ELEVATION Love for Life will be running a 3-week series in Elevation on 31 March, 7 and 14 April. Developing a clear Biblical understanding of sex and relationships. Our plan is to facilitate 2 groups with an age appropriate focus for each. Parents please encourage your young person to attend. For more information, please speak to Cherith Alexander.
TEARFUND EVENING You are invited to attend an inspiring Tearfund evening of song and testimony which will involve singers from London’s West for “Faith at the Musical”. There will be renditions from Les Miserable, the Opera and other thrilling musicals and they will speak of their faith and experience of being a West End performer in London. Venue is Willowfield Parish Church, Belfast, Friday 29 March, 7:30-9:30pm. Tickets cost £6 or four for £18. To order tickets, ring the Tearfund office in Belfast, 9073 0060.
CAP PRAYER MEETING Everyone is welcome to join us in our monthly prayer meeting in the Primary room on Wednesday 27 March @ 7:30pm. “Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.” Psalm 116:2
CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Wednesday 27th March.
GIRLS’ BRIGADE Parade Sunday 24th March @ 3pm in Killead Presbyterian Church. Girls to be at Killead for 2:45pm in full uniform. Thanks.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEAL will be on Saturday 23rd March @ 6:30pm. Details and booking forms are available on Sunday 3rd March in the vestibules.
CHRISTIAN AID Climate change is happening and we can’t ignore its effects any longer!
For fisherfolk like Lope and Eva in the Philippines, life at the sharp end of climate change has pushed their communities to the edge of survival.
Since Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded their island of Tabugon in 2013, fisherfolk like Lope and Eva have been showing us what it means to rise up to the challenges of life in a changing, erratic climate.
Before Haiyan struck, Lope had been unwell, at one point selling his fishing boat to pay for medicine.
With no other means of income, one of his 2 sons had to drop out of school to help provide for the family. Life for the family was “miserable”, he told us.
And although he is in better health, and his income is now more stable, the weather makes fishing and supporting his family much more dangerous.
In 2015, Lope began campaigning against destructive illegal fishing, and is proud to lead his community. And now with coral safely anchored and flourishing once more, fish stocks are abundant again—and illegal fishermen are kept away.
Lope and Eva and their community can eat well and keep their children in education.
You can also be a force to be listened to. Together, we can rise up against climate change, and help achieve climate justice. Christian Aid, through their partner in the region, ICODE, helped Lope and many others. You can add your support through your prayers, actions and donations in the Christian Aid envelopes supplied.
We have had an incredible response to our "Audience with Jacob Stockdale Event." All invitations were booked up by 11am Monday 11th March. Please remember we will unfortunately not be able to admit anyone to the event unless they present one of the invitations at the door on the night. Thank you to all who have shown an interest in this event.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP our next meeting will be Tuesday 19th March when George Edgar brings us entertainment with song. All welcome to join us.
PHOTOGRAPHS Organisations and groups, please send photos of activities from the past year to First Antrim to Jonny Alexander by 17 March at the latest for display at the Annual Congregational Meal. Thank you
Loving Jesus, loving His word, loving people...