PYRAMID ROCK—HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB starts in High Street PC on Monday 31 July. Registration forms are available today in the vestibules. Those children going into P1 in September are very welcome to come along. There will be free ice cream on Monday and a BBQ for parents and children on the Friday.
INSPIRE P7 + 8:30-10:30pm in High Street PC,
Monday is the Bungee Run, Demolition Extreme, Sumo Suits.
Tuesday is Downhill Biking Champion Performance.
Wednesday is wheel chair rugby paralympian.
Thursday is cage football and moctails. Friday is magician/trickster performances and free BBQ at end.
Each night the food is free.
All those going into P7 and over are welcome.
Permission slips are available in the vestibules.
CAPITAL BUILD TEAM The Team would like to thank all members of Session, Committee and the fellowship for their valuable contribution in defining how we develop our meeting house and halls. This information is currently being used to provide our architect with a design brief, initially for the halls. All the ideas and suggestions have been translated into coloured charts and these are now on display in the Bruce hall. We may also produce a small booklet showing the charts for your own reference.
DIGGER PROJECT Gary, Mary, Jonathan, Ruth and Samuel Reid are due to return for home assignment from Kenya. You are invited to spend an evening together with them at Duneane Presbyterian Church on Friday 28th July 2017 (DV) as they share what our LORD is doing, and has accomplished, amongst the beautiful Maasai people. Pictures and a new DVD will be shown. A cheque for the “Digger Project” will also be presented. We are planning on serving a barbecue from 6:30 to 7:30 and we would love you to join with us. Gary and Mary will give their update in the church, commencing at 8:00. Sign up sheets in the vestibules.
RELEASE INTERNATIONAL EVENTS in support of the persecuted church in many countries and you are invited to support the following events which will focus on their work in Pakistan.
Friday 28 July @ 7:30pm in St John’s Church of Ireland, 3 Doagh Rd, Ballyclare, speaker Pastor Waseem (Lahore, Pakistan).
Thursday 27 July from 9am for 24 hours prayer time in 1st Donegore Presbyterian Church, 32 Main Street, Parkgate which will include on 27 July @ 10:30am coffee with Pastor Waseem, 1pm lunch & reflections on Pakistan and 8pm Prayer with Pastor Waseem. It is important that we support our brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer so much for their faith in many countries of the world. This programme will not only be informative but gives you an opportunity to support them in prayer.
LADIES TRIP TO CREATIVE GARDENS, GALGORM Wednesday 19 July, leaving the church at 10am, back by about 1pm. Please let Sarah or Ann know if you would like to join us, and if you are willing to drive. Come along with us and have a coffee in the café and enjoy the gift shop and garden centre.
Who are we? How did we get here? What is Presbyterianism? We all want to know something of our past and where we have come from. Who were our forbearers and what were they like? So if you would like to learn more of where Presbyterians come from and how they came to Ireland the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland can help.
Founded in 1907 the Society seeks to explore and promote an understanding of the history of Presbyterianism in Ireland. This is achieved by various means, including the collection and preservation of printed material, archives and artefacts, the production of publications and an annual programme of talks and outings.
There has been a Presbyterian presence in Ireland since the early 17th century, mainly in the north of Ireland, due to successive waves of immigration from Scotland. Restrictions on Presbyterian worship and a series of bad harvests coupled with rising rents, resulted in Presbyterians emigrating in large numbers in the 18th century to colonial America where they were largely responsible for the establishment and development of American Presbyterianism. For over 400 years Presbyterians have played a major role in the political, economic and social life of Ireland, especially in the historic province of Ulster, as well as in the United States of America.
Ask for a free copy of ‘The Story of Presbyterians in Ulster: A pocket History and Heritage Trail’ obtainable either from the Presbyterian Historical Society or from the Ulster Historical Foundation, 31 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG. Postage is extra.
If you would like to find out more about the history of Presbyterianism in its various branches or about the history of a congregation or details of the career of a Presbyterian minister or you want to write a history of your congregation or you are exploring family and local history or maybe you are a student needing information for a dissertation on some aspect of Presbyterianism in Ireland, either go to our website (www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com) or contact us personally. The Society can also offer to give talks to church groups.
If you are producing a congregational history or you have already produced a history and if your congregation has compiled an index to your records the Presbyterian Historical Society would be very grateful to have a copy for our library.
You would also be very welcome to visit us at 26 College Green, Belfast BT7 1LN. Our opening hours are:
Tuesday and Wednesday : 9.30am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Directions to get to 26 College Green which is off Botanic Avenue and runs alongside Union Theological College
By car: There are limited parking facilities in the vicinity but parking is free in any of the adjoining streets.
By rail: Botanic station is on Botanic Avenue and is a quarter of a mile from College Green.
By bus: From the city centre take Metro 7A or 7B service and alight at College Green stop on University Avenue.
Tele: 028 9072 7330
CHURCH OFFICE will close on Friday 16 June and re-open on Friday 14 July. Please have any announcements in by the Thursday morning either by email or phone message.
REV DR TC BALLENTINE has written another book entitled “Nothing Compares to Jesus” and it is available in the vestibules or from the church office priced £8. Proceeds, after the cost of printing, will be going towards the Church Building Fund. Please put your money in an envelope and mark it “Rev Ballentine’s book” and place it in the offering plate. Thanks.
REV STEPHEN LOCKINGTON On Monday evening 19th June the congregation issued a call to Rev Stephen Lockington (Mullingar and Corboy) which he has accepted. If anyone has not taken the opportunity to sign the Call to Mr Lockington and would like to do so there will be an opportunity this morning after the presentation to Rosemary.