CLEAN UP DAY IN THE KITCHENS! We need help on 30 May to clean up the kitchens on the Church Premises. If you can give some time in the morning between 10 -12 or in the evening between 7-9 that would be much appreciated. In the meantime if you have personal property in the kitchen please remove. Thank you.
KIRK SESSION There will be a special meeting of Kirk Session on Tuesday night at 7:30pm in the Primary Room. It is important that we have a full attendance.
CHURCH OFFICE will be closed next week. Please make sure announcements are in by Thursday morning either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message on the answering machine (9446 6415). Thanks.
ELEVATION SINGERS Please meet at 6:10pm for a brief practice before Café Church.
CAFÉ CHURCH Following on from encouraging feedback received last month, the next Cafe Church on Sunday 28th May will be another special outreach event. As usual tea and coffee will be served from 615pm. This month we will be showing the Billy Graham "The Cross" video. We really encourage you to invite your non Christian friends to this event. In the meantime please pray that God moves through the message to bring about salvation.
MISSIONARY and STUDENT COMMITTEE will meet at the home of Mrs Maggie Thompson , 78 , Steeple Road on Sunday 28th May at 8pm.
CALLING ALL MEN save the date, Friday 26 May at 7.30 we are going for a game of bowls at the Jim Baker Stadium in Parkgate.
If you are interested in attending the cost is £4.50 per person, please fill in your name on one of the sheets in the vestibule or confirm with Stuart Wilson, Paul Little, John Connolly, Colin Waring or David Cardwell.
Please let us know if you have put your name down and are then not able to attend as we will be charged anyway and need to have a minimum of 16 attending. Look forward to seeing you there.
60 years of Christian Aid Week
Since Christian Aid Week began 60 years ago, volunteers from churches across Britain and Ireland have collected house-to-house. Last year alone, First Antrim Presbyterian Church formed part of a movement of people who delivered more than seven million envelopes door-to-door, each one sending a message about Jesus’ love and justice. Every envelope delivered throughout Christian Aid Week is a chance to start a new conversation, to introduce individuals to the work of Christian Aid, and also to introduce people to their local church. It’s an act of witness, proclaiming Jesus’ good news to those living in poverty, and it provides an opportunity to demonstrate that Christians won’t stand by while our neighbours are suffering.
This year the focus for Christian Aid Week returns to where it began in 1957, with our work supporting refugees in Europe. Today, tens of millions of people across the globe are fleeing their homes because of war, conflict and disaster, often making dangerous journeys in search of safety. The vast majority of today’s refugees are seeking sanctuary in developing countries, but more than one million have crossed into Europe, and with borders across Europe currently closed, thousands of refugees are now stranded inside camps and are in urgent need of help. Across Europe our partner organisations are providing shelter, cooking facilities, fuels, blankets, cash and vouchers, hygiene kits and medical assistance for families.
Your support for Christian Aid Week will demonstrate that these families are not standing alone, and the donations made will support our ongoing work in reaching some of the world’s most vulnerable people. If you would be prepared to help Christian Aid in any way please contact Alex Chestnutt, . Christian Aid week is the 14th to the 20th May.
Please continue to join with us in prayer for refugees, praying that they will receive kindness and care, and find a safe place to call home.
Paul & Lynda Little are holding a coffee morning on Saturday 20th May from 10am-1pm at their home (12 Crosskennan Lane). This event is to support the work of Real Hope a Christian Mission Charity in Romania working with orphans and vulnerable adults sharing the real hope of Jesus. Paul, is God willing going out to assist with the provision of accommodation for 5 young teenage boys who will leave the state Orphanage system in the summer and be left on their own to fend for themselves. Real Hope want to provide a loving caring space they can call home. With your support we can help provide this. We'd love to see you for some yummy treats, a cuppa and sharing our vision.
PRAYER FOR REVIVAL Saturday 13 May, 8-10am @ Kilbride PC. All welcome. Come when you can and leave when you must.