At a glance
September 14 - September 23
Monday 17th September 2018
2.00 pm WAYS N’ MEANS (Oasis)
Tuesday 18th September 2018
6.00 pm GB Tiny Tots//Explorers (Oasis & Playgroup Room)
7.00 pm GB Company Section (Oasis & Playgroup Room)
Wednesday 19th September 2018
Thursday 20th September 2018
6.30 pm BB Anchor Boys (Oasis & Playgroup Room)
7.30 pm BB Junior/Company Section (Oasis & Playgroup Room)
7.30 pm Kirk Session (Prayer Room)
Friday 21st September 2018
10.00 am Ladies Tea / Coffee (Oasis)
6.45 pm Band & Musicians Practice (Sanctuary)
8.00 pm Harvest Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Saturday 22nd September 2018
8.00 am Prayer Meeting (Reception)
Sunday 23rd January 2018
4.45 pm Band & Musicians Practice (Sanctuary)
8.00 pm The Movement (Oasis)
Autumn Communions: Please note the new arrangements regarding Communions from this Autumn. The sacrament of Communion will be observed at the morning services on two Sunday mornings this Autumn: TODAY September 16th and Nov 18th (note later date in Nov). Pre-communion—Wed 14th Nov at 8 pm.
Count Team—Volunteers needed: If you are interested in joining the count team, to help in counting the weekly collection, then please contact Danny Riddel. Please note that each team operates for two months each year.
The Movement:2018-19 LAUNCH PARTY! Sun 23rd Sept at 8pm in the Oasis. All year 8s+ welcome!
Notice to all Parent/Guardians: please help our Youth & Children organisations by completing & signing a consent form for your child for 2018-19. Forms available at the information desk between the morning services today.
NEW Training Band– Are you in Yrs 8-11? Play drums, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), keys/piano or sing? If you’ve answered “Yes!” to both questions, we would love you to audition for our new training band! Email firstname.lastname@example.org before Mon 17th Sept to arrange an audition. Practices Fri evenings (6.00 to 6.45 pm) from Oct.
Music Ministry: The new rota (Sep-Nov) can be collected from the desk in Music Room. Please join us as we celebrate God’s faithfulness together.
Harvest Choir: Our special rehearsals for Harvest, Sun 14th Oct, will begin in the Sanctuary on Fri 21st Sept at 8 pm and will continue on 28th Sept, 5th and 12th Oct
WAYS ‘N’ MEANS:–Will meet on Mon 17th Sept @ 2.00 pm in the Oasis. Everyone welcome. Please note—Meeting is Not the second Mon of this month but third Mon.
Offering/Car Park Rotas: The 9.30 am rota for car park and those who collect the offering is now available. Please pick up your copy from the table at the back of the Sanctuary.
Crèche Rotas: Sept to June 2019, for both 9.30 & 11.30 am available from Prayer Room where the crèche is currently being held.
PUSH: Prayer begins on Monday 24th September from 8 pm to 9 pm in the Prayer Room
Griefshare: will be starting again on 24th Sept at 10 am (Oasis). Contact Nikki for more information.
Changing Lives Together Building Project: We can all see the good progress being made towards completion next month. Today is Gift Day, as we continue to support the project with our sacrificial giving. Currently, giving stands at £507,709 towards our target of £650,000 by the end of 2018. Please pick up the information leaflet you will find in the pews today & return the envelope next Sunday, or use the regular giving envelopes if that is more convenient. James Hamill will also be pleased to provide more information regarding interest-free loans, which will now be beneficial as we start to pay interest on our borrowing from the bank.
Prayer: Each week printed copies of the new “Let’s Pray” resource on Information Desk. Providing updated prayer topics & requests concerning all aspects of the life & work of PCI, with a major emphasis on Global Mission & Mission in Ireland. You can also sign up to receive a weekly prayer email online at www.presbyterianireland.org
Silver Link: Due to the ongoing building works, unfortunately the Silver Link meeting for Sept is cancelled. There will be a further notice, in a few weeks’ time, regarding the proposed October meeting. Members are asked to pass this information on to those members who may not receive the weekly Church Bulletin. Thank you and sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused. Any queries to Hengie Dawson.
Bob’s Store: Thank you for your contributions last month. This month we would appreciate: breakfast cereal, tinned meat, tinned soup/beans & pasta sauce.
Ballymena E3 Scripture Union: The School Year has started; so we would love you to join us on Thursday 20th Sept in Ballymena Baptist for a back to school night of prayer.
Paraguayan Harpist & Speaker Eduard Klassen in Concert: These concerts, by Mission Possible; with retiring offering going to support their projects among street children in Bogota, Colombia. Concerts on Fri 21st Sept at 7.30 pm in Oakfield Community Centre, Carrickfergus BT38 7SP and Sat 22nd Sept at 7.30 pm in Portstewart Baptist Church, Coleraine Road Portstewart BT55 7PL
The Francina Foundation, India Team: are heading out to India (D.V.) on 16th January 2019. Would you prayerfully consider joining us? You don’t need to be a “Bob the Builder.” If you love people and want to build them up in their faith join us. P.S. It’s great fun as well? Please speak to Lorraine McAllister or any member of the India Team.
English Language Classes @ High Kirk: You will have noticed that High Kirk Church has had a lot of building work done during the summer months. This work will be completed by the end of September and so English Language Classes will begin again on Wednesday 26th September from 6.45 pm—7.45 pm. We are looking forward to welcoming our students in our bright, new spaces. Come and see!