Weekly Announcements

Service News, What’s On & Reminders

Weekly Announcements –

Sunday morning: ACTS – Our Family Story
Family is one of the main ways the Bible pictures the church and 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 reading 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: Exodus 25:1-8
Tearfund Sunday -The Blessings of Partnership
Rev Dave Currie

NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 16: 1-5
The Church Goes: Timothy
Rev David Moore

Sunday Evening

If it’s “for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1) then how could a list of rules help us to live in that freedom. We will look at these rules as part of God’s covenant with his people.

THIS SUNDAY: Exodus 20: 4-6
Keep my Covenant: No Idols
Rev David Moore

NEXT SUNDAY:
Uniformed Organisation Service
Mr Paul Brown

We would encourage you to take time each week and to read through the passage for the coming Sunday to prepare yourself for what God will teach you. SIGN UP for PREPARING FOR/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
Full Tearfund boxes should be put in the container on the table in the Crush Hall today or on future Sundays. There are new boxes there for people to take. Also, there will be a retiring offering for Tearfund today at the exits as well as at the lunch. Please give tax efficiently if possible in orange-striped envelopes or in the envelopes beside the baskets. Thank you very much for your support.
E3 Prayer Points are available from the Welcome Desk.
Support for Stephanie Jemphrey. Those who wish to support Stephanie should use the blue Mission Fund envelope in the WFO pack.

CALENDAR

Tues 20 Church membership class at 7pm in the Kairos Centre.

Thurs 22 Knock Tots at 10am. 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).

Monthly Lunch in the Bell Hall at 12:30pm. All of retirement age welcome.

Fri 23 Irish Christian Men’s Convention. Meet at Methodist College at 7.00pm. Parking available in the grounds. Any queries see Ian McClatchey 07745 081 682. Extra tickets available.

Sun 25 Seniors’ lunch, hosted by Souled Out, at 12.45pm. Sign-up sheet on the Welcome Desk (or the Vestibule after the 11.30am service).
. Uniformed Organisations’ service at 6.30pm

Week commencing 26th February
Mon 26 E3 Schools Ministry Evening 7.30pm Monday 26th February.
Venue – contact Lindsey 07437 537 614.
Tues 27 Church membership class at 7pm in the Kairos Centre.
PW meets at 7.30pm.
Wed 28 Powerhouse at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.
Thurs 1 Knock Tots at 10.00am in the Elliott Hall.
RFC meets at 7pm followed by Congregational Committee at 7.45pm
Fri 2 Women’s World of Prayer Service in Bloomfield Presbyterian Church at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

March 23/25 Annual Youth Weekend at Castlewellan Castle for all young people in year 8 to 14. Leaflets on welcome desk and the weekend is open to young people bringing their friends.

Women’s Ministry Evangelistic Event – join us on Mar 10th in the Elliott Hall at 10am to hear Lindsay Robinson’s moving and powerful story of how she suffered from deep depression after her first baby was born. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends who are not yet Christians, as she will speak about her experience of the living God walking alongside her in darkness. Tickets available in the Crush Hall on Sunday 18th/25th and 4th March or contact Diane Casement – 07803 723 000

“Taking Care of All” – Adult Safeguarding Conference – Prevention, Protection & Partnership on Thursday 15th March in the Assembly Buildings from 10.30am to 3pm. Relevant for Ministers, Elders, Deaconesses, Pastoral Care Workers, Pastoral Care Teams, Staff, Volunteers and Leaders. To register: www.eventbrite.co.uk or telephone 9041 7234.

Cross-Current is an IFES Europe initiative aimed at giving graduates resources to help them apply their Christian faith to their vocation and work. A small cohort of specially selected graduates meet twice a year for an intensive weekend with senior Christians in their own vocation, and are then mentored informally between meetings by local Christians in that profession. An Irish group is planned to meet this May. It is hoped that the participant list can finalised by Easter. If you are interested please speak to either David or Dave. More about this scheme can be found at: www.graduateimpact.org/crosscurrent-1/

Kings Cross Club 2018 – 6th to 10th August.

Weekly Announcements –

Sunday morning: ACTS – Our Family Story
Family is one of the main ways the Bible pictures the church and 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’re reading 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 15: 36-41
The Church Goes – Arguments
Rev David Moore

NEXT SUNDAY: Exodus 25:1-8
Tearfund Sunday

Sunday Evening

If it’s “for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1) then how could a list of rules help us to live in that freedom. We’ll look at these rules as part of God’s covenant with his people.

