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 and is webcast live.
SUNDAY SCHOOL takes place every Sunday at 11.00am. BIBLE CLASS follows the service at 11.30am every Sunday.
ALPHA PRAYER COURSE - continues on Sunday at 6.15pm. The course will be held on 6 Sunday evenings and started on Sunday 15th January. The Course comprises of interactive sessions and is based on the Lord's Prayer. There are now two sessions remaining of the course. Come and join us from 6.15 - 7.15pm in the Octagon on Sunday 19th February - Listening; 26th - Warfare. Everyone is very welcome to join the course on any Sunday evening.
BACK TO BASICS Group - meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm on notified dates.
PRAYER GROUP - meets this Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm on notified dates.
MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDIES - from now until Easter our Home Groups will NOT be meeting. Instead, on the first and third Wednesday of each month, there will be a mid-week Bible Study in the Octagon at Church at 7.30pm. These studies, for everyone, will be on the theme of "A closer walk with God". Please do come and be part of these evenings. The next study is on Wednesday 15th February at 7.30pm.
CHURCH BULLETIN - is available on this website under the title WEEKLY BULLETIN.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS - the February Newsletter and Calendar is available on this website under the title MONTHLY NEWSHEET.
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 - 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. A YOUTH CLUB WEEKEND is being planned for the end of the school half-term from 17th - 19th February. This will be to Murlough House in Dundrum, Co. Down and is open to young people from P7 upwards. Full details and cost can be obtained from the Church Office or any Youth Club leader.
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. On Tuesday 28th February the group will be going by train to Mossley Mill, Belfast - sign up sheets are in the Link and everyone is welcome to join in this trip!
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. On 16th February - Dr Ian McNie "Past Moderator of the Presbyterian Church"; 23rd February Timothy Cook "History of the Salvation Army".
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 next lunch will be on Sunday 19th February. Sign up sheets can be found in the Link and Vestibule.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN - the group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.45pm. On Saturday 18th February we will join with the ladies of all local PW groups for the PW Big Breakfast at 9.00am in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine. On Monday 20th February at 7.45pm in Ballywillan Myrtle Mitchell will give a talk entitled "Into all the world".
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, 26th February 2017 Service
10:30am - Sunday Morning Service