Sunday, February 27, 2005

Crumlin Road Service Rota

6th March:
Morning:

  • Beginnings (Mother's Day)
  • Preacher: Richard Houston
  • Reading: John 3:1-21 [pg 1065] by Mark Drennan
  • Children's Address

Evening:

  • God's Wrath
  • Preacher: Jack Drennan
  • Reading: Revelation 17 [page 1903]

13th March: Morning

John 3:22 Preacher Jack Drennan

Evening:

  • Babylon Revelation 18 [page 1904]
  • Preacher: Jack Drennan.

"20th March

Launch of Church, Community & Change organised by the steering committee CCC

Morning Cross Cultural Gospel- a short service of worship followed by coffee and then various activities to alunch the programme

Reading: Revelation 18: 1-24

25th March:

Special Service, Good Friday

27th March: Easter Sunday

Morning:

  • Foreigners
  • Preacher: Jack Drennan
  • Reading: John 4:1 - 26 [pg. 1067] by Maureen Grant

Evening:

  • Fall of Babylon
  • Preacher: Jack Drennan
  • Reading: Revelation 19:1 -10 [pg. 1905]

Creche Rota

March:

  • 6th: Elizabeth/Nyki
  • 13th: Maureen/Carole
  • 20th: Karen B/ Jamie
  • 27th: Heather/Matthew
April:

  • 3rd: May/Karen P
  • 10th: Clare P/Leanne
  • 17th: Kathryn/Melissa
  • 24th: Sian/Nyki

May

  • 1st: Keith/Carole
  • 8th: Debbie/Jamie
  • 15th: Lorraine/Matthew
  • 22nd: Elizabeth/Karen P
  • 29th: Maureen/Leanne

June

  • 5th: Karen B/Melissa

Prayer Shield

The church is holding the Prayer Shield, Thursday from 10.00 am - 11.00 am.

Crumbs for 27th February 2005

Good morning and welcome to our services. Rev Jack Drennan will speak this morning on John 2 v. 12-25 (page 1065) - "The New Temple" read by Freddie Ashe. And this evening on Revelation 16 (page 1901) - "Seven Angels and Plagues".
Fair Trade fortnight runs from 1 to 13th March and to mark this we are having tea/coffee and biscuits after this morning's service - please stay and try them.

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Women's World Day of Prayer
St. Matthew's Church Hall, Shankill Road
Friday 4th March 7.30
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BB Display
Friday 11th March 7.00
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St. Patrick's Day Dinner
A three-course meal by an outside catering firm and entertainment as well!
Thursday 17th March at 7.00 pm
Cost: Adults £7 and Children £2.50
Please speak to Maureen Grant for tickets
Tickets are limited - on a first come first served basis.
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PWA Trip
Saturday 21st May
Price: £16
includes Lunch and High Tea

There will be a short Committee Meeting on Thursday 10th March at 9.00 pm- after the mid-week to discuss the ceiling of the upstairs hall.

The Belfast Battalion of the Boy's Brigade
Presents
The Anchor Show 2005
Saturday 5th March 7.30
Ulster Hall
Including a special performance by
the pupils of Antrim Grammar School,
Pipes and Drums of the Boy's Brigade,
Scottish Country Dancing,
and lots more!

Church, Community and Change!
The launch of the programme is set for Sunday 20th March, as part of the morning service.

Church, Community and Change will raise some of the implications of engaging with the local community and give our congregation an opportunity to think about and express their feelings about getting more involved with the community.

Depending on the response, our church will either begin to listen to the community and identify needs or begin to address some of the issues raised.
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The Vine Centre is starting a new series of courses and there are a few places left on some of them.
  • Web design (using Dreamweaver) Mondays and Thursdays from 6.00 - 9.00 pm, 28th February until 11th April.
  • Living with Teenagers, Tuesdays from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

Contact Liza Osborne on 9035 1020 for details or to book a place.

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Sermons Available on http://crumlinroadsermonpage.blogspot.com/

Got info for Crumbs?

Tell Barbara (9022 8386 or barbaramcilwrath@hotmail.com)

or Keith (90729650 or keith@nimed.co.uk)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Crumbs for 13th of February

The Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers will take part in next Sunday morning's service to celebrate Thinking Day.

Church, Community and Change

The launch of the programme has been set for Sunday 20th March, as part of the morning service. Church, Community and Change will raise some of the implications of engaging with the local community and give our people an opportunity to think about and express their feelings about getting more involved with the community. Depending on how the congregation respon to this, our church will either begin to listen to the community and identify needs or begin to address some of the issues raised.

Note:
Please mark the amount on your envelope as the sides can split and the money fall out.

