DORCAS CRAFT FAIR Saturday 2 November 2019

WEDNESDAY COFFEE BAR – HELP needed. Please see Alex McClelland

FOOD HYGIENE – If you work with food in the Church Kitchen, you need to attend one of the following food hygiene courses.
Thursday 3.10.19 from 2-4pm or Tuesday 8.10.19 from 7-9pm
The course is run by the Council. It will be held in the Meeting Place and is free. 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.

THE GATHERING returns this October 5th @ 7.30pm in First Presbyterian Church Bangor. We’ll have the usual mix of fellowship, worship, the acoustic café and much more as we launch our new theme of #EveryGiantMustFall
We look forward to seeing you all there! Doors open 7pm. Entry £1. Acoustic Café from 9pm

The next KITCHEN TABLE gathering – 12 October. More info next week.

‘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.

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.

ULSTER PROJECT 2020
Any Year 11 young people interested email jennibrownowl@msn.com for details or an application form. The cost will be £850 pounds. Last week of June for 4 weeks.

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

Sunday 22 September 2019

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

Sunday 22 September
10.30am Morning Service – FREEDOM SUNDAY
Peter Lockwood – United Mission to Nepal

BIG TREE HOUSE (Pre School – P7)

7.00pm Gather to Pray for our Town Centre followed by refreshments

8.00pm United Prayer & Praise Service in the Meeting Place
‘BANGOR CARES’

Welcome to our Service 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.

BANGOR CARES LUNCHES
First Bangor Hub. Monday 23 – Friday 27 September from 12noon – 2pm Anyone wishing to help please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Hub

BIG TREE HOUSE
Pre-School – P7 meet in the Meeting Place for Worship
Group Name
Age
Place for Pick-Up
Little Seedlings
Birth – 3
Prayer Room
Little Acorns
Pre-School / P1
Wilson Hall
Rockin’ Roots
P2 / P3
Meeting Place
Super Shoots
P4 / P5
McK Wallace Hall
Mighty Oaks
P6 / P7
Guild Hall

This week’s flowers have been placed in the Sanctuary by Mrs J Browne
and by The Lynn family in Celebration and Remembrance.

SUNDAY COFFEE BAR ROTA available for October – December

GROWTH GROUPS
Our gatherings in smaller groups to grow together are using ‘The Prayer Course’. Groups are meeting on Saturday morning (Men), Wednesday morning, afternoon and evening and Thursday evening. More detailed information available in the Hub.
Monday 23 September
LISTENING FOR LIFE COURSE – ‘Listening to the physically ill’
meet at 8pm in the Session Room. Sign-up on a week to week basis in the Hub. For further details contact Meriel

Tuesday 24 September
CHATTABOX meets from 10.15 – 11.45am
‘PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE’ – 7:30pm at Bangor Grammar School
(www.facebook.com/events/212392373032858/)

Wednesday 25 September
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 26 September
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon
THE PRAYER COURSE at 7.30pm in the McCormick’s home.
BTC SATURDAY from 8-10pm (Year 8+)

BTC SUNDAY (Year 8+) Meets in the Basement – leave Church before Sermon.

BTC JUNIORS is back!
Last Saturday in each month
£5, 6pm -7.30pm.
All P4 – P7s welcome.
Please sign up for the evening
email jo@firstbangor.org
Please note when dropping your
child off on 28/9 you will need to
fill in a registration form.

Sunday 29 September
10.30am Morning Communion Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Blessed are the poor in Spirit…’

8.00pm BANGOR CARES Service of Praise, Testimony & Thanksgiving
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Clandeboye Road.

Monday 30 September
MINISTRY WITH UNDER 5’s
Leaders from BUGLE BOYS, UNDER 5’s GB, CHATTABOX & CRÈCHE are invited to this event at 7.30pm in the Wilson hall to hear from Ruth Bromley about how to best do ministry with under 5s. Please sign up in the Hub.

# ALPHA @ FIRST BANGOR – Alpha starts with a meal on Monday 30 September at 7pm.This is a ‘Taste & See’ introduction to the course with no need for further commitment. If you’ve never done Alpha, or know someone who would like to do it, why not come yourself or bring a friend. Invitations available in the Front Porch and Hub. Please contact David by emailing david@firstbangor or phone 07771785544 for catering purposes.

USHERS for September
Side Doors: Neill Hodgins
Front Porches: Evie O’Connor, Brian Sloan
Gallery: Lawrence Gray, Margaret & Robert Crangle