Sunday 19th December 2021
4:30pm Carol Service – in person only
6:30pm Carol Service – live streamed
Saturday 25th December 2021
10am Christmas Morning Service – live streamed
Sunday 26th December 2021
10:30am Rev Reuben McCormick – online only
Sunday 2nd January 2022
10:30am Rev George Moore – live streamed
PW ALLOCATIONS: A Cheque for £800 has been forwarded to PCI towards our PW Missionary Fund Thank you to everyone who contribute.
PARENT & TODDLERS GROUP: An online Registration Form is now available on the Church’s website and on Facebook. We would love to welcome as many as possible to our Group but unfortunately our numbers will be greatly reduced due to COVID restrictions. Also all who wish to attend must complete and forward this form to the email address given. The start date is Thursday, 13 January 2022 from 10:30 to 12 noon and we will be in touch with all those who complete and forward the form. Looking forward to seeing you all again.
FWO: The Committee have agreed that the last day for offerings to be received and included in the 2021 financial accounts will be Sunday 19th December. Any monies received after this date will be included in the 2022 financial accounts.
CHRISTMAS FOOTBALL: We kick off our post Christmas fitness regime at Seaview Football Ground with football on 28th December 2021 at 6:30pm, followed by food for all afterwards. All welcome Costs: £10 per person (Football and Food) or £5 per person for Food only. See Peter Shepherd for more details.
Fellowship Committee: It had been hoped that circumstances would allow us to hold our annual Christmas Quiz in church and in person on the 27th of December; however, the current trajectory of omicron and PCI reinstituting mask wearing throughout the service seems to imply caution is needed. With regret, it is felt that this year’s quiz event ought to be postponed again. A possible alternative for the congregation is to try a virtual quiz provided by Macmillan Cancer: https://gamesnight.macmillan.org.uk/quiznight.html. This would allow the dedicated church quizzers to access an online resource remotely as well as creating funding for a charity which is close to all our hearts at this time. There are also opportunities to go to a virtual escape room or take part in a role play whodunnit. All of these activities may be completed from the safety of the home and with an awareness of raising funds for an immensely worthwhile charity.
New Years Day Walk: Our annual New Years Day walk will take place at Ballyclare Park where we will walk a couple of laps – more if you are keen! Please meet at the Mill Road car park, Ballyclare at 13.30pm on Saturday 1 January 2022. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome but please bring your own tea or coffee.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Newtownabbey Foodbank Appeal for this Christmas period. As always the generosity of our church family continues to amaze. A gift of £800 has been given to the staff at the Newtownabbey Foodbank who greatly appreciate all our efforts.
For full announcement sheet: Christmas 2021