Welcome 

There has been a Methodist Witness on the Newtownards Road since 1826. From the earliest days the desire to be involved in outreach goes back to the soup kitchens of the early 1900’s which has developed into the current projects of East Belfast Mission. We hope that you will be able to join in some of our church based services and programmes 
 
Methodist’s are described as “Friends of All, Enemies of None” and we In East Belfast Mission want everyone who visits our church to experience that. We hope you find a place of warm Christian welcome; Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”- THE MESSAGE 
 
East Belfast Mission is part of the Methodist Church of Ireland. Click to visit www.irishmethodist.org 
 

Church Services 

At the core of East Belfast Mission is the congregation who meet Sunday by Sunday. Formerly known as Newtownards Methodist Church It was their heart to see the Love and Grace of God shared with the people of East Belfast.” 
 
We meet in the church space in the Skainos Centre, a congregation of all ages. Our desire is to see people commit their lives to know Jesus and follow the example He left us. We believe this can be Transforming from God who welcomes all. Our services are relaxed in style, we want visitors to come as you are, not how they think they should. 
 
Sunday Morning - Worship Service from 11am 
Coffee and Tea served after the service 
Children’s Church and Creche available 
All are welcome! 
 
Sunday Evening- Hope Café Church at 6p.m (last Sunday in the month} 
 
This a very informal gathering in the Refresh Café where we sing, listen, prayer while sitting at coffee tables, with tea and coffee readily available. Ideal for anyone who wants to explore issue of faith is a relaxed space. 
 
For all related Church and Pastoral enquiries, please contact EBM on 028 9045 8560 and ask for Brian or Kim. 

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Counselling 

 
The EBM counselling and psychotherapy service has been established for over 10 years. Our experienced counsellors and therapists strive to create a warm, safe and personal space for clients to be able to explore difficult thoughts and feelings, and support them in their journey to find solutions to their difficulties.  
 
We work on building strong therapeutic relationships based on trust and respect, with people of all faiths and none, and we value the individual differences and backgrounds of all our clients. We provide counselling and psychotherapy for children, young people, adults, and older adults, to individuals, couples, and families.  
 
For more Informtion follow the link to our Care and Community page >>>>>>>>>>> 
 

Weekly Activities 

Throughout the week we have many activities for all ages. Here’s a brief description of a few things you’ll find happening each week. 
'Aspire' - Homework Club: 
 
providing a calm setting for children in P4 - P6 and P7 - Y8 to get homework support and take part in creative activities that will help them grow in self-belief, and cope with their ‘big feelings’. With time for free play and making friends too, this small group is well suited to children with anxiety, ASD, ADHD or English as a second language. Spaces are very limited so please contact EBM for information on joining. 
 
Overs Luncheon Club: Thursdays 12:30-2:00pm 
with occasional activities and other programmes. Newcomers are welcome, though please get in touch to let us know you are coming! 
Contact Sandie Gallagher for details – sandie.gallagher@ebm.org.uk 
Women’s Group: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm 
 
The programme includes a range of activities throughout the year, including arts, cultural and practical projects. All are welcome. Contact Sandie Gallagher for details - sandie.gallagher@ebm.org.uk 
Bible study meetings: 3 weekly meetings 
in the Skainos building. The mens group meet on a Thursday at 11.00, there is a mixed group on a Wednesday at 8.00pm and the ladies group meets on a Thursday at 6pm (fortnightly). 
KidzGAP: Wednesdays 10am-noon 
 
A great place for kids and grown ups to connect and enjoy friendship with plenty of activities for the children. It meets every Wednesday in the community hall. 
Friday Fusion: Friday 6.00 - 8.30pm 
with the leaders. We encourage children from all race, backgrounds and religion to join in . Volunteers are needed to work with the children - if you can help us please make contact immediately - Phone 028 9045 8560. 
Friendship Circle: Wednesdays 2:00-3.30pm 
 
It’s a place where people care for each other and where the joys and struggles of lives can be shared. It meets each week in the prayer room at SKAINOS and everyone is welcome. 
For Information on our Care, Community Counselling services visit our dedicated page - 

What's On 

There are many programmes that run all year round and others are term time. One off events will normally be posted below in the news and events section. 
 
The Turas Irish classes will finish up mid June and a new range of classes will start again in September. Watch here for all details which we will post towards the end of the summer period. 
 
Regular events will still happen throughout the summer. 
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