We are Ballywillan Presbyterian Church
We work to know Christ and Lovingly to make Him known.
However, it is important to remember that if you or someone you live with have coronavirus symptoms (fever, particularly a high temperature; a continuous cough; loss of sense of taste or smell) it is absolutely essential you should not attend Services or meetings.
Services continue to be livestreamed and are archived so can be viewed on-demand via the Live Webcast page on this Website.
- SUNDAY SCHOOL -
OUR P1 - P7 CHILDREN'S MINISTRY JAM (Jesus and Me) MEETS DURING EACH SUNDAY SERVICE. JUNIOR BIBLE CLASS IS OPEN TO ANY YOUNG PEOPLE IN 1st - 3rd YEAR OF SECONDARY SCHOOL, WHO LEAVE THE SERVICE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE JAM CHILDREN.
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:
The Church Office will be open on Monday to Thursday mornings each week from 9.00am to 12.30pm. 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.
Posted Thursday 22nd September: The Bulletin for the Morning Service at 10.30am on Sunday 25th September 2022 is now available on this website. Every Sunday morning the Prayer Ministry Team will be available from 11.30am to 12.00 noon to pray with you - during that time you can either call or text on 07927292336.
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES: tea, coffee and biscuits are available in the Link after each Service.
YOUTH ORGANISATIONs: MTT meet on Sunday evenings (recommencing later in September) at 7.30pm in the Youth Room.
IMMERSE - Messiah Bible Reading Experience
If you still haven't obtained the "Messiah" book there are still some copies available in the Church Office at a cost of £5.
IMMERSE READINGS FOR WEEK 1: (19th to 23rd September)
Day 1 p A15-16 and p1-2 - This is an introduction to Messiah.
Day 2 p. 3-12 Ch 1 v 1 – 4 v 13
Day 3 p. 13-19 Ch 4 v 14 – 6 v 49
Day 4 p. 19-27 Ch 7 v 1 - 9 v 50
Day 5 p 28 -32 Ch 9 v 51 – 11 v 36
IMMERSE READINGS FOR WEEK 2: (26th to 30th September): Luke
Introduction and audio readings are at https://www.immersebible.com/messiah-16-week
Day 6 p 32-37 Ch 11 v 37 – 13 v 21
Day 7 p 37-43 Ch 13 v 22 – 17 v 10
Day 8 p 43-47 Ch 17 v 11 – 19 v 27
Day 9 p 47-52 Ch 19 v 28 – 21 v 38
Day 10 p 52-59 Ch 22 v 1 - 24 v 53
BACK TO BASICS: this Bible Study group will next meet on Wednesday 5th October at 7.30pm in The Frazer Room.
"COME DINE WITH ME": will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. The next lunch will take place on Sunday 16th October in the Royal Court Hotel. Please contact the Church Office if you wish to attend.
BALLYWILLAN MEN'S FELLOWSHIP: the full 2022 - 2033 programme can be found on this website under ADULT MINISTRY: MEN'S FELLOWSHIP. The meeting on Thursday 29th September (at 10.30am) will be open to members, their guests and the general congregation. At this meeting the speaker will be Adrian Anderson who will give a talk on "Colours of the Organ".
PRAYER GROUP - Our congregational prayer time takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7.30pm. Meetings are held in The Frazer Room. The group will next meet on Wednesday 28th September. An Elders Prayer Meeting takes place at 7.00pm on the last Sunday of each month.
GIRL'S BRIGADE: GB Explorers meet on Friday evenings from 6.00 - 7.00 pm ; the Company Section on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 - 8.30pm. All new members very welcome.
BOYS BRIGADE: will commence again on Thursday 22nd September with a Registration evening where parents come and fill in the Registration and Joiners forms and pay the fees. On 29thSeptember we will resume as follows: Anchor Boys 6.30 - 7.30pm; Juniors 6.45 - 8.00pm and the Company Section from 7.00 - 9.00pm.
BALLYWILLAN OUTREACH FUND - August 2022 - The Outreach Committee extends thanks to the many who continue to support its work. In addition to continuing our support of PCI's United Appeal, we have been pleased in recent weeks to support a large number of other good causes, including: Marie Curie Hospice, Macmillan Cancer, NI Hospice, Action Cancer NI, Marie Curie Hospice, Cancer Focus NI,Dementia NI, NI Chest, Heart & Stroke, CRUSE NI, Leprosy Mission, Bible Society NI, Presbyterian Child's Society, International Friends, Prison Fellowship NI, Exodus, Oasis International, Samuel School Poland and CMS/Eswatini.
The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"
IMMERSE - The Bible Reading Experience: On Sunday 26th June Richard McChesney was invited to our Sunday Service to tell us about an attractive way we can use for reading the Bible. It is called "IMMERSE", a printing of the Bible in six books, rather than sixty-six. Each volume has a theme and contains those books belonging to that theme. The content is the same as the Bible we know, but it reads like a conventional book, not using the division into verses and short chapters. Full details about IMMERSE can be found on their website www.immersebible.com The theme that we intend to use in Ballywillan, beginning in the Autumn, is "Poets". It will include Songs (Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs) and the Wisdom Writings (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job). We wish to encourage as many as possible to read the Bible in this slightly different way, either individually or as part of a group Book Club. Because it will take time to obtain copies of the book, we are asking you, if you wish to order the volume "Poets" for yourself and friends, to add your name to the list please telephone the Church Office on70822612 or by e-mail to the office address: [email protected].
DAILY BREAD Bible Reading Notes - We encourage everyone to read the Bible regularly. Bible reading notes are available to help with this and these can be ordered through the Church Office.
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.
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.
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
Sunday, 2nd October 2022 Service
10:30am - Sunday Morning Service