REV GARETH McFADDEN & KILBRIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: First Antrim congregation are invited to Gareth’s installation service on Friday 8 November @ 7:30pm. So as to help Kilbride plan for the occasion, if you intend to go, please let Heather know in the church office by Thursday 31 October.
CROCHET HELP Can you crochet? Could you spare 45 minutes on a few Wednesday nights throughout the year, between 6:45 & 7:30pm, to help some of our GB girls learn how to crochet a basic granny square? If so, please speak to Lynda Little asap. Thanks
GB PRAYER PARTNERS We are looking for a small number of ladies who would stand with us in prayer (from the comfort of your own home) every Wednesday evening between 6:30 & 8:30pm. You would lift the work of GB, the girls and leaders before the Lord each week committing it all to Him. You would receive a prayer sheet to guide you. If you feel called to do this, please give your name to Alison Wilson or Lynda Little before 16 September. Thank you.
MISSIONARY & STUDENT COMMITTEE will be meeting 27th Oct @ 8pm at Maggie Thompson’s house, 78 Steeple Rd.
URGENT NEED A lady has contacted us through the Uniform Bank. She has recently moved here from England is in need of pots & pans, desk for her son, double bed, sofa and 2 sets of drawers. If you can help, please contact Rowena.
CHRISTAIN AID UPDATE We haven’t had too much of a Summer this year, aside from the odd week of sunshine. Yet even though it has been dark, grey and raining most of July and August we are still able to see the season beginning to change. It won’t be long until we turn our thoughts to Harvest. This year our Harvest Appeal is looking to make this a season of change. We are focusing on a woman named Kasthuri. Millions of women like her are born into poverty. They’ve faced prejudice all their lives: no rights, no security, no voice. In India, where she lives, our projects are helping communities to break through the social and economic exclusion that’s holding them back. Five women chat and laugh as they tend rows of organic tomato plants, already loving the hot sun-shine. Like her friends, she was born into India’s underclass; as a Dalit, she knows what it feels like to be discriminated against and alone. She survived because someone had faith in her. Selvi is from a different caste, but she gave Kasthuri what she needed most – a home to raise her son, Mathi. ‘Normally, someone from her community wouldn’t even hand a cup of water to a Dalit person’ says Kasthuri. Fortunately, Selvi is determined to change the world around her. This Harvest Appeal why not change the world for women like Kashturi, stand up like Selvi and make this a season of change by supporting Christian Aid.
BROWN PAPER BAGS We would like to sincerely thank 1st Antrim for coming up with the idea of Harvest food bags and their magnificent response. In total 176 brown bags full of food for CAP were delivered to the Church on Harvest Sunday. What a wonderful way to express our thanks to God for His faithfulness to us over the past year and to show His love to our clients. Irene Kilpatrick & Angus Cuthbert, Antrim CAP Centre
22 OCTOBER 2019 Is a date when one of the most liberal regimes on abortion in the world is being imposed on NI. Let’s declare with our words and actions, “Both lives matter”. A silent walk of protest is being held on Friday 6 September, 7pm @ Stormont. Meet at the front gates of Stormont, wearing black or dark colours, carrying a mobile phone or other electric light. A slow walk up the avenue to Parliament buildings will take place, finishing with a 6-minute silence. Strictly no banners, slogans or flyers to be used/brought. For more information, there are a few leaflets on the table at the side or visit NI voiceless on Facebook.
RELATE is a special event organised by Elevation, taking place after Café Church next Sunday 20th Oct. Love for Life will be with us as we deal with the topic of human sexuality