Thursday, May 25, 2006

28th May Crumbs

This morning is the Children’s Service. Thank you to all those involved, especially to the Sunday School teachers who have worked so hard to prepare for this service.

Tonight there is a praise service at 6.30pm in the Minor Hall. The guest speaker will be Sandra Moon.

Anyone interested in helping with the Invasion North mission outreach the week of July 14th should attend a meeting Monday 29th May at 6.30pm. For more info contact Richard.

Global Day of Prayer – There will be a prayer walk Monday 29 May at 7:00pm in preparation for the Global Day of Prayer on the following Sunday (4 June). The prayer walk will start on the Woodvale Road near the Ardoyne roundabout and finish at Townsend Street. For those of you involved with Invasion North this summer, this would be a great way to continue to cover the area in prayer.
If you need more information or have any questions speak to Richard.

There is a meeting every Monday at 8pm for all those interested in helping with the Pyramid Rock outreach the week of August 14th. Please see Barbara for more info.

This week only, if you have any announcements for CRUMBS, please let Sandra know by Wednesday night at the latest.

This Thursday’s home groups will meet at the following locations:
The church (7.30), Freddie Ashe’s (7.30), and Deborah Boomer’s (8.30)

Tuesday 16th June at 7pm there will be a Greater Shankill Community Council AGM at the Spectrum Centre. All are welcome.

Weekly Prayer Focus:
Keep all the students who are in the middle of taking exams in your prayers. Pray that their revision goes well so that they are prepared for the exams and can take them with minimal stress.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

21st May Crumbs

Night at the Cinema: The DaVinci Code. Come watch this religiously controversial film with your friends from Crumlin Road followed by a discussion of various topics raised in the movie.
Date: Tuesday 23rd May Time: 7.10pm
Place: Yorkgate Cinema Cost £2.50
*For more info, contact Richard*

The next Church, Community and Change steering committee meeting is Wednesday 24th May at 7.30.

The Congregational Committee will meet on Thursday 25th May at 7.30pm. Home groups will be cancelled that night due to the meeting.

The children’s service will be on Sunday 28th May at 11am.

The praise service has been moved to Sunday 28th May at the regular time of 6.30pm.

The deadline for submissions to The CRAIC newsletter is this Friday 26th May. Please see Sandra for details.

Ballysillan Presbyterian Church is hosting a trauma training workshop Friday 26th May –Saturday 27th May. For more information see Jack.

Kirk Session will meet on Wednesday 31st May at 7.30pm. Please note the change in date.

Tuesday 16th June at 7pm there will be a Greater Shankill Community Council AGM at the Spectrum Centre. All are welcome.

Weekly Prayer Focus:
Pray for the summer mission team coming from the USA in July. Pray that God prepares their hearts and minds for the work they will do, and pray also for all those here who are involved with the planning and preparation for their arrival.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

7th May Crumbs

The districts have been recently reorganized. Please see the revised lists, which are in the vestibule.

The Annual Report for 2005 is now available. Please see your elders to obtain a copy.

The Praise Group will meet for a short practice this Wednesday 10th May at 7pm.

This Thursday’s home groups will meet at the following locations:
The church (7.30), Freddie Ashe’s (7.30), and Kathryn Wonnacott’s (8.30)

Kirk Session will meet on Wednesday 31st May at 7.30pm. Please note the change in date.

The Congregational Committee will meet on Thursday 25th May at 7.30pm. Home groups will be cancelled that night due to the meeting.

**The mini-bus will be unavailable again next Sunday morning14th May. Those who normally ride can contact Keith Wonnacott to arrange alternate transportation**

The next church cleaning day has been rescheduled for Saturday 20th May from 10am -12 noon. All help available is both needed and appreciated.

Weekly Prayer Focus:

Although our church finances are not good, the church committee have taken a step of faith to keep the minibus. Pray that the necessary funds will come in to keep the minibus on the road. Also give thanks that we have the minibus for Sundays and for the organisations to use.

