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Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS –   4 DECEMBER 2016

 

A very warm welcome to all who join us on Sundy for worship in Loughaghery. Whether you are a member or a visitor, we hope you will feel very much at home with us.

 

Prayer Meeting - Wednesday 7:15 to 8:00pm in the Choir room. The main Church area will also be available for anyone who wishes to have their own private quiet time of Prayer and reflective meditation. Everyone and anyone is encouraged and welcome to come along especially if it's for the first time. Either in the choir room or in the main Church ,, " Let Us Pray ! " we need to

 

Gift Sunday will take place next Sunday for Belfast City Mission. If you wish to support this, gifts should be wrapped and girl or boy and an age marked on them.

 

The Ladies Fellowship December meeting will be a joint Christmas meeting with Cargycreevy on Wednesday 7th December at 8pm in Cargycreevy Church Hall. The speaker will be Claire Kelly - 'Passion Preserved' , followed by supper. The Cargycreevey Ladies always make us very welcome so please plan to join us for this special Christmas evening. Could anyone planning to attend, please give their name to Elaine Beattie today so that numbers can be confirmed with Cargycreevy.

 

CE party is on Friday night from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

 

Loughaghery Men. The Christmas outing to Cafe Rossi will be on Monday 12th December meeting at 7.45pm. All men of the congregation are most welcome. Please put your name on the list in the Welcome Area selecting your choice of main course. For further information contact John Harshaw 07841 466776

 

FLOWER ARRANGING Class will be held on Thursday 15th December at 7.30 in Welcome Area.

 

Christmas Coffee Morning for senior members of the congregation, their friends and neighbours will be held on Saturday 17 December 10.30 - 12.00 in the Welcome Area. There will be mince pies, shortbread and Christmas Carols. Transport can be arranged, if required, by contacting Marion on 07393295074.

 

The annual house to house collection for the Presbyterian Orphan Society will take place during the next few weeks. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.

 

PCI is producing a calendar similar style to the mission in Ireland calendar, priced at £4. It can be used as a desk or wall calendar. Please contact Hilary Gourley as final orders need placed today.

 

World Development Appeal envelopes and information leaflets are in your pews. The theme of this year's Appeal is Reclaiming HOPE. The Appeal continues to highlight the serious effects of climate change which is being felt in some of the world's poorest countries. One of the projects being highlighted is to support and give people in places like El Salvador a just and sustainable future. If you wish to contribute please return your gift in the envelopes over the next few weeks.

 

Freewill Offering Booklets FWO Booklets for 2017 are available on the desk in the porch. There is a note inside showing payments to the end of November. The advantage of recording your giving is that the Church, with your agreement, can claim gift aid if you pay income tax. This will be published in the Church Financial Report under your Name or Number Only if you prefer. If anyone wishes to start using these envelopes or if you wish to amend you entry in the Church Financial Report please contact Alan Jess or Geoffrey Beattie.

 

Members of the congregation are advised that Phoenix Gas will be carrying out work on the Magheraconluce Road (between Drumlough Rd and Cargygray Rd) from Monday 14th November lasting approx. 4 weeks. Diversions will be in place during this time.

 

Presbyterian Herald & Reach out magazines - After December the Reachout magazine will no longer be published, some of the items included in it will appear in the Presbyterian Herald. For anyone who purchases the Reachout Magazine only, and would like to be added to be added to the list for the Presbyterian Herald there is a sheet in the welcome area. The yearly subscription remains at £10

 

Mission Focus for November/December - Brazil. Please check the Mission Board for further details. Naomi Keefe serves with P.C.I., working with the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPB) in north-east Brazil, living in a deprived community in Olinda.

 

On Crèche today is C Hanna & H Moore

On Crèche next Sunday is M Stanfield & H Ferguson

 

Rev. Patterson can be contacted at the manse on 028 92 638977. For your information, Rev Patterson's day off is Monday.

Announcements should be in by Thursday night at 6pm. Email – pamela_gourley@hotmail.com or telephone 028 92682467.

 

Welcome to Loughaghery Presbyterian Church

Loughaghery Presbyterian Church has been in existence since 1750, and is situated on the outskirts of Anahilt village just 5 miles from Hillsborough and 5 miles from Ballynahinch. Our Church is made up of people of all ages, and we believe that we have something to offer everyone. 
We hope you enjoy reading about all that goes on in our Church, and if we can be of any further assistance please contact us and we will be glad to give whatever help we can.

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Special Announcements

Dear Church Member

As you may have read in the September edition of the Presbyterian Herald, in 2014 the General Assembly commissioned a publications review to assess the viability of the magazines produced by PCI. This review has now been completed and was presented to the General Council in March 2016. Based on the review, the Council agreed that ReachOut magazine will cease with the December2016/January2017 edition and that some of its content will filter into an updated and revised Presbyterian Herald, launching in February 2017.

To assist with planning content for the revised Presbyterian Herald, we are seeking feedback from current readers and non-readers. For this purpose surveys were printed in the September Herald and October/November ReachOut magazines for readers to fill out and send back. We would encourage as many as possible to respond.

To assist people to respond, the survey is also available online and we would be grateful if you could circulate the link below to as many subscribers in your congregation as possible.

https://www.presbyterianireland.org/Resources/Presbyterian-Herald/Herald-Reader-Survey.aspx

 

Sunday Services

Sunday Services at 11am
(Sunday Services July & August 10.30am)
Communion Sundays 10.30am
(1st Sunday January / 3rd Sunday May & 3rd Sunday October)
Midweek Bible Study
(1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday's; September - Easter)

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