A special service will be held in First Lisburn Presbyterian
Church next Sunday afternoon (21st January) at 3.00pm as part of
a 'Week of Prayer for Christian Unity' being held from
Thursday18th to Thursday 25th January.
The week of prayer for Christian Unity has been organised by
'Churches Together' in Britain and Ireland and the Lisburn event
is being organised by the Lisburn City Centre Ministers'
Fellowship, which comprises of ministers from our seven city
centre churches, they are: Rev Brian Anderson - Seymour Street
Methodist, Rev John Brackenridge - First Lisburn, Rev Paul
Dundas - Christ Church, Rev Brian Gibson - Railway Street,
Pastor George Hilary - Lisburn Christian Fellowship, Father
Dermot McCaughan - St Patrick's and the Rev Canon Sam Wright -
All seven Lisburn City Centre Ministers will take part in the
service and a guest speaker from St Patrick's Roman Catholic
Church will give the address. Everyone will be made most welcome
at this service.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity a worldwide movement of
Christians of many denominations, languages, and great diversity
of race and culture, who are engaged in praying and working for
the unity of Christians in the service of the wider redemption,
unity and peace of all peoples. Every year the dates are the
same, 18th to 25th January, regardless of the days of the week.
Praying for unity does not involve prayer for any specific
schemes for unity. It is about being faithful to the prayer of
Jesus Christ, as seen in John 17, 'that they may be one'.