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Announcements: 25th June 2017



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


Today : Dedication service for Fields of Life Uganda Team and Scouts Norway Adventure. Many thanks from the Uganda team for all the donations.


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.




Wednesday evenings


All ages welcome to our community summer pizza evening.


Starring:  Our New Pizza Oven!
Come along and make your own pizza,
catch up with friends and make some new ones.



Thursday 29th June

2.30pm   Team leave for Uganda


7.00pm  Newtownbreda Strollers: Rea’s Wood, Antrim. Park at Antrim Marina. Follow Lough Road past the Forum and park just past the cafe. Quite a long circular walk, but all on flat, mostly good paths with the possibility of one or two muddy patches.


Friday 30th June

10:30am Coffee and Chat








Sunday 2nd July

10.30am – Rev Bill with speaker Rev Dr Alan Brehm


Sunday 9th July

10.30am – Rev Bill with speaker Rev Steve Pointon


Friday 14th July

Team return from Uganda


Sunday 16th July

10.30am – Rev Anne & Rev Bill



Pastoral Care:

if you need to speak to a minister between 29th June and 15th July please 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.



Carers and Tots have finished for the summer months. We will resume on 12th September at 10.30 a.m.



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.



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.


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.



Foodstore: Some families continue to need support through Foodstore at Cooke or S Belfast foodbank and we will continue to collect and pass on food items over the summer. Tinned items - soup, vegetables, fruit, ham, corned beef, tuna, meat pies, chick peas. Dry goods - rice, pasta, lentils. Jars of pasta sauce. Teabags, coffee, long-life milk, long life fruit juice, diluting juice.  Cooking oil, detergent, washing-up liquid, shampoo.
Thank you, Jacynth & Billy



Fairtrade Northern Ireland: As a Fairtrade Church and having a regular Traidcraft Stall, I am sure the Congregation will be delighted to hear that on Monday last Northern Ireland was declared a Fairtrade Devolved Region.  This was announced at a meeting in the Great Hall at Stormont.  Steven Agnew MLA, Chair of the All Party Group, welcomed everyone and Adam Gardner, Communities Campaign manager of the UK Fairtrade Foundation endorsed the Declaration.  Scotland and Wales are also Fairtrade Regions.  Fiona



"let us really love people and show it by our actions" 1 John 3 v 18b (The Living Bible)
This week we have another opportunity to show God's love.  Matoosie, who is in his 50s and from Botswana, has been granted asylum here.  He can now move from a hostel to a flat but has very little to put in it.  He has been given a kettle, toaster, hoover, 1 chair, double duvet.  Maybe we could provide some home startup items - kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery, towels, double bed - other items which help turn rooms into home.
Small items can go into the box which was used for the generous donations for Uganda.



Habitat for Humanity

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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