Updates from Rob & Karen

Some More Photos

                          With Darran McCorriston at Ballyloughan, Ballymena

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Photos from Gujarat, India

 

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Some New Photos

With the Glendermott Session

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22nd / 23rd February

It was good for us to be at home for part of last weekend.  Saturday began with breakfast in the City Hotel and some 190 PW members from across the Presbytery.  I was able to mention a few highlights from … more »

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SUFTUM

On Friday 7th February it was an honour to be a guest of Rev Andrew Thompson the chaplain of Ulster Rugby.  Given the atrocious weather conditions it was a comfortable way to be a spectator – and the result was … more »

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The Down Presbytery

Karen and I enjoyed our visit to the Down Presbytery which was both varied and busy.  Between the Sunday services we attended the Tuesday Presbytery at which the Moderator Designate, Rev Michael Barry was appointed.  For me, it was good … more »

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Some Photos

It’s been a wee while since I have been able to find the time to upload some photos from  our recent visits.  From top to bottom we have: 1)  Karen and Kenneth; Kenneth is a member of 1st Newtownards and … more »

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Happy New Year

Yes, it is rather late, but as we all enter 2014 may our confidence be in the Lord who is the same, yesterday, today and forever. As Moderator, I enjoyed a break over Christmas and it was really great to … more »

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Emmanuel – God is with us

Greetings from Belfast where Rachel arrived yesterday and Hannah arrives today.  And then it is off to Ravenhill to Stand Up For the Ulstermen! Since I last logged in we have been busy.  On Sunday last we made our day … more »

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Advent Season

The Advent Season started for us in Drogheda on Sunday past where Rob spoke at both the morning and evening services.  The morning service was a communion service and in the evening more than 300 people of all ages gathered. … more »

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Sunday 17th November

What a blessing it was for Karen and me to be back home and in the company of so many from Kilfennan and from the Presbytery of Derry and Donegal.  I know that all who were present in the Millennium … more »

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Kilfennan Wedding

Karen and I enjoyed being back in Kilfennan so that I could conduct the wedding of Tracy Rosborough this afternoon.  We were glad of the opportunity to meet with so many Kilfennan people.  Well done the ladies for all the … more »

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Half Term Break

Last Sunday past we began the day in Finvoy where we were pleased to meet up again with Rev Roy and Andrena Gaston.  Roy used to be the minister of 2nd Castlederg.  He is just recently back to work having … more »

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Celebration of Mission

On Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th October we attended and took part in the Celebrations of Global Mission which are organised annually by the Board of Mision Overseas.  It was both exciting and humbling to be in the company of … more »

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Photos To Follow

Last Sunday I enjoyed being back with Alvin Little in Shore St Donaghadee.  There were two morning harvest services.  The first was more quiet and traditional in that there were no children or children’s address and about 80 people present. … more »

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Board Week

Last week, as Moderator I attended several of the Boards of our Presbyterian Church – the Boards of Mission Overseas, Mission in Ireland, Social Witness and the General Board – I was chairing the latter.  Through my attendance I have … more »

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No – We haven’t Disappeared!

Since I was last updating the website we have been on our travels and kept busy. On Sunday 6th October we completed our visit to the Ards Presbytery.   Among our many visits we visited the Old Borstal in Millisle. … more »

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75th Wedding Anniversary!

Yes, it does read 75th.  That is not a mistake. On Saturday 28th September Karen and I joined Mr and Mrs Bertie Smallwoods from Glendermott Presbyterian to make and celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. Their daughter Lorna Smyth is a … more »

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Life has been busy!!

Apologies for the lack of information but I have been finding that September has been a very busy month.  In total, I have preached at 15 different services; 5 new church buildings / halls, 8 Sunday services, the installation of … more »

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SUFTUM

Yes, we stood up for the Ulstermen at Ravenhill on Friday 13th and were disappointed to see them lose in the last minute to Glasgow.  I hope that this is not a sign of future disappointments.  But the new look … more »

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