Today 14th January

Morning services at 9.45am & 11.30am
Faith@Home, “My Bible”, for children in P3 and their parents, at 10.00am in the Kairos Centre.

Children and Youth programmes available at 9.45am service:
Crèche (0-3 years) available throughout the service.
Lighthouse during the service.
MADhouse during the service.
Souled Out will stay in church.
Please join us for tea/coffee in the Elliott Hall between the morning services.

Evening service at 6.30pm.
Greenhouse – Joint meeting.

January 21st 2018
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 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 13: 13-52
The Church Goes – Rejoicing/Rejection
Mr Niall Martin

NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 14: 1-28
The Church Goes – gods and God
Rev Dave Currie

Sunday Evening
Q. What could an ancient book of poetry have to say to us about love and life and God?
A. Lots, so join us as we explore The Song of Songs and the power of love.

THIS SUNDAY: Song of Solomon
2:8-3:5 – Power of Love: Beloved
Rev Dave Currie

NEXT SUNDAY: Song of Solomon
3:6-8:4 – Power of Love :Hearts United
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

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.


The 2018 Flower List is in the Front Vestibule. If you would like to supply/arrange flowers, please add your name and telephone number to the list. Any queries please see Deirdre Hiscocks.

SU Bible Reading Notes for 2018 are now available for collection in the Crush Hall. Subscriptions should be returned, in the envelope provided, and placed on the offering plate.

We need some baby sitters to help some of our youth club leaders on Saturday nights. If you would be willing to baby sit once a month for free, please call Paul Brown 07973674777.

If anyone has been attending for sometime and is interested in becoming a Communicant Member of the congregation, please speak to one of the ministers before the end of the month. We hope to hold members’ classes beginning in February.


Week commencing 15th January

Tues 16th Ladies Guild meets at 2.30pm. Today: Devotional meeting with Mr Jimmy Moore.

Ladies Bowls recommences at 2.00pm in the Elliott Hall.

Wed 17th “Making Disciples” – 2 – with Rick Hill at 8.00pm. (See larger announcement overleaf)

Thurs 18th Knock Tots at 10.00am. 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).

Session meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Week commencing 21st January

Tues 23 PW meets at 7.30pm. Tonight: Andrew Boal, Cancer Fund for Children.

Wed 24 “Being Disciples” – with Dave Currie at 8.00pm (See larger announcement overleaf)

Thurs 25 Knock Tots at 10.00am.
The Monthly Lunch will be held in the Bell Hall at 12.30pm. All of retirement age are welcome. If interested in coming for the first time, contact Edith Gowdy on 028 90 65 6868.
World Leprosy Day Prayer Event from 11am until 12 noon in the Knockdene Room, Kairos Centre. Open invitation to pray for those affected by leprosy, and the ministry and work of The Leprosy Mission, including specific situations and people where and for whom prayer has been requested.
Fri 26 Men’s Breakfast at 7:00am – Brent van der Linde will talk about the work of International Justice Mission

For Your Diary

E3 Table Quiz & Dessert Evening. Everyone is invited to participate in this fun event to support the work of the S.U. E3 work in East Belfast schools and Lyndsey Miles the E3 worker on Fri 2nd February in Sydenham Methodist Church at 7.30pm. The suggested donation is £5.00.

Women’s Ministry
GROWING IN PRAYER….We are all pilgrims in prayer …We’d love you to join us for what will be a very special morning with Sheelagh Sleath as she explores with us what the bible has to say about the Privilege, Power and Practise of Prayer .
Sat 3rd February 10am-1pm at Belfast Bible College. Please sign up at the welcome desk (for scone purposes !!) if you’d like to come.