Our mission must be grounded in practical expressions of grace. This applies to all that we attempt. There are two particular ministries that make a contribution to our wider community.
Coleraine Area Child Contact Centre
A Child Contact Centre is a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members. It is a child-centred environment that puts the need of the children first. Sadly today up to one in three marriages/relationships end in separation and many children loose contact with one of their parents. The Contact Centre is part of a network of centers in N. Ireland that gives opportunity to children for meaningful and safe contact with both parents and assists them in dealing with the emotional and psychological effects of separation and loss.
For more information about this work please contact Mrs Shirley McPhillimy Tel: 078 9979 2948 or visit website. This organization, which is independent from First Coleraine, meets in our premises and is staffed by volunteers many of whom are members of our congregation and other local churches.
The Peace Group
The work of reconciliation and peacemaking are central and essential themes of the Christian faith. The fundamental need of mankind is to be reconciled to God and to experience His peace. This must be worked out practically in our human relationships. In this we seek to follow the greatest commandments of scripture – to love God and to love our neighbour.
Christian peacemaking finds its foundation in the love of God revealed to us in the cross of Christ (Rom 5v8). The sacrifice of Christ to atone for sin and make reconciliation between God and man makes true peace with God possible and is our motivation to be peacemakers.
In the work of peacemaking we seek:
Out of love for God:
- to be faithful witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Rom 1v16)
- to speak the truth in love (Eph 4v15), reforming our lives and churches according to the Bible.
- to seek to be united with Christ and with other believers. (John 17v21-23)
Out of love for our neighbour:
- to encourage respect for all people
- to learn to understand all people
- to interact honestly with our wider community.
- to work together on practical projects which benefit the community.
Contact person Mrs Ella Archer telephone – 028 7034 2173