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Weekly Announcements – 22nd October

Today 22nd October

Morning services at 9.45am and 11.30am

Children and Youth programmes available at 9.45am service

Crèche (0-3 years) available throughout the service.
Lighthouse (Pre-school-P7),
MADhouse (Yr8 & 9)
Souled Out (Yr10-12)
(Lighthouse, MADhouse and Souled Out leave after the children’s talk)

You are invited to join us for tea/coffee in the Elliott Hall after the morning service.
Evening service at 6.30pm
Greenhouse – Small Groups at 7.45pm
29th October
Morning services at 9.45am and 11.30am.
Evening service at 6.30pm
Sunday morning: ACTS – Our Family Story
Family is one of the main ways the Bible pictures the church. Every family has a story. The book of Acts tells our family story as the church grows through the Gospel, is opposed because of the Gospel and goes with the Gospel. This year we are going to read through Acts on Sunday mornings. As we do, we want you to identify this as your family story as you grow through the Gospel, are confident in the Gospel and then go with the Gospel, so that others might know it as their family story too.
THIS SUNDAY Acts 6:1-8:4
The Church Opposed – Hate
Rev David Moore

NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 8:4-25
The Church Opposed – Greed
Rev Dave Currie

Sunday Evening: Luking at Jesus
The book of Acts finds its own roots in the story of the Gospel as told by Luke. So on Sunday evenings, up until Christmas we’re looking at Jesus through the eyes of Luke.

THIS SUNDAY LUKE 5: 1-11
The First Disciples
Rev Dave Currie

NEXT SUNDAY LUKE 5:12-16
The Leper
Mr Alan Dickey

We’d encourage you to take time each week to read through the passage of Sunday past to help you remember what God was teaching you, and to read through the passage for the coming Sunday to prepare yourself for what God will teach you. Also sign up for our Preparing for Sunday and Remembering Sunday emails at http:// eepurl.com/cOV7Df
CD recordings of the morning (9.45am/10.30am) and the evening services are available (free of charge) approximately 15 minutes after the services. They can also be ordered at the Welcome Desk.

NOTICES
Many thanks to all who have volunteered as leaders/helpers for Organisations and Creche. This is very much appreciated.

A Wycliffe Bible translation project in Tanzania is planning on printing 1000 copies of a coloured picture book called Jesus Messiah. Kenny Woodrow is coordinating the production and printing of the book in Northern Ireland. Should you wish to contribute to the printing costs of this Scripture Use book, please use the striped envelopes (or an ordinary envelope) marked ‘Wycliffe Picture book’. All proceeds going to the printing costs of this excellent book.
The Council for Training in Ministry is holding a “Ministry Taster Day” This is an event for those who want to find out more about serving God and studying for the ministry of PCI, and who are open to the Lord calling them into that area of service. The event is planned for Saturday 2nd December, in Union, 10.30am – 1pm, with coffee and lunch included. Current and former students will share their stories of the Lord’s leading and their experience of training. Council members and staff will speak about courses, pathways, the application process, and will answer questions. The event is free, but it would be helpful for catering purposes if anyone planning to attend registered by 28th November. For further details, or to register, please contact: d.allen@union.ac.uk 028 90205080

Small Group week

Tues 24
PW meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall. Today: Embroidery, with Irene Millar.

Parenting Course at 7.30pm.

Thurs 26
Knock Tots meet today at 10am in the Elliott Hall. All pre-school children, along with their parents/carers will be most welcome. Please come and join us for craft, stories, songs and lots of fun. For more information, call Elaine on (07565 936 176).

November Knock Life will be ready for distribution this evening. Please can we encourage distributors to have these delivered by the 1st of the month.

Monthly Lunch at 12.30pm in the Bell Hall. Anyone of retirement ages is every welcome. If interested in joining us please contact Edith Gowdy (028 9065 6868).

Kids Xplore – for all children in P5 – P7, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Fri/Sun Mad weekend at University of Ulster Coleraine on the 27th to 29th Oct. The
27/29 cost for the event is £35. The MAD Weekend is a 2 night residential event for 11 to 18 year old’s to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. MAD, which stands for ‘Making a Difference’ is a fun-filled residential youth event with 1000 young people. Great speakers, excellent praise, engaging seminars, new bands, sports and lot’s more. What a great way to enjoy the half term break.

