Announcements 18th January 2015

Sunday Services

Sunday 18th January

11.00am Morning Worship Series: Walking in Galilee with Jesus. Sermon: Journey Like Jesus. Scripture: John 4 v 1-26 Rev David Brice

7.00pm Evening Worship Mr Matthew Horner

Sunday 25th January

11.00am Morning Worship Series: Walking in Galilee with Jesus. Sermon: Come See Scripture. Scripture: John 4 v 27-48 Rev David Brice

7.00pm Evening Worship Rev David Brice


Discipleship Events

Mid-week BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday 21st January at 7.30pm in the Burney Room. Exploring the Book of James with Rev David Brice.

LIFE GROUPS: Details of each of the Life Groups are on cards in a card holder in Mosaic.


Leadership Events

Ministry Committee Meeting: Monday 19th January 7pm in Mosaic.

Kirk Session Meeting Tuesday 20th at 7.30pm in the Burney Room.


Organisational Notices

PW: Next PW Meeting is on Monday 19th January 2015 at 8.00 pm in the Burney Room. ALL LADIES (any age) are very welcome to join with us. Special Speaker is Doreen Draffin who is a Deaconess in Whitehouse Presbyterian Church.

PW  FUNDS: A cheque for £1700.00 has been forwarded to PCI for PW Mission Fund. Thanks to all who contributed.

THURSDAY TOGETHER: We are pleased to welcome Alison from ABERNETHY BUTTER, a locally produced country butter handmade in the traditional way in churns.  This is available in local farm shops and also in the London Fortnum and Mason’s.  They also make a creamy fudge from their butter. You are invited to come along to see and hear more of these gold star award winning products. We meet in the Burney Room at 2.30pm.

MEN TOGETHER: The rescheduled Bowls night at the Baker Stadium is on FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY meeting at the Stadium at 6.45 pm and afterwards for supper. If you intend going please sign sheet in Mosaic and indicate your choice of meal, Chicken and Chips(C), Fish and Chips(F).

Mosaic BOOK CLUB: The Fellowship Committee invite all those interested in reading contemporary fiction to a book club discussion group in Mosaic on Friday 30th January beginning at 7.00pm. The book chosen for the first meeting is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.


Congregational Notices

NEWS: At our committee meeting last week our Treasurer reported that there had been a 32% increase in heat and electricity costs in 2014, we are approaching £1000 per month on such costs.  There have been numerous incidents of heat being left on unnecessarily, we would therefore ask our church hall users to be particularly careful to ensure that this does not happen.  Our property convenors are in the process of putting together an information sheet on the use of the church halls so that all can better understand how things operate.

QUESTIONNAIRES: Last week we gave out questionnaires, if you have not already completed one please do so and place in the box at the sign up desk. We value your opinion. All questionnaires are anonymous.

Herald AND ReachOut MAGAZINES: If anyone wishes to order the Herald or ReachOut for the first time –  or to change an existing order – please let me know as soon as possible.  I need to let the departments know by the middle of the month. Margaret Gormley

Assembly Restructuring: The General Assembly have restructured their Boards and Commissions, a letter from the Clerk of the Assembly outlining the changes along with where to find their offices is posted on the Church Notices Board.

NEWTOWNABBEY STREET PASTORS: Sunday 1st February at 7pm in New Mossley Presbyterian Church. Commissioning Service for new street pastors with Rev Les Isaac OBE. Rev Isaac is the CEO of Ascension Trust which he founded in 1993. His mission is to train and develop individuals to serve their local community, city, nation and nations of the world. He co-launched Street Pastors.


Church Notices

WORLD LEPROSY DAY SERVICES Sunday 25th January, Lisburn Cathedral at 3pm Speaker: Joanne Briggs, Director of TLM Northern Ireland.

The Registrar General for Northern Ireland has asked me to inform you of a change in the period of notice for a marriage in Northern Ireland.  The period of notice for a marriage is changing from a minimum of 14 days to a minimum of 28 days with effect from 2nd March 2015.  It is important that you take note of this change and inform any couples you are marrying after 2nd March, 2015.

THE CHURCH IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE: Living and Dying Well, Thursday 22nd January 2015 in Assembly Buildings 10am to 3.30pm. Contact Union Theological College for a booking form. The closing date for booking for the Conference is Thursday, 15th January, 2015.

4 Corners Festival: The 4 Corners Festival 2015, which runs from 29th January to 8th February, will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor at Belfast City Hall on Friday 23rd January at 11.00 am. All welcome. This year the theme is generosity and imagination. The programme is wide-ranging, including art exhibitions, music (including Scottish Gaelic Psalm singers), discussions, storytelling, talks, a prayer breakfast, a dinner for refugees and an event in Fortwilliam & Macrory Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 4th February entitled: “Imagine a world without Human Trafficking”. A full programme of events can be found at:

Divine Healing Ministries: The speaker at the service in St Anne’s Cathedral on Monday 26th January at 8.00pm will be Jonny Clark (Youth with a Mission) and the worship will be led by YWAM Rostrevor Worship Band. The theme is God heals us, God forgives us, God loves us. Personal prayer for healing will be available.

Mosaic will be open on: Thursdays 6.30 – 8pm, Fridays 8.45am – 12noon & 6.45 – 8.30pm


Prayer Diary

“The unfailing love of the Lord never ends – great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each day.”       Lamentations 3: 22 – 23

Monday 19th January: Please pray for Amy Hunter as she still awaits a date for her operation, having been told by the Consultant that it was urgent. She is still in constant pain.

Tuesday 20th January: Pray that the Global Church will not neglect the suffering people of North Korea. Pray especially for wisdom for the South Korean Church and the Chinese Church in outreach and support to Christians in the North, especially for those who are in prison for their faith.

Wednesday 21st January: Pray for families, in the church who in recent times have suffered from bereavement and continue to mourn the loss of loved ones.

Thursday 22nd January: Please pray for Gloria and Sebastian – they have had a rather difficult and discouraging year, feeling opposition from all sides – Christians and non-Christians. Give thanks for their faithfulness and continue to pray for them and their boys Patrik, Samuel and Izak.

Friday 23rd January: Pray for the safety of Street Pastors as they patrol the streets of Newtownabbey late at night. May they know that God’s presence is with them. Give thanks for the support and help they give to those in difficult situations

Saturday 24th January: Pray for Graham Orr as he is in Durham, giving training to churches which are involved in reaching out to Japanese students. Pray also for Kathryn and a friend as they lead the Christian Union outreach to students in the nearby Japanese College.

Sunday 25th January:   Pray for those in our church family who are unable to come to worship today because of age or illness. Give thanks for the prayerful support which they receive from Jim Lyttle and Rev. David Brice.