Churches endeavour to ‘Transform our Community’ in Lisburn

Wednesday January 21st 2009

Canon William Bell, rector of Eglantine parish, is secretary of the Churches Together group.Churches Together in Lisburn has organised a five-week cross-community course ‘Transforming our Community’ to be held on Monday evenings.

The meetings will take place in the Island Civic Centre from 7.30pm – 9.30pm each Monday from February 9 until March 9. The aim of the course is to enable participants to explore the links between faith, the Gospel and community relations in the Lisburn area.
Weekly topics are:
Monday February 9: Our spiritual journeys and communities
Monday February 16: Our political traditions
Monday February 23: Forgiveness and reconciliation
Monday March 2: Church and community
Monday March 9: Personal reflections
To participate, please register your name and congregation with the Good Relations Department, Lisburn City Council (Tel no: 9250 9492) or email by February 5.  Due to space restrictions congregations are requested to nominate two participants only.
The course will be facilitated by Mrs Laura Coulter – Peace-Making Officer (Presbyterian Church in Ireland) and Mr John Blair (Outreach Co-ordinator Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lambeg).  The course, which was launched by Lisburn Mayor Councillor Ronnie Crawford on Friday January 16, is being run in partnership with Dromore Presbytery, Lisburn City Council and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Peacemaking Programme.  There is no charge.

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