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.

TAKING CARE TRAINING
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.

STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN is really short of food and would be grateful for donations of the following items
• Breakfast Juice, Bottled Juice / Cordial, Snack Foods, Coffee, Porridge, Cooking Oil, Sauces for Rice
• Tins of: Meals for Rice, Meals for Potatoes, Cold Meats
• Tins of – Spaghetti, Fruit, Vegetables, Custard, Creamed Rice
• Long Grain Rice, Snacks/Treats, Toiletries, Cleaning Products, Washing-Up Liquid, Kitchen Rolls & Toilet Rolls.
In addition, they would also welcome any financial support to help cover the cost of rental (£500 / month) of the new premises. If people would like to support them through monetary donation, or standing order, they should complete a Storehouse North Down donation / standing order form and return it to 12 Balloo Avenue, BT19 7QT. This form is included inside the Storehouse information brochures in the Church Porch & Hub.

BALLYHOLME WOMEN’S INSTITUTE will have their first meeting of the new season on Monday 2 September 2019 commencing at 7.30pm. We meet once a month. All ladies and their friends would be very welcome to join with us as we start off with getting to know and catching up after the summer break. Please meet in the Hub area. We look forward to welcoming you.

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

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

Sunday 25 August 2019

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

Sunday 25 August
10.30am Morning Service
‘The Future of the Kingdom’
Meriel Pinkerton
6.30pm United Evening Service in the Salvation Army
(PLEASE NOTE TIME)

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.

This week’s flowers have been placed in the Sanctuary by
Denis & Betty Smith in celebration of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary

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)

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.

‘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 – Crèche provided as normal in the Prayer Room

SUNDAY COFFEE BAR ROTA
Please add your name to the Rota in the Hub if you are available on Sunday 1st, 15th or 22nd September. Rota also available for October – December

Wednesday 28 August
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon

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

Sunday 1 September
10.30am Morning Service
Rev Mairisíne Stanfield

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

BOYS BRIGADE recommences on Fri 6 Sept. First night back is no uniform, so if you haven’t been before a great night to come along.
Bugle Boys (Preschool & P1) @ 5.30-6.30pm
Anchors (P2-P4) @ 6.45-8.00pm
Juniors (P5-P7) @ 6.45-8.30pm
Company Section (Year 8-14) @ 7.30-10.00pm. www.firstbangorbb.org

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.

‘LISTENING FOR LIFE’ COURSE – Starting Monday 16 September
This 6 week teaching series is open to any church member but we especially encourage those on the Pastoral Care team and/or in positions of leadership within the church eg. Fellowship group leaders, to attend. This course will be spread over 6 weeks and aims to equip those who come, to learn to listen to others in different seasons of life eg. bereavement – at home, at work and in church. The teaching will be delivered in an interactive manner. Each session will stand alone but members are encouraged to attend the full course in order to gain maximum benefit. Leaflets and sign-up sheet to follow. For further details contact Meriel

# ALPHA @ FIRST BANGOR – We will be running the Alpha Course this year
again, starting in September. If you’ve never done Alpha, or would like to do it again, or know someone who would like to do it, why not “Come and See” or invite someone along. Further details will appear in the September announcements, or speak to David or Gary for more information.

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.

BEREAVEMENT – Mrs Joan Coey – 16 Seahaven Close (22.08.19)