SOUL SPACE AT ADVENT – This event has been postponed until the New Year, details to follow.

INVOLVED WITH YOUTH OR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY?
If so you are invited to Tom’s in Bangor for Christmas dinner on Thursday 19th December @ 7.30pm. 2 courses £20.95. Please see Jo for more details. If booked already, please pay Jo £10 deposit with your menu choice ASAP.

JOY TO THE WORLD ADVENT PRAYER GUIDE BY SAT-7 available to collect in the front and side porches today. Read more at www.sat7uk.org

ORGANISATIONS – Please ensure you leave any electrical item your group has which requires PAT testing in the Session Room no later than 4th December.

BTH – Parents during the month of December, please collect your child from BTH in the Meeting place.

BTC – Young people normally in BTC Sunday, are to come out with the children after the children’s address to the Meeting Place.

The Gathering– 7th December, doors open 7pm, Entrance fee is £1.Young people in year 8+ all welcome. “Every Giant must fall”

Ushers For December

Side Doors: Neil Hodgens
Front Porches: Jim and Rose-Marie Orr
Gallery: Walter Gilmore and Lenord Adgey

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

Sunday 1st December 2019

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

Sunday 1st December
10.30am -1stSunday in Advent Rev Mairisine Stanfield
‘Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me’

7pm Evening Praise 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.

This week’s FLOWERS have been placed in the Church by
Mr & Mrs G Cameron and Mr N Corbett

Tuesday 3 December
Chattabox Photo shoot for children in the Hub, also the Christmas party will be held on 10/12/2019)

COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL – Tuesday 3rd December

Wednesday 4th December OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY will be available in the Church from 10am – 12noon.
MAKING YOUR VOICE COUNT- 7.30 PM in the Meeting place
An information evening for anyone who wishes to respond to the consultation on the new Abortion Law for Northern Ireland. This will be a step by step guide to help people make their view heard.
Thursday 28 November
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon. All Welcome.
WEEKLY OUTREACH LUNCH in the Hub 12.30 – 2pm
Sunday 8 December
10.30am: 2nd Sunday in Advent – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.’
7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
Rev David Stanfield

MEMORIAL SERVICE – Sunday 8th December at 3pm in First Bangor. Guest speaker will be Rev Marlene Taylor – Chaplain of Marie Curie. All welcome to attend and a special invitation is extended to all those who have been bereaved within our community.

Seniors Christmas lunch- The lunch is on Tuesday 10th December, at
1 pm if you intend to go please let the office know by no later than 1.00 pm on Wednesday 6th December

P.C.I. CALENDARS for 2020 available for order. Cost £4 including delivery. Orders should be placed in the Church Office by Tuesday 10 December to guarantee delivery for Christmas.

CHRISTIAN AID – PRESENT AID
As Christmas is approaching, we should be thinking of buying a gift for others less fortunate than ourselves- at the same time showing a friend that you value their friendship. We can do that by purchasing a gift from Christian Aid; perhaps a weaving loom for £40 enabling a woman in Afghanistan to create a sustainable income or £19 to train a woman in India to set up a life changing tailoring business. Catalogues are available in the Hub or porches. Purchase direct from Christian Aid or speak to Jean Thompson. (91451336)

COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE
The next part of the hugely successful CBE course, the Community Bible Experience will commence in January 2020.
In January and February 2019 about 300 people, children, young people and adults joined to journey.
This time we are reading the most important section, the first five books, Genesis to Deuteronomy.

The pattern is the same as last year, we have five daily readings and come together in small groups once each week to discuss what we discover or what questions we have.
Book Orders need to be with the Office by Monday 16th December to enable them to be delivered in time for the launch on the 12th January.

If ordered through First Bangor there is a substantial discount, with each book being £5 instead of £10+
There is a version for children and young people (the Kids version) which is an abridged version and one for adults.
Please sign up on the sheets available at the exits and on the Notice Board in the HUB.

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE – The annual giving tree is available in the Hub Gifts will be for Children/Young People in Women’s Aid Bangor. Choose a tag from the tree, put your name on the list and add a bobble to the tree.

Simon Community. If you can provide new Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Underwear, toiletries, or towels, there will be a box below the tree,

ENGLISH CLASS GIFTS – If you can provide a box of biscuits or selection box, please add your name to the list in the hub. English class gifts to be returned by 4th December. There will be a box below the tree in the hub.

CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN
Over the next 3 weeks, Storehouse would appreciate gifts of Christmas cakes and puddings, selection boxes and Christmas biscuits (make sure use by dates are after Christmas). Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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

CHRISTMAS CRACKER URGENT!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – if you would like to help out on Saturday 14th 10.00 am- 3.00 pm
Please speak to Jo Calvert.