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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




Moira Methodist celebrates Harvest

The Most Revd Dr Robin Eames, former Archbishop of Armagh, was the Keynote Speaker on Saturday 27th September, as Moira Methodist Church celebrated the Harvest season, and gave thanks to God for the fruits of the earth with a special series of services.

The Saturday evening service was one of three services held over the weekend, as part of the Church�s Harvest celebrations. An interactive family service was held on Sunday morning. The service explored the theme: �Give thanks for the Bread of Life� and featured music from the Church�s recently formed M3 youth music group.

On Sunday evening, worshippers were joined by Dromore Male Voice Choir and were addressed by the Rev Donald Ker, Secretary, and President-Designate of The Methodist Church in Ireland, before retiring to the Church Hall for supper.

Rev Liz Hewitt, Minister of Moira Methodist Church said, �As a village church serving a wide rural hinterland, Harvest is always a special time of year. This year we were honoured to be joined in our celebrations by our distinguished guests, Archbishop Eames and Rev Donald Ker. All three of our services drew visitors from a wide area, who joined with us to give thanks to God for his gifts at Harvest time. Indeed, there was literally standing room only for our Sunday evening service, which was followed by a hearty, Harvest Supper in the Church Hall.�

About Moira Methodist Church
Moira Methodist Church can trace its history back to the mid-eighteenth century when Mr John Grace, an itinerant Methodist preacher first visited Moira. Later, Rev John Wesley, the founding father of Methodism visited Moira. In 1822 the current church was built on the village�s Main Street. Today, Moira Methodist Church is a Christ centred, worshipping congregation, committed to fulf lling God�s mission in Moira and the surrounding area.