UNITED SUNDAY EVENING SERVICES IN JULY / AUGUST
DATE VENUE
18 August Trinity Presbyterian @ 7pm
25 August Salvation Army @ 6.30pm

ATTENTION
THIS IS FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
As part of our care and concern for both children, young people and our volunteer leaders we have a Child Protection Policy adopted from Taking Care Guidelines developed by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Michael Yeates has recently become our Designated Person and will be conducting a thorough review of our records and processes to ensure that they are up to date. As it is some years since volunteers received Child Protection Training it has been agreed that every leader must attend the Taking Care training that is planned for September 2019. This announcement is to give leaders plenty of time to get one of the two dates in their diary. The dates are Thursday 12th September at 7.30pm or Saturday 14th September at 10am. The training is compulsory for all leaders and will last for 2 hours. There is no need to register in advance as a register will be taken at each session.

WORSHIP TEAM – We are currently seeking to expand our team, particularly musicians but vocalists also welcome. We cover music for main Sunday services, Big Tree House, BTC and other special/seasonal events. To find out more please speak to Simon or Sharon Cordner in the Hub after the service or text/email: 07568480005/07790505905/cordnerfamily@gmail.com

Storehouse North Down (Food Bank) are now operating from our new premises at 12 Balloo Avenue BT19 7QT

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

Sunday 11 August 2019

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

Sunday 11 August
10.30am Church Family Service
‘The Joy of the Kingdom’
Rev Mairisíne Stanfield

7pm United Evening Service in First Bangor
Rev S Orr

Welcome to our Services of Worship today.
If you are visiting, please sign the Visitors’ Book in the front porch.
Refreshments are available in the Hub after the services.

This week’s flowers have been placed in the Sanctuary by Anne Kennedy

Rev Mairisíne Stanfield will be off for the next half of her holidays from Monday 12 – Monday 26 August. If you require a minister please contact the Church Office (02891270580) or Meriel Pinkerton (07427737227)

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL PROSPECTIVE LEADERS
from Michael Yeates (Designated Child Protection Officer)
Anyone who wishes to be a leader in any Church Organisation involving children and young people this September MUST collect an AccessNI Form from the Church Office IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO. If you have submitted one in the past you should have received a certificate. You cannot proceed until you submit the application, undergo a short interview and have Kirk Session approval. Any queries please speak to Michael Yeates.

HOSPITAL & ILLNESS
If you know of anyone from the congregation in hospital or ill at home who would appreciate a pastoral visit, please inform the Church Office.

No BTH Over Summer – ‘SUMMER SUNDAY SPECIALS’ provided for children in Pre-School – P7 ONLY, in the Meeting Place. Children are to leave the service as usual after the Children’s Address and to be collected after the service in the Meeting Place with the exception of Sunday 11th August when children will remain in church for our family service – Crèche provided as normal each week.

BTC SUNDAY – BIBLE CLASS has stopped for Summer. All young people are to remain in Church and enjoy the service.

SUNDAY COFFEE BAR ROTA
Please add your name to the Rota in the Hub if you are available on Sunday 25th August / any Sunday in September.

Wednesday 14 August
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon

Prayer Ministry will be available in the Church from 10am – 12noon.

Sunday 18 August
10.30am Morning Service
‘The Value of the Kingdom’
Meriel Pinkerton
7pm United Evening Service in Trinity Presbyterian

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

FRIDAY 6th September – Coffee Morning in the Hub First Bangor
Prison Fellowship N. Ireland (N. Down Support Group) are hosting this event as part of the P.F. International Week of Events, around the world.
Note from Maitland Eves: As a founder member of P.F.N.I., I would like you to hear something of its growth under God’s leading, from small prayerful beginnings almost 40 years ago, to today’s fellowship where many volunteers join with P.F. Staff to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners, hurting families and those needing support practically and spiritually. Many have come to faith in Christ and are leading transformed lives. Also you will hear of P.F. International working in more than 100 countries. I think you would find this event enlightening, stimulating and worthy of your support.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
If you would like to join the confidential prayer email please contact Meriel on meriel@firstbangor.org / 07427737227. If you would like to pray with others please contact Jenny Holley (the2holleys@talktalk.net) about the Intercessors group which meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.15am in the Prayer Room upstairs.

THE LEPROSY MISSION ‘HEAL NEPAL’
A Massive THANK YOU to all in First Bangor who helped raise £4,154,781 (including UK government match funding). This will be used to train teams of Outreach Workers who will go to remote communities to find and cure people with leprosy. Please continue to pray that they will be reached before developing life-long disabilities.

USHERS for August
Side Door: Matt Lynch
Front Porches: Irene Armstrong & Len Ball
Gallery: Walter Gilmore & John Gainsford