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

AN EVENING OF PRAISE – Friday 11th October at 7pm in Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church with Bangor Ladies Choir and Donaghadee Male Voice Choir. Proceeds to Sunnyside House Residents’ Comfort Fund. Tickets £10 (under 12’s £5) available from the Church Office.

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

‘CELEBRATE THE LIGHT’ PARTY – Sat 26 Oct.
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.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE – The Flower Committee and Dorcas Group will be most grateful for any gifts of fruit, vegetables and flowers to decorate the church for our Harvest Service on Sunday 13th October. Gifts may be left in the Church early on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th October. The fruit & veg will be donated to ‘Storehouse’ for people in need after the service.

UNITED APPEAL Autumn 2019 – Mission Together ‘Seed planting’
Please find leaflet within this announcement sheet.

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

Sunday 29 September 2019

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

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.

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.

THANK YOU to all who helped throughout the BANGOR CARES week.

BIG TREE HOUSE
Group Name Age Place for Pick-Up
Little Seedlings Birth – 3 (until toilet trained) Prayer Room
Little Acorns Age 3 (& toilet trained) / P1 Wilson Hall
Rockin’ Roots P2 / P3 Meeting Place
Super Shoots P4 / P5 McK Wallace Hall
Mighty Oaks P6 / P7 Guild Hall
All groups welcome to Big Tree House worship in the Meeting Place
before going to separate groups.

This week’s flowers have been placed in the Sanctuary by
Lynne Blakely & Susan Hamilton in memory of Nancy & Horace Hamilton

Monday 30 September
ALPHA – Our next Alpha Course starts at 7pm in the Hub with a meal followed by ‘Is there more to life than this?’ Please use sign-up sheet in the Hub to confirm attendance and any dietary requirements.

MINISTRY WITH UNDER 5’s
Leaders from BUGLE BOYS, UNDER 5’s GB, LITTLE ACORNS, 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.

LISTENING FOR LIFE COURSE – ‘Listening to those living with loss’
meet at 8pm in the Session Room. For further details contact Meriel

Tuesday 1 October
THE PRAYER COURSE – New group commences 12noon in the Prayer Room

YOUNG ADULTS HOUSE GROUP
Year 13+ in Jo’s 7.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 2 October
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 3 October
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon
THE PRAYER COURSE at 7.30pm in the McCormick’s home.
FOOD HYGIENE – If you work with food in the Church Kitchen, you need to attend this course from 2-4pm in the Meeting Place. 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. Another course will run on Tuesday 8.10.19 from 7-9pm if you are unable to make this one.

Sunday 6 October
10.30am Morning Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Blessed are they that mourn…’

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
‘Knowing our place’ – Rev David Stanfield

TAKING CARE TRAINING – Anyone who missed the training hosted in First Bangor, an opportunity is available in Hamilton Road Presbyterian on Tuesday 1st October or Thursday 10th October at 7.30pm.

LUNCH CLUB meets Tuesday 8th October at 1pm in the Wilson Hall. All Seniors welcome.

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