President's Sunday Appointments 2016/17

June  2016

19       Conference Sunday

26       am and pm Cork and Kinsale        

July 2016

3          British Conference

10       National Day of Commemoration, Dublin

17       am and pm Portrush and Portstewart

24       *

31       Castlewellan

August 2016                

14       am Newcastle           

21       Sligo at 10.15am 

           Manorhamilton at 11.30am 

           N. Connaught & Longford Circuit Picnic at 3pm 

28      10:45 am Glengormley       

September 2016

3        'Together' Gathering- Youth Ministry

4         Meetings in Cork       

5 - 13  Attend European Commission on Mission and European Methodist Council in Porto, Portugal

11       Preaching in Lordelo Church, Porto, Portugal

16       Visit MWI Fellowship Weekend, Newcastle

17       Service of thanksgiving to celebrate 250th Anniversary of Ballingrane Methodist Church and its Palatine Heritage

18       A.M. Preaching in Rathgar, Dublin. P.M Preaching in North Tipperary

19      Fly to Yangon, Myanmar

21      Visit Myitkyina (Kachin State) - Meeting with local partner staff, ethnic and religious leaders.

22      Visit livelihood Programme - Interaction with communities, home visit, etc.

          Fly to Mandalay to meet Rev. James Ngun Hlei, President Methodist Church of Upper Myanmar

25      Preaching in Wesley Church in Mandalay 8:30am, Preach at the Mizo Methodist Chapel 12:00 noon

28      Arrive in Aukland

October 2016

1 - 5  Methodist Church of New Zealand Conference (Paerata, Auckland)

6        Flight from Auckland to Christchurch

7       Meetings at Connexional Head Office

8        Tour of the earthquake affected parts of Christchurch,
          Meeting with  General Secretary of World Council of Churches, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit

9        Preaching at Crossway Community Church (joint Methodist /Presbyterian)  

10      Flight from Auckland to Sydney

11       Visit Rev Andrew & Julie Cunningham 

11       Visit Uniting Church Head Office, Sydney

11       fly from Sydney

12       arrive Dublin via Abu Dhabi

16       11am and 7pm Cairnshill (Anniversary)

18-20 Connexional Meetings (Belfast) 

20       Meeting with the Inter-Church Centre

21       Methodist Historical Society, Annual Lecture (Belfast) at 7:30pm

22       Dedication of Whitehead MC, Dobson-Girvan Hall at 2.30pm

23       RTE Service with Dublin District (to be aired 1 Jan 2017) 

25       Launch of Open Doors Middle East Campaign, Stormont, 2.30pm

          Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations, Stormont – 6pm

27      Meeting with Rev Joyce Torres Placa from Brazil 

28      Board of Education, Belfast 2pm

28      Visit to Autumn Soul16, Bangor 7pm

30      Service in Lucan with Dublin West Circuit, 11am

November 2016

2       All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit hosted by the Irish Government in Dublin

3       Interview for 'Sunday Morning Reflections' on Downtown Radio

4       Connexional Meeting (Belfast)

5       Visit to Inishowen Peninsula

6       Preaching at a combined service:  Whitecastle/Glacknadrummond at 11am

Preaching in Ardara Methodist Church at 7pm

7       Union College Seminar - Gender and Sexuality - Dr Cindy Brown, Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Dr Andrew Collins, Consultant Psychiatrist 7.30pm

8       Speaking at Junior Ministers' Conference

9       National Prayer Breakfast Meeting - Stormont Hotel AM

10     RTE Radio Centre. The Michael Littleton Memorial Lecture – Speaker: Prof. Louise Richardson 7.30pm

13     Commemoration Ceremony - Garden of Remembrance, City Hall, Belfast - 11 am 

                                - Mountpottinger MC Dedication Service  7pm     

14      MCI President and Lay Leader will attend a presentation on the work of Chaplaincy in the Armed Forces, hosted by the Chaplain General at Hillsborough Castle

16      Visit to Belfast City Hall to meet Lord Mayor Cllr Brian Kingston (who is a member of Joanmount Methodist Church)

17      Speaking at Knock Methodist at 10:30am, 'Africa to Ireland- An Ongoing Adventure with God'

          Tour of the Royal Victoria Hospital and meet the Chaplaincy team

18      Visit North Belfast Circuit, inc. Duncairn Community Partnership and make a short tour of the area visiting inter-face areas

           Visit Greater Shankhill Circuit, inc. Clonard Ministry, Forth Spring Inter-Community Group and Oasis Foodbank

20      Church Anniversary Service at East Belfast Mission at 11:30am

           Belfast South Methodist Church for the District Home Mission Service @ 7pm

21      Seminar/meeting in Belfast with Dr. Ullas Tankler- Regional Executive Secretary for Europe, Eurasia and North Africa for United Methodist Church

22       Launch of "Towards an Agreed and Reconciled Future"- Sinn Fein's Policy on Reconciliation and Healing at 10am

24 - 25 Irish Inter-Church meeting, Portalington

26       Preaching in Greenisland Methodist Church at 11:30am

29       Connexional Meetings - Belfast

30       Flourish! Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Roadshows

           Edgehill Board of Governors

December 2016   

1         Headway Ireland Executive, Belfast  - am 

           Formation for Ministry Oversight Committee - pm 

2         The Church Leaders' Group (Ireland) Meeting, hosted by Presbyterian Moderator, Belfast  - am

4         Preaching in Joanmount MC - Anniversary Service – 11am 

5         Signing of a Joint Declaration for Peace & Respect for the Dignity of Human Life in the Holy Land presented by Faith Leaders in Ireland, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Co Wicklow 9.30am – 5pm 

