Sunday, May 22, 2005

Crumbs for 22nd May 2005

This morning we will be looking at voting for a new Congregational Committee. Please consider your decisions prayerfully.

The Mid-week meeting continues on Thursday at 7.30, looking at issues raised at the Church, Community and Change launch. Everyone welcome - if you need a lift please speak to the minister or any of the elders.

Next Sunday is Children's Day so the Sunday School will lead the service to support the children and young people.

Golf Event - Thursday 9th June
Don't worry if you don't know an albatross from a mache niblick. Partner up with someone who knows how to play and then have a lovely meal in Barnaby's. Cost: £24
A £5 deposit is needed by next week to Stephen Cahoon

PWA Trip
The ladies of the PWA and friends enjoyed a levely trip yesterday. Thanks to all who helped organise this, especially to Pat Kennedy, incoming President.

Congratulations to Lorraine and Elizabeth Kidd who received their 20 years long Service Award in Guiding. The High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor David Brown, presented them with this at the City Hall. Well done and may they continue to serve.

Car Boot Sale - Dunnes Stores Car Park
Saturday 28th May
Cars from 9pm open until 12 noon
Please come along and support all the unites of West Belfast as they raise funds for the Go Guides Appeal.

Come along and buy something, or bring a car and set up a stall - this costs £5 and is a good way of getting paid for all the stuff you don't want.
Please take a few leaflets and pass them around.

Landlubbers!!
Monday 1st to Friday 5th August
Landlubbers are pirates searching for hidden treasure on a desert island. They discover the greatest treasure of all: knowing Jesus. Landlubbers introduces children to Jesus and invites them to become his followers.
During the summer we will have a team of 12 to 15 American visitors staying with us. They will be doing a street clean-up in the local area, some practical work in the church, leading a Fun Day and helping with our week of Outreach to the children and young people of the area.
The Outreach week will run as it usually does, with the team gathering for prayer and bible study, lunch, the afternoon session for 5-10 year olds, dinner, then the evening session for 10-14 year olds. If you usually help in any way this is even more necessary. Please let Barbara or Jack know if you are willing to help with the Outreach or with helping cook food for the team.

Creche Rota:
May 22nd: Elizabeth and Karen P
29th - Maureen/ Leanne
June 5th - Karen B/Melissa

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Crumbs for 15th May 2005

The Moderator will give an update on the Tsunami disaster this Thursday evening in Church House. We will be attending this as part of our Mid-week worship and will need to leave the church around 6.45. There are lifts available for everyone. Please attend so your prayers etc can continue to be focussed.

On Saturday 28th of May some volunteer labour is needed to remove a damaged wall at the manse and replace it with a wooden fence. More details later.

The voting list for a new congregational committee is up on display to fulfill the requirements under then Presbyterian code. Voting will take places next week. Please consider your decisions prayerfully.

Church reports avaliable for Elders & Committee members for distribution.

There will be a Golfing Day out on June 9th during the daytime. The cost is £24. Come even if you do not know how to play! More details later.

PWA Trip
Saturday 21st May
Price: £16
including lunch and high tea.
The bus leaves the church at 10 am sharp. We got to Larne and spend a short time there for shopping, then on to Raloo Presbyterian Church for lunch.
After lunch we go to Ballycastle and spend some time there, then to Articlave Presbyterian Church for High Tea.

After tea we head home and hope to be back at Crumlin Road at approximately 8 pm.
Pat Kennedy, P.W.A. President

West Belfast Guides Car Boot Sale!!
Saturday 28th May 2005
Dunnes Stores Car Park, crumlin Rd.
10 to 12 noon, Cars from 9 am

Sunday School Trip
Between 60 and 70 Children, parents and helpers joined together yesterday to go to the Presbyterian Fun Day at the Folk and Transport Museum. The weather was lovely and a good time was had by all. Thanks to all who support the Sunday School, without your help we would not be able to do as much.



Landlubbers!!
Monday 1st to Friday 5th August
Landlubbers are pirates searching for hidden treasure on a desert island. They discover the greatest treasure of all: knowing Jesus. Landlubbers introduces children to Jesus and invites them to become his followers.
During the summer we will have a team of 12 to 15 American visitors staying with us. They will be doing a street clean-up in the local area, some practical work in the church, leading a Fun Day and halping with our week of Outreach to the children and young people of the area.
The Outreach week will run as it usually does, with the team gathering for prayer and bible study, lunch, the afternoon session for 5-10 year olds, dinner, then the evening session for 10-14 year olds. If you usually help in any way this is even more necessary. Please let Barbara or Jack know if you are willing to help with the Outreach or with helping cook food for the team.

