Saturday 25 October
SUPPORTING THE SIMON COMMUNITY – The community have asked for volunteers to help with a ‘Bag Pack’ in TESCO at Springfield from 10am-6pm (1 hour slots are available) please contact the office if available to help.

‘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.

This is a MESSY CHURCH EVENT!

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 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BANGOR
(Registered Charity in Northern Ireland NIC105217)

Sunday 13 October 2019

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

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled

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
‘May your name be hallowed’
Rev Mairisíne Stanfield

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.

The Flower Committee and Dorcas are most grateful for the gifts of fruit, vegetables and flowers donated to decorate the church for our Harvest Service The fruit & veg will be given to ‘Storehouse’ to be distributed to people.

This week’s flower arrangement on the Dias has been provided by
Mrs Hylda Erskine in memory of her husband Lloyd.

Monday 14 October
ALPHA – This is the last opportunity to join the course, the topic is ‘Why did Jesus die?’ Starting in the Meeting Place at 7.30pm

LISTENING FOR LIFE COURSE – ‘Listening to young people’ (Jo Calvert) meet at 8pm in the Session Room.

Tuesday 15 October
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN – meet at 7.30pm in the Meeting Place
Speaker Claire Dunwoody – Lecturer in Horticulture Bangor SERC

Wednesday 16 October
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY will be available in the Church from 10am – 12noon.

Thursday 17 October
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon

Sunday 20 October
10.30am BB & GB Enrolment Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
‘Wanting what God wants’
Rev David Stanfield

DNA MEN’S CONFERENCE 2019 ‘STAND’
Saturday 2nd November 9am – 6pm
Venue: Carnmoney Church, Glengormley
Speakers: Mike Altstiel (Cavetime), Spud Murphy (CVM), Andy Masters (Lagan Valley Vineyard)
Tickets £25 per person. Includes all food, tea & coffee
Rugby World Cup Final showing!

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.

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

Bereavement
Miss Margaret Gray – Oakmount Lodge Residential Home (9th October 2019)