CHRISTIAN AID Water is vital to life. We in the West take it for granted. Christian Aid is helping to bring clean water to those who do not have it. Faith along with her
husband Steven lives in Kenya, where ongoing drought means that nothing grows. Her fields were dirt and dust. Hunger was a reality. Without crops they did not have enough to eat or sell and sending their children to school was an impossibility. Then Christian Aid came along and with Faith’s local community they got together to build a sand dam with your support. The dam gives Faith’s community resilience in times of drought. While the rain still remains irregular, a dam means that when the rains come the community can collect every last drop. Because there is now water in Faith’s community, there is life. Faith said “The sand dam has made me and my family happy, because when it was not there, I was not able to plant anything. Now we can plant vegetables and water our trees. I hope that by the time my children grow up, I will have done a lot of things. I will do my best to educate my children and my children will be what they want to be, when they grow up.” This is just one example, where donations are spent.
TAKING CARE REFRESHER COURSE A refresher course has been planned for Tuesday 31 March, 7:30-9:30pm in the Dixon Room for all those involved in working with children. If you cannot make this date, there is a possibility you could join in the course being run in Greystone Rd PC on 11 February, but please see Harry Latimer to confirm if there are any spaces. Thanks.
UNION THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY Did you know you can have an annual membership for £50? For this you get 8 book loans for 28 days, access to ATLA
databases and 620+ e-books. For more info go to
www.union.ac.uk/discover/the-gamble-library or phone 028 9020 5093.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING A short meeting will be held on 22 March after the morning service to confirm the committee elections
FRIENDSHIP GROUP We meet again on 18 March at 1:45pm. Our speaker is Alice McAleary and we know from previous experience, she will put a smile on our faces, so do please feel welcome to come along and join us.
ELEVATION Sunday 15th during the service will be taken by Bethany Barr. Bethany is on the Ireland Olympic hockey team and will be sharing her experiences with Latin Link.
EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB there will be a meeting on Sunday 15 March for the leaders in the Bruce Hall after the morning service. If you weren’t at the recent planning meeting but would still like to help, please use the sign-up sheets today, also indicating which age group you’d be willing to assist with.
PRAYER FOR REVIVAL Saturday 14 March, 8-10am in 1st Randalstown PC. Come when you can and leave when you must.
IRISH MEN’S CONVENTION “CATCH UP” : if you were at the recent Irish Men’s Convention & want to join a “catch up” conversation about it, please come along to Starbucks Drive Thru, The Junction, 8pm, Tuesday 10 March.
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