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Announcements: 14th May 2017



Welcome to everyone, especially any visitors with us this morning.


Our Soup, Bread and Cheese Lunch will be held in the St John’s Hall after this Service.  PLEASE do join us to continue our fellowship together, enjoy a meal and help raise much needed funds for Christian Aid.


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.



Tuesday 16th May

10:30 - 12:00 Carers and Tots


7.00pm  Finance Sub-Committee in the Church Office.


7.45pm  Congregational Committee in the Megaw Room.




18th  May     Thursday     10am to 9pm
19th  May     Friday         10am to 9pm
20th  May     Saturday     10am to 5pm

Donation £3   - includes Catalogue and Tea/Coffee
All proceeds in aid of  Fields of Life Project in Uganda

Preview night
To be opened by Dr. Neil Shawcross, MBE, RHA, RUA

17th May  Wednesday  7 pm to 9.30pm

Subscription £7.50              Finger Buffet & Catalogue

Tickets for this Preview, at £7.50 each, will be available from
Lorna Gray and George Ditty after the service.

The congregation and their friends are warmly invited to this evening
when there may be an opportunity to speak to some of the exhibiting artists.


For the Art Exhibition a number of people will be required to welcome visitors and general supervision of the halls, including the sales table. If you are available 18th - 20th May please speak to Claire Pollock or any member of the Committee.



Friday 19th May

10:30am Coffee and Chat






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. 



Christian Aid Week a big Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with the house-to-house collection this week.  Please collect your bag in the St. John’s Hall after this Service and then return it to Fiona next Sunday.


Crèche is continuing to be a busy place on a Sunday morning (which is great news!) but that means we need lots of helpers to look after our little ones.  We would like to say a big thank you to our very willing volunteers but if anyone else would like to help, particularly during the summer months, then please do get in touch with either Hannah (077 0871 7108) or Gwyneth (077 3296 5840).


SEND A COW: Simon Doherty will be joining the five Chief Veterinary Officers of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - and an inflatable cow! - on an ascent of Slieve Donard on Thursday 18th May, 2017 to raise funds for Send a Cow, as part of the British Cattle Veterinary Association's '£50k for 50yrs' anniversary programme - all donations gratefully received! Speak to Simon directly or make an online donation at: http://bit.ly/2p1a6kN.



Fusion 'Night at the Musicals' - REFUNDS from Cancelled event (6th May) - For refunds, please speak to Rev Anne or send an email to enquiries@newtownbreda.org. Alternatively enquire at the Church office in the halls Foyer after the Sunday morning service. Please present your ticket(s).




Sunday 21st May

10.30am Rev Wilfred Orr



Tuesday 23rd May

7.00pm Meeting of the Autumn Fete Committee in the Foyer.



Music at St John’s


Saturday 27th May, 7.30pm




Voices Together Community Choir and Releasing
Rhythms African Drumming Group


Proceeds in aid of Save a Heart Nigeria


Suggested donation at the door £10.00 including light refreshments



Sunday 28th May

10.30am ‘Save a Heart’ with Prof OC and Nigerian Team.


Tuesday 30th May

7.30pm Open Youth Meeting in the Rosetta Hall.
All youth organisations, leaders, parents, helpers and interested parties are invited to an open meeting to discuss and consider youth work within Newtownbreda. This will be an informal get together with the usual tea & coffee etc. but it will also be a time to share what is happening over the next few months and co-ordinate different events. Letters will be sent/emailed to all the leaders with details of this evening, and anyone in the congregation who is free to attend will be most welcome.


Sunday 4th June

10.30am  Communion Service


Sunday 11th June

10.30am Children’s Day Service


Wednesday, 14th June

PW Outing:  We are planning an outing on Wednesday, 14th June. We will have lunch at 12.30pm in the White Horse Inn in Saintfield and go on to Rowallan Gardens just outside Saintfield. If you would like to go please let Hilary know ASAP.


Sunday 18th June

10.30am Cradle Roll Service.


Sunday 25th June

10.30am Ugandan Team Dedication Service.



Uganda Trip: we will be teaching some sewing in Uganda and would like to give the girls a hand sewing kit each. We need:  Needles, pins, thread, scissors, tape measures, buttons, poppers, thimbles.  If you could supply any of these we would be grateful.



The Fields of Life team is currently putting together craft ideas to use with the children in Mbarabara. One activity involves using buttons. If you would be in a position to donate these items please speak to Deborah Doherty or contact her on 078 8520 8635 or debs53@hotmail.com.



Squirrels fundraising for Uganda: The Squirrels are having a duck race to raise funds to buy sewing machines for Bethel Christian Primary School. Ducks, price £2 each, can be purchased from Marjorie or Catherine (or any Squirrel) in the foyer after the service. Please help if you can.



Are you interested in volunteering as part of a huge global gathering? The L'Arche Assembly is happening in June, and L’Arche International is looking for help with welcoming & directing 500 delegates on 20th June in Belfast & 25th June in Downpatrick. Come along to a Volunteer Induction to hear more:  Saturday 13th May, 10.30am - 12noon, St Bride’s Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue. Contact: belfast17volunteers@larche.com, 073 9141 8760







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