Pray also for the youth fellowship and its leaders this weekend as they head to Letterkenney on a residential. Pray that the have a fun, safe time, and that the Holy Spirit moves among them.

May Prayer Diary

Hello! Sandra, the American volunteer here! Many apologies for not keeping this site up to date! I hope to get back on track!
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MONDAY... Pray for everyone working within the justice system, particularly for our Home Secretary, judges, barristers, solicitors, police and Crown Prosecution Service. Pray that they will be given wisdom, integrity and a Godly guidance in the judgements they have to make on a daily basis.

TUESDAY... Pray for all those preparing for examinations starting this month, especially those who feel their future depends on exam results. Pray that those who feel under pressure and stress will be given the support, encouragement, love and understanding they need at this time from family and friends.

WEDNESDAY... Continue to pray for our own situation in Northern Ireland. As the Marching Season approaches, pray that the dialogue which has recently taken place between various groups will continue to make progress. Pray too that those people who continue to oppose peace and reconciliation will, by the grace of God, become peace seekers and peacemakers, and work for a secure, just and cooperative solution to our problems.

THURSDAY... Give thanks for successful marriages which have lasted long years and have been blessings to family, friends and the wider community. Pray that they will inspire and encourage younger couples to stay faithfully committed whatever the future holds. Pray too for those soon to be married that they will show patience, kindness, selflessness, understanding and tenderness to each other, especially in times of trial.

FRIDAY... At this time of year many young people are planning and preparing for holiday Bible clubs, beach missions, summer camps and many more activities both at home and overseas. Pray that God will bless all those involved, and pray too for God’s spirit to be evident in each event and in particular, pray for all involved in youth ministry in Crumlin Road, that they will receive God’s wisdom and grace as they serve others.

SATURDAY... At this time of year, all of our organisations, Sunday School, and other groups are looking forward to a well earned break. Give thanks for each person for their love, loyalty and commitment in the service of Jesus Christ in Crumlin Road. Pray that their summer break will be a time of rest and relaxation for them and also for their friends and families. Pray too for God’s protection for all those travelling at home or abroad.

SUNDAY... Continue to pray for those who are ill, especially to those known to us personally and those in our congregation. Pray too for “Margaret” and “Christine” for healing for both suffering different illnesses. Remember their families and carers at this time, and pray that God’s love and strength will support them through this difficult time. Pray for those waiting to undergo surgery and those who suffer pain where there is no cure, pray that God will demonstrate His power and His grace in their situations.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Crumbs 5th March 2006

Jack will be on holiday until 16th March. During this time, Richard will be taking the services. For any pastoral needs, please see Jim Coleman.

Rachel Harte will be home from July until February. Any organisations who would like to arrange a time for her to speak to them should begin to make arrangements soon.

Midweek will usually be held instead of home groups the first Thursday of each month. Since Jack is away, however, this will begin next month. This Thursday’s home groups will meet at the following locations:
The church (7.30), Freddie Ashe’s (7.30), and Kathryn Wonnacott’s (8.30)

There will be a Church, Community and Change information evening for all those who have an interest in the process Monday 13th March from 7-8:15pm. Please see Richard for more information.

The committee has decided to hold a church cleaning day once a month.
The next church cleaning day is Saturday 11th March from 10am -12 noon. All help available is both needed and appreciated.

The following church members are qualified
First Aiders:

-Noel Annesley -Barbara McIllwrath
-Gillian Drennan -Claire Porter
-Alison Harte -Sian Rossbotham
-David Harte -David Simmons
-Richard Houston -Gwen Simmons
-Elizabeth Kidd -Nicola Wildridge
-Lorraine Kidd -Keith Wonnacott

Mark these dates in your diaries:
Invasion North: 24th-29th July
--Teenage programmes in the evenings

Children’s Mission: 14th-18th August
--6pm-8pm
**During both weeks, there will also be daytime activities and preparation.

