‘CELEBRATE THE LIGHT’ PARTY – Saturday 26 October
Help is needed with set-up (2pm-5pm), the main event (5pm-7pm) and clean up (7pm-9pm). If you can help out at any of these times please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Hub. Thank you.

BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOX APPEAL
Leaflets on this appeal are available in the Hub and front porches. There are clear instructions on these leaflets. Shoeboxes should be filled with items from the list and left in the Church Office before Friday 1st November. Donations to cover the cost of transporting also welcome. Help make someone’s Christmas special by sharing a little of what we all take for granted.

DORCAS CRAFT & GIFT FAIR – Saturday 2nd November
If you can help provide cakes, buns, bread or traybakes for selling at the fair, and for serving at lunch / coffee bar, please contact Unagh McCullough or Irene Armstrong

FIRST AID EVENING
Thursday 28 November at 7.30pm in the Meeting Place with Dr. Olwyn Hilliard.
One designated person from each organisation should plan to attend. Names to be supplied to the Church Office.

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

Sunday 6 October 2019

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

Sunday 6 October
10.30am Morning Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Blessed are they that mourn…’

Special Event at our Morning Service
Baptism of

Isabella Carol Andrews
&
Miles Leonard McLeggan

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
‘Knowing our place’ – Rev David Stanfield

Welcome sign the Visitors’ Book in the front porch.
Refreshments are available in the Hub after the services.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE – The Flower Committee and Dorcas Group will be most grateful for any gifts of fruit, vegetables and flowers to decorate the church for our Harvest Service on Sunday 13th October. Gifts may be left in the Church early on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th October. The fruit & veg will be donated to ‘Storehouse’ for people in need after the service.

This week’s flowers have been placed in the Sanctuary by Mrs Ellen Barr

Monday 7 October
ALPHA – It is not too late to join the course, the first topic is ‘Who is Jesus?’ Starting in the Meeting Place at 7.30pm

LISTENING FOR LIFE COURSE – ‘Listening to those who are depressed’
meet at 8pm in the Session Room. For further details contact Meriel

Tuesday 8 October
THE PRAYER COURSE – 12noon in the Prayer Room

LUNCH CLUB meets at 1pm in the Wilson Hall. All Seniors welcome.

FOOD HYGIENE – If you work with food in the Church Kitchen, you need to attend this course from 7-9pm in the Meeting Place. You will get a certificate at the end. People involved in certain roles will require a follow up course. Please supply names to office or speak to George.

Wednesday 9 October
THE PRAYER COURSE – The Manse at 10am, the Prayer Room at 2.45pm, Various Homes at 7.30pm (See flyer for details)

OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY will be available in the Church from 10am – 12noon.

Thursday 10 October
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon
THE PRAYER COURSE at 7.30pm in the McCormick’s home.
KIRK SESSION meets in the Session Room at 7.30pm

TAKING CARE TRAINING – Anyone who missed the training hosted in First Bangor, an opportunity is available in Hamilton Road Presbyterian on Thursday 10th October at 7.30pm

Friday 11 October
AN EVENING OF PRAISE in Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church at 7pm with Bangor Ladies Choir and Donaghadee Male Voice Choir. Proceeds to Sunnyside House Residents’ Comfort Fund. Tickets £10 (under 12’s £5) available from the Church Office.

Saturday 12 October

Sunday 13 October
10.30am Harvest Thanksgiving Service – Rev David Stanfield
‘Blessed are they that hunger and thirst…’

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
Rev Mairisíne Stanfield

STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN invites you to an evening of praise with
Donaghadee Male Voice Choir in Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church at
6.30pm on Sunday 6 October. The offering will be donated to Storehouse North Down.

USHERS for October
Side Doors: Matt Lynch
Front Porches: Robin Dixon & Mark Hamilton
Gallery: David Fletcher & William Morrow

Bereavement
Mrs Sally McMechan – 5 Maralin Avenue (29 September 2019)