We are really into winter now – aren’t the evenings getting dark since the hour change. Also of course we have just had the darkness of Halloween. However Jesus is the light of the world and at our next meeting in Millstreet we will be exploring what that actually means for you and me practically. We will also share in our usual time of informal worship and prayer. Everyone and anyone is most welcome to join us. We meet in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road in Millstreet at 7.00 p. m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. So our next meeting is this Sunday the 14th November. It would be great to see you there so we can share the light of Christ together.
Hi again folks,
I am just back from Haiti having spent a week there planning various mission projects including a team which I will lead from the Methodist Church in Ireland travelling for two and a half weeks after Christmas. Twenty years ago I lived and worked in Haiti for a period and was pleased that the language came back to me reasonably well! It was good to be there again but of course very distressing to see the amount of devastation since the earthquake. However it was also hugely impressive to see the way that the Haitian people, who have always had great guts, have begun to rise up again and get on with their lives as best they can. Most Haitians just survive as best they can with no real job. Like every other organization the Methodist Church in Haiti has been badly rocked by the earthquake but again there is a determined effort to re-build and resurrect all aspects [read more …] “Methodist Update September 2010”
Just a wee reminder that even over the summer meetings for prayer, praise and Bible study organised by the Methodist church continue in Millstreet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road.
Methodism is quite small in this area with just ten congregations across Cork and Kerry. However worldwide there are about seventy million Methodists. I have just come back from a Missions Conference in London which was called this year because it was the 250th anniversary of the beginning of Methodist Missions around the world. It was very moving to be part of a group of people from over sixty different countries who were there because of the faithfulness and commitment of our forebears from Ireland and Britain who traveled long distances to introduce the Christian Gospel in the places far from home. [read more …] “Methodist Update for Millstreet”
Methodist Services in Millstreet Increase to Twice Monthly
We are glad to announce that the meetings for Prayer, Praise and Bible study organized by the Methodist Church in Millstreet are now going to take place twice each month. The venue continues to be the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road (kindly granted). Meetings are planned for the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7.00 p. m. each evening. The meetings for June are Sunday 13th and Sunday 27th June. Please note that there is an open welcome to everyone at these meetings – the more the merrier!
For further information contact the Methodist minister in Killarney, Rev. Laurence Graham at 064-6631613 or <email>
The next Methodist meeting in Millstreet takes place this Sunday (9th May) at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre. In the Church in Killarney in recent months we have been looking together at a wonderful book by Rick Warren called “The Purpose Driven Life”. This identifies and examines five key purposes of our lives. It has provided much food for thought and really helped many people in their relationship with God. We shall be thinking together about one aspect of this when we meet in Millstreet on Sunday night. Hope to see you there. As always please feel free to contact Rev. Laurence Graham for more information at 064 6631613 or <email>
The first seven chapters of The Purpose Driven Life have been published as What On Earth Am I Here For? and can be read online if you follow the link
Our next meeting in Millstreet is on Sunday 11th April at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road. You would be most welcome to join us for an informal time of worship, prayer and Bible study.
Before that, over the Easter weekend, we are greatly looking forward to the visit of Glengormley Methodist Youth Choir to the area. The choir are based in a large Methodist Church on the outskirts of Belfast and has been in existence since 1978. During this time there has been a constant flow of new members so that it remains a youth choir even today! Rev. Laurence Graham, the Methodist minister in Killarney, spent five years in this choir when he was a youth a long time ago!! On the evening of Easter Sunday at 7.30 p. m. the choir will perform a presentation of the Easter story in music and drama which they have produced. This should be a very enjoyable and inspiring evening and is to be held in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Church in Killarney (kindly granted). Admission is free although there will be a voluntary offering to help cover expenses. Why not have a trip to Killarney on Easter Sunday evening.
Happy Easter to Everyone.
Our next meeting in Millstreet is on Sunday 14th March at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road. As always everyone is welcome. Our meeting this month is very close to St. Patrick’s Day and so we will be thinking a little bit about Patrick’s life and lessons that we can learn from it. We will be looking together at some sections of the two short documents which historians are almost certain were actually written by Patrick himself. There is a lot in them about Patrick’s life and faith which can challenge and encourage us in our walk with God today.
As well as thinking about Patrick on Sunday night we will also have our usual informal time of worship and prayer. Hope to see you there.
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>
Laurence Graham, the Methodist Minister for Millstreet has dropped us a note that RTE Radio 1 will be broadcasting from their Church in Kenmare tomorrow (Sunday) morning:
… the Broadcast Service on RTE Radio 1 this Sunday (22nd) is coming from the Methodist Church in Kenmare. It is on from 10.45 – 11.30 a. m. but only on Long Wave and Internet. It’s not on FM. That would give people an opportunity to hear something of how we worship etc.
RTE 1 Broadcasts on long wave at the 252 frequency.
The service should be available to listen to afterwards on the RTE Religious Listen back Archive for 2009.
Update 23 Nov: The service is available to listen to on the RTE site
Rev. Laurence Graham who is the Methodist Minister for Kerry has been in contact with millstreet.ie, and would like to invite all who are interested to their Monthly Meeting in the Cannon O’Donovan Centre:
The Methodist Church organizes a monthly meeting for prayer, praise and Bible study in Millstreet. We meet on the second Sunday of each month at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road. Everyone is very welcome to attend. If you’d like further information please contact Rev. Laurence Graham, the Methodist minister in Killarney at