Week beginning 29th October

Wed 1
Powerhouse at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Thurs 2
No Knock Tots. Half term.

RFC meets at 7.00pm and will be followed by Congregational Committee at 7.45pm.

First aid training tonight (and 8th Nov) from 7pm -10pm for youth and children’s leaders, we only have 3 spaces left so please see Paul and Nicky if you would like to do the course.

For your diary
Smiles UK Tour – Thankful Hearts. An evening of worship, sharing stories, testimonies from Romania in Knock Methodist Church Friday 10th November at 7.30pm.

PCI ‘Africa in Focus’ event in Hillhall Presbyterian Church Friday 10th November at 7.30pm. Speakers: Stephen Cowan (PCI global mission worker, Tuum in Northern Kenya), Lyn Dowds (PCI global mission worker at the David Gordon Memorial hospital, Malawi) and Uel Marrs (PCI global mission secretary).

‘Parenting Teenagers’ event with Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill from Care for the Family 14th November at Emmanuel Church, Lurgan. Tickets available from careforthefamily.org.uk/parentingteenagers

Scripture Union 150th Anniversary celebration in the Waterfront Riverside on 18th November. Tickets available online www.suni.co.uk/150 or tel: 90454806. Cost £10 Adult/£7.50 under 16’s.

Weekly Announcements –

Today 15th October

Morning services at 9.45am and 11.30am (Uniformed Organisations’ service at 9.45am)

Children and Youth programmes available at 9.45am service
Crèche (0-3 years) available throughout the service.

22nd October
Morning services at 9.45am and 11.30am.
Evening service at 6.30pm

You are invited to join us for tea/coffee in the Elliott Hall after the morning service.
Evening service at 6.30pm
Greenhouse will be attending the evening service.

Sunday morning: ACTS – Our Family Story
Family is one of the main ways the Bible pictures the church. Every family has a story. The book of Acts tells our family story as the church grows through the Gospel, is opposed because of the Gospel and goes with the Gospel. This year we are going to read through Acts on Sunday mornings. As we do, we want you to identify this as your family story as you grow through the Gospel, are confident in the Gospel and then go with the Gospel, so that others might know it as their family story too.
THIS SUNDAY
9.45am Uniformed Organisations’ service
11.30am – Rev Doug Bradley

NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 6:1-8:4
The Church Opposed – Hate
Rev David Moore

Sunday Evening: Luking at Jesus
The book of Acts finds its own roots in the story of the Gospel as told by Luke. So on Sunday evenings, up until Christmas we’re looking at Jesus through the eyes of Luke.

THIS SUNDAY:
LUKE 4: 31-44 – The Word
Dave Currie

NEXT SUNDAY:
LUKE 5: 11 – The First Disciples
Dave Currie

We’d encourage you to take time each week to read through the passage of Sunday past to help you remember what God was teaching you, and to read through the passage for the coming Sunday to prepare yourself for what God will teach you. Also sign up for our Preparing for Sunday and Remembering Sunday emails at http:// eepurl.com/cOV7Df
CD recordings of the morning (9.45am/10.30am) and the evening services are available (free of charge) approximately 15 minutes after the services. They can also be ordered at the Welcome Desk.

NOTICES

URGENT: Leaders needed – 1 leader Boy Squirrels, Mon 6pm-7pm, (until Christmas), 1 leader or helper for Girl Squirrels, Fri 6.15pm-7.15pm and 1 leader for Girl Cubs Fri 6.30pm-7.30pm. Crèche leaders needed. If you can help on the rota once every 6 weeks, please speak to Marina Matchett at marinamatchett@hotmail.com
Irish Women’s Convention Talks 2017 – for those who went, and those who couldn’t, the talks by Jen Wilson from IWC 2017 – ‘The life of blessedness’ are now on line. High recommended listening for all! http://.audiwww.irishwomensconvention.com/2017-audio-video-jen-wilkin-the-life-of-blessedness/
Copies of the Autumn edition of the Leprosy Mission NI’s ‘In Touch’ magazine may be collected by those who normally receive them, or anyone else who is interested, from either the Crush Hall (under the table) or the front vestibule.
A Wycliffe Bible translation project in Tanzania is planning on printing 1000 copies of a coloured picture book called Jesus Messiah. Kenny Woodrow is coordinating the production and printing of the book in Northern Ireland. Should you wish to contribute to the printing costs of this Scripture Use book, please use the striped envelopes (or an ordinary envelope) marked ‘Wycliffe Picture book’. Contributions will be taken over the next 3 weeks, with all proceeds going to the printing costs of this excellent book.

