Joint Remembrance Day service at 10.30am
Faith@Home, Family Traditions, for children in P1 and their parents at 10.45am in Kairos Centre.
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 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 followed by communion.
Greenhouse – Small Groups at 7.45pm

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 9:1-31
The Church Opposed – Best Laid Plans
Rev David Moore

NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 9:32 -11:8
The Church Opposed – Ethniciity
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: 27-39
The Bridegroom
Rev Dave Currie

NEXT SUNDAY
Emma Scrivener

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

P4-P7 – are you interested in being part of a short film for our nativity service? We plan to film it on Sunday 19th after the 9.45qam service. If you want to be involved please let Nicky know 0735948998

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 Thursday 16th November 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 like your son/daughter to go leaflets on our 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.

Tues 14
PW meets at 7.30pm. Tonight: Elizabeth Matthews, Leprosy Mission. (Special offering.) Members who will be attending the Christmas dinner are requested to bring a payment of £13.

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

Wed 15
Joint meeting of Powerhouse with Strand at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Thurs 16
Knock Tots meet today at 10am in the Elliott Hall.

Session meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Fri 17
First Holywood Presbyterian Church –“It’s not quite Christmas” – and evening of music and praise with the Abbey Singers and Guests at 7.30pm. Suggested donation £10. Proceeds in aid of NI Kidney Research & Kiwoko Hospital, Uganda.

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

Sun 19
Evening service at 6.30pm – Emma Scrivener will share her experience of living through anorexia with honesty and faith (as told in her book ‘A New Name’). Please make this service known to others for whom this topic may be of interest. Emma will meet with Greenhouse and Genesis for a Q & A session after the service.

Week beginning 20th November

Small Group week

Tues 21
Concert in aid of the Leprosy Mission on 21st November at 7.30pm in the Elliott Hall. Students from the Ulster College of Music will be performing classical pieces. Suggested donation £5. Please Note:

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).

The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland Lecture: Thursday 23rd November 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.

Spare Chair Sunday – 26th November. 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.

Women’s Ministry Christmas Fair Tuesday 5th Dec. Tickets will be available to buy on Sunday 19th November – £5 each. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to invite friends who are not yet Christians to hear about the real meaning of Christmas.