Men’s Breakfast Fellowship 23.11.10
Guest Speaker, Rev Sean Hanily, St Columba’s Parish Church, Omagh

[L – R] John Buchanan, Rev Sean Hanily, Rev Eleanor Hayden

On Saturday 23 November some 30 men gathered in the Peter Good Hall for the last breakfast of the year, while looking ahead to further meetings in the New Year.   On Thurs 23 Jan there will an evening meeting with Sir Nigel Hamilton, formerly Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and on Sat 22 Feb the guest speaker will be Rev Charles McMullan, one-time Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Having welcome everyone John Buchanan opened the meeting by reflecting on the extravagant promises being made by our political leaders in the run-up to the general election on 12 December.   “Could they be trusted to deliver?” he asked.   He compared these to the promises of Jesus, all of which had been delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit.
By coincidence Rev Sean took as his theme the influence of the Holy Spirit.   It was a presence ever present and reliably guided him in his daily life.   He referred back to his childhood in rural Roscommon and his journey of Faith, that had brought him to Omagh.  He felt blessed in his current role as curate of St Columba’s and rejoiced in the fellowship of fellow clergy in the Omagh Churches’ Forum.   He looked forward to 2020 as a time of Christian renewal and Spiritual growth and felt that Omagh was in the right place to become a beacon for other towns in the Province.

Praise was led by Rev Sean Hanily on his accordian