CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Sunday 15 December
BIG TREE NATIVITY @ 10.30am

BIG TREE PICNIC after the service. Pick children up at 12.30

Wednesday 18 December
BTC YOUNG ADULTS delivering hampers to those in need
Any donations greatly received – Speak to Jo Calvert

Thursday 19 December
YOUTH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CHRISTMAS DINNER
Speak to Jo Calvert

Saturday 21 December
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH to the local shops and community
Volunteers meet at the Church at 11am

Sunday 22 December
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT @ 7pm

Tuesday 24 December
Christmas Eve United Communion Service in Bangor Parish @ 11pm

Wednesday 25 December
Christmas Morning Family Service in First Bangor @ 10am

Sunday 29 December
Family Service @ 10.30am (No Evening Service)

Further details available from the Church Office

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BANGOR
(Registered Charity in Northern Ireland NIC105217)

Sunday 15 December 2019

Our Mission – ‘Passion for Jesus and Compassion for People’

Sunday 15 December
10.30am: 3rd Sunday in Advent
BIG TREE NATIVITY

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place – Rev David Stanfield

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We welcome you if you are visiting with us today and would be delighted if you would sign the Visitors’ Book in the front porch and join us for
Refreshments which are available in the Hub after the services.

BTH – Parents please collect your children from the Wilson Hall at 12.30

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR OFFICE HOURS – The office will close on Friday 20th December at 4pm. Re-opens Monday 30th December at 8.30am.
Office also closed Wednesday 1st January 2020. If you require the urgent services of a minister please contact Rev Mairisíne Stanfield 07736060926

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD DEVELOPMENT APPEAL 2019 (Farming God’s Way)
Fliers and envelopes available in the porch from today. All donations should be returned by Sunday 19th January.

This week’s FLOWERS have been placed in the Church by Rosalind Wilson

Monday 16 December
ABORTION LEGISLATION CONSULTATION DEADLINE 11.45pm
Complete online by the following link on reimaginingfaith.com

Tuesday 17 December
COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL in the Church
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN meet in the Meeting Place at 7.30pm.
Christmas Evening – Speaker Pastor James McConnell. Everyone Welcome.

Wednesday 18 December
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR & PRAYER MINISTRY 10am-12noon

THURSDAY WEEKLY OUTREACH LUNCH has finished and will recommence in the New Year

Saturday 21 December
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH TO THE LOCAL SHOPS AND COMMUNITY
The Mission Group need your help. Please would you supply tray bakes to enable us to bless our business neighbours and thank them for all their hard work? We will distribute these on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st, it would be great if you could leave them into the Hub before Friday 20th. We also need help delivering these treats to our neighbours in upper Main Street – we will do this from 1.30-2.00 on Saturday 21st.
From 2.00pm – 3.00pm we will sing carols and distribute hot fruit punch and shortbread at the church gates. If you would like to sing or serve please let us know by signing the sheet in the Hub or by speaking with any member of the Mission Group.

Sunday 22 December
10.30am Family Service (No BTH) – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
7.00pm Carols by Candlelight

FIRST BANGOR MODEL RAILWAY CLUB – Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Family Christmas Railway Exhibition’ on 30th Nov., through attendance, exhibits, and in any other way. A special thanks to everyone who served at the coffee bar, together with your help and proceeds from the coffee bar we raised a total of £1135 for Church funds, making this our most successful fundraising Christmas railway exhibition to date.
WAYS TO GIVE THIS CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE – The annual giving tree is available in the Hub Gifts will be for Children/Young People in Women’s Aid Bangor. The bobbles have all now been taken up, but if you wish to leave a gift for a child please do so marking age and gender of child on the outside. PLEASE RETURN BY MONDAY

SIMON COMMUNITY – MEN’S GIFTS – If you can provide new Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Underwear, toiletries or towels, please put them in the box below the tree in the Hub. PLEASE RETURN BY WEDNESDAY

ENGLISH CLASS – A Big THANKYOU to everyone who provided Biscuits and Selection Boxes for the Christmas party! It was enjoyed by all.

EVENTS TEAM – Volunteers required to welcome those attending major events at First Bangor. The first is by Open House on 19th December. Could you please spare a couple of hours, in return for a FREE TICKET and a great night’s entertainment Contact Simon on 07568480005 / swcordner@gmail.com

Ushers For December
Side Doors: ​Neill Hodgins​​
Front Porches: ​Jim & Rose-Marie Orr
Gallery: ​Walter Gilmore and Leonard Adgey