Weekly Prayer Focus:
Pray for the situation in Kenya and all those who are suffering and dying because of severe drought. Pray that supplies of food, water, and medicines reach all those that need it, and pray that this spring brings an end to the drought.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Crumbs 29th January 2006

Today is the deadline for the treasurers of organisations to hand their accounts for 2005 to Gillian Drennan.

Next Sunday 5th February is Gift Day. Please prayerfully consider how much you can give to help the work of our congregation.

PWA will meet this Tuesday 31st January at 8pm. It will be a member’s night.

Kirk Session has decided to re-establish home Bible study groups. If you would like to take part in a group, please contact Jim Coleman. We would like to get the groups started as soon as possible. If you would like to volunteer to host a group occasionally, please give your name to Jim as well. Hosting a group does not mean you will have to lead the discussion or the group.

If you want to make regular donations towards the repair and maintenance of the church building you can get envelopes from May Cahoon.

Please note that all use of the church or halls is at the discretion of the Kirk Session. Anyone wishing to ask permission will need to make their request in advance.
All key holders are asked to let Elizabeth Wallace know so that a record can be kept.

Crumbs 29th January

Today is the deadline for the treasurers of organisations to hand their accounts for 2005 to Gillian Drennan.

Next Sunday 5th February is Gift Day. Please prayerfully consider how much you can give to help the work of our congregation.

PWA will meet this Tuesday 31st January at 8pm. It will be a member’s night.

Kirk Session has decided to re-establish home Bible study groups. If you would like to take part in a group, please contact Jim Coleman. We would like to get the groups started as soon as possible. If you would like to volunteer to host a group occasionally, please give your name to Jim as well. Hosting a group does not mean you will have to lead the discussion or the group.

If you want to make regular donations towards the repair and maintenance of the church building you can get envelopes from May Cahoon.

Please note that all use of the church or halls is at the discretion of the Kirk Session. Anyone wishing to ask permission will need to make their request in advance.
All key holders are asked to let Elizabeth Wallace know so that a record can be kept.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Crumbs 22nd January 2006

Tonight there will be a Praise Service at 6:30 led by members of the Youth Fellowship.

There will be Praise Group practice Wednesday 25th January at 7pm.

The Congregational Committee will meet on Thursday 26th January at 7pm.

Midweek this week will be at 8:30pm due to the congregational committee meeting.

Kirk Session has decided to re-establish home Bible study groups. If you would like to take part in a group, please contact Jim Coleman. We would like to get the groups started as soon as possible. If you would like to volunteer to host a group occasionally, please give your name to Jim as well. Hosting a group does not mean you will have to lead the discussion or the group.

Next Sunday the prize will be given for the League of Church Loyalty.

The treasurers of organisations need to hand their accounts for 2005 to Gillian Drennan as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 29th January.

We are planning a gift day on Sunday 5th February. Please prayerfully consider how much you can give to help the work of our congregation.
First Aid Classes: 6 places are still available for this course on the following Saturdays: 28th January, 4th and 11th February from 9.30-4.30. FREE—talk to Barbara if you are interested.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Crumbs 15th January 2006

The monthly Youth Fellowship led Praise Service has been moved to next Sunday 22nd January.

Re-mixers will start up again tomorrow Monday 16th January. Youth Fellowship will start up on Sunday 22nd January.

PWA will meet this Tuesday 17th January at 8pm for a Quiz Night with the men.

There will be Praise Group practice Wednesday 18th January at 7pm.

There is no Midweek this week. The next meeting will be Thursday 26th January at 8:30pm.

The Congregational Committee will meet on Thursday 26th January at 7pm.

Kirk Session has decided to re-establish home Bible study groups. If you would like to take part in a group, please contact Jim Coleman.

The treasurers of organisations need to hand their accounts for 2005 to Gillian Drennan as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 29th January.

We are planning a gift day on Sunday 5th February. Please prayerfully consider how much you can give to help the work of our congregation.

First Aid Classes: 6 places are still available for this course on the following Saturdays: 28th January, 4th and 11th February from 9.30-4.30. FREE—talk to Barbara if you are interested.