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 from 8.10.19 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.

DORCAS GROUP
Date for diaries – Saturday 2 November 2019 for the next CRAFT FAIR

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

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

Sunday 8 September 2019

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

Special Event at our Morning Service
Baptism of
Leo Michael Magill

Sunday 8 September
10.30am Morning Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Introduction to the Beatitudes’
Matthew 5:1-20

3-4pm SERVICE GIVING THANKS FOR THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
Ards and North Down Borough Council will honour local Emergency Service Personnel at a Service of Thanksgiving in Bangor Castle Walled Garden. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

7.00pm Evening of Prayer & Praise – ‘Your kingdom Come’

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 Church by Anna Anderson
& by Hayley & Michael Magill (Parents of baby Leo)

SUNDAY COFFEE BAR ROTA available for September – December

Monday 9 September
MEN’S MORNING BOWLS – recommence at 8.30am. All welcome.
LADIES AFTRENOON BOWLS will re-open at 1.30pm. All welcome for an afternoon of fun and a cuppa.

KIRK SESSION meets at 7.30pm in the Session Room

Tuesday 10 September
CHATTABOX meets from 10.15 – 11.45am
CONGREGATIONAL COMMITTEE meets at 8pm in the Meeting Place

Wednesday 11 September
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR 10am-12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY will be available in the Church from 10am – 12noon.
BADMINTON CLUB at 2.30pm. New members welcome.
GIRLS’ BRIGADE – Contact the Church Office for information

Thursday 12 September
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12 noon

EVENING BOWLS will commence at 7.30pm. New members welcome. No experience necessary

TAKING CARE TRAINING at 7.30pm. 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. (Alternative date Saturday 14th September 10am – 12noon)

Friday 13 September
BOYS BRIGADE
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

Sunday 15 September
‘BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS’
10.30am All Age Service – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
‘Blessed are the poor in Spirit…’
(We will be joined by Central Primary School Choir)

7.00pm ‘Knowing God as our Father’ – Rev David Stanfield

Monday 16 September
‘LISTENING FOR LIFE’ COURSE – Details and sign-up sheets in the Hub.
For further details contact Meriel

# ALPHA @ FIRST BANGOR – We will be running the Alpha Course this year
again, starting on Monday 30 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.

GROWTH GROUPS
Starting Saturday 14th September our gatherings in smaller groups to grow together will be using ‘The Prayer Course’. Groups will be meeting on Saturday mornings (Men), Tuesday lunchtimes, Wednesday afternoons and evenings. More detailed information available in the Hub.