Parishioners from St Brigid’s, Mallusk, hosted an evening meal for members of the Glengormley Alcoholics Anonymous group on Wednesday June 12.
Alcoholics Anonymous has been active in the Glengormley area for the past 30 years and has been holding its meetings in St Brigid’s church halls on the Ballyclare Road every Tuesday and Friday at 8.30pm for the last four years.
Welcoming the group, the Rev Andrew Ker, curate, said: “We want you to know that we value and admire what you do, that we see you as more than tenants under our roof and we want you to enjoy this evening as an act of hospitality.”
The group were served a choice of beef and tomato casserole, chilli–con–carne, lasagne and chicken curry prepared by members of the parish, followed by strawberry, chocolate and lemon desserts.
After the meal a member of the group expressed their deep appreciation for the evening and for all the assistance they have received over the last few years. She paid particular thanks to the church’s caretaker, Mr Nevin Kidd.
After tea and coffee the group were invited to join in the Late Evening Office with the parishioners who had hosted them, an invitation many accepted.
The group will be holding an open meeting in the church hall on Wednesday June 26 at 8pm. Anyone who has problems with alcohol, who is concerned for a member of their family, or who is just interested in finding out more is invited to come along to find out what Alcoholics Anonymous can do for people.