John Blair, Rev David Knox, sponsors, leaders and members who took part in the Graffiti Project at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church.
THE Annual General Meeting of Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church took place in the Alec Watson Hall following the evening service on Sunday March 20. The Moderator, the Rev. David Knox, constituted the meeting with prayer and welcomed all present.
The following reports relating to 2010 were presented for the approval of the meeting: The Kirk Session Report presented by the Clerk of Session, Mr. Derek Alexander; the Church Committee Report presented by the Secretary, Mr Nigel Wilson and the Financial Report presented by the Treasurer, Mr. Walter Carruthers.
The Moderator continued by thanking the office bearers of the Session and the Committee for their diligence and efficiency over the pass year. He also appreciated the support given to him by Rev. Helen Freeburn and Mr. John Blair from the Base drop-in centre which is situated on the church premises.
He also wished to thank sincerely all those members of the congregation who had encouraged him throughout the past year, not only through their prayers but also through attending church regularly. The Prayer Group and Sunday School leaders had important roles, as had the leaders of the various organisations.
The Choir, now under the leadership of Nicholas Trimble, had continued to inspire worship in Harmony Hill.
Mr. Knox said that, in line with the Mission Plan, they should invite as many people as possible to the 'welcome' of God.
The business of the AGM was followed by a contribution from the choir under the direction of Nicholas Trimble.
The meeting continued with a presentation from the Base, under the leadership of John Blair. He said that, with funding from 'Peace', in partnership with the Youth Initiative, the young people from Lambeg and Poleglass had taken part in a 'Graffiti Project'. The murals prepared by the two groups were on display in the Hall.
The underlying message was one of young people from varying backgrounds celebrating their differences and sharing their similarities, thereby building bridges between the communities. An impressive project.
Appreciation was expressed to all those who had contributed to the evening and to those who had provided the excellent supper. The evening was brought to a close by the Moderator with prayer.