The Ministers and Staff
would like to wish you all a
Happy Christmas
&
Peaceful New Year

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Tuesday 24 December
Christmas Eve United Communion Service in Bangor Parish @ 11pm

Wednesday 25 December
Christmas Morning Family Service in First Bangor @ 10am

Sunday 29 December
Family Service @ 10.30am (No Evening Service)

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

Sunday 22 & 29 December 2019

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

Sunday 22 December
10.30am Family Service (No BTH) – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
7.00pm Carols by Candlelight

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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.

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR OFFICE HOURS – The office will close on Friday 20th December at 4pm. Re-opens Monday 30th December at 8.30am.
Office also closed Wednesday 1st January 2020. If you require the urgent services of a minister please contact Rev Mairisíne Stanfield 07736060926

FWO & BUILDING FUND ENVELOPES for 2019 – All need to be into the church office for Sunday 5 January 2020 to be included in 2019 accounts.

FWO / BUILDING FUND ENVELOPES FOR 2020 available to collect in the front porch. Please note your FWO no. may have changed. The envelopes are in alphabetical order.

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD DEVELOPMENT APPEAL 2019 (Farming God’s Way) Fliers and envelopes available in the porch from today. All donations should be returned by Sunday 19th January.

FLOWERS have been placed in the Sanctuary this week by Mrs. Muriel Angus

WEDNESDAY OUTREACH COFFEE BAR & PRAYER MINISTRY recommence 8 January

THURSDAY WEEKLY OUTREACH LUNCH has finished and will recommence in the New Year

Sunday 29 December
10.30am Family Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
NO EVENING SERVICE

Sunday 29 December
FLOWERS have been placed in the Sanctuary by Mr. Sydney Boal
in memory of Patsy & Derek

Wednesday 1st January 2020
NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK & BBQ IN TOLLYMORE FOREST PARK
Meet at the Church at 9.30am (Bring your own food) Everyone Welcome!

BEREAVEMENT: Mr Philip Dorman – 4 Carnalea Glen (15.12.19)

Ushers For December
Side Doors: ​Neill Hodgins​​
Front Porches: ​Jim & Rose-Marie Orr
Gallery: ​Walter Gilmore and Leonard Adgey
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.

Christian Vision for Men

First Bangor Men’s Table Quiz

Monday 20 January 2020 Bangor Golf Club

7.30pm

Teams of 6 – 8 £5 per person

1st Prize
Night out at Kingspan Stadium for an Ulster Rugby match for the winning team

To book your place text: Spud – 07590 544924

(If you don’t have a team come ahead – we’ll find you one)
Other prizes available on the night.
All proceeds raised on the night go to North Down Storehouse who do an invaluable work in fighting food poverty in our community.