IMPORTANT: As there are 53 Sundays in 2017 you will notice there is a purple envelope in your WFO pack for the 31st December. As this is not numbered, would you please ensure that you write your WFO number on it otherwise it will not be possible to credit it to your givings.

World Development Appeal Envelopes have been distributed with this month’s Knock Life. All 2017 subscriptions – WFO, United Appeal, World Development etc. should be in Church Office by 31st December if they are to be recorded in this year’s contributions. Any monies received after that date will go into the 2018 accounts.

Organisation treasurers and secretaries are asked to please have their accounts and reports with the Treasurer and Clerk of Session, respectively, by 31st December

Dr Mike Hughes in Potters Village in Kisoro has asked the team going out to Uganda in January, to bring with them shoes and clothes for children aged up to 3 years, but particularly for ages 6 – 18 months. Would you be willing to donate these? Also needed please – 4 unwanted but useable suitcases to help the team carry these gifts. The plan is to leave the suitcases with the folks in the diocese or Potters. The items would need to be with the team by Sunday 7th January at the latest, as the team leaves on Friday 12th.

Presbyterian Herald: Subscribers are asked to pick up their copies from the Crush Hall. Distriibutors of Wider World are asked to pick up the latest edition from the Crush Hall.

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.

Abbeyfield Belfast has almost 60 years of experience in alleviating loneliness and providing companionship and support to older people. This Christmas the Society seeks to invite older people to come to any Abbeyfield House throughout December for a hot meal, activity, or an overnight stay to enjoy a warm welcome, good food, friendship and vital company. For further details please contact Niki Molloy, the Operations Manager at 028 9038 1332.

Please note: Our Christmas offerings will be divided between “The Big House” a small Christian charity based in Belfast, offering help to young people experiencing mental health issues and providing counselling services etc, and David Gordon Memorial Hospital, Livingstonia where a growing number of people are being hospitalised with illnesses related to the poor quality of water. There is a project to dig shallow wells to alleviate the problem – each well costing in the region of £500.

Boxing Day football at 10.30am at Cabin Hill pitches, access via Castlehill Road turnstile. All welcome.

Dec 31st Lighthouse – help needed to look after Lighthouse children. It will be a joint session and the children will watch a DVD. Please let Nicky know asap if you can help – 07835 948 998

Jan 7th Communion service at 10.30am.

Knock Drama present “Ali Baba and the Thirty Nine and Two Half Thieves” in the Elliott Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 5th January 2018 and at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 6th January 2018. Children £5, Adults £7, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £20 including refreshments. For tickets – call Sara Ball on 02890 593953 or pay at the door.

The Craft Group will be holding their 1st meeting on Wednesday 3rd January at 10am in the Bell Hall. Everyone who has an interest in any craft will be very welcome. Just bring along whatever you are working on at the moment. I hope to have a techinque to demonstrate for anyone who is interested. We plan to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Hope to see you all there. Irene Millar Tel 90796066 or Mobile 07803951193 if you need more information.

Wednesday Walkers meet at Hanwood Industrial Park at 10.00am on 10th January to walk the Greenway towards Comber. Coffee at Crème.
Irish Christian Men’s Convention – Fri 23rd Feb 7:30pm – an evening with Mike Reeves – in the Whitla Hall, Methodist College at 7.30pm. Sign-up sheets on the Welcome Desk.