Killead Presbyterian Church

Archive for October, 2014

Pastoral Care

The Rev. John Murdock will be on holiday, Wednesday 29th October – Sunday 2nd November. In case of any pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. Derek Weir (028 9332 3588) or any of the elders.

Wilbert’s Story

My name is Wilbert and I am a farmer. I live near Glenavy and am married to Ethna. I enjoy travelling and going to events associated with my work such as Vintage Tractor Rallies, Agricultural Shows and Fairs. In the church here at Killead, I sing in the choir and I serve on the Kirk Session and Congregational committee.

I came to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord at the close of a Gospel Mission when I was 16 years old. I realised that I was a sinner and not ready for Heaven. I knew from the Bible that only Jesus could forgive sin so I repented and trusted on Him alone for salvation.

In answer to the question, what do you enjoy most about church, I would say that our church is a place where we can all come together to worship and praise God. When we meet for Bible Study and Prayer, we can share our joys and problems just like a family. I would dearly love to see more people taking time out from their busy lives to join us on Wednesday evenings at 8pm.

My favourite verse from the Bible is Romans Ch10, v9. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

I also love this Hymn.

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it.

Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.

Redeemed through His infinite mercy;

His child and forever I am.

Friday Extra

Friday Extra is on again on Friday 31st October at 10.30am. Come along to the minor hall, have a cuppa and hear Abby Patterson tell of her recent time in Romania with the Exodus programme.

GB Desserts Evening

Don’t forget! The GB Desserts Evening is on Tuesday 28th October at 7.30pm. All parents and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the delicious desserts on offer and help raise funds for Sophie Martin and Sophie Robinson who will be taking part in the World Challenge to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Fields of Life

We are hoping to send a team on a 10 day trip to Uganda at Easter next year. We hope to visit the Good Shepherd School and perhaps undertake a small project at a nearby Secondary school. Full details are in the Church Bulletin.

JOY (Just Older Youth)

This new event for all young women over 18 starts in Loanends Church Hall on Thursday 16th October at 8pm. Come along and find out about an exciting programme with a wide range of activities to suit everyone’s interests.

Mad Weekend

The Mad Weekend is on 24th-26th October. Any young person in Year 8 and above is invited to come along for a fantastic time at the UUC. Places are limited and the cost is £30. Please return a £20 deposit to any ETC leader to secure your place. More information is available on Facebook if you follow the link.

Jenny’s Story

My name is Jenny Wilson and I am 29 years old. In 2015 I graduated in Youth and Community work and Practical Theology having completed my placement in Killead and Loanends Presbyterian Churches as a Student Youth worker. Following this, I worked full time in Oasis Antrim helping young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. Then, in May 2016 I was appointed to the job of Youth and Family Worker in Killead and Loanends. I now work full-time in Loanends Primary School as a Teaching Assistant.

I have been brought up in a musical household, so I enjoy trying out new instruments. Having said that, playing drums is still my favourite. I love most sports but anywhere there is dancing that’s where I want to be.

My role in the church is varied. I am club leader for Killead youth club, I assist with the under 5s in the GB and I organise KLYP (Killead & Loanends Young People) events.

I have been going to Killead Presbyterian Church most of my life but it was only when I was 18 years old that I truly understood what it meant to be a Christian. On Saturday 5th April 2008 I attended an event in the Odyssey called ‘Celebration of Hope’, this was a night of praise and worship and it was the night I handed my life over to God. Andrea and Trevor Boyd were group encouragers at the Celebration of Hope event; from this night they have played a massive role in my life with their friendship and faith.

The thing I like most about church is how we are constantly moving forward in the direction God is taking us and I also love the constant support I receive from my minister and church family.

One of my favourite verses from the Bible is John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.


I love the words and music to ‘Hosanna’ from Hillsong.

Heal my heart and make it clean

Open up my eyes to the things unseen

Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours

Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause

As I walk from earth into eternity.

Freedom Cafe

Freedom café is back! Make sure you keep Saturday 11th October free and come along to Killead Church Hall at 7.30pm. Guest speakers are Leah and Alison Batchelor and praise will be led by the Killead Worship Group.