Dervock Reformed Presbyterian church annual Congregational weekend took place at the close of 2018. Rev. Eddie Kirk, a retired Presbyterian pastor, was our speaker for the weekend and led us in God’s Word as we looked at some of the ‘Attributes of God’. Over the course of the weekend we considered the Holiness of God, the Love of God and the Mercy of God. We further considered our weekend theme in discussion time. What a blessing to be able to consider only some of the character of our Heavenly Father together as a church family!

The weekend was held in our own church building, allowing people to attend various parts of the weekend. During this weekend we enjoyed a quiz evening called ‘Tenables’ led by our Pastor Rev. Philip Dunwoody. There was a walk arranged in Portballintrae on Saturday afternoon which was enjoyed by all those who went. 

We enjoyed fellowship over our meals starting off with a cooked breakfast in Derrykiegan community centre (one of the neighbouring villages to our church building). The breakfast was cooked by members of the village community and was attended by members of our church at the congregational weekend and other people from the surrounding area. There was opportunity to bring a packed lunch to the church hall at lunch time on Saturday. 

Later, on the Saturday evening we went to Magherabuoy restaurant in Portrush enjoying a three course meal. We were led in evening devotions and Psalm singing by Robert Hunter, one of the young men in the congregation. Our finale to the weekend after Worship on Sabbath day was a Tearfund lunch which was provided by families in our congregation. 

Praise to God for this weekend that we were able to spend together as a church family and let us continue ‘not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching’, Hebrews 10v 25.

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