Child Protection:
PCI has launched new Child Protection Guidelines, called 'Gaking Care' for all congregations - all leaders will have access to a set of these. Alongside this we are leased to announce that Kathryn Wonnacott has agreed to be the Designated Officer for our congregation. This means that Kathryn is a contact person for anyone who has concerns about a child who attends any organisation. All leaders are now required to undergo a PECS check and forms will be given out soon.

MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY
By the time Gordon Brown met his counterparts from the G7 countries, over 20,000 of people had emailed to ask him to lay the foundations for an historic deal on trade, debt and aid.

Key Outcomes
On Debt: They agreed that big institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund should be ready to write off up to 100% of the poorest countries; debts. We must ensure any deal covers all the poorest countries and doesn't raid aid budgets or come with harmful strings attached.
On Aid: The Finance ministers did, for the first time, agree that aid will need to be massively increased and made more effective. However they made no definite commitments to provide the cash needed to eradicate poverty.
On Trade: Finance ministers said they want progress in the current world trade talkes to help poverty reduction and benefit developing countries. Yet the UK and other G7 countries are pushing poor countries to open up their markets to unfair trade. Trade justice means allowing poor countreis to decide the trade policies which will help them end poverty and protect the environment.
Please continue to pray and do what you can to keep the pressure up.


The Beflast Battalion of the Boy's Brigade
Presents
The Anchor Show 2005
Saturday 5th March 7.30
Ulster Hall
Including a sepcial performance by
the pupils of Antrim Grammar School,
Pipes and Drums of the Boy's Brigade,
Scottish Country Dancing,
and lots more!

Got info for Crumbs?
Tell Barbara (9022 8368 or barbaramcilwrath@hotmail.com)
or Keith (90729650 or keith@nimed.co.uk)

Monday, February 07, 2005

Crumbs for 6th February

The PWA will meet Tuesday the 8th at 8.00 pm, Breezemount Farm.

Church Committee Meeting this Thursday, 8.30 pm after the mid-week meeting, 7.30 - 8.30 pm.

Child Protection
PCI has launched new Child Protection Guidelines, called "Taking Care" for all congregations - all leaders will have access to a set of these. Alongside this we are pleased to announce that Kathryn Wonnacott has agreed to be the Designated Officer for our congregation. This means that Kathryn is a contact person for anyone who has concerns about a child who attends any organisation. All leaders are now required to undergo a PECS check and forms will be given out soon.

There will be a special time of prayer in the VINE Centre this Wednesday 9th February from 2.00 to 3.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

The Belfast Battalion of the Boy's Brigade Presents:
The Anchor Show 2005
Saturday 5th March 7.30
Ulster Hall
Including a special performance by
the pupils of Antrim Grammar School,
Pipes and Drums of the Boy's Brigade,
Scottish Country Dancing,
and lots more.

There are still organisations who have not submitted statements for this year's Annual report. Please give them to Jack as soon as possible.

Church Community and Change

The co-ordinating group met again on Wednesday evening to plan the launch of the programme, set for Sunday 20th March, as part of the morning service.


Church, Community and Change will raise some of the implications of engaging with the local community and give our people an opportunity to think about and express their feelings about getting more involved with the community.


The co-ordinating Committee consists of people that are representative of various aspects of the life of the church.

May Cahoon Jim Coleman Jack Drennan

Lowry Grant Ricky Houston Keith Johnston

Prayer Diary for this week:

Monday: Please pray for the Church, Community and Change co-ordinating group as they plan to launch this programme in the congregation. Pray everyone connected to the church will feel led by God to be involved in looking at how our church can be effective in the surrounding community.

Tuesday: Please remember the work of the Child Evangelism Fellowship. They have undertaken the task of delivering copies of ‘The Wonder book’ through every door in the Province. Pray God will bless this initiative and CEF’s wider work.

Wednesday: Remember Rachel and all the situations she finds herself in. Pray for wisdom and discernment in dealing with new colleagues, friends and when interacting with her neighbours. Continue to pray for her safety and for God’s guidance in all she does.

Thursday: Many members of our congregation have been bereaved recently. Please pray for God’s presence as they go through the grieving process and that they will experience his comfort. Pray especially for those who have lost their life partner, that they may feel an awareness of God’s plan for their lives at the most difficult time.

Friday: Please pray for those in our congregation who are young in faith. Pray for the situations they find themselves in, especially at school. Please pray that we, as a congregation may show love and respect to them and give them encouragement.

Saturday: Give thanks for all those involved in the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY campaign, which brings together 200 charities, campaigns, trade unions, faith groups and celebrities who believe that 2005 offers an unprecedented opportunity for global change. Unfair trade rules mean drug prices are set too high for poor communities to afford them. Debt repayments mean poor countries can’t build up their health systems. Pray that governments will listen and that debts will be wiped out.

Sunday: Please pray for our province at this time of great uncertainty and ask that God will grant wisdom to those in positions of leadership. Pray that people will be more careful in what they say, as rash words cannot be recalled.