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21 Oct – Kathie Wilson & Nola McC.

28 Oct – Kathie Wilson & Lynn Long

21 Oct – Roberta W., William McC. & Eliz. McK.

28 Oct – B.B Leaders

21 Oct – Phil C. & William McC.

28 Oct – Gary & Ben L.



Sat 20th         10am-12noon                Coffee Morning (G.B. for Marie Curie)

                        11.30am-12.30pm         Informal Prayer Time     

                         6.45-8.15pm                  Youth Club 

Mon 22nd      10am-12.30pm              Craft Class

                         6.45pm                           G.B.                             

Tues 23rd      10.15-11.45am               Tots ‘n’ Toddlers

                         6.30pm                           B.B.

Wed 24th         10.30am                          Life Explored 4

                         7.30pm                           Life Explored 7

                         8.30-10pm                      Football & Fellowship

Thurs 25th       10am-12.30pm              Bowls

                              7.30pm                            Badminton

Fri 26th            12.45pm                         Life Explored 7

                         7.30pm                            Bowls (Carnalea Methodist – away)

Sat 28th           10am-4pm                      Antiques Fair – see below

                         11.30am-12.30pm         Informal Prayer Time     


Please note that there is no SINGING PRACTICE this week. 

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR – with jewellery, collectables, antiques, militaria etc. Refreshments will be available and proceeds in aid of Church Funds and Missions. Everyone is welcome so please plan to attend and bring a friend. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help.



10.45am           Prayer Meeting

11.30am            Rev. Jeff McWatters; baptism

7pm                   Informal Service in the Welcome Area



4th – Very Rev. Dr. Roy Patton

11th – Remembrance Service

18th – G.B. Enrolment


ANNUAL LEAVE – Jeff will be on holiday from Monday 29th October – Sunday 4th November inclusive. If you require urgent pastoral assistance please contact Fiona Boyle, Clerk of Session.


OFFICE – Please email announcements etc this week before Thursday. If you, or someone you know, is going into hospital, please let the office know. The office will be closed from Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st October inclusive.



PW on Thursday 1st November at 7.45pm. All ladies are invited to hear aboutBeautiful Places’ from Brian McDonald of Ards Historical Society.


SHOEBOX APPEAL – please lift a leaflet and instructions from the Welcome Area or Church Entrance as the Shoebox Appeal is being organised differently this year. Items from the Craft Class are available in the Kerr Hall this morning. Filled shoeboxes must be returned by Sunday 28th October.



ARDS CHORAL SOCIETY – performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Strean on Thursday 27th November at 7.30pm.


See posters in Church Entrance for details:

Sunnyside House Fundraising Harvest Fayre on Saturday 20th October at 10.30am.


There are a several concerts/events this weekend – please see the posters in the Church Entrance for details:

FOCUS IN AFRICA: A special PCI evening is being held in Saintfield Road Pres. Church, Belfast on Friday 26th October at 7.30pm.

UNITED VOICES CONCERT in St. Mark’s Parish Centre on Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm in aid of church funds and Marie Curie Hospice. Suggested donation £6; tickets available from Barbara, or from St. Mark’s church office.

CHRISTIAN AID “STAND TOGETHER” CONCERT on Saturday 27th October at 7:30pm in the Ulster Hall, Belfast. The evening will boast a varied and uplifting programme with something for everyone. Performers include: Downshire Brass, Belfast Operatic Company, The Victory Rollers, Joyful Sounds and Ireland Salvation Army Children’s Choir.  Tickets are from £12 and available from the Ulster Hall box office 02890 334455 or online.

FESTIVAL BRASS in Holywood Parish Church on Sat. 27th Oct. at 7.30pm.


Details of events in November on the noticeboard in the Church Entrance:

“DISCIPLESHAPING CHURCH” – Ards Presbytery Equip evening in Movilla Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 6th November at 7.30 – 10pm. To register and book a workshop e-mail clw@presbyterianireland or phone 02890417249. Invitations are available on the table in the Welcome Area.

The CHURCH LIFE EXHIBITION is on Tuesday 13th November at Assembly Buildings from 10.30am-9pm. Please take a magazine from the Welcome Area to see the list of speakers and seminars.

“RAISING FAITH” is an event run by Care for the Family to equip parents to help their children discover God and have their own personal faith. The Belfast event is at Glenmachan Church of God on Thursday 15th November at 7.30-10pm. To book tickets: www.cff.org.uk/raisingfaith.

“Hard Pressed, not crushed”: a window on Christian identity in the Middle East. This conference will be held in several occasions: 

  • Assembly Buildings, Belfast on Thursday 29th at 9.30am-1pm (please pre-book by contacting the PCI Mission Department)
  • Second Limavady Presbyterian Church on Thursday 29th at 7.30-9pm
  • Lowe Memorial Presbyterian Church,  Finaghy on Friday 30th November at 7.30-9pm.



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