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News Sheet – January 2020

Sunday:         Give thanks for our Christmas Services and special events.

Monday:         Give thanks for the successful process of appointing additional staff and pray for the three as they start work with us over the course of the next month; Stephen Rankin – Youth Co-ordinator, Jude Smyth – Praise Co-ordinator and Helen Gault – Ministry Co-ordinator.

Tuesday:        Pray for the Staff Management Team (SMT) as they seek to manage the new staff and help them settle into work at Legacurry.

Wednesday:  Give thanks that Mike has graduated and is now Rev. Flight Lieutenant. After a well-earned break at Christmas, he will begin work as a Chaplain in his new station.

Thursday:      January to March are often lonely months for elderly members.  Pray for our older members and make a point of calling with them when you can

Friday:            Pray for the ongoing political circumstances of the UK, and Ireland and particularly Northern Ireland.  Pray that this year may lead to calmer and better times.

Saturday:       Remember all that will be going on in Legacurry, from the ongoing plans for Project Sunrise to Grief Share and all the usual ministry activities..

Project Sunrise Update– It’s hard to believe that four months have passed since we launched this mission trip. We’re so thankful for the over-whelming support we’ve already received from our church family for all aspects of this project. This month we announce our mission team and we’d love you to come along for a special ‘Soup for Sunrise’ lunch after morning worship on Sunday, 19th January. You’ll have the chance to meet the mission team and find out lots more about our plans. We’d also love you to keep Saturday 4th April free for another great night of music – more details and ticket information coming very soon. Thank you all for your generous support so far, it’s really appreciated. Together we are making life better for young children in South Africa.

GriefShareWednesday, 22nd January.  Griefshare is a scripture-based course for people who have lost a loved one. Using videos, discussion and a little home reading, the course is designed to help us journey from despair to joy. We plan to start a new course based at Spruce Meadows, Ravernet Road. If you have lost a loved one or know anyone who has, please consider coming along or inviting your friend to come. It is open to anyone of any faith or none. There isn’t a set fee for the course but a donation toward costs and materials would be appreciated. You can find out further details by phoning Desi Martin on 028 9263 8601 or speaking to Rev. Bobby Liddle.

First Aid Training– Saturday 18th January.
This will be a registered course, requiring a full day attendance. There are 12 places available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (apart from the small number who have already expressed an interest). There will be an expectation that participants would be willing to have their names included on the church’s list of First Aiders, serving the needs of the congregation when                     required. If you are interested in attending this course, please speak to Frazer McCammond

Praise Team EveningSat 25th January (7.30 p.m.)
We would love to see all current and aspiring members of our Praise team join us for a get together. This will be an important evening as we spend time worshipping, looking at what praise is and what that looks like in Legacurry. We’ll also be talking about our plans for the future. Please put this in your diary and speak to Jude Smyth if you need any more information.

Men’s Social Nights in January
On Tuesday 7th, there will a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol including the historical tour. The tour starts at 7.30 p.m. and we’ll be leaving the church car park at 7 p.m. sharp. The cost is £9 per person.
On Tuesday 21st there will be a social night at 8 p.m. in the Minor hall featuring multi-player Tetris and the board game Splendor. If you need any more information about either of these events, please speak to Martin Campbell on 07426 346265.

Home Groups – New Term
This term in Home Groups we will be looking at the very practical book of James which teaches us so much about following Christ in everyday life.
We invite and encourage every member of our church family to take part in a home group. If you would like to find out how you can do this, please have a word with Bobby or with Suzanne Reid.

Job Vacancy – Transform Burkina
Transform Burkina, the UK organisation we have partnered with to provide help to the people of Burkina Faso is advertising for a new Executive officer to carry out a fundraising and project management role on a part time basis. Details of the position may be found at this web address:https://www.christianjobs.co.uk/jobs/transform-burkina/1107
The closing date for applications is the 26th January 2020

An invitation has been extended from the PCI Nominations Panel to any communicant member who may wish to register their interest and willingness to serve on the Council for Social Witness and/or the Universities & Colleges Chaplaincy Committee (under the Council for Mission in Ireland). The survey is designed to enable the panel to match interests, skills and experience specifically to the work of the Council for Social Witness and/or the Universities & Colleges Chaplaincy Committee. Without any further obligation, the survey can be e-mailed to you by Rev. Liddle.

Available In The Vestibule
There are always lots of newsletters and information sheets available in the church vestibule or the foyer of the church hall.
Please feel free to take some away, read and then return them. New this month –

Blue Houses Winter Newsletter
Christmas Appeal Information
Scripture Union N. Ireland Appeal

Scripture Union N. Ireland – Schools’ Ministry Conference
For parents, teachers, governors, church leaders. Keynote Speaker – Mark Beattie, Principal of The Diamond Primary School, Ballymena.  Various seminars including – The changing face of the classroom; Raising a bright generation; Being a godly teacher; An inclusive God; Mission at the school gates. Saturday 1st February 2020 – 9.30am at Stranmillis College, Belfast £25. Lunch Provided.