THIS SUNDAY: Exodus 20:3
Covenant Terms 1 – God alone
Rev Dave Currie

NEXT SUNDAY: Exodus 20: 4-6
Covenant Terms 2 – No idols
Rev David Moore

We would encourage you to take time each week and to read through the passage for the coming Sunday to prepare yourself for what God will teach you. SIGN UP for PREPARING FOR/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
Belfast Central Mission wish to thank all who helped them with their 2017 Christmas programme. 3240 children and teenagers received a toy parcel or gift and approx. 1260 families and senior citizens a food parcel. The families concerned were extremely grateful for all the help they received.
E3 Prayer Points are available from the Welcome Desk.
Support for Stephanie Jemphrey. Those who wish to support Stephanie should use the blue Mission Fund envelope in the WFO pack.
If anyone has been attending for some time and is interested in becoming a Communicant Member of the congregation, please speak to one of the ministers asap. Membership classes begin 20th February.

“Do you enjoy good company and a bit of craic? Are you a people person? Do you enjoy helping others? If you could spare a few hours a month, The Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland are currently recruiting new Side by Side volunteers in Belfast to support people in the early stages of dementia to carry on with hobbies and activities that they enjoy. Could you support someone on a regular basis to get out of the house? Our volunteers support people to enjoy a range of activities from going for walks, baking, attending groups, going to the cinema, going for a run, or just popping to the local shops for a cuppa and a bun. Full training and expenses are provided. If you would like to learn more about this rewarding and exciting volunteer opportunity please call David on 028 90 38 7787 or email Sidebysidebelfast@alzheimers.org.uk
CALENDAR

Week commencing 12th February

Tues 13 PW meets at 7.30pm. Tonight: Christian Blind Mission – speakers Jimmy and Shirley Moore.
Wed 14 Wednesday Walkers meet at 10am at Crawfordsburn Country Park followed by coffee in the Park’s restaurant.
Powerhouse at 7.30pm.

Thurs 15 No Knock Tots – half term break.
DivorceCare course begins at Strandtown Baptist Church. Contact Florence Armstrong for more details (07955048304).
Session meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.
Sat 17 Saturday Striders meet in the church car park at 1.15pm to drive to Delamont Park. Please note change of time! Different walks 1k – 7k, with refreshments around 4pm. If interested contact Frances Gibson – 07748677111.

Sun 18 Tearfund Sunday service at 10.30am followed by Tearfund lunch after the service.

Week commending 19th February – Small Group week.

Tues 20 Church membership class at 7pm in the Kairos Centre.

Thurs 22 Knock Tots at 10am. 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).

Monthly Lunch in the Bell Hall at 12:30pm. All of retirement age welcome.

Fri-Sun 23/25 Annual Youth Weekend at Castlewellan Castle for all young people in year 8 to 14. Leaflets on welcome desk and the weekend is open to young people bringing their friends.

Sun 25 Seniors’ lunch, hosted by Souled Out, at 12.45pm. Sign-up sheet on the Welcome Desk (or the Vestibule after the 11.30am service).
Uniformed Organisations’ service at 6.30pm

E3 Schools Ministry Evening 7.30pm Monday 26th February. Venue – contact Lindsey 07437 537 614.

Women’s Ministry Evangelistic Event – join us on Mar 10th in the Elliott Hall at 10am to hear Lindsay Robinson’s moving and powerful story of how she suffered from deep depression after her first baby was born. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends who aren’t yet Christians as she will speak about her experience of the living God walking alongside her in darkness. Tickets available in the Crush Hall on Sunday 18th/25th and 4th March or contact Diane Casement – 07803 723 000

“Taking Care of All” – Adult Safeguarding Conference – Prevention, Protection & Partnership on Thursday 15th March in the Assembly Buildings from 10.30am to 3pm. Relevant for Ministers, Elders, Deaconesses, Pastoral Care Workers, Pastoral Care Teams, Staff, Volunteers and Leaders. To register: www.eventbrite.co.uk or telephone 9041 7234.

Kings Cross Club 2018 – 6th to 10th August.

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