Ahoghill and Portglenone parishioners show Christ’s love at Christmas

Parishioners at St Colmanell’s, Ahoghill and the Parish Church in Portglenone have gone out of their way to show love to some of the area’s most vulnerable people in the run-up to Christmas.
Approximately 150 gifts or Christmas dinners were delivered by caring Christians from both Churches.

Their rector, Rev Dennis Christie, commented: “Well done to everyone who helped out in both our churches with Outreach in the run up to Christmas. At St Colmanell’s we delivered over 90 outreach Christmas gifts to those in our communities who are elderly or unwell and aren’t able to make it along to Church. Gifts were also given to all the residents of local care homes Gloonan Fold and Carnmoyne Nursing Home.”

Dennis added: “At Portglenone Parish, given the usual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Lunch was not possible this year, a team of volunteers decided to go ahead and make up the meals for delivery instead and distributed over 50 Christmas dinners to the doorsteps of some very grateful folk.
A massive thank you to all who helped with the preparations and deliveries. So good to see such teamwork”,
he smiled.

Ahoghill and Portglenone parishioners show Christ's love at Christmas
Parishioners at St Colmanell’s, Ahoghill and Portglenone Parish Church serving their local communities at Christmas.

‘Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.’ (Hebrews 10:23-24)

For more information on the joint Parishes of St Colmanell’s Ahoghill and Portglenone, visit their Facebook page.