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Announcements: 21st May 2017



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


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 23rd May

10:30 - 12:00 Carers and Tots


7.00pm Autumn Fête Committee in the Foyer.


Wednesday 24th May

Lunch Club meets at 12.15pm in the Rosetta Hall. This is the last Lunch Club meeting until September, so do come along and enjoy the friendship as well as a delicious lunch.


7.30pm  Homegroup meets in Hilary McCourt’s home.


Friday 26th May

10:30am Coffee and Chat



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





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.



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).


Christian Aid Congratulations!  The Christian Aid Lunch last Sunday raised a total of £1095. Well done to all who helped in any way; preparing, serving and turning up and donating! The amount given was up on last year.  We can all be proud that, when we consider the amount of Fund Raising taking place, we are still able to make a significant contribution to the work of Christian Aid, a charity we have supported for many years.  Thank you.


Would House-to-House Collectors please return their bags to Fiona in the Foyer after this Service.



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).



Newtownbreda Strollers Look out for the new programme, coming shortly . . .   Walks will be on Thursday evenings as usual, starting at 7pm on Thursday 8 June. Another exciting mix of old walks and new!


We would like to run Coffee & Chat over the summer months when other activities are having a break  Can you help? There is a new volunteer sheet on the notice board in the Foyer - many thanks, Barbara & Jacynth.



Sunday 28th May

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


Chronicle: would all those who have articles for the June Edition of the Chronicle please have them with the editor by 28th May.  Please phone 9058 3401 or email:-


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





Monday 4th to Friday 8th September 2017



Coach Holiday staying in Templeglentine, West County Limerick, with tours to
Killarney, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. The total cost of the trip is
with single supplement of £40


If you and/or your friends are interested please contact Irene Younge on
9065 9895, 07708414009 or at ireneandmaud@btinternet.com







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