THE Rev. Gary Glasgow, whose Anahilt congregation bade goodbye to him last week, preached his farewell sermon at Drumlough Presbyterian Church on Sunday.
Mr. Glasgow, who is moving on to Larne's Gardenmore Presbyterian Church, where he will be installed later this week, has been minister of the joint charge of Drumlough and Anahilt for 11 years.
On Sunday past Mr. Glasgow's family assisted him in what was later described as 2an emotional but most enjoyable service".
The departing minister's wife, Zoe, gave the children's address, while son, Jonathan, led the opening prayer and daughter, Lydia, read the Scripture lesson.
Mrs Isabel Nicholson presided at the organ and, with the church choir, led the congregational hymns.
Making a presentation to Mr. Glasgow, Drumlough Clerk of Session, David Gibson, thanked him for his sound preaching, which was firmly based, he said, on the word of God and especially on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mr. Gibson went on to wish Mr. Glasgow and his family God's richest blessing as they take up their new challenge.
The organist, Mrs. Nicholson ,made a presentation to Mrs. Glasgow.
Further presentations were made to the Glasgow family by Sharon Jordon, on behalf of PWA, Margaret McMullan, on behalf of the choir and Lou-Ann Jess on behalf of Drumlough and Anahilt Women's Fellowship.
Mr. Glasgow thanked the Drumlough congregation for their warmth, generosity and kindness to him and his family throughout the 11 years in which he served as their minister.
He spoke of the privilege of being able to serve the Lord amongst them and asked for their prayers for him and his family as they moved to Gardenmore Presbyterian.
The service was followed by lunch, allowing memebrs of the congregation the opportunity for personal farewella to the Glasgow family.
The convenor of the vacancy at Drumlough and Anahilt will be the Rev Dr. Bert Tosh.