Update from Chairman of Headway (Ireland) – March 2019

Dear friends of Headway,

We are called to holy living and prayer (1 Peter 4v7). Here are some updates which may encourage us on our journey.

Lisburn

On Wednesday 3rd April at 7.45 p.m. in Seymour Street Methodist Church, Lisburn, Rev Dr David Wilkinson will speak at the Headway Spring celebration on the topic: “Holiness of the Heart.” David is a friend of Methodist Evangelicals Together (MET), a Methodist minister, Durham Professor and Principal of St John’s College, Durham. We look forward to an evening of much blessing.

This Headway celebration is open to all. Please inform your local congregations.

Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast Chaplaincy (Methodist and Church of Ireland, based at The Hub) has happily collaborated with Headway with respect to the visit of Rev Professor David Wilkinson.

Dr Wilkinson will deliver the annual Church of Ireland theological lecture at QUB Emelios lecture theatre on Tuesday 2nd April at 6 p.m. The lecture is entitled: “Science, Religion and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.” This is a public lecture and free tickets may be booked on line.

United Methodist Church

Recently, representatives of the United Methodist Church (UMC), a worldwide Connexion of approximately 13 million members, met at a special Conference in St. Louis, USA, at the end of February 2019. The Special Conference was convened to address divisions over LGBTQ issues. Members voted to toughen prohibitions on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. They rejected a “One Church Plan” that would have allowed local congregations, conferences, and clergy to make their own choices about conducting same-sex marriages and ordaining LGBTQ ministers. United Methodist representatives voted for the “Traditional Plan,” which affirmed the authority of the Bible and the traditional teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman.

If you wish to contact Headway (Ireland), we are glad to hear from you. Our Secretary is Rev Ken Robinson and our website is: Headwayireland.com

May God bless you.

Ken Todd (Chairman Headway Ireland)