Newsletter 23 August

Greetings to all members and friends of Dublin West Seventh-day Adventist Church. Thank you for being part of it!

About us. About His church.

Did you know that in the Irish Mission we are the 5th church as of size (number of members), financial self-determination – after Ranelagh, Romanian, Belfast and Cork? 

We are also the 2nd in Dublin in attracting new visitors of all languages. Almost every Sabbath somebody new comes in. Do we know them? Do we befriend them? Do we keep them?

Helping “Hope in the Darkness” and “Great Controversy Street Project” are our main missionary activities. Are you a part of it or support it? We will feature soon both projects so that more will be aware and involved. Last Sabbath we raised 1,000€ for “the least of these”.

We can definitely improve our reaching out by our involvement. A big Thank You all for everything you do for Christ and for his church.

One suggestion: Can we have a midweek Bible study and prayer meeting in Blanchardstown area? It means… you open your house 🙂

What about the building? 

We have not given up on our efforts to find a building. 

The one in Baldoyle had a major zoning issue – industrial zone for which the Fingal County Council would not give permission for change of use into a place of worship.

Another one in Rosemount Business Park is for sale (some of you may have been there). 

https://touch.daft.ie/dublin/commercial-property-for-sale/investment-property/unit-4b-rosemount-blanchardstown-dublin-881531

We’ll see it soon and evaluate it. 

We are looking at other areas – either in Blanchardstown and around, with much higher prices, or other areas further along main highways. 

Next week we’ll go to see one in Lucan, for example. 

https://www.daft.ie/dublin/commercial-property-for-sale/development-land-for-sale/lucan-liffey-bridge-and-hills-industrial-estate-lucan-village-dublin-west-county-k78-n7y4-lucan-dublin-790683/

Thank you again for your support in prayer and encouragement. 

Sabbath program

For this coming Sabbath we announce a morning and afternoon program, with fellowship lunch in between. 

The same will be on the following Sabbath, as the month of August has 5 Sabbath this time. 

The Lord’s Supper will be on the last Sabbath in September!

Inspiration

A closing thought from the Sabbath School lesson, which may inspire us all:

Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family. He lifts men from the narrow circle that their selfishness prescribes; He abolishes all territorial lines and artificial distinctions of society. He makes no difference between neighbors and strangers, friends and enemies. He teaches us to look upon every needy soul as our neighbor and the world as our field.”

Ellen G. White, Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing


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