NOVEMBER IS “THANK YOU” MONTH! By November we’ll have been back in the church building a few Sundays. Let’s take the opportunity to mark the conclusion of Phase 1 of our 2020 project and anticipate the next step of the journey by was of a “thank offering”. Please consider using the designated 2020 project envelopes to make a special “thank you” offering during the month.
CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE Come and share in the Asher’s Victory on Friday 30 November 12:30pm in the Templeton Hotel. Event organised by the Christian Institute.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS Would you be able to help us create some Christmas decorations to give away to the families in Tiny Tots and the Antrim Adult Centre? If so, patterns are available in the church office. Please have them back to either the church office or Margaret Gilbert by the end of November. Thanks in advance!
CAP PRAYER MEETING Everyone is welcome to join us in our monthly prayer meeting in Greystone Presbyterian Church halls on Thursday 29 November @ 7:30pm. Our work is founded on prayer and we acknowledge that we can do no worthy thing without God on board.
BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOXES We are hoping to get a team together to sort through the shoeboxes at 7pm on Wednesday 28 November @ Blythswood, Ballyclare. Anyone interested in helping, please speak to Harry Latimer. Thanks.
5 THINGS TO PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH: Kirk Session Meeting on Tuesday; please pray for First Antrim leadership this month, “that my church would make known God’s glory” (5 Things to Pray p. 31-33)
LATIN LINK PRAYER MEETING Our next meeting is on Tuesday (27th) @10:30am in the Primary Room. All very welcome to join us.
MISSIONARY & STUDENT COMMITTEE will meet on Sunday 25th Nov @ 8pm in Maggie Thompson’s, 28 Steeple Road.
CHRISTIAN AID At the morning service next week the special speaker will be Mrs Deborah Doherty. Following the service you are invited to a soup lunch in the Majury Hall. There will be a retiring collection for Christian Aid after the service for those unable to attend the soup lunch. Donations received from now until the end of the year will go to Breaking the Barrier, a new programme in Malawi, Ethiopia, Honduras and Burkina Faso. This programme will support women through projects like Aster, who found life a constant struggle. With training from a Christian Aid partner Aster and her sisters turned her small shop into a thriving business. They sell fresh water and soap and provide mobile phone charging. This brings in vital money for their families, renewable energy for their community and reduces their reliance on firewood. Aster now has freedom and power over her own life. She’s able to pay for her children's healthcare, send them to school and save for her young family's future. Money raised through our Harvest 2018 Appeal between now and the end of the year will be match funded by the European Union. Every £1 you give will be worth £5 for life-changing work in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Honduras and Malawi. Please pray that this appeal will have a worthy response.
AQE & GL TESTS: During November some of our church family will be sitting these significant tests as part of the process of moving from P7 into post-primary education. Please can we assure them of our prayers over the next few Saturdays.