Firstly to apologise – the recording of today’s service was accidentally left in church and as I am away next week, it may be two weeks before you get to listen to it – Gary was speaking on Exodus 5
Kirk Session meets @ 7:30pm tomorrow
Our Easter choir has formed and met for the first time this morning – if you are interested in taking part, they will be meeting again next Sunday in the church @ 9:30am
There are notices in the back of the church from Tusla, looking for expressions of interest in being Foster Parents
Interest in our Weekend Away has now reached 50. There is a limit on the number who can be offered en-suite accommodation so if you are flexible, please let Dawn know.
A group from the church participated in the “Save the 8th” rally in Dublin yesterday which was attended by an estimated 100,000 people!
During the month of April, there will be a short course on “The Story of the Church: Learning from History”, presented John Woodside of Dundalk Presbyterian Church, sponsored by the IBI (IBI.ie) and hosted at Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church. (10th, 17th, 24th April, 1st May, 7:30 to 9:30). The cost is €40 or €60 if you want to sit an assessment afterwards! Book @ http://ibi.ie/courses/short-courses/
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Today is our Youth Worker, Hayley’s last day with us. To mark the occasion, our Living Stones group tonight is being opened up to younger and older “children” to mark the occasion with Pizza and a party
Gary will be away this week. If you require pastoral car, please contact Craig Petrie (crgpetrie at gmail dot com), or Nathan Duddy in Arklow Presbyterian.
Today we had our AGM. If you are a member and would like a copy of the minutes from this year’s or last year’s AGM, please email Liam Sweeney (lsweeney114 at gmail dot com)
Our church prayer time tonight will be @ 6:30pm in the Manse
The ladies Emmaus Walk is 8th to 11th March – please talk to Joyce or Valerie for more information or visit http://www.emmauswalks.ie/
Forms are now available for signing up for the Church Weekend away at Ovoca Manor – please fill these out and return them by 4th March.
Our monthly Soup & Sandwich lunch returns this Tuesday.
Our AGM will take place on Sunday 18th February after Tea/Coffee and a light lunch. If you are coming, please bring a sweet or savoury plate to share.
Today we had a special time in our service to remember Barra McGrath who was taken from us a year ago after a short illness. Tracy read a letter from one of Barra’s psychologists and this recording is attached below:
For parents dealing with bereavement, we would like to highlight a monthly meeting of Anamcara which takes place which takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month from September to June at the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght
Forms for expressions of interest for the Church Weekend Away in April will be circulated next week, so please be sure to get these completed and back to Craig Petrie as soon as possible
It’s not too late to apply for this year’s Walk to Emmaus (a number of our members are involved in this), although the dates are close – the men’s event is 15-18 February and the Ladies event is 8-11 March. Full details and application forms are available on the website: http://www.emmauswalks.ie/