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Announcements: 11th June 2017



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


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.


There will be the usual Traidcraft stall in the Foyer after the morning service for you to make your Fairtrade purchases. This will be the last time before Autumn, so stock up with your Fairtrade goods today.
Many thanks for all your support during the year, Fiona




Tuesday 13th June

10:30 - 12:00 Carers and Tots


Wednesday 14th June

PW Outing: we will meet in the church carpark at 11.45am to go to The White Horse Inn in Saintfield for lunch at 12.30pm. We will then go on to Rowallan (those who wish can go for a walk, or have a tea or coffee and a chat!!!). If anyone intends to go straight to The White Horse please let Hilary know, so we don't wait for you at the church.


7:00pm Volunteers needed to collate the Chronicle in the Church Office.
The reward is the usual coffee and craic!


Thursday 15th June

Newtownbreda Strollers: Helen’s Bay/Crawfordsburn. Park at Helen’s Bay Station car park.
A circular walk. Mostly flat with reasonable paths; one or two muddy patches.


Friday 16th June

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.



PCI Prayer Handbook: it is time to order the Prayer handbook for 2017-2018. If you receive a copy and wish to continue no action is required. If you wish to order a copy for the first time or to discontinue receiving the booklet, please contact Irene Younge 9065 9895, 077 08414009 or ireneandmaud@btinternet.com.



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 18th June

10.30am Cradle Roll Service.


Tuesday 20th June

7.30pm Stated Meeting of Kirk Session in the Cairns Room.


Sunday 25th June

10.30am Ugandan Team Dedication Service.



Save a Heart Concert: A CD is available of music from the Concert in the church on 27th May which featured Voices Together and Releasing Rhythms. Three versions are available: songs only, drumming only and one with all the songs and a selection of the drumming. See Ken Orr after the service for a copy.


Please note that the Megaw Room is presently undergoing  major refurbishment work and will be out of commission over the summer months.  In the interest of  Health and Safety access is restricted to authorised personnel only.



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.




If members of N'breda have any surplus computer mouse mats
please could you donate them by bringing them to the box in the
church Foyer?  Alternatively, speak to Christine McGibbon or
Marjorie Guiler.  Perhaps?? some places of work may be able to
help in this request. (50 required)




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.






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