Announcements 25th January 2015

Sunday Services

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 George Moore

Sunday 1st February

11.00am Morning Worship Series: Who is Jesus? Sermon: He is the master of the Universe. Scripture: Colossians 1 v 15-20 Rev George Moore

7.00pm Evening Worship Rev David Brice


Discipleship Events

Mid-week MISSION FOCUS: Wednesday 28th January at 7.30pm in the Burney Room. OMF Diaspora Alison and Graham Orr working among the Japanese living in the UK and Ireland. Come and support them in this important work for the Lord.

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


Organisational Notices

THURSDAY TOGETHER: REMINISCENCE DAY.   Today is a day for members to bring some items for talking about.  These can be photos, postcards, pictures, poems or Bible verses.  We meet in the Burney Room at 2.30pm on Thursday.

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.

PW: Next Meeting on Monday 2nd February 2015 in the Burney Room at 8.00pm. All ladies are welcome to join with us. Special guest is Eileen Millar from MEADOW FLOWER CRAFTS. Should  be a very interesting evening!

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).


Congregational Notices

Jayne Erwin, one of our members, lives in St. Brigid’s Fold. She needs carers four times a day. The carer who prepares her for bed on Friday evenings at 10pm is no longer able to continue.  If you feel that you could fulfil this role or know of someone who could, please speak to Sally Grant or Dorothy Marshall. There is a payment for this job.

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.

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.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! As we approach Valentines Day we want to think about LOVE IN A BOX and raise some additional funds to enable us to send more shoeboxes this year. The Shoebox Appeal Team invites everyone to enjoy a special treat with your coffee after Church in Mosaic on Sunday 8th February. You will also be able to create your own LOVE IN A BAG to share with your loved ones and as you do so remember the children who received your LOVE IN A BOX. All proceeds will go to the Shoebox Appeal 2015. Thank you, Maureen and Ann.


Church Notices

IFES IRELAND: Prayernews Jan-Mar available in Mosaic. Please take a copy and prayer for the work among students.

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

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:

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.

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.

Care for the Family: Marriage event, It Takes Two. Carnmoney Presbyterian Church on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm. See details in Mosaic.

Close to Home conference Friday 20th March 2015 in Assembly Buildings. A conference for those committed to passing on faith to the young within the covenant community. Rev Dr Stafford Carson, keynote speaker. Further details in Mosaic.

VOICE OF HOPE: Free bible reading notes available in Mosaic. Please take a copy.


Community Notices

Fold housing association: Free Housing Support Service for Older People. See notice in Mosaic for details.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2015: Tuesday 27th January, 4—5.30pm, Museum at the Mill, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey. Candle-lighting ceremony at 4.30pm. See leaflets in Mosaic for details.

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


With Regret

We announce the death of Mr Alexander Tweedie; funeral arrangements to be announced. We extend our prayers and sympathy to his four children: Derek, Mervyn, Sandra and Gail and the family circle.


Prayer Diary

Monday 26th January: The SU Camps brochure is available from this month. Pray that children, young people and families will find out about the opportunities to join in with SUNI this summer. For more information visit

Tuesday 27th January: Praise God that 351 Bibles were returned by the Malaysian government in November after being confiscated by religious authorities a year ago. Pray that this gesture will be a genuine sign of goodwill by the state to improve religious freedom in the country, rather than another political manoeuvre.

Wednesday 28th January: Graham and Alison Orr will be speaking at our Monthly Mission Focus tonight. Give thanks for the encouragements they have seen working with Japanese, especially in Dublin. Pray that God would use those who return to Japan to reach their friends and family.

Thursday 29th January: Give thanks for those with musical talents within our congregation. Pray that God would use them to help us worship Him each Sunday.

Friday 30th January: Many people use their time in service in Glengormley. Pray that they would have time to spend with God.

Saturday 31st January: PRAY for all those in Malawi suffering as a result of heavy rain and floods; for those who have lost loved ones; been injured, lost homes, crops and livelihoods. Pray too for the government and our partner church – the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) as they respond to this crisis.

Sunday 1st February: Tonight is the commissioning service of new street pastors for both Newtownabbey and Belfast. Pray that God would use the street pastors to show His love to those they meet on the streets. Pray too that churches in the area would work together to show God’s love in practical ways.