FRIENDSHIP GROUP Please remember that High Street Church’s carol service is on Wednesday 11 December @ 10:30am. Carols by Parkhall Primary followed by a light-lunch.
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS Can you help to pack up the hampers? If you are free on Monday (9 December) @ 9:30am, we would be grateful for more helpers. Thanks!
LET’S PUT ANTRIM 1ST/CAP CHRISTMAS HAMPERS We are grateful for the Congregation’s continued generosity in support of the Emergency Hamper Ministry Sunday after Sunday. For the last 8 years a special collection of food and gifts has been made in the weeks leading up to Christmas to provide Christmas Hampers for families and individuals in need within Antrim. Sunday (8th) will be the Gift Sunday for this years’ hamper appeal. Session would encourage the Congregation to contribute via the offering plate towards the appeal through financial donations in an envelope marked “Christmas hampers”. Please include your FWO number on the envelope. This will allow us to claim gift aid where appropriate and therefore increase significantly the value of your generous gift. A bulk order can then be placed for the contents of the hampers. Please continue to pray for all who have received parcels to date, that they might know God’s presence and come to know Him as LORD.
BB CAROL SERVICE Antrim Battalion Boys’ Brigade Carol Service is being held in 1st Antrim this afternoon @ 3:30pm when some of our Company will be taking part.
All family and friends are welcome. Boys should be in the Hall at 3:10 in full uniform.
TEARFUND collection next Sunday will be used to support Tearfund’s Toilet Twinning Project. Today over 2 billion people do not have access to a basic toilet and Tearfund have a project to provide families living in poor communities with a basic toilet, access to clean water coupled with information on hygiene, a vital combination that saves lives. The cost per unit is £60. For further information leaflets about toilet twinning are
available in the vestibules. If you wish to support this Tearfund Project please put your contribution in a Tearfund envelope or in a plain envelope marked Tearfund and leave on the collection plate next Sunday. Please add your FWO number or name if you wish your contribution to be gift aided. Proverbs 3 v 9 “Honour the Lord with your substance and with the first fruit of your produce.”
FOG CLUB TOY APPEAL We would love each child /family to bring a small present suitable for a small child up to a teenager, wrapped and labelled with gender and age. Please place them under the tree by Sunday 8th December. These presents will then be delivered to kids in need in this town in time for Christmas. This is a wonderful
opportunity for our church to show God’s love to children in Antrim. Thank you.
BIBLE READING NOTES If you would like to order Bible Reading Notes to help you as you read God’s Word in 2020, please pick up an order form in the vestibules. Bible Reading Notes are available for all ages. Large print versions of some notes are available. Maybe you know someone who would benefit from a gift of Bible Reading Notes.
All orders need to be in by Sunday 8 December please! Any queries, speak to Kate McAllister
CAROL SERVICE IN LADYHILL OLD SCHOOL Will be on Saturday 7 December @ 7pm, speaker is Mr William Logan (Belfast City Mission). Everyone welcome to join us.
COMMUNITY DINNER On behalf of the Church Outreach Team I would like to sincerely thank the large number of members who contributed to a successful evening where the different format resulted in establishing good contact with some of our visitors and in more effective communication of the gospel message. Our helpers included members who prayed, helped with the crèche and the programme for children, played a welcoming and networking role, looked after carparking, provided and served desserts, setup and decorated the halls, those who had a leadership role on the evening and those who financially supported this event. May you all experience the joy that comes from serving the Lord and know that the seeds of the gospel sown on the evening will bear fruit in the Lord's time. Angus Cuthbert
PW is back this Tuesday 3rd Dec. Kicking off at 7:30pm with some hot festive food! There’ll be a bookstall with Christmas gift ideas and Ann McNie will share about Restoring the Season. So come along and bring a friend, an empty tummy and a full purse!