CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Tuesday 10 December
SENIOR MEMBERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH at 1 pm

Saturday 14 December
BIG TREE NATIVITY REHEARSAL 9.15 – 10.30

CHRISTMAS CRACKER 10.30am – 2.30pm

BTC BALL (£7 per ticket) 8 till late – Speak to Jo Calvert

Sunday 15 December
BIG TREE NATIVITY @ 10.30am

BIG TREE PICNIC after the service. Pick children up at 12.30

Wednesday 18 December
BTC YOUNG ADULTS delivering hampers to those in need
Any donations greatly received – Speak to Jo Calvert

Saturday 21 December
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH to the local shops and community
Volunteers meet at the Church at 11am

Sunday 22 December
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT @ 7pm

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

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

Further details available from the Church Office

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

Sunday 8 December 2019

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

Sunday 8 December
10.30am: 2nd Sunday in Advent – Rev David Stanfield
‘Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.’

3.00pm: MEMORIAL SERVICE
Guest speaker Rev Marlene Taylor (Chaplain of Marie Curie)
All welcome to attend and a special invitation is extended to all those who have been bereaved within our community.

7pm Evening Service in the Meeting Place
Rev David Stanfield

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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.

BTH – Parents please collect your child from the Meeting place.
BTC leave the service after the children’s address and go to the Meeting Place

This week’s FLOWERS have been placed in the Church by The Marshall Family
& by Mrs Joan McCartney in memory of Norman & Colin

Tuesday 10 December
CHATTABOX Christmas Party at 10.15am. Back Tuesday 7th January
SENIOR MEMBERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH at 1 pm. If you plan to attend and haven’t already replied, please let the office know by 10.30am on Monday 9th

COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL – 10th & 17th December

Wednesday 11 December
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR & PRAYER MINISTRY 10am-12noon

Thursday 12 December
MAKING YOUR VOICE COUNT 10.30am – 12noon in the Meeting Place.
Step by step guide to help people make their voice heard in relation to the new abortion legislation.

WEEKLY OUTREACH LUNCH in the Hub 12.30 – 2pm

Saturday 14 December
CHRISTMAS CRACKER 10.30am – 2.30pm Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help! We are now fully booked for this event.

Sunday 15 December
10.30am: 3rd Sunday in Advent
BIG TREE NATIVITY
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