We are Ballywillan Presbyterian Church
We work to know Christ and Lovingly to make Him known.
FUNERAL SERVICES, if Livestreamed, can be viewed by going to LIVE WEBCAST: Service of Thanksgiving. For a period of 2 weeks each Service is archived and can be viewed on demand on the Live Webcast page during that period
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:
It is planned that the Church Office will, during February 2021, be open on several mornings each week from 9.00am to 12.30pm. Please telephone first to check this if you intend to call in. Contact can be made at all times by telephone 70822612 or by e-mail to the office address: [email protected]
This website for the Church is updated on a regular basis and all immediate and important information will be detailed here. With the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic changing hourly in Northern Ireland, any information relating to Ballywillan Church will be posted on this website homepage.
Posted: Saturday 6th March
The Bulletin for the 50th Webcast Sunday Morning Service at 10.30am tomorrow (Sunday 7th March) is now available on this website. The Service will be livestreamed only with the Church building closed. The worksheets for the Webcast JAM Children's Service at 11.20am on Sunday are now available to download from the Youth & Ministry Section of this website.
LENT STUDIES ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - This year our Lent Studies is on the theme "OVERVIEW OF THE BIBLE". Each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm (continuing on Wednesday 3rd March) a short video presentation will be livestreamed on our Evening Service page, followed by a Zoom call which will allow us not only to connect with folk but also to discuss the video. There will also be some study material available. If you want to be part of the Zoom meeting and/or to receive the study material please contact the Church office to give your email address. telephone 70822612 or by e-mail to: [email protected]
THE PRAYER MINISTRY TEAM will be available on Sunday mornings after the Service finishes and before JAM begins (from @11.20am). The Team will be available on the phoneline until 12.00 noon. If you would like someone to pray with/for you during this time, please call or text 07927292336
MARK'S GOSPEL STUDY GUIDE - In parallel with Stephen's current Sunday sermons on Mark's Gospel a number of study groups are meeting twice monthly online to share what the Gospel is saying to us. The notes which the groups are currently using are available for your personal reflection by clicking on this link to the latest Mark's Gospel Study Guide 5: https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApKUjs0Td-UKgSSAnPpzilaLt1jG
Notes about earlier chapters of Mark can be found by going to MINISTRY: ADULT MINISTRY: HOUSE GROUPS. If you would like to discuss these studies with others, please contact [email protected] / Tel: 028 70822612 or telephone Ron McCartney on 028 70822199.
"ASHES TO GOLD" Virtual Marathon in March. The poster image below gives details of this local charity fundraising in March that our Church is supporting.
DAILY BREAD Bible Reading Notes - In the spring of 2020, as a congregation we used a devotional booklet called 'Catching the Wave'. Part of its strength was that around 250 of us were using it, reading the same daily devotional and then sharing what God was saying to us. In 2021 we are encouraging people to use the Scripture Union "Daily Bread' Bible reading notes for at least the first three months of the year. Our prayer is that as we read and learn together, we will be able to encourage each other and "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ".
Copies of "Daily Bread" are available from the Church Office which will, in February, be open on several mornings each week from 9.00am to12.30pm. Please telephone the office number ( 70822612) before you plan to call in.
BACK TO BASICS is led by Wesley and Lorna Stewart on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Due to the present restrictions they will produce a video for each Bible Study and send a link to the video by WhatsApp or text to those who wish to follow the studies in this way. Wesley and Lorna will be available on WhatsApp for discussion from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Send Wesley a message (07770 802636) if you want to be added to the group receiving the video link.
BACK TO BASICS WILL TAKE PLACE on Wednesday 3rd and 17th March
CMS ESWATINI FUND: you can make a donation to CMS by going to MINISTRY: OUTREACH MINISTRY: ESWATINI
BALLYWILLAN YOUTH & FAMILY: for all our latest youth and family updates check out Ballywillan Youth on these links: Facebook and Instagram. On this page, you can also click on the Youth and Family button, which is on the right on a desktop and at the bottom of the page on mobile, for all relevant details. Our SOAP midweek devotional can be found here
Chris Cunningham is our Youth And Family Worker and he can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone 028 70444841.
MISSED A WEBCAST SERVICE?
You can watch recorded Services by going to the Live Webcast page and following the instructions there.
LIVESTREAM VIEWER NUMBERS: This information is available on the applicable Livestream webpage.
You can download "Praying for issues around coronavirus" by clicking here.
CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT AND PLAN 2019 - 2023 - Session have updated the Church Action Plan for the next 4 years. This can be found under the title ABOUT US: WHAT WE BELIEVE.
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
Wednesday, 10th March 2021 Service
7:30pm - Online Lent Studies and Zoom Meeting
Sunday, 14th March 2021 Service