FESTIVAL OF HOPE JOINT PRAYER MEETING The next meeting will be on Wednesday 31 January @ 8pm in Greystone Rd PC. All very welcome to join us to pray for the witness in our town.
REID FAMILY/DIGGER APPEAL There are a limited number of prayer letters and cards from the Reid’s available Sunday 24th Dec in the vestibules. Please take one.
PRESBYTERY DIGGER PROJECT VISIT Presbytery is organising a group from our churches to go to the Maasai Mara region, Olkinyei, in Kenya, meeting up with Gary and Mary Reid. This will be an opportunity to see and share in the work of 'Get Real for Christ' and appreciate the impact the provision of the digger is making as they serve in Olkinyei. The group size is limited to seven persons and the visit will extend to nine days. Two dates are presently being considered - 9th October 2018, and 28th October 2018. The cost of the trip will be £760 (flights) plus one night B&B in Nairobi. Up country travel and accommodation will be arranged by Gary & Mary. If you would like to be a member of the group contact Hugh Matchett for further information.
HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB: 27 MARCH—1 APRIL 2018 Yes, you read that right, not summer, but Easter! Something different for sure, but there may be a few untapped advantages… plus wouldn’t it be good to share something of our Easter celebrations with our community?
Please think about getting involved—whether as an “old hand” or a “newbie” - there will be a planning meeting on Tuesday 30 January @ 7:30pm.
MINISTRY TEAM NEWS as was highlighted last Sunday, Rev Clarke Deering is working in a pastoral capacity with 1st Antrim while in-between ministry opportunities. We therefore congratulate Clarke on receiving a “call” to be minister of Fintona, Ballynattan & Creevan Presbyterian Churches. Rev Tom Pollock had indicated a number of months ago that he would be with us until the new year, and we’ll be sad to see him leave us. Tom will preach on Sunday evening, February 4th. In the new year, Dr Ian McNie will be coming on board and sharing in the pastoral work of First Antrim; Ian grew up in our congregation, and has served as minister of Kilkeel Presbyterian and recently retired from Trinity, Ballymoney. He was Moderator of the General Assembly 2015-2016,
CONGRATULATIONS! We congratulate Rodney Cameron on his call to ministry in St Columba’s congregation, Lisburn.
PRAYER BREAKFAST FOR THE FORCES PCI is holding a special prayer breakfast for the members of the armed forces, forces chaplains and families on Saturday 27 January, in Ballyclare PC from 9-10:30am. Everyone with an interest in prayer for the forces, forces chaplains and families is very welcome to come along.
CAP PRAYER MEETING Come and join us for prayer for this vital ministry in our town, Thursday 25 January @ 7-8pm in Greystone Rd PC. Come and hear how lives are being transformed from our Antrim centre team.
LATIN LINK PRAYER MEETING next meeting will be on Wednesday 24 January, 10:30am in the Primary Room. Paul Crothers will be talking about his work with teenage boys in a football project and at the Young Offenders Prison in Recife, Brazil and Verna Langrell will be telling us about the work with street children in Sao Paula, Brazil. All are very welcome to join us.
ACCOUNTS The Auditors will be in attendance in the Church Office on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January from 7pm to 8:30pm to receive the Accounts of the various Organisations for the year to 31 December 2017. Treasurers of the Organisations are reminded to bring with them bank statements for 2017 together with invoices, receipts and other supporting documentation. It is important to respect these dates so that deadlines can be met - thank you for your co-operation.
THANKS I just want to express my thanks for the roles that members of this congregation played in Parkhall College’s “Big move” prior to Christmas. There were continuous expressions of appreciation from staff for the amazing help and provision of food. Many were touched by the generosity and kindness of the local church community. So to those who prayed, made sandwiches and helped with the move, a sincere thank you, Linda.