The minister and congregation of Ballee Presbyterian Church will be celebrating 40 years of worship on Sunday, April 3.
It was four decades ago, on Saturday, April 3, 1976, that a new congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland came into being with the opening of Ballee Presbyterian Church Extension building, on Ballymena’s Old Antrim Road, by the then Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Dr. Temple Lundie.
Sunday, April 3, 2016, will see the congregation celebrate 40 years of worship and witness.
A thanksgiving service will take place at 11.30am when the guest speaker will be the current Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Dr. Ian McNie and a praise service will be held at 6.30pm.
Minister of Ballee, the Rev. Joseph Andrews, said: “We are looking forward to our Anniversary weekend. For 40 years the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed in Ballee and many people have come to faith in Jesus as Saviour.
“We are extremely grateful to all those people who, over the past forty years, have been a part of Ballee congregation at the different stages in its history.”