Ordination of new elders

Last night we ordained six new elders in First Portadown. It was a great evening, and the sermon from Titus 1 preached by Rev Nigel McCullough was simply excellent. The new elders have a wide range of gifts and graces and we believe that our congregation will be blessed and strengthened through their leadership and their pastoral care of the congregation. From left on the front row are Stephen Hunter, Mark Kent, Clifford Clyde, Gary Kennedy, Noel Brownlee and Philip Knowles. It was also great to have our Minister Emeritus, Dr Craig, with us, now well into his 93rd year.

The large congregation enjoyed a hearty supper after the service, and there was a great sense of fellowship and rejoicing among all who attended.