from Rev Laurence Graham of the Methodist Church:
Happy New Year to everyone.
A tradition which goes back over 250 years to the early days of the Methodist movement is that, near the beginning of each year we share in a Covenant Service. A Covenant is an agreement or set of promises which two people exchange implying a commitment to each other. The Covenant service gives us an opportunity to renew our Covenant with God. Of course our Covenant with God begins with him in that he has made the first move. He came to earth as Jesus Christ and gave his life on the cross to take the consequences and brokenness caused by our sinfulness. He then rose again and invites each of us into a personal relationship with him. So we are called to respond by giving our lives to him, trusting him as our personal Lord and Saviour. As the apostle John puts it “…we love because he first loved us.” (1John 4:19)
This will be the theme of our next meeting in Millstreet which takes place on Sunday 10th January at 7.00 p. m. During this meeting we will share together in the special Covenant prayer. The meeting takes place as usual at the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road in Millstreet. For further information contact Rev. Laurence Graham at 064 6631613 or <email>