening, indeed the folks at St Columba’s rate it as one of the most entertaining events of the parish year!

The rector, Canon John Auchmuty, thanked everyone for their terrific support which raised £3,200 for the Church Roof Appeal.

Christ Church Cathedral Candle-lit Film Series: Connections

Monday evenings in November, 6:30 pm in the Chapter House, at CCC Dublin Free of charge!

4 November Brief Encounter (1945) introduced by Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist,Irish Times columnist and author of ‘#Love: 21st Century Relationships’.

11 November Baraka (1992) introduced by The Revd Andrew Orr, Eco-Congregation Ireland

18 November Happy (2011) introduced by Deirdre McGrath, Dublin Wellness Centre

25 November The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) introduced by The Very Rev Dermot Dunne, Christ Church Cathedral

The Methodist President’s week

Last week in Dublin I experienced some highs and lows.

Lunch in the South Korean Ambassador’s residence was a high, as were visits to Wesley College and to Paul and Edna Kingston, Ken and Sheila Thompson, Dudley Cooney, Eric and Frances Duncan, Des and Val Bain, David and Rhoda Nixon, Gillian Stephens, Beryl Good (whose husband Gordon had died a few days earlier) and Zoe Marshall. The lows included discovering the vast extent of homelessness in Dublin and in Ireland – a systemic problem, the hundreds of people in Dublin City Centre unable to afford a square meal, the huge problems associated with drugs and the gangs making fortunes out of them, and the fact that 90% of prisoners in Dublin reoffend. Are we to curse the darkness or light a candle? Constructive action is better than destructive judge-mentalism. Chad Varrah understood this when he started The Samaritans all those years ago. Peter McVerry understood this when he set up his trust to address the needs of the Dublin homeless. Father Kevin understood this when he established the kitchens that now serve 1000 meals 6 days a week in Dublin. I found God in the highs and the lows. #GodIsOurAdventure. Every blessing.

The President’s Diary:
Sunday 3rd November- Dublin Central Mission, am.
Monday – Preparation
Tuesday – Education Meeting
Wednesday – MCI Trustees General Meeting
Thursday – RTE Broadcast Rehearsal
Friday – Mission to Seafarers Wooly Hat Lunch
Bible Society ‘The Gathering’ in Ballymena
Saturday – Day Off
Sunday 10th – Belfast Central Mission, am. Glengormley, pm.

Building Blocks 2019 – Children’s Ministry Conference

VENUE CHANGE – Kilternan Centre, Kilternan Church of Ireland, Enniskerry Road, D18 Et99

PROGRAMME – Martyn Payne and Sharon Maughtin–Mumby will be joining us for training in Storytelling, Bringing the Bible to Life, Exploring Loss & Celebrating Hope with Children and Introducing Diddy Disciples; Bible Storytelling & Worship for babies, toddlers & young children.

They will be running their lunchtime activities and Building Blocks staples as usual. Please see revised Booking Form here with the running programme for the day. Tea/coffee and lunch will also still be provided.

Don’t miss out and book your place through EVENTBRITE using this link: [https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-blocks-childrens-minis…]

Or contacting Lynn Storey directly (all contact details on the revised booking form) by Monday

Once you have booked you will be able to make your choice for Seminar 3: Delving deeper Storytelling: Bringing the Bible to Life – Marty Payne – or –
Diddy Disciples: Bible Storytelling & Worship for babies, toddlers and young children – Sharon Maughtin–Mumby

Feast Day of St Laurence O’Toole

The 14th of November marks the Feast Day of St Laurence O’Toole, patron Saint of Dublin. This occasion will be marked by free entry to Christ Church Cathedral from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, welcoming the people of Dublin to view the heart of the city’s patron which is on permanent public display in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin and learn more about his fascinating life. A service of festal choral evensong takes place at 6:00 pm. All are most welcome

Three upcoming events