President's Blog

Terrible tragic event in Buncrana tonight, our prayers are with the family and the emergency services

How encouraging to see how the Methodist people, along with other Christians provided a fun place for the people in Killarney celebrating St Patricks day.

What I appreciated was that shared their gift through generosity of tea, coffee, and bouncy castle, but they also were also handing out tracks, singing hymns etc and telling of Jesus love, intentionally.

PEOPLE celebrating ST Patrick

A day meeting and eating with Methodists from Mountmellick, Athy,Carlow and Killkenny.

I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the wife, family and colleagues of prison officer Adrian Ismay. We pray for you.

My first time in Gurteen College, a real Methodist contribution to the rural life of Ireland. Fantastic to hear about the explosion of people coming through the college now. Through day students, nighttime courses and online teaching , hundreds of young people receive quality training.

The facilities are first rate and development is always on the agenda.

Yesterday morning I spent sometime, and ate more food with representatives of the Athlone and Tullamore Congregations.

Struct by their faithfulness in tough times, the importance of welcoming the stranger and their good humour.

Special personal moment in Tullyamore, when Vicky Lumley took me to a picture of the last president to visit them, one a Rev W.I. Hamilton.

#‎rethinkchurch‬. My favourite spot in the world I know. Many times I gave walked thinking and remembering

Photo evidence of the Palatine Methodist Heritage in Adare and Ballingrane Methodist churches.

They should be proud of the contribution the circuit make to the communities around the churches. Challenges to the church going communities are real, but I sense a willingness to engage with OMGM.