Lasting legacy - 150th anniversary celebration of the birth of Amy Carmichael
Millisle and Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church - Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 7.30pm
We are writing to invite you and members of your congregation to come along to a special event PCI is organising to celebrate the life and work of Amy Carmichael.
Amy Carmichael, one of the world’s best known and inspirational missionaries, was born 150 years ago in Millisle, Co. Down, where she attended Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church with her family. As a young adult she served the Lord locally, founding a mission in Belfast to the ‘shawlies’ (women in the mills who wore shawls), before devoting her life to missionary service overseas. Amy spent most of her life in India, where she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship in 1901, an organisation devoted to rescuing girls and young women from slavery. She also wrote numerous books which continue to inspire many in their Christian life and service today.
The evening will include the following short presentations:
The Millisle years Rev John Flaherty (Minister, Millisle & Ballycopeland)
The Early Years Jonathan Clarke (Welcome Church, Belfast)
Dohnavur then and now Alison McCaughan with Jacky Woolcock (former missionary to Dohnavur)
The Challenge today Uel Marrs with Ruth Cooke (International Justice Mission)
There will also be a small exhibition, book stall and refreshments afterwards.
Millisle and Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church is located in the centre of Millisle at the end of Masonic Avenue, off the main A2 road between Donaghadee and Balllywalter in Co Down. The church car park is located directly off the A2 just south of Masonic Avenue.