Global Day of Prayer
This Sunday 15th May, Pentecost Sunday, an historic and unprecedented prayer event is being held between 3.00 pm and 5.30 pm in the grounds of the Stormont Estate in Belfast, as part of the first Global Day of Prayer. The event will include praise and prayers for our nation and for the world. This initiative, originating in South Africa, has grown rapidly over three years to the point where on a Sunday in May in 2004 an estimated 22 million people gathered n over 50 African nations for a simultaneous act of prayer for their nations and their continent. This year it is hoped to encompass the globe. The event is being organised in Ireland by Transformations Ireland, a group of church leaders froma variety of traditions who have been prayeing and working together to promote prayer and unity in the Church in this island.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Crumbs for 8th May 2005

The Mid-week meeting continues on Thursday evening at 7.30, looking at addressing some of the issues raised at the Church, Community and Change launch. Everyone is welcome - if you need a lift please speak to the minister or any of the elders.

A reminder that on the last Saturday of the month we will need some volunteer labour to remove part of the damaged wall at the manse and replace it with a wooden fence.

The voting list is up on display and the compliance procedure will be read out from the code during the service. Please consider your decisions prayerfully.


PWA Trip
Saturday 21st May
Price £16
Including high tea and Lunch
The bus leaves the church at 10 am sharp. We go to Larne and spend a short time there for shopping, then on to Raloo Presbyterian Church for lunch.

After Lunch we go to Ballycastle and spend some time there, then to Articlave Presbyterian Church for High Tea.
After tea we head home and hope to be back at Crumlin Road at approximately 8.oo pm
Pat Kennedy, P.W.A. President

Landlubbers!!
Monday 1st to Friday 5th August
Landlubbers are pirates searching for hidden treasure on a desert island. They discover the greatest treasure of all: knowing Jesus. Landlubbers introduces children to Jesus and invites them to become his followers.

During the summer we will have a team of 12 to 15 American visitors staying with us. They will be doing a street clean-up in the local area, some practical work in the church, leading a Fun Day and halping with our week of Outreach to the children and young people of the area.

The Outreach week will run as it usually does, with the team gathering for prayer and bible study, lunch, the afternoon session for 5-10 year olds, dinner, then the evening session for 10-14 year olds. If you usually help in any way this is even more necessary. Please let Barbara or Jack know if you are willing to help with the Outreach or with helping cook food for the team.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Crumbs for 1st May 2005

A church committee meeting will be held on Monday, 9th May at 7.30 pm.

There are two seats left for the PWA trip. Speak to Evelyn asap if you want them. Details below.

Church, Community and Change:
During the launch of Church, Community and Change, the congregation were asked how we felt about engaging with the community. Many of the responses were positive but a there were a number of issues raised. Over the next 7 weeks those issues will be addressed at workshops on Thursday evening, 7.30 pm in the downstairs hall. As many people as possible are invited to come along to listen to the issues and discuss them.This week the meeting will take the form of a Bible study and discussion. If anyone needs a lift please speak to the minister or any of the elders.
This week's topic: But Why? which will examine motivations.

PWA Trip
Saturday 21st May
Price £16
including lunch and high tea
to be paid by the end of April

There is no longer a box for stamps in the vestibule.
Margaret Bill is still collecting them so if you have some please give them straight to her.

Our mid-week meeting is on Thursday at 7.30.
Why not come along for a time of prayer and Bible study? If you need a lift please let someone know and we can arrange to pick you up.

If you know of any member of the congregation who is admitted to hospital please contact the Minister (90715256) or any of the elders. Many people rely on the hospital to notify ministers but this does not always happen and we do not want anyone to be overlooked. Hospital visitation always takes priority and it would be helpful to be informed as soon as possible of those being admitted.

Young Adults Social Event
Saturday 7th May
Lazer-Quest/ Dondonald Ice Bowl
Food Afterwards
Meet at the Church at 6.10 pm
to travel to O-Zone.
More Info: Contact Ricky


Holiday Bible Club - Change of Date!
Starts Monday 1st August
4 to 10 years from 2 - 4 pm
10 to 14 years from 7.30 - 9.30 pm

Landlubbers are pirates searching for hidden treasure on a desert island. They discover the greatest treasure of all: knowing Jesus. that's what the apostle Paul discovered and shared with Jesus' followers in Philippi. Landlubbers is a flexible, energetic programme which introduces children to Jesus and invites them to become his followers, whether they are part of a church community or not. If you want to 'captain' your own ship, lead some sea shanties, give out rations and search for treasure please speak to Barbara. Meetings begin the first week in June.

Special Prayer request:
Please pray for a number of children whose parents have recently separated. Pray that these children will not suffer because of the break odwn in the family and pray for the healing of relationships.

Sermons available on:http://www.jackdrennan.blogspot.com/