2021 Good News Calendar
Supporting the GNC Outreach Initiative
This year, the Good News Club have produced calendars as an outreach, with verses of scripture to bring hope and encouragement in the months ahead.
Calendars shall be available in the foyer, alongside a donation box. Please feel free to take a calendar(s), both for your own use and as gifts for others, and place your donation in the box provided.
If you are unable to attend a service and wish to get a calendar, please contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements.
Monies raised will be used to support the work amongst children here in our hometown and further afield.
We pray these will be a blessing to many as they bring God's word into homes throughout 2021.
Catch up on Recent Sermons here
Whether you've missed a sermon or just want to listen to our catalogue of past sermons, we have a large collection of recent sermons online.
If you or someone you know would like to receive our sermons on CD then please contact us on email@example.com.
The activities, days, times and formats detailed in this section refer to 'normal times'. Things may differ during and post lockdown so please refer to our Schedule section below for this month's activities.
What We Do
If you are searching for a Church home, we'd like you to know that there's a special place here just for you. Take a look through the various areas of ministry below to see what happens at Ballee Baptist Church.
Sunday School & Bible Classes
Our Sunday School lesson will be posted on the Sunday School Facebook Page at 10:15am each Sunday morning.
Young People's Bible Classes will be held on the Zoom platform at 10:00am each Sunday morning. Codes will be issued via the usual means.
Please keep an eye on our Sunday School Facebook Page for any updates.
We will meet in a drive in format for Morning Worship each Sunday morning at 11:30am. Pastor Anderson will still preach in the pulpit so live streaming will continue as normal. Those in attendance should remain in their cars at all times. Please note that the church building will not be open therefore the usual facilities will not be available. Pastor Anderson is currently teaching under the title Framework for Christian Living. These meetings will be live streamed and you can access this as usual via the church website, SermonAudio or Facebook.
The Gospel Meeting will be live streamed each Sunday evening at 6:30pm. You can access this as usual via the church website, SermonAudio or Facebook. No congregation will be in attendance at this time.
Our annual Week of Prayer will be held each night from Monday 4th to Friday 8th at 8:00pm via Zoom. Codes will be advised as normal.
Our weekly Fellowship Prayer Meeting will follow on from the Week of Prayer each Wednesday evening at 8:00pm via Zoom. Codes will be advised as normal.
The weekly Bible Study will be live streamed each Thursday evening at 7:45pm. You can access this as usual via the church website, SermonAudio or Facebook. No congregation will be in attendance at this time.
SALT Youth Fellowship
SALT will meet using the Zoom platform on Sunday 24th January at 8:00pm. Codes will be issued via the normal means.
During this time you should keep an eye on our SALT Facebook Page for updates, posts and videos.
Some normal activities will be suspended during this time, and some will take on a different format.
You can keep up with many of our departments by following the Facebook pages listed below for regular updates.
How To Continue Giving During Lockdown
We know that many of you would like to be able to still give your regular offerings even while we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a church.
Use Online Banking?
For those who use online banking, you can of course make a one off payment or set up a standing order for more regular giving. If you would like to do this, please use the bank details shown below.
Sort Code: 95-06-79
Account No: 00128708
Reference: Offering/Gift Aid No / Your Name
Don't Use Online Banking?
If you would like to set up a standing order but do not use online banking, then we have created a form that you can download, complete and send to your bank. They can then set up the standing order for you. You can download the Standing Order Form here.
Prefer to Send a Cheque
You can of course send a cheque made payable to Ballee Baptist Church to the treasurer at his postal address as published in our members book.
Register for Gift Aid
If you are a tax payer and would like us to be able to claim gift aid on your donations, then you can download our Gift Aid Declaration Form here. Simply complete and return this form to the treasurer. You can scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to the treasurer at his postal address as published in our members book.
Thought for the Day
Daily Devotionals During Lockdown
From 10th April 2020 until 29th August 2020 we posted a Daily Devotional each morning for your encouragement. We've stopped this now but we've left this handy link here for you to access and listen to or watch these on demand whenever you wish. There are 122 devotionals in this series! You can view the entire series by clicking on the button below.
Holiday Bible Club 2020
Online 3-7 August 2020
10am & 6.30pm each day
Mystery Island: Tracking Down The One True God
Welcome to Mystery Island, where we had our Holiday Bible Club this year and where we were tracking down the one true God!
We joined Captain Crispy and the others online for a week of mystery, adventure & fun.
YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT YET?
Don't worry if you missed out during HBC week .... you can still watch all the shows right here.
Those who registered before HBC week received an Islander Pack filled with all the things they would need for the featured craft activities throughout HBC week. If you're watching these shows, maybe you can find similar materials and still make the crafts featured in the shows.
Check out our Holiday Bible Club Facebook Page to see what else we got up to during HBC week.
A Place for Worship
The primary reason we meet together is to focus our attention on God, giving Him our worship and receiving His blessing and inspiration. Each of these occasions is a special time of spiritual refreshment. We hope this is what you desire also.
A Place for Learning
To us, studying the Bible is vital because it not only instructs us intellectually, but also guides us spiritually. We believe it and accept it as God's Word to us, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today. Learning its truths is a thrilling adventure.
A Place for Enrichment
For every person at every age level we offer a wealth of opportunities - special programs and ministries for children, youth and adults which fill the church calendar. You can be sure that in this centre of activities there's more that one place where you can be personally enriched.
A Place for Friendship
Nothing quite compares to the joy of Christian friendship. That's why we make it a priority to build lasting bonds between the members of our church family - bonds of concern and genuine commitment to one another. Best of all, this circle of care is ever widening. We'd love for it to include you, too.
A Place for Service
Just as Jesus Christ came "not to be ministered unto, but to minister..." we accept our responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship. We look forward to serving you, and we hope to see you soon.
What We Believe
The complete acceptance of the following Doctrines of Faith is expected from all who become members.
The verbal inspiration, and the all and sole-sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given.
The Trinity in unity of the God-Head.
The Essential Deity and Perfect Humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Personality of the Holy Spirit.
The Personal Election to Salvation.
The depraved and fallen state of man through sin.
The Substitutionary Sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Justification of the sinner through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The personality of the Devil.
The immortality of the soul.
The personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The resurrection of the body.
The eternal security of the believer.
The conscious eternal punishment of those who die impenitent.
The priesthood of all believers.
The binding character of the ordinances of the Lord's Supper.
The baptism of believers and the responsibility of all saved souls to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age.
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
166 Toome Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 2HX
Pastor, Elders & Deacons
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