Christmas Tree Festival – We, as a Church, hope to host a Christmas Tree festival next year. Alison Faulkner and Lesley Kirkpatrick are willing to help plan the event but will be relying on the Church family as a whole to make it happen.
They plan to start preparations in January 2024 and would be grateful for your prayers regarding this. If you want more information, see Alison or Lesley.
We're getting together with High Street & Greystone Road Presbyterian Churches for a quiz evening! High Street Church is the venue, all ages welcome, there will be refreshments on the night and also an opportunity to give financially to Scripture Union's local E3 school's work.
Thank you to those who came to the first FareShare planning evening this week. The next meeting will be on Thursday 11 January @ 7pm in the Welcome Area. In the meantime, would you be able to regularly volunteer some time on Monday evenings to help collect the FareShare food from Tesco in Antrim? If this is something you could help with, please speak to Mark Finlay.
For many years at Christmas, we have provided help to families and individuals in need from Antrim. This year, we will be distributing food vouchers. Session would encourage the congregation to contribute via the offering plate towards this. Please mark your envelope "Food vouchers" and include your FWO number on the envelope if you wish to gift aid your contribution. Please pray for those who receive these vouchers, that they might know God's presence and come to know Him as LORD.
The Tearfund collection next Sunday will be used to support Tearfund's Christmas Appeal. Around the world, Tearfund, through its church based self-help groups, is seeking to equip communities living in poverty with life changing training so that their dreams can become a reality. Spar, Eurospar, Vivo and Vivoxtra have agreed to double December donations to Tearfund up to £300,000. So your gift to the Tearfund collection next Sunday could bring double benefits to the poor. Please place your gift in a Tearfund envelope, or a plain envelope marked "Tearfund". Any gifts by cheque should be made payable to First Antrim Presbyterian Church.
Hebrews 13:16 "Do not neglect to do good and share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."