There will be a meeting of Session tomorrow (21st) at 7:30 in the manse
We continue to look for new leaders for Sunday Club – if you have a call tro church development and the teaching of our children, please talk to Dawn, Gary or Craig.
Church Cleaning – we are looking for volunteers to do some occasional light cleaning of the church – please talk to Geraldine if you could help.
Please don’t forget about our Storehouse collection, the box is looking a little bare after all the contributions collected before Christmas
On Saturday 19th January there will be a seminar in the YWCA (Coolnagreina) lead by Rev. Dr. Keith McCrory of Maynooth Community Church on the subject of “Leading through Conflict: A day of reflection and training on Conflict & Conciliation for Christian Leaders” It runs from 10am to 4pm. The cost is €45. The cost can be subsidised if required. Talk to Gary, Craig or Joyce for more information.
We are looking for new Sunday Club Leaders – If you have an interest in developing the faith of our children, we would really appreciate your assistance. Please speak to Dawn or Gary if you could help. The commitment is no more than 2 Sundays a month, possibly less.
There are various rotas on the noticeboard at the back of the church – please check if/when you are scheduled to help out.
We are starting a new young-people’s Bible Study next week, during the church service. Aimed at young people in secondary school, this will take place every fortnight and will be lead by our Youth Worker, Matt Williams
New Rota: There is a new rota available at the back of the church – look our for the pink sheets!
Men’s Breakfasts: Working men’s Breakfast is on Thursday, Retired men’s breakfast is on Friday, both at the usual time/venue.
Soup & Sandwich Lunch: There will be no S&S in January as the 1st Tuesday is New Year’s Day.
Valerie Michael’s husband, Brian, passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. Please pray for Valerie and the wider family at this time. The funeral will take place on Thursday in our church.
United Appeal envelopes are now available in the pews – please try and get your contribution in before the end of the year.
If you have not yet contributed to the Presbyterian Children’s Society annual collection, and would like to do so, please speak to Joy Davison.
The Carol Service is tonight at 6:30 – please come early to be sure of a seat! Refreshments afterwards.
Ross and Jen McCarter are leading the singing tomorow evening (Monday 17th) meeting at Blacklion Veterinary Practice @ 7:20pm to call at Applewood Heights.
Brian Egan/Our Church is leading the singing on Thursday evening meeting at Fenton Fires @ 7:20.
We need both Singers and Collectors, and the more the better!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Storehouse Christmas Collection – 12 Christmas Bags and two bags of ordinary groceries were donated in total – please dont forget about this over the Christmas period.
Choir Practice is at 6:30 on Thrusday evening this week.
There will be a Christmas Coffee Morning in the YWCA this Tuesday @ 10:30 to 12:30 in aid of the Youth Cafe – work has already commenced on the renovations.
Last week Trevor Morrow spoke about Graham Jones giving his testimony on the radio (LINK – You will need to scroll down)- sadly he passed away yesterday.
Sunday Club Service – this takes place on Sunday 23rd. If all families could attend next week for the children to have roles assigned and to get in a practice in advance, that would be very much appreciated.
For the Carol Service on Dec 16th, we are looking for people to bring either 12 mince pies or 12 pieces of shortbread – please let Dawn know if you can help or bring them along on the morning of the 16th.
A very big thank-you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas collection for storehouse and for continuing support throughout the year
The Soup & Sandwich Lunch in on Tuesday this week from 12:30 in the hall. There will be NO lunch on Tuesday 1st January
The Working Men’s breakfast is on Thursday @ 7:30, the retired men’s breakfast is on Friday @ 8:30
The new rota for church cleaning is on the noticeboard at the rear of the church – please check the list if you have volunteered.
If you have contents for the Storehouse Christmas bags, next Sunday, 2nd December, will be the last opportunity to bring them to work.
The rota for church cleaning will be shared next Sunday, but its not too late to sign-up – please reach out to Geraldine Easter if you would like to help.
On Saturday 8th December (TBC), there will be a board games night in the church organised by Matt Williams
Dr John Jenkins from the Living Well group will be speaking in Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church on Saturday 1st Dec @ 11:00am on end of life issues – further details available from Craig Petrie
There will be another book sale next Sunday after the service.
Mark Higgins has WFO envelopes for 2019, or if you would prefer to contribute by standing order, he can provide the bank details.
This evening @ 6:30pm there will be a time of prayer in the church, in support of the International Day for the persecuted church.
Living Stone and the Young Adults group are at the usual times tonight
Our Carol Service will be on Sunday 16th December. Choir Practice for this will be on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and on Sunday @ 9:30am
Our Praise Service is @ 6:30 next Sunday, 25th. with refreshments afterwards.
Living Stones is tonight from 6-8pm, with the Young Adults’ Group meeting @8:30
We are having a Christmas Choir and will be meeting @ 7pm on Thursday 15th. Anyone who is interested would be very welcome.
We are looking to create a rota of volunteers who would be able to share the work of cleaning the church. Please speak to Geraldine Easter. (That includes the men!)
There is a special collection for Storehouse in the run-up to Christmas comprising eight specific items – please check the notice board for details-perhaps consider putting a bag together as a family.
Paul and Lois are looking for contributions to the Christmas Newsletter! (News and Articles)
Collection for the Presbyterian Childrens’ Society continues – please speak to, or return envelopes to, Joy Davison