Fermanagh Churches Forum

creating community ~ celebrating diversity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

on January 11, 2016

“Salt of the Earth.” This familiar yet challenging phrase is the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from 18th to 25th January. What does it mean for Christians today to be salt and light in the world, and how does it affect the ways that we communicate, serve and worship together?

For many years the Fermanagh Churches Forum has coordinated a service in Enniskillen to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. At first this was held in neutral, secular venues, but recently it has rotated among four Presbyterian, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Catholic churches in the town centre.

This year the service will be hosted by Enniskillen Presbyterian Church on Thursday 21st January, beginning at 7.30pm. Everyone, from all churches or none, is warmly invited to an inspiring evening of shared prayer, reflection and music.

Lay people young and old, from different Christian traditions, will take part in the service, which is this year based upon material prepared by Christians from Latvia, and the guest preacher will be the Rev. Linda Keys. After the service, tea and coffee will be served in the Bridge Centre, giving the congregation the opportunity to share socially as they have in their worship.

The Fermanagh Churches Forum is a group of Christian believers in the Fermanagh area who seek to promote reconciliation in the community and among the churches. New members, of all ages and from all backgrounds, are always very welcome. For more information about the Forum’s work and its past and forthcoming events, please visit www.fermanaghchurchesforum.org or telephone the secretary, Tanya Jones, on 07873344811.

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