21 April – Elaine Erwin & Helen Clegg
28 April – Jane Bell & Olive Fitzsimmons
21 April – B.B. Leaders
28 April – Youth Club Leaders
21 April – Phil C. & William McC.
28 April – Michael & John W.
Coffee Morning – see below
Men’s Fellowship – see below
Informal Prayer Time
B.B. COFFEE MORNING – we would encourage the congregation to lend its support as the coffee morning will be in aid of the B.B.N.I.’s Anchor Boys’ Project for 2018/19. This project is supporting the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, Northern Ireland’s only heart-related charity specifically supporting sick children. The Trust supports families of children and young people with heart disease in Northern Ireland. All proceeds raised through the coffee morning will be donated to the Trust, via B.B.N.I. Thank you, in anticipation.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP – we are meeting at Strean at 7.30pm to go to the refurbished Ballygrainey Presbyterian Church. All men are welcome.
NEXT SUNDAY 28TH APRIL
10.45am Prayer Meeting
11.30am Rev. Jeff McWatters
7-8pm Informal Service in the Welcome Area
EASTER SERVICES AND EVENTS:
HOLY WEEK SERVICES from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th April at 8pm in Greenwell St. Pres. Church with Rev. Norman McAuley: “Jesus changes lives”. Please read the enclosed flyer which has full details.
On Good Friday, 19th April: “CARRYING THE CROSS.” Departing St Mark’s at 12.30pm, followed by a service of worship and reflection in Conway Square at 1pm.
FAITH MISSION BANGOR CONVENTION on Friday 19th – Tuesday 23rd April. See leaflet displayed on the Welcome Area Noticeboard for details.
6.30AM DAWN SERVICE at Scrabo Tower on Easter Sunday, 21st April.
OFFICE – Please email announcements etc this week before Wednesday. If you, or someone you know, is going into hospital, please let the office know. The office will be closed from Monday 22nd-Thursday 25th April inclusive.
The Moderator has launched a Special Appeal for Southern Africa following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. A copy of the Moderator’s letter and envelopes are available in the Church Entrance or Welcome Area for you to take and background information is displayed on the noticeboards. Session has agreed to allocate £1000 from the Mission Fund for this Special Appeal and a cheque for this amount has already been sent to Church House. Please return envelopes as soon as possible, and no later than Sunday 21st April.
SUMMER CAR PARK ROTA – A new rota will be in place from the end of April to the end of August to lock the car parks at 6pm each evening. If anyone is available to help please contact the church office with details of which evening suits. A different team will be assigned to each day from Monday to Friday and within the team they will arrange who is responsible each week depending on holidays etc. A key for the car parks can be borrowed from Sam Young while this rota is in place. If you have any questions please speak to Sam or Barbara.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR will be held in the Adgey Hall on May Day, 6th from 10am-4pm. We will need volunteers to do the ‘door’ and volunteers to help exhibitors in the morning and in the afternoon getting their displays in and out of the hall. If anyone can help please sign the sheet on the Coffee Bar or speak to Janet Johnston after the service or on 07803355044.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK is from Sunday 12th May to Saturday 18th May this year. Once again we are looking for volunteers to assist the Strean group in the house-to-house collection. If you can help, Helen Schofield (tel. 91818285).
“JUNGLE ADVENTURE” HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. We would love you to join us, serving with our church family. We need people to fill many roles from teaching, helping with craft, making tea and coffee, manning the car park or welcoming to name a few. If you would be able to help for a morning or all week please complete and return an information and reply slip to the box in the Welcome Area, or speak to Kirsty, Jeff or Stephen Boyle.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 10th May at 7pm: You are invited to “An Evening of Pampering and Body Shop” with Julie Gillespie in aid of Holiday Bible Club Funds. Julie will bring a wide range of products from the Body Shop and one lucky person will enjoy a makeover.
YOUTH CLUB – There will be a special final night on Saturday 11th May with a BBQ, mechanical rodeo, giant inflatable slide and inflatable assault course. Normal time of 6.45-8.15pm and P5s will be welcome in this night too.
PW ANNUAL OUTING – All ladies are invited out to lunch on Saturday 25th May at 1pm in Millisle & Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church, where there will also be a Wedding Dress & Flower Festival. Total cost for lunch and festival is £10pp. Please contact Alison Causby on 07890967302 to reserve your place.
GOLF DAY at Kirkiston Golf Club on Wednesday 12th June: 2pm for golfers & 8pm for social group. Speak to Brian or George if you are interested in playing and/ or attending the evening meal.
SING! BELFAST with Keith and Krysten Getty on Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm in the SSE Arena, Belfast. If you are interested in going please speak to Johanne Black ASAP.