CHURCH OFFICE will be closed this week. Happy Christmas everyone!
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CHRISTMAS HAMPERS THANK YOU to the congregation for their generosity towards the Hamper Appeal. All 40 hampers have been given out around our community. Pray that they will be a blessing to those who have received them.
THANKS We are overwhelmed by your huge generosity to Home-Start families! Thank you so much for the hampers you have donated to our appeal. We send you all a very warm welcome to come to our annual drop in on Thursday 19 December 10am-12pm, Home Start Antrim, 12b Market Square, Antrim.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP Our next meeting is on Wednesday 18 December @ 1:45pm when Heidi Blackwood and friends will celebrate Christmas with us. All very welcome.
“A new legal framework for abortion services in NI” Consultation The NI Office consultation on a new legal framework for abortion services in NI is currently underway. It closes on Monday 16 December @ 11:45pm and is available online at the following link: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-legal-framework-for-abortion-services-in-northern-ireland . Response to this consultation is open to anyone. It is an important way you can have input into shaping the implementation of this legislation which will have an impact well into the future. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland's Council for Public Affairs will make a formal response on behalf of PCI and guidance to help complete the consultation, based on our denominational response, will be issued by Monday 2nd December. On Thursday 5th December, 10.30am-12.30pm, West Church Ballymena, Evangelical Alliance are organising an event, "Give a Child a Chance". It is designed to resource and equip those seeking to make a response to the consultation. This is free to attend and you can register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/give-a-child-a-chance-ballymena-tickets- 82184671 565. First Antrim congregation, through the Kirk Session, will be making a response to the consultation. If you are willing to assist in the preparation of our response on the basis of the Council for Public Affairs guidance please speak to Stephen Lockington.
CHRISTMAS @ THE CHURCH GATE: Are you free to share Christmas refreshments on any of these dates & times? Make use of the sign up sheets to get involved. Feel free should you wish to drop mince pieces or shortbread into the church through the week!
Monday 16 // 10:30am—2pm
Tuesday 17th // 2-5pm
Thursday 19th // 10:30am—2pm
Friday 20th // 2-5pm
Saturday 21st // 11am—2pm
FRIENDS OF GOD CLUB - Christmas Special Evening Service Sunday 15th December @ 6.30pm. There will be a full practice for the evening service in the halls @ 11am. Please have your children in the church building for 5.45pm to facilitate seating and rehearsal. Thank you!
PRAYER FOR REVIVAL is on Saturday 14 December @ Templepatrick PC, 8-10am.
CAROL SINGING Why not join the Choir as they spread some festive cheer by singing carols in our community?