NOTICES

MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please add your details to the relevant sheet(s) located in the vestibule or on the welcome table in the crush hall. CHRISTMAS SINGING GROUP: Practices for the Christmas Eve singing group begin on Thursdays and run from 7.15pm to 8.30pm. They will continue for six weeks, until 21st December, in preparation for the Christmas Eve service at 8pm on 24th December. JUNIOR ORCHESTRA: Practices for the Junior Orchestra in preparation for the 10.30am Nativity Service on 17th December will start on Friday 1st December and run from 4.30pm until 5.30pm for 3 weeks. Participation is open to those in school years 4 to 8 but you don’t need to be any particular grade, just confident enough to play as a part of a group. SUNDAY SERVICES: We are always keen to add more people onto our list of instrumentalists and singers for Sunday services. Adding your name will put you on an email list which will let you know what help is needed with no requirement to commit to a large block of services; even being able to help out once every five to six weeks would be much appreciated!

We are taking a group of young people back to Teenstreet from 28th July to 4th Aug 2018. Teenstreet is youth conference with over 3500 young people from all over Europe run by Operation Mobilisation. If you would like your son/daughter to go leaflets are on the welcome desk.
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 90 205 080

Presbyterian Herald: There are a number of spare copies in the Crush Hall. If you would like to receive a copy each month please contact Church Office.

PCI Calender 2018. The Calendar, priced £4, features scenes from the life and work of PCI as well as key dates in the Church year. It has 2 months to view, accompanied by specially selected Scripture verses. To order please visit www.presbyterianireland,org/pcicalendar or call 90 417 297.

SU Bible Reading Notes for 2018 – If anyone would like to order or to change their order, please contact Heather Donaldson – 90 763 041 – or email heather.donaldson@tesco.net

E3 information is on the Mission noticeboard in the Crush Hall. Have a look and see what is involved in the work and how you could support it.

Week beginning 20th November

Small Group week

Tues 21
Concert in aid of the Leprosy Mission at 7.30pm in the Elliott Hall. Students form the Ulster College of Music will perform pieces by Vivaldi, Beethoven and others. Classical Guitar duo Keith Thompson and Robbie Cuthbert will play a selection of traditional and classical music. Light supper. Short presentation on the work of The Leprosy Mission. Christmas cards and gifts on sale. Suggested donation £5. Would those who have kindly agreed to provide tray-bakes etc please leave their items, with list of ingredients, in the kitchen around 6.00 on the day, or as arranged with Lindsay Green (07907628442).
Thurs 23 Knock Tots at 10.00am in the Elliott Hall. Coffee break in aid of the NI Hospice. 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).

Knock Life – Copies of the December/ January issue of Knock Life and FWO Envelopes will be available for collection and distribution. It would be greatly appreciated if these could be delivered before the beginning of December.
The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland Lecture: 23rd at 8.00pm. Rev Dr William Addley will deliver a lecture, in the Church, entitled “Hunter of Knock: a fresh look at ministry of the Rev James Hunter within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.” Refreshments will be available after the Lecture.

Sun 26th
Spare Chair Sunday. This is an opportunity to get to know others in our church family by inviting them for lunch. To fit in with our theme of being an intergenerational community, perhaps you might like to invite people of different ages.
Faith in the Public Square – at 8:00pm in the Bell Hall – – this is part of our young adult programme for those in both Genesis and in their 20s and 30s. We plan to look at contemporary issues facing believers in today’s society. At the first one we will be looking at sexual identity with a particular focus on transgender issues. Dr David Montgomery and the chair of Christian Unions Ireland, Jim Crooks, will be speaking, and there will be an opportunity for questions.

Week beginning 27th

Mon 27
PW Chrismas dinner at Orangefield.

Tues 28
PW meets at 7.30pm.

Wed 29
Powerhouse at 7.30pm.

Thurs 30
Knock Tots 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).
The Monthly Lunch will be held in the Bell Hall at 12:30pm. If attending the Christmas Lunch in December, please return menu choices and payment by then.
Men’s Ministry Fellowship at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Women’s Ministry Christmas Fair Tuesday 5th Dec. Tickets will be available to buy today – £5 each. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to invite friends who are not yet Christians to hear about the real meaning of Christmas.

Thursday 7th December
Seniors’ shopping trip to AbbeyCentre Shopping Centre 10.30-3pm. Sign up at Welcome Desk or front vestibule.

Saturday 9th December
Christmas Jamboree 2.30pm – 4 pm. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 10th December
7.45-9.30pm – “Supporting Young People’s Mental Health”, a follow up to Emma Scrivener’s talk, with child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Janet Wilson. For all adults interested in promoting good mental health in young people and knowing how best to support those struggling with mental health difficulties.

Sunday 17th December
All age carol singing at Marie Curie Centre. Please meet in Centre reception at 3.15pm.

From the start of December you are invited to sign the large Christmas card in the Crush Hall and donate money you would have spent on sending cards to church members to the Christmas offering projects.