Please contact our minister, Owen Patterson, if you need help, prayer or advice.
Tel: 028 4461 5201 or Mobile: 07552 175 156
Members of our congregation are very willing to deliver groceries to your door, pray with you or simply chat to you by phone. Please do not hesitate to contact Owen to avail of this help.
Services & Meetings – In the interest of protecting our community all church services and meetings are suspended until further notice.
Online Services & Vlogs – We are currently posting an online service here each Sunday morning and Owen also posts short vlogs here throughout the week so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for links and reminders.
Zoom Prayer Meeting – Wednesdays 8pm-9pm – please contact Owen to join the group
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ruby Shannon on the 30th April 2020 . Dearly beloved daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah, sister of the late William and Samuel and much loved aunt of Billy his wife Alice and sons Andrew and Paul, and aunt of the late Duncan. House and funeral strictly private due to current restrictions. Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by her sorrowing family and friends.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a member of our church family, Nan McComb. Nan, formerly of Ardmeen Green, Downpatrick, died on 25th April 2020, peacefully at Oaktree Manor Nursing Home; dearly beloved wife of the late David, much loved mother of Allister, Angus and Davinia, a dear mother-in-law, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral strictly private due to current restrictions. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made if desired to Dementia NI c/o Charles Rourke and Sons, Funeral Directors, 51 Church Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6EH. Safe in the arms of Jesus – 1Thessalonians 4 v 13 & 14
We are continuing to operate the foodbank in order to help those in most need but at the same time ensuring we follow Government guidelines to keep our volunteers as safe as possible
The foodbank will be operating a weekly delivery service, beginning Wednesday 1st April 2020. This is strictly for those in desperate food poverty, NOT for those who cannot leave their homes. Other help is available for people in those categories.
For more information please visit the Fountain Foodbank page here or Tel: 07444015883
Youth Club – As youth club is currently suspended we are hoping to regularly post children’s talks, Bible stories and songs on the Kidzone page to keep in touch with you. Please let your friends know it is here.
Toddler Group – As toddler group is currently suspended we have prepared songs, stories and crafts for toddlers here .
CEF Stay Home Resources – CEF has prepared Christian resources for children which can be found on their website here.
Scripture Union is publishing daily lockdown support and resources for kids which can be found on their website here.
Please pray for the sick, those families who are bereaved, our medical practitioners, our most vulnerable within communities and the Government as they seek to make decisions in the best interest of the people. Also pray that we will show generosity, peace, compassion and the love of Christ as we seek to serve Him at this difficult time.
Please continue to pray for all those who are working for the NHS. Please pray for their personal protection, for more testing to be made available, for the care and protection of their families, for enough protective equipment for every frontline health worker, for an effective treatment for the virus to be found, for mental and physical strength for each of them to keep going and for the recovery of those NHS workers who have already contracted the virus.
Please remember the following NHS workers connected to our own congregation:- Carole & Alison Gill, Kieran Keown, Claire Alexander, Lorraine Murphy, Lynne Mason, Patricia Ewan & Catherine Martin, Hana Cousins, Fiona McCartney, Alison Hamilton, Reddy & Subhashini Parasarathy, Karen Campbell, Patrick Johnston, Cheryl Latacz, Marilyn O’Boyle, David Thompson, Anne & Alison Brown and Owen as chaplain to the hospital.
Please remember to pray for Owen, Lisa, Caleb, Micah, Jotham and Jude. Please pray for Owen as he serves God in the community, as he ministers to patients in the hospital, as he carries out his pastoral duties, as he prepares his Bible teachings and as he reaches out with the Gospel to many people using social media.
Please pray for teachers who are working very hard, juggling their own family responsibilities, writing reports, creating online lessons, marking work and being in school to care for the children of key workers. Please pray that teachers will have the strength to carry on and the ability to reach out creatively to the children, some of whom are not engaged, some getting lots of help, some getting little or no help, some with computers, some with none etc. They are definitely not all in the same boat. Please pray for the safety of vulnerable children and those living in abusive families. Please pray for wisdom for the Government, principals, Boards of Governors and teachers as they plan for the reopening of schools in August, seeking to put in place appropriate safety measures for everyone.
New Hymns & Songs – We have recently developed a new praise and worship section which will be regularly updated with various Christians songs, old and new for you to enjoy listening to. Find it here
Listening and singing praise to God will reassure you and remind you that He is in control.