Many thanks to all who gave of their time, and provided flowers, fruit, vegs etc. to decorate the Church for today’s Harvest service. We would appreciate help this evening to distribute flowers etc to those who could not be with us today.
URGENT: Leaders needed for Boy Squirrels, Mon 6pm-7pm, from September – December 2017, Girl Scouts Tues 7.30pm and Girl Cubs Fri 6.30pm-7.30pm. Crèche leaders needed. If you can help on the rota once every 6 weeks, please speak to Marina Matchett at
Copies of the Autumn edition of the Leprosy Mission NI’s ‘In Touch’ magazine may be collected by those who normally receive them, or anyone else who is interested, from either the Crush Hall (?under the table) or the front vestibule.

East Belfast Presbytery issued a statement following its October meeting condemning recent sectarian threats. The statement is printed below.
The East Belfast Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has expressed its concern and support for the residents who experienced intimidation and sectarian threats in the Cantrell area of Ravenhill Road and also in the Inverary area of East Belfast.

Speaking on behalf of the Presbytery following its October meeting (3rd October) in Belmont Presbyterian Church, its Moderator, Rev. Mervyn Burnside, who is minister of Castlereagh Presbyterian Church, said, “As people living, working and worshipping in East Belfast we wanted to take the opportunity this evening to express our prayerful solidarity with all families who have been subject to threats and intimidation.

“Everyone has a right to feel safe in their own home. Acts of hatred have no place in our community and must be both condemned and eradicated. We call upon anyone with information to contact the Police Service.

“It is vitally important that those affected receive the ongoing practical support that they need. As we pray and offer our support, we also urge our own members to join us, as we seek to follow Jesus’ command, “to love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31) and by looking for additional ways to show kindness, love and support to all those with whom we share this city.”

A Wycliffe Bible translation project in Tanzania is planning on printing 1000 copies of a coloured picture book called Jesus Messiah. Kenny Woodrow is coordinating the production and printing of the book in Northern Ireland. Should you wish to contribute to the printing costs of this Scripture Use book, please use the striped envelopes (or an ordinary envelope) marked ‘Wycliffe Picture book’. Contributions will be taken over the next 3 weeks, with all proceeds going to the printing costs of this excellent book.

Small Group week

Mon 9
“Calling all Starlets! Knock Drama has exciting news – we are embarking on not one but two new productions! Ken “he’s behind you!” Marshall and Sara “oh yes she is!” Ball invite you to come and find out more about Panto ’18 – Sleeping White and the Three Beastly Dwarfs??? If you want to perform, want to help or want to help but secretly wouldn’t mind performing… we want you! Come to a short meeting from 7.30pm – 8.00pm in the Drama Room – P6 and over – for the panto. This meeting will be followed at 8.00pm by a play reading of two one act plays for our second production (in April). There are no junior parts in the plays being considered for April.

Tues 10
PW meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall. Tonight: Christine Kyle, Deaconess at the Ulster Hospital.

Roadtrip: Anyone involved in working with youth and children are encouraged to be part of an evening of practical training run by PCI and hosted in Dundonald Presbyterian at 7.30pm. Details – or phone +44 (0)28 9032 2284.

Wed 11
Wednesday Walkers meet at 3 Tarawood, Cultra at 10am to walk the Loughshore Path. Coffee and scones at Tarawood.

Thurs 12
Knock Tots meet today 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).

“Be-filled” Bible Study at 11.00am. Coffee and scones at 10.30am.

Kids Xplore – for all children in P5-P7, 4.30pm – 5.30pm. Kids Xplore is an hour of games, Bible stories and food!

Mixed Bowls Open Night at 7.00pm in the Elliott Hall. Bowls provided if needed. All you need bring are flat soled shoes/slippers and a big smile! All ages (over 12year old) will be made very welcome so come and enjoy.

Sat 14
Scripture Union’s E3 Fundraising coffee morning at The Mount, Season’s Restaurant from 10am-12pm. You are cordially invited.

Week beginning 15th October

Tues 17
The Parenting Children Course begins 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Flyers on the Welcome Desk. To register contact Nicky Jemphrey.

Wed 18
Powerhouse at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Knock Tots meet today 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).

Kids Xplore – for all children in P5-P7, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Session meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

UFM Autumn Conference 2017 – “Without me you can do nothing” – Mountpottinger Baptist Church at 7.30pm.

Sat 21
Jamboree 11.00am – 12.45pm. Crafts, games activities with Jesus at the heart. Lunch at the end.

McQuiston Memorial Church 10th Anniversary Evening of Music at 7.00pm.

PW meets on Tuesday 24th.

Mad weekend at University of Ulster Coleraine on the 27th to 29th Oct. The cost for the event is £35. The MAD Weekend is a 2 night residential event for 11 to 18 year old’s to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. MAD, which stands for ‘Making a
Difference’ is a fun-filled residential youth event with 1000 young people. Great speakers, excellent praise, engaging seminars, new bands, sports and lot’s more. What a great way to enjoy the half term break.
We only have 13 spaces and will limited to Year 8 to Year 14’s so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you would like your son/daughter to attend, please fill out the booking form and return them to Paul Brown by 8th October. Booking form on welcome desk. First aid training on the 2nd and 8th Nov from 7-10pm for youth and children’s leaders, we only have 13 spaces please see Paul and Nicky if you would like to do the course.
“The Unfinished Reformation” is a series being run at Union Theological College 25th Sept-16th October. Booking is necessary.

Smiles UK Tour – Thankful Hearts. An evening of worship, sharing stories, testimonies from Romania in Knock Methodist Church at 7.30pm

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