We understand that you may feel nervous or shy attending a new church for the first time but pleased don’t be, we would love to have you join with us and experience God’s great love for you.
Our aim is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people across the community of Monaghan so that they would know God’s great love for them and how they can have a personal relationship with Him.
Our services are made up of a time of worship (singing and praising God), thanksgiving to God and a time of studying and teaching of God’s Word the Bible.
Our church is very family orientated and caters for all ages with facilities such as crèche, Sunday school, youth club (3:16), teenage group (Crossroads), Ladies meetings (Pearls) etc.
Our prayer is that you will come and join us for one of our services and be part of our warm family-friendly atmosphere. Regardless of your age, background or circumstances you will be made very welcome!
What should I expect when visiting Monaghan Elim?
How do I get to Monaghan Elim?
We are located on the edge of Monaghan town – follow the signs for Ballybay -we are situated on the right hand side of the road as you travel out from Monaghan – about half a mile out the road – just past “The Fitness Habit” gym.
Where do I park?
There is loads of parking space around the church building. All the parking is off-road.
There are also mother-toddler / disabled parking spaces convenient to the church entrance. If you would like one of these spaces reserved before you come to church please let us know in advance and this can be easily arranged.
What are the service times?
Our two main weekly services are at 11am every Sunday morning for Worship and Communion and 7pm every Sunday night for our Gospel service.
We also have a weekly prayer meeting every Tuesday at 8.30pm. If you would like to be prayed for at any of our services please let us know in advance or just ask one of the welcoming team when you arrive. There will also be times of prayer and ministry during our services.
We also have a weekly youth club for ages 8-12 which runs every Friday night in the church hall during the school year from 7.30pm – 9pm.
Crossroads Youth also runs every Friday night during the school year at 8.30pm. It is held upstairs in the Youth Complex.
What happens when I arrive at church?
When you arrive at the church you will be greeted and very much welcomed at the door by members of the church. Please feel free to sit wherever you like or feel comfortable.
Monaghan Elim is a friendly church. Be prepared to be welcomed and engaged in conversation!
We want you to feel at home!
What is available on Sunday for children ?
Children are very welcome in our services.
During the morning service at 11.20am from September – May Sunday School is held every Sunday for all children aged 3 – 12 years old, this is replaced by Childrens Church for children aged 3-7 in the summer months.These are held in the main church building.
There is also a creche facility available during the services all year round for toddlers. This is supervised by members of the church that have been Garda Vetted.
A parenting room is also provided next to the crèche. For more on our childrens ministries click here.
What happens at the Sunday Services?
Our Sunday morning service is from 11am – 12.30pm every Sunday. During the service there is a time of lively communal singing – usually a mix of traditional hymns and more modern worship songs.
The centerpiece of the service is the challenging word taken from the Bible given by our Pastors or guest speakers. The main focus of the Word is for practical life application to encourage and help us in our everyday lives so that we become the people God has called us to be. There is also a time of open thanksgiving to God for sending His Son to die for us on the cross taking the punishment for our sins.
This is then followed by Communion when all those who have asked Jesus to be their Saviour are invited to partake of the bread and wine as we remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us. The ministry of prayer for the sick or various needs is also available. The service is not planned in order to allow the flow and prompting of the Holy Spirit and allow God to move and work.
Our Sunday evening service is from 7pm – 8pm. During the service there is a time of lively communal singing – usually a mix of traditional hymns and more modern worship songs. The climax of the service comes with the preaching of the Word followed by an invitation given by the Pastor to allow those who wish to accept Christ as their Saviour or who wish to rededicate their lives to Him in response.
There are often guest speakers, testimonies and singers during the evening service. The service is then followed by a cup of tea and a time for fellowship in the church hall..
We hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect when visiting Monaghan Elim. We invite you to visit us. We want to make you feel at home and part of the family.
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us using this contact form.