Tues 17
The Parenting Children Course begins 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Flyers on the Welcome Desk. To register contact Nicky Jemphrey. njemphrey@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

Wed 18
Powerhouse at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Thurs 19
Knock Tots meet today at 10.00am in the Elliott Hall. All pre-school children, along with their parents/carers will be most welcome. Please come and join us for craft, stories, songs and lots of fun. For more information, call Elaine on (07565 936 176).

Kids Xplore – for all children in P5-P7, 4.30pm – 5.30pm. Kids Xplore is an hour of games, Bible stories and food!

Session meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Faith at the Crossroads – special worship service at 7.30pm in the Assembly Buildings, open to all, celebrating celebrate the Reformation’s impact, legacy and enduring importance, both locally and globally. Guest Speaker: Dr. Conrad Mbewe, principal of the Lusaka Ministerial College.

UFM Autumn Conference 2017 – “Without me you can do nothing” – Mountpottinger Baptist Church at 7.30pm.

Fri 20
Home Start Quiz at 8pm in St Colmcilles’ Church Hall. Entrance £5.

Sat 21 J
amboree 11am – 12.45pm. Crafts, games activities with Jesus at the heart. Lunch at the end.

Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church’s Autumn Fair will take place from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 21st October. Stalls include home-baking, household items, bric-a-brac, jewellery, handbags, books, toys, gifts, cosmetics, toiletries and auction. Admission: £2 for adults and 50p for children. Teas with traybakes and biscuits: £2.50 for adults and 50p for children. Proceeds to the Vine Trust, Cardiac Risk in the Young and the United Appeal. All welcome.

McQuiston Memorial Church 10th Anniversary Evening of Music at 7.00pm.

Week beginning 22nd October

Small Group week

Tues 24 PW meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Thurs 26 Knock Tots meet today at 10am in the Elliott Hall. All pre-school children, along with their parents/carers will be most welcome. Please come and join us for craft, stories, songs and lots of fun. For more information, call Elaine on (07565 936 176).

Kids Xplore – for all children in P5 – P7, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Fri/Sun Mad weekend at University of Ulster Coleraine on the 27th to 29th Oct. The
27/29 cost for the event is £35. The MAD Weekend is a 2 night residential event for 11 to 18 year old’s to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. MAD, which stands for ‘Making a Difference’ is a fun-filled residential youth event with 1000 young people. Great speakers, excellent praise, engaging seminars, new bands, sports and lot’s more. What a great way to enjoy the half term break.

First aid training on the 2nd and 8th Nov from 7-10pm for youth and children’s leaders, we only have 13 spaces please see Paul and Nicky if you would like to do the course.

Smiles UK Tour – Thankful Hearts. An evening of worship, sharing stories, testimonies from Romania in Knock Methodist Church Friday 10th November at 7.30pm.

PCI ‘Africa in Focus’ event in Hillhall Presbyterian Church Friday 10th November at 7.30pm. Speakers: Stephen Cowan (PCI global mission worker, Tuum in Northern Kenya), Lyn Dowds (PCI global mission worker at the David Gordon Memorial hospital, Malawi) and Uel Marrs (PCI global mission secretary).

Parenting Teenagers’ event with Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill from Care for the Family 14th November at Emmanuel Church, Lurgan. Tickets available from careforthefamily.org.uk/parentingteenagers
Scripture Union 150th Anniversary celebration in the Waterfront Riverside on 18th November. Tickets available online www.suni.co.uk/150 or tel: 90454806. Cost £10 Adult/£7.50 under 16’s.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11