A former President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Dr Heather Morris, will be the guest speaker at a joint Week of Mission in Omagh during Holy Week.
Evening services will alternate between St Columba’s Church of Ireland and Omagh Methodist Church, with the St Columba’s services taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8pm and Omagh Methodist Church hosting the Tuesday and Thursday services, also at 8pm.
The Mission Week was launched last Thursday and Rev Eleanor Hayden and Rev Sean Hanily were both in attendance.
Dr Morris – who belongs to the Methodist Church’s Home Mission Department – has chosen as her theme for the mission: ‘Close Encounter – the Affirming Touch of God’.
There will a number of other events during the week, in addition to the church services.
On Tuesday 16th April, Dr Morris will lead a seminar in the Methodist Church on ‘Dementia & Pastoral Care’. The event’s supported by the Alzheimer’s Society and will run from 10.30am until 12.00noon.
On Friday 19th April, there’ll be a gently-paced, two-mile walk – including reflections on the Cross – to mark Good Friday. It will start at the Ulster American Folk Park and is suitable for adults and children.
Both churches have arranged an ‘Open-air Dawn Service’ at 6.00am on Easter Sunday morning. Participants are asked to assemble at Mountfield Orange Hall on Tirquin Road and there’ll be an uphill walk to a viewpoint over Omagh.
Everyone is welcome to attend these services and events.