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Announcements: 4th June 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.


10.00am - 2.00pm Blooming Great Tea Party at First Floor Bistro on the Ormeau Road in aid of South Belfast Fundraising Group for Marie Curie.



Tuesday 6th June

10:30 - 12:00 Carers and Tots


7.00pm  Halls Allocation Meeting: all organisations should send a representative to book their required rooms for next year.


7.30pm - 9.00pm L’Arche Volunteer Induction


One-off volunteer opportunity with L'Arche

Are you interested in volunteering as part of a huge global gathering? The L'Arche International Assembly is happening this June in Belfast and L'Arche International are asking local people need for help welcoming directing 500 delegates on 20th June in Belfast & 25th June in Downpatrick. Come to the Volunteer Induction in St John’s Church Hall to hear more.
Contact: eventslarche@gmail.com  9064 1088.


Friday 9th June

10:30am Coffee and Chat


Rev Joe Mooney’s 100th Birthday Celebration

The Rev Joe Mooney celebrated his 100th Birthday on the 2nd June and to mark the occasion we have invited him to a special Coffee & Chat morning. In order to facilitate catering, if you are not a regular Coffee & Chat person and plan to attend, please speak to Jacynth Hamill and/or Barbara McNeill at the front of the church after the morning service or contact Brian Compston







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.



Copies of Wider World are available for collection.



Newtownbreda Strollers: the new programme of Thursday evening walks is now ready! Pick up your copy, hot off the press, in the Foyer after the service, or ask Ken for a sheet. Walks begin with a gentle stroll along the Lagan on Thursday 8th June. There will be a mix of easy and harder walks through the summer, so make a plan to come at least once or twice and meet some of the congregation you haven't spoken to before!



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 11th June

10.30am Children’s Day Service

There will be no crèche on Children’s Day so that all of the children can enjoy the service but the facilities are available if anyone would like to use them.


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.

Just to let you know- the target for nailbrushes has not yet been reached.


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.



Great News!!


In Other Words has been shortlisted for funding from the Co-op Community Fund.
In Other Words is L’Arche Belfast’s Art Project. This means that we are one of three causes who will receive some funding from this initiative. People who are members of the Co-op can vote for their favourite cause. The more votes our charity gets the more funding we will receive. With enough votes we could benefit from funding of up to £2,000!

If you have a membership card of the Co-op, we are asking you to consider voting for us! Simply go online and select your chosen cause.

In Other Words is a project which supports local adults with learning disability to express themselves creatively. We provide a safe and welcoming space for people, regardless of communication limitations, differences in language or social constraints to explore their own creative power. We support people to exhibit and showcase their works and we work closely with each individual to develop their artistic skills and individual styles. Please spread the word and help us to boost this important project!



ReStore Volunteer Gaps:  we are looking for new volunteers to join any of the following shifts -

Monday 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 1pm – 5pm
Friday 9am – 1pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Saturday 1pm – 5pm (this is a particular one for which we need more volunteers; it could appeal to those who

have other commitments throughout the week).



Summer Volunteering:  we are always looking for pupils/students, 16 years and over, to join our ReStore volunteer team for a summer volunteer opportunity.  If you would be interested in helping out in Habitat ReStore for 4 hours per week or more during July and August, we would love to hear from you!
To hear more contact our ReStore Volunteer Coordinator, Clare Orr, at clareo@habitatni.co.uk or telephone the office at (028) 9263 5635.





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, 077 0841 4009 or at ireneandmaud@btinternet.com







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