First service in the Carrick Centre

Sunday 8thJanuary 2012 saw not only the first church service to be held in the Carrick Centre but by a happy coincidence the first Baptism. Colin Banyard and his Polish wife brought their son Alexander to be baptised in grandmother Kate’s church. So many friends and family attended along with the expected surge of members eager to experience worship in the new building that the overflow area in the café was pressed into use.

The Baptismal Party

The Baptismal Party

In his service Rev Brian Hendrie stressed that this was a work in progress as the new building is not yet fully equipped. He also pointed out that risk was part of faith and that the risk taken in embarking on this huge project would now pay-off. Outreach to the community is part of the duty of the church and this was a wonderful example. Innovation he said should be the hallmark of an active church. He expressed the hope that the centre would be busy everyday with people making full use of the facilities.

Services throughout January will start at 10am but in February this would change to 10.30am. The church would be very glad to welcome you along.

The congregation at the first service

The congregation at the first service

[We only have the two pictures just now but expect to get some more soon.]