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.
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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 1st December: The Bulletin for the Morning Service at 10.30am on Sunday 4th December 2022 (2nd Sunday in Advent) is now available on this Website. This will be our annual Christmas Tree Service. Freewill offering envelopes should be placed in the baskets in the Link or Vestibule. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available in the Link after each Service. Every Sunday morning the Prayer Ministry Team will be available in The Fraser Room from 11.30am to 12.00 noon to pray with you in person. If you are not in church during that time you can either call or text on 07927292336.
CHRISTMAS TREE SERVICE: Sunday 4th December we plan to collect gifts to be given to the Salvation Army for the needy in our community. These gifts will be placed under the Christmas tree here in Church at the service. Gifts should be new and unwrapped and a list of example gifts can be found in the Bulletin dated 20th November. Gifts can also be left in the Church Office the week before this Service on 4th December.
CHRISTMAS at BALLYWILLAN: Sunday 4th December: Christmas Tree Service; Sunday 18th: Nativity Service; Friday 23rd at 8.00pm: Carols by Candlelight followed by supper; Sunday 25th: Christmas Morning Family Service; Saturday 31st at 11.30pm: Watchnight Service; Sunday 1st January: Celebration of Communion Service.
YOUTH ORGANISATIONs: MTT meet on Sunday evenings at 7.30pm in the Youth Room.
IMMERSE - MESSIAH BIBLE READING EXPERIENCE: audio readings can be listened to at this link: khttps://www.immersebible.com/messiah-16-week Are you doing the Immerse Bible readings but don't have anyone with whom you can discuss them? You are welcome to join with others in the Children's room at 7.30pm this Sunday evening (20th). For more details, please speak to Anne Taylor.IMMERSE READINGS FOR WEEK 12:
Matthew (5th to 9th December):
Day 56 pp340 - 345;
Day 57 pp345 - 351;
Day 58 pp351 - 358;
Day 59 pp358 - 363;
Day 60 pp363 - 366.
IMMERSE READINGS FOR WEEK 11:
Matthew (28th November to 2nd December):
Day 51 pp313 - 318;
Day 52 pp318 - 324;
Day 53 pp324 - 329;
Day 54 pp330 - 336;
Day 55 pp337 - 340.
LADIES FRIENDSHIP GROUP: Please come along to the Link on Tuesday 6th December at 10.30 am for coffee and chat. All ages are welcome so please come and meet up with other likeminded ladies. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served.
BACK TO BASICS: this Bible Study group will meet on Wednesday 7th December 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 18th December in the Royal Court Hotel.
BALLYWILLAN MEN'S FELLOWSHIP: Meetings are held in The Frazer Room at 10.30am each Thursday morning. The full 2022 - 2023 programme can be found on this website under ADULT MINISTRY: MEN'S FELLOWSHIP. On Thursday 8th December the Fellowship will be having their CHRISTMAS LUNCH and members are to meet at 12.30pm. New members always very welcome to join the Men's Fellowship!
BOWLING CLUB: meets every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm and every Friday evening at 7.30pm. New members will be made very welcome!
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER TIME: this takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7.30pm and all members of the Congregation are invited to attend. Meetings are held in The Frazer Room. The group will next meet on Wednesday 14th December. An Elders Prayer Meeting takes place at 8.00am on the last Saturday 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: the boys meet every Thursday evening as follows: Anchor Boys 6.30 - 7.30pm; Juniors 6.45 - 8.00pm and the Company Section from 7.00 - 9.00pm.
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, 4th December 2022 Service
10:30am - Sunday Morning Service