UNITED SUNDAY EVENING SERVICES IN JULY / AUGUST
DATE VENUE
4 August Bangor Parish @ 7pm
11 August First Bangor @ 7pm
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

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

Sunday 28 July 2019

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

Sunday 28 July
10.30am Morning Service
‘The Kingdom grows in Hiddenness’ – Matthew 13:31-35
Meriel Pinkerton
7pm United Evening Service in Queen’s Parade Methodist

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 service.

Rev Mairisine Stanfield will be on holiday until 3rd August. Please contact the Church Office 02891270580 or Meriel Pinkerton 07427737227 if you require a Minister.

This week’s flowers have been placed in the Sanctuary by Gary Rodgers
in memory of Maureen

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 31 July
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR in the Hub from 10am – 12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY available in the Church 10am – 12noon

Sunday 4 August
10.30am Morning Service
‘The Kingdom without boundries’ – Matthew 13:31-35
Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
7pm United Evening Service in Bangor Parish
Meriel Pinkerton

NO Coffee Morning on Wednesday 7th August. Instead you are invited to join us in the afternoon from 2-4pm, when our young people will be serving yummy treats. All proceeds go towards BTC (Youth Ministry)
Prayer Ministry will be available in the Church from 2pm-4pm instead of 10am-12noon.

DORCAS OUTING
This will take place on Friday 9th August to Montalto House, near Ballynahinch. Please meet at the Church for 10.30am

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.

STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN will be moving to 12 Balloo Avenue BT19 7QT on 1st August. Opening hours will be Mondays and Thursdays 2pm – 4 pm. Monday 29th July will be the last day of operation in 6A Balloo Drive. Thank you all for your support and prayers.

USHERS for July
Side Doors: Neill Hodgins
Front Porches: Jim Wallace & Raymond Rea
Gallery: Hazel Monaghan & Stephen Young