We are Ballywillan Presbyterian Church
We work to know Christ and Lovingly to make Him known
Welcome to Ballywillan
Registered Charity in Northern Ireland (NIC 105543)
Ballywillan Presbyterian Church is a church situated just on the outskirts of Portrush in County Antrim. We have a live webcast of our service every Sunday morning as well as an archive of our past sermons. More information about the church can be found in the sections below:
SUNDAY SERVICE - takes place at 10.30am each Sunday.
SUNDAY SCHOOL takes place every Sunday at 11.00am. BIBLE CLASS follows the service at 11.30am every Sunday.
MESSY CHURCH next Sunday from 4.00 to 6.00pm! Full details below.
SHOEBOX APPEAL - an amazing 305 shoeboxes completed and an extra £125 sent to this annual appeal! Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped to collect the boxes!
CHOIR PRACTICES - in preparation for Christmas will continue this Thursday evening (1st December) from 7.00pm. New choir members will be made very welcome.
CHRISTMAS TREE SERVICE - on the 10.30am Service on Sunday 11th December gifts will be collected and placed under the Christmas tree in church. These will be forwarded to the Salvation Army and Oasis for the needy in our community.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Service will take place on the evening of Friday 23rd December.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE will take place at 10.30am on Sunday 25th December.
CHURCH BULLETIN - is available on this website under the title WEEKLY BULLETIN.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS - the December Newsletter and Calendar is available on this website under the title MONTHLY NEWSHEET.
BACK TO BASICS - discussion groups continue over the next 2 months on Wednesday evenings - November 30th - Home Group get together; December 7th - A Steward.
TICKER TEA PARTY & CRAFT FAIR - took place last Saturday 26th November in the Church Hall. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED! JUST OVER £1000 WAS RAISED FOR NI CHEST, HEART & STROKE IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM WALKER!
MESSY CHURCH 2016/2017 - Messy Church is a place for the whole church family to meet together to worship God in a relaxed, friendly, fun-filled environment! Messy Church takes place each month on a Sunday afternoon from 4.00 to 6.00pm and the remaining dates for this year are - NEXT SUNDAY 4th December (Giving Hands); 15th January (Caring Hands); 26th February (Loving hands); 9th April (Hurting Hands); 21st May (Praying Hands). The final MESSY CHURCH event of the year will be THE BIG BASH on Saturday 18th June 2017.
GIRLS BRIGADE - the GB Explorers section (age 3-7) meet every Friday evening from 5.30 to 7.00pm. The Company Section meet every Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00pm.
BOYS BRIGADE - the Anchorboys Section meet every Thursday evening from 6.15 to 7.30pm. The Junior and Company Sections also meet on Thursday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30pm.
YOUTH CLUB - meets every Saturday evening from 7.30pm.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY - meets on Monday mornings at 10.30am in the Octagon. All ladies are most welcome to come along.
A FRIENDSHIP CLUB - "CIRCLE of FRIENDS" - is a new group meeting on a monthly basis. Further details will be found in the Monthly Newletters and in the weekly Bulletins. A date for your diary is THURSDAY 8th DECEMBER for CHRISTMAS LUNCH at the Royal Court Hotel! Sign up sheets are in the Link.
INDOOR BOWLING CLUB - takes place every Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome and tuition will also be available to those who have not played before.
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP - meets in the Octagon every Thursday morning from 10.30am and their programme of talks can be seen in the monthly Newsletter and Calendar. 8th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS LUNCH.
COME DINE WITH ME - the group meets once a month following a Sunday service and has lunch at 12.30pm in Portstewart Golf Club. The latest "Come Dine with Me" took place on Sunday 20th November. If you would like to go you sign up on the sheets in the Link or Vestibule. Details of the next lunch will follow soon.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN - the group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.45pm. On Monday 12th December the evening will focus on "PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS"
350 Years of Ministry
The book "To lovingly make known .... Ballywillan Presbyterian Church from 1661" has been produced to celebrate 350 years of ministry in the church.
Copies to purchase are available in the Church vestibule and in the Link or by contacting the church office.
Services this week
Sunday, 4th December 2016 Service
10:30am - Sunday Morning Service