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Announcements: 2nd April 2017



Welcome to everyone, especially any visitors with us this morning.
Please join us for tea and coffee in the Foyer after the service.


The Crèche for babies and toddlers is found in the Foyer of the St John’s Hall; access by the main Hall doors and across the Hall.


No Evening Service





Monday 3rd April

7.00pm - 9.00pm Youth Evening with L’Arche for Young Adults.
Queen's University Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue.
Refreshments provided.
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/216843315459878
Come along to meet people from the L'Arche community here in Belfast and hear about opportunities to get involved in the global L'Arche gathering, happening in Belfast from 20th - 27th June. 500 people with & without disabilities from 37 countries will gather in Queen’s University. For more information please contact belfast17youth@larche.org


Tuesday 4th April

10.30am - 12 noon Carers and Tots.


6.15pm Junior Badminton will meet for the final session of this term.
There will be a ‘friendly match' starting at 6.00 pm and all are welcome to come along to watch.
There will be a light supper and presentation of prizes to finish off the season. Play will resume again in September.


8.00pm Senior Badminton


8.00pm Asante will meet in the Cairns room. Friends of the Cancer Centre will be at our meeting to give a talk about their work and to accept a cheque raised by the congregation after our Christingle tea. Everyone is welcome to this meeting and supper will be served.


7.30pm - 9.00pm Lenten Reflections: Newtowbreda


Wednesday 5th April

12.15pm Lunch Club meets in Rosetta Hall.
Everyone will be very welcome to enjoy good food and friendship.


Thursday 6th April

Prayer Group meets at 6.45pm in the Megaw Room.
Everyone will be made welcome.


Friday 7th April

10:30am Coffee & Chat.




Music in St John’s

Friday 7th April 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Caim Celtic Harmony Trio

In support of Christian Aid’s work around the world

Enjoy an evening of song & story, harp & voice.

Admission by donation (£10 suggested). Refreshments included



Saturday 8th April

10.30am - 12.30pm 62nd Scouts Coffee Morning in Hilary McCourt's home, 14 Galwally Avenue, to support six of our Scouts who are travelling with three leaders to a Scout Jamboree in Arctic Norway at the end of June. Everyone very welcome, please come along and bring your friends.





Pastoral Care:

If you need to speak to a minister please contact Rev Anne Tolland on 028 9064 0178 or 077 4036 2390.
Alternatively you may contact Rev William Haslett on 028 9180 0859 or 077 4298 7589.



Calling all Gardeners for help: the Church grounds require attention during spring and summer. Over the years there has always been a willing team of volunteers to assist with this work, but this year we would like new additions to the team. Can you help? If so please put your name on the list to be found in the church vestibule and in the Halls Foyer. A rota will be prepared for every Wednesday evening for a period of less than two hours. If there are enough volunteers you may only be required once every six weeks.



Lenten Reflections:

The Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship and Ormeau Churches Together welcome you to a series of Lenten Reflections on the following Tuesday evenings. 4th April Newtownbreda 7.30pm- 9.00pm


Sunday 9th April

10.30am Palm Sunday with Baptism - Benjamin Myles. Speaker - Rev Willie McCulloch


7.00pm Evening Service - continuing The Lord’s Prayer.


Tuesday 11th April

7.30pm ‘Standing By’ - Corrymeela and Ormeau Churches Together.


A Reflection for Holy week in the Rosetta Hall.
The latest film from Corrymeela is a collection of six true stories about individuals wrestling with how to behave and act when confronted with sectarianism, violence and prejudice. The stories range over a 30 year period (1972 – 2002) and offer a fresh take on the options available for people during the Northern Ireland Troubles and post-ceasefire.


Friday 14th April

11.30am Good Friday Service in Ormeau Park followed by a service in Cooke Centenary.


8.00pm Tenebrae Service in Newtownbreda.


Sunday 16th April

10.30am Easter Morning


No Evening Service.


Wednesday 19th April

6.30pm Stated Meeting of Kirk Session in the Megaw Room.



Update on Uganda Trip

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the appeal for items for Bethel Christian Primary School. Your generosity has been amazing. We have now sorted through the different categories and the things we still need are washcloths and underpants for children, so no more bras are needed.  We are unable to take soap, shower gel, toothpaste etc. because of the weight restriction in our luggage allowance. Also we CANNOT take trainers, shoes or clothing apart from football shirts. Thank you again for your kindness and support for the children in Mbarara and we will keep you updated as to how the appeal is progressing. Weebale! (Thank you)






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