6         Visit to Cork 

9         Church Leaders Group Meeting (Ireland) - 10am

11       Finaghy MC - Anniversary Service – 11.30am
           Seymour Hill MC Carol service - 5pm
           Queen's University Carol Service address – 9pm  

13       President’s visit to the Retired Ministers’ Fellowship, Ballynahinch
Visit to Mr Jim Taylor on the celebration of his 100 birthday, Belfast West

14       Connexional Meetings, Belfast

15       Connexional Meetings, Belfast
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Carol Service, Belfast 

16       Global Relations Stragegy Oversight Subcommittee meeting, London


January 2017


8         am DCM        

11       Connexional Meetings - Belfast 

12       General Committee - Belfast

13       Connexional Meetings - Belfast

15       Carnalea Methodist Church  11 am 

           Bangor and Holywood Circuit Service 7 pm 
16       Continuing Ministry Development: Wesleyan Leadership for Today – Edgehill

17       Connexional Prayer Meeting 2pm

           Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast at 7pm

19       Board of Governors’ Meeting at Wesley College, Dublin

22       Visit to Donegal, Ballintra and Inver Circuit - Preaching Ballintra at 11am

23-27 Guest Speaker at the Leadership Training Seminar for International and Migrant Methodist Congregations in Europe in Stuttgart, Germany

28       Faith & Order Committee - Dublin

29       Preaching in Carlow, 10am
Preaching in Kilkenny, 12pm

29       am Kilkenny and Carlow

30       Church Leaders' Group Meeting - Armagh

31       Global Relations Strategy Oversight Subcommittee - London

February 2017

5         Gorey Methodist Church, 10.30am

12       *

19       Kenmare Methodist Church, 11.00am
           Millstreet Methodist Church, 6.30pm

23       Irish Inter-Church Committee Meetings - Dundalk

24       District Superintendents’ Consultation – Dublin

25       Interview with East Radio - 'Simply Divine' – 10am

26       Preaching in Galway Methodist / Presbyterian Church at 11.30am

27       Connexional Meeting 

March 2017

1         MMS Recording / Edgehill Board of Governors’ Meeting

2         Election for Northern Ireland Assembly – Call to Pray 

3         Irish National Teachers’ Conference, Newcastle

4         Participate in Soul Mates Programme, Lurgan

5         Preaching in Antrim Methodist Church - Anniversary Service at 11am

7         Visit to Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast

9         Connexional Meeting

12       Preaching in Carlisle Road at 10am
           Preaching in Clooney Hall at 11.15am
           Preaching at the Mission Anniversary Service - Clooney Hal

19       North West District

26       am and pm Greater Shankill

April 2017

3         Meeting with Vice President of Methodist Church New Zealand - Dublin
           Ordained Ministry Committee - Dublin
          Church Development Board - Dublin

4         General Committee – Dublin
           Nominations Committee - Dublin

5         Connexional Meetings – Dublin

6         Chaplaincy visit to 38 (Irish) Brigade - Holywood

9         Preaching in Pettigo at 10.30am and Irvinestown at 12.00noon
           Preaching at a United Portadown Circuit Service in Thomas Street Methodist Church at 7.00pm

10       'The Last Days' Passion Play, East Belfast Mission – 7.30pm

11       Connexional Meeting 

12       Opening of exhibition in the Armagh County Museum

           "250 years of Methodism in Armagh"

14-16 Weekend in Armagh to celebrate 250th Anniversary of John Welsey’s first visit

           Preaching on Easter Sunday at 10.30am in Abbey Street, Armagh

23       Local Preachers Sunday

24       Service of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide (1915 A.D.) in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

26/27 Official Opening of New Wesley House, Cambridge

28       Church Leaders’ Group (Ireland), Armagh

30       Preaching at a United Larne and Craigyhill Service in Larne Methodist Church at 11.30am

           Preaching in Carnlough at 7pm

May 2017

1         Belfast Marathon Relay Run Fundraiser for World Development & Relief

3-6     Attend the Church of Ireland General Synod in Limerick 

7         Preaching in Fivemiletown at 10.45am

9         Visit by Mrs. Thokozani Poswa Director of Phakamisa (WDR Partner), South Africa

12       Special Refugee solidarity sleep-out event in Buoy Park, Belfast City Centre

13       Day at Balmoral Show at the 'Methodist Church’ Stand

16  - 18   Circuit Mission in Bishop Auckland with TOM Team  & Rev. John Purdy 

19       Connexional Meeting, Dublin
           Wesley College Board of Governor Meeting,  Dublin

21       Preaching in Cregagh,  11am & Ballynahinch pm

24       Irish Inter-Church Committee meetings in Dundalk

28       Preaching in Bandon, West Cork at 10.00am & 11.30am
           Preaching at Meenies Field Service – Drimoleague at 3.30pm

June 2017

4          am Mountpottinger


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