Announcements for May and June 2024

Bible Study at Corglass Manse on the 9th and 16th of May at 8 PM as usual, and will then break for the summer with plans to resume again in September.

Corglass PW would like to thank most sincerely all those who donated to our recent collection in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Care. The total amount raised was €800 and your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Corglass Gift Day is planned to be held on Sunday the 16th of June in aid of painting the church.

Trinity Gift Day is planned to be held on Sunday the 23rd of June.

Upcoming Events at the Institute for Ministry

Pastoral Care – Dr Zack Eswine

In-service Training Opportunity

Wednesday 22 May 2024

10am-8pm

Assembly Buildings

  • Pastoral Care for the Foolish
  • Pastoral Care for the Scoffer
  • Pastoral Care for the Crushed-in-spirit
  • Pastoral Care through the Seasons of Life
  • Evening Worship: Wise Care When We’re Sick (James 5:14-16)

Cost: £40 (includes coffee, lunch and evening meal)

To book your place call 028 9020 5080

or email Tricia Todd: p.todd@union.ac.uk

Dr. Eswine continues as an adjunct professor at Covenant Theological Seminary while also serving as Lead Pastor at Riverside Church (EPC) in Webster Groves, Missouri, where he has served since 2008. Additionally, Dr. Eswine leads and writes for Sage Christianity, a ministry focused on bringing doubts and questions into conversation with the wisdom of Jesus.

Dr. Eswine is the author of a number of books including Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression

Equipping your church family for evangelism – Rico Tice

Wednesday 12th June 2024

930am – 330pm

£40 (includes refreshments & lunch)

Union Theological College, Belfast

To book your place call 028 9020 5080

or email UTC: admin@union.ac.uk

Rico is a passionate evangelist, and former Senior Minister of Evangelism at All Souls, Langham Place in London. Co-Founder of Christianity Explored Ministries, he is a regular speaker at missions and evangelistic events around the world.

The aim of this day conference, hosted by the Institute for Ministry, is to encourage and stimulate ministers, elders, APPS, staff teams and local leadership, in equipping God’s people, in the local church, in the work of evangelism.

Spaces are limited but booking essential.

To book your place call 028 9020 5080; email UTC: admin@union.ac.uk or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equipping-your-church-family-for-evangelism-with-rico-tice-tickets-862958932397?aff=oddtdtcreator

Hidden Hope in Lament: Pastoral Care, Preaching, and Suffering

Thursday 5th September – Friday 6th September

930am-330pm

£40 per day / £60 for the full conference

(includes refreshments and lunch)

Booking is essential

To book your place call 028 9020 5080; email UTC: admin@union.ac.uk or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-hope-in-lament-pastoral-care-preaching-and-suffering-tickets-862972894157?aff=oddtdtcreator

Union Theological College

Main Sessions:

1.            Can Christians Be Sad?                                 Sean McDonough                         

2.            A Theology and Practice of Life                  Karen Mason

3.            The Neglected Genre of Lament                Jeffrey Arthurs

4.            Life Beyond Answers: The End of Job       Sean McDonough

5.            The Essentials of Suicide Prevention         Karen Mason

6.            Don’t Forget to Remember (Psalm 77)     Jeffrey Arthurs

In the final session Dr Arthurs will preach as part of a worship service.

Contributors:

Dr. Jeffrey Arthurs, Robinson Chair of Preaching and Communication, Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Dr Karen Mason, Professor of Counselling and Psychology, Director of the Hamilton Counselling Department, Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Her research is focused on the clergy’s and faith community’s role in suicide prevention.

Dr Sean McDonough, Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Announcements for March-April 2024

  • Weekly Communicants Classes in Corglass Manse begin on Monday 4th March at 7 pm.
  • Choir Rehearsals for Easter: Mondays at 8 pm in Trinity.
  • Bible Study and Prayer: Thursdays at 8 pm in Corglass Manse.
  • The Castle Lake Big Cleanup: Monday, 11 March, from 10:30 am. Meet up at Drumkeery Car Park, Bailieborough.
  • Abaana’s New Life Choir will be coming all the way from Uganda to Bailieborough to sing in Bailieborough Church of Ireland, 7 pm, Monday, 18 March.
  • Corglass PW Annual Collection in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort will be held on Sunday 7th and Sunday 21st April.
  • Cavan Christian Women’s Conference: 23rd March at the Cavan Crystal Hotel. “The Perfect Body: Contentment, Hope, Purpose” Registration from 8:45 am, first session at 9:30 am, finishing at 1.30 pm. Cost €10. See posters for further details.

Bible Reading and Prayer Group

Tonight we resume our Bible Reading and Prayer Group. Please join us to read the Bible together, chat about what we’ve read, and pray. We’ll be going through the book of Acts.

No strict schedule, it’ll take as long as it takes. No set questions to work through, just whatever’s on your mind. No obligation to read aloud (or say anything at all) if you’d rather not.

You can join us in person at the Manse on Thursday’s at 8 p.m.

You can also join us remotely on Zoom by following this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89612844148…

You’ll need the password, so just let me know and if you’d like access and I’ll provide you with it.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Rev. John.