CHURCH WEEKEND 2020 // 25-27 September 2020 // Keynote speaker: Phil Hair // the ceilidh is booked!
TAKING CARE REFRESHER COURSE A refresher course has been planned for Tuesday 31 March, 7:30-9:30pm in the Dixon Room for all those involved in working with children. If you cannot make this date, there is a possibility you could join in the course being run in Greystone Rd PC on 11 February, but please see Harry Latimer to confirm if there are any spaces. Thanks.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEAL will be on Saturday 7th March @ 6pm. Details and booking forms are available in the vestibules. Please note that you need to make your donation in advance this year by Sunday 23 February. Put your booking form and donation in an envelope on the offering plate. Thanks.
COMMUNION DATES FOR 2020 : Please note these dates in your diary or calendar The two communions at which we record attendance are May & November.
1 March, AM 28 June, PM 1 November, AM
5 April, PM 13 September, AM 6 December, PM
17 May, AM 4 October, PM
PHOTOS Please provide digital copies of photos from the past year of your
organisation/activity to Jonny Alexander by Sunday 1 March at the latest. These will be displayed during the Annual Congregational Meal. Thank you.
CHURCH LIBRARY Many thanks to those who are doing book reviews on some of the new books for the library. There are still more books available to review so have a think about joining in. Reorganising and cataloguing is progressing, there is also some weeding out going on to keep the stock fresh. The books not required any longer are going to Book Aid in Templepatrick and will eventually be sent all across Africa where they are gratefully received. If you have any Christian books or Bibles no longer needed feel free to leave them on the desk in the library or in the vestibules, any not taken into our library will then be destined for Africa.
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BICYCLES NEEDED At last Sunday’s evening service, Henry Coulter from the International Meeting Point, Belfast highlighted their need for bicycles. If you have a bicycle in good working condition that you no longer need and would like to donate it to the Inter-national Meeting Point, please speak to Angus Cuthbert. Thanks.
CHRISTIAN AID Poverty, inequality, violence and injustice often denies women the opportunity to use the gifts that God has given them to support their families. Ranjita, who lives in India, was forced into manual scavenging work (bodily waste) for very little mon-ey and reserved for the lowest caste. Despite being outlawed by the government, there are still 1.2 million manual scavengers, 95% of them women. Ranjita was determined to build a better life for her children, so she joined a self help group run by Christian Aid Partner ARUN. She learned about her rights and applied for a government compensation grant. The grant helped her to start a tailoring business. Now Ranjita can provide for her family. She says “My children and I are happy, now that I am earning with dignity. By supporting Christian Aid financially and prayerfully, you can create life changing opportunities for mothers.
If you ordered tickets, Stephen Lockington will gladly exchange them for £17/£12 (student)
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