Advent with Sally Lloyd-Jones
28.11.2019 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm in West Presbyterian Church Bangor. This is a Free event. Sally is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Jesus Storybook Bible, and she along with Jago, the illustrator, are coming to do this evening thinking about advent and how every story whispers his name.
Please register with the Church Office.

SOUL SPACE AT ADVENT – Monday 2 December 8-9.30pm in the Prayer Room. A time to REFLECT – REFOCUS – RENEW. It’s a time to listen for God’s heartbeat and respond to His voice. The evening will be gently led to allow time for reflection, prayer, meditation on God’s word and time alone with God. Sign-up sheet under the noticeboard in the Hub.

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.

Ushers For November
Side Doors: Matt Lynch
Front Porches: Ian McQuiston & Jim Wallace
Gallery: Clifford Browne & Michael Kane

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

Sunday 24 November 2019

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

Sunday 24 November
10.30am Morning Service – Rev David Stanfield
‘Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God’

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
‘Don’t let me go there’ – 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
Owen & Joy Hare in memory of Rhoda

BEREAVEMENT – Mrs Nancy Burgess 8b Rugby Avenue, Bangor 17/11/19

Monday 25 November
CHRISTIAN VISION FOR MEN in the Wilson Hall 7.30pm with Spud Murphy

Tuesday 26 November LUNCH CLUB meets at 1pm in the Wilson Hall.

Wednesday 27 November OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY will be available in the Church from 10am – 12noon.
‘HOW TO HEAR GOD SPEAK’ – An evening of teaching & practice in the Session Room at 7.30pm.

Thursday 28 November
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon. All Welcome.
WEEKLY OUTREACH LUNCH in the Hub 12.30 – 2pm
FIRST AID EVENING at 7.30pm in the Meeting Place with Dr. Olwyn Hilliard.
RESCUE THEIR CRY – Releasing Children from the Brickyards
Townsend Street Presbyterian Church 28/11/19 at 7.30pm (See poster in Hub)

Saturday 30 November
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED to join with other Town Centre Churches to distribute Christmas invitations to homes in the Town Centre. Please indicate availability on the sign-up sheet below the notice board in the Hub.

Saturday 30th November
First Bangor Model Railway Club
‘Family Christmas Exhibition’ 10am – 4:30pm.
See fliers for further details.

Sunday 1 December
10.30am: 1st Sunday in Advent – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Blessed are those who are persecuted…’
7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
‘Daily Deliverance’ – Rev David Stanfield

COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL – Tuesday 3rd December

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.

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)

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE – The annual giving tree will be in the Hub next Sunday. Gifts will be for Children/Young People in Women’s Aid Bangor. We will also be helping the Simon Community. More details next week.

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.

THE OFFERING received for STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN at the United Columbanus Celebration Service amounted to £585 – THANK YOU to all.

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.

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.

BTC JUNIORS – PETER PAN – FULLY BOOKED
Please return forms & money to Jo – ASAP