We had a great time on Sunday 10th December at our Community Christmas Dinner in Walsh’s Hotel in Maghera when over 100 people from throughout the community came together to enjoy a meal and fellowship with each other. Thank you to Walsh's Hotel for having us and for the delicious meal, to Sophie, Ciaran and the kids from the Maghera Cross Community Link for providing top class entertainment. Thank you also to The Auction Room, Movie House Cinemas, Kelly's Euro Spar, McKee's Butchers and Crawfords Maghera for providing items for free door prizes. Also thank you to Mid-Ulster District Council for their support!
Healing the Land will be hosting again a Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday 10th December at 4.30pm in Walsh's Hotel, Maghera. It is our desire to show love, care and support to those who may need some extra encouragement this Christmas. In addition to a delicious Christmas meal there will be music from Maghera's own Sophie Shiels and the kids choir from Maghera Cross Community Link.
The dinner is free however please RSVP before 6th December to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 07803340701. Space is limited so please RSVP early!
The following is the Prayer of Repentance which was prayed corporately at the "It's Time" Day of Prayer on 9th September, 2017 at Nutts Corner.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for our Christian heritage from Patrick and the Celtic church until now. We thank You for our history as a ‘land of saints and scholars’, spreading the Gospel to the world. However, today we acknowledge that for many years the world has known our land as a place of hatred and bloodshed. Throughout our history the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, has been used to justify many things that have brought dishonour to You. Our bitter disputes and hard hearts have driven Your Kingdom from us and we have served the idols of national identity and tribal fears. We confess that we have taken Your Holy name in vain.
We gather together today to own our sins and the sins of our fathers which have stained our land. We are truly sorry and we earnestly repent. Please have mercy on us and forgive us for what we have done against You, what we have done to this land and what we have done to one another. Together we come to the foot of the cross declaring that only Jesus can take away our sins and heal our land.
We recognise that along with the heritage that we have received from You there are weeds and snares of compromise and untruth. We confess fear, mistrust, hatred, violence, negativity, judgementalism, entitlement and complacency. We ask you to release us from all unhealthy bondages of culture, wrong covenants and the unhelpful mindsets of our history, and bring us into the righteousness, peace and joy of the kingdom of God.
Father, Lord of heaven and of every tribe, tongue and nation on Earth. We as Your church affirm that 'All authority in heaven and on earth' belongs to Jesus and He has commissioned us to 'Go make disciples of all nations'.
Today we speak into existence a new mindset in the heavenly realms over our land, that will allow our politicians and all our people to move forward into a peaceful and harmonious future together where there is room for all.
We declare, we will have King Jesus to rule over us, as our only Saviour and Lord, we will serve His Kingdom above all other earthly Kingdoms and we will choose to walk in His footsteps, loving and serving one another – to the glory of God the Father, in the name of Jesus the Son, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Don't forget your chair and coat! Picnic is optional as there will be wonderful food vendors on site!
Thanks Peter from the Evangelical Alliance for helping us spread the word about Saturday's day of prayer. Come join us Saturday, 1-4pm, Nutts Corner markets area!
We are delighted to share that Robin Mark will be leading us in worship at the Day of Prayer on Saturday 9th September at Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim.
Want to hear more about the Day of Prayer on the 9th September at Nutts Corner? Tune into TBN UK (Freeview Channel 65 or Sky Channel 582) this Wednesday night (23rd) at 7.30pm to hear an interview with Andy from Healing the Land.
The interview will be repeated again on Saturday 26/8 at 11.30am, Monday 28/8 at 2.30am and Tuesday 29/8 at 3.30pm.
On the 9th September, thousands of people from all over Ireland will gather at Nutts Corner to pray for the healing of our land. This day is for all who believe that our island has a desperate need for healing, renewal and reconciliation. Not only is there a political vacuum in our country, but also a massive spiritual and emotional void in our people. Our political impasse reflects quite graphically the personal crisis and despair of so many hearts. Over the years, so much has been tried to find a long-term solution to our problems, but answers have eluded us. Where do we turn now?
Some will say that the last thing we need is more religion – ‘Did that not help to get us into this monumental mess?’ The 9th September is not about sectarian religion that divides, but is about the Spirit of God uniting ordinary people in truth. It is a call to all who sense that there is more to Christianity than we have experienced in much of our history. We need God to do something new and fresh among us!
Albert Einstein’s definition of ‘insanity’ was ‘Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. Thomas Jefferson said, ‘If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done’. When was the last time a national assembly for prayer took place? Surely the time has come – the time is now!
It is time for those who believe our only answer is found in answer to prayer to unite together, petitioning God in Jesus’ name for real transformation.
If you agree, please join us: 9th September 2017, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Nutts Corner Market Area. Thank you, we look forward to joining you there!
Meeting together on Wednesday 19th August at Nutts Corner to pray.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
Join us on Saturday 9th September from 1-4pm when will have a Day of Prayer in Nutts Corner bringing together all people from throughout this land to seek God for healing, restoration and transformation.
Come join us at Walsh's Hotel in Maghera on Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm for a family friendly evening of Irish culture music and dance along with the story of St. Patrick. This event is open to all and no tickets are needed.
Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. Healing the Land will be hosting Alpha this spring in the Maghera community. Alpha is for anyone who is curious. The videos and talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and people are free to discuss as much or as little as they want.
Alpha will be held on Tuesdays at 8pm starting 21st March, 2017 at the Maghera Cross Community Link, 49 St. Lurachs Road, Maghera (next to the Movie House cinema.)
Everyone is welcome!
Volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming Healing the Land event in Maghera. If you are interested in helping out come to our volunteer meeting on Tuesday 16th August at 7.30pm in The Link in Maghera (next to the Movie House cinema). All are welcome!
Plans are well under way again for the 2015 Healing the land parade at the Straw Festival, but we need your help. If you would like to lend a hand could you please come along to Rainey Street Tuesday night at 7pm. We are all very excited for Saturday which is set to be a great day out for all the family.
Paul from Sizzlers in Magherafelt showing us his Angus burger deal! Loads more deals from local food outlets in area. Click the following link for more restaurants; http://www.healingtheland.co.uk/places-to-eat/