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News Sheet -November 2018

Prayer Points for November

Sunday:            November’s services include the Report of the Presbytery Consultation, Remembrance, Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Enrolments – as well as beginning a new series on Habakkuk and Revival and our monthly Praise Service with Rev Nathan Duddy.  Pray for God’s blessing on these services.

Monday:          Mental health issues as a result of conflict in the Armed Forces and in society in general have been increasing. Pray that people may find the help they need and find grace and healing in Jesus Christ.

Tuesday:         Pray for protection, provision, peace and practical help for Brian and Maria Liggett and the boys in Kwanzimakwe, South Africa.

Wednesday:    Pray for all sections of the Girls’ Brigade with their leaders.  Pray that the girls will all come to seek, serve and follow Christ.

Thursday:        Pray that the Thursday Morning Fellowship and 2nd Thursday Club will enable those who attend to draw close to Christ Jesus and know His grace in their lives.

Friday:             Pray for all sections of the Boys’ Brigade with their leaders.  Pray that the boys will come to faith in Christ and grow into a true Christian manliness.

Saturday:        Plans are ongoing for the Senior Members’ Party and Christmas Tree Community event as well as the Advent season.  Pray ahead to these and for the elders as they seek to visit districts amidst very busy schedules.

Church Weekend Away – 2019
Here’s a date for your diary – we’re planning to head back to Castlewellan Castle (DV) for our second ever ‘Church Weekend Away’ on the 20th – 22nd September 2019. Watch this space, we’ll have more details very soon.

Senior Members’ Christmas Lunch – 8th December
Our increasingly popular Senior Members’ Christmas Lunch will be held this year on Saturday, 8th December. We’ve a fabulous afternoon of food, fellowship and entertainment planned – so look out for your invitation and more details in the next couple of weeks. If you would be available to help out at this event, please have a word with Alex Johnston (07922 495555)

Legacurry Christmas Tree Event – 6th December
This year we’ll again be working with our friends at Riverdale Primary to host the switch-on of the community Christmas tree. We’ll have more details about this event next month, but really need lots of volunteers from our church family to make this a great, safe night. If you would like to help, please speak to Roy Patterson or Gary McCracken.

An Evening with Lynda Bryans – 13th November
Drumbo Presbyterian P.W. have invited the women in our congregation to attend their Visitors night on Tuesday 13th November at 8pm. Their guest speaker is Lynda Bryans who will share her story and experiences with depression. They would appreciate an indication of numbers who plan to attend by Saturday 3rd November so if you are interested please speak to anyone on the committee of Everywoman or contact Marie on 07955 35545

Presbyterian Women – 8th November
PW Link meeting will be held on Thursday 8th November in Hillsborough Church Hall at 7:30pm.  At this meeting a group of PW ladies from Railway Street congregation will give a presentation on their recent visit to our mission workers in Mantova, Italy.
This is an open evening, so all ladies are welcome.

Home Groups
Home Groups are an essential part of our Church life at Legacurry, as we seek to Act on God’s Word. They are designed to help us grow in our knowledge of God and in fellowship with one another. Groups meet fortnightly in Annahilt, Legacurry and Lisburn. As we set out on a new term, everyone should actively seek to be part of a Home Group that will help them grow spiritually.  Try it for a few weeks and see.  Speak to Rev. Liddle or Richard & Suzanne Reid who will seek to match you up with an appropriate group. Groups start again on Thursday 20th September.

Youth Home Groups
We also have three Youth Home Groups – Early Teenage girls (Chloe McCoosh & Miriam Dickison), Early Teenage Boys (Alan Cowan) and Late Teens / Early Twenties (Kathryn & Stephen Kerr). Groups meet on alternate Monday evenings. For more information, chat to the leaders listed above.

Let’s Pray
Following a review by the General Council, from the end of August, a new initiative will replace the Prayer for Today, Prayerline and Prayer Focus emails and put all the central prayer items for PCI in one place. Called Let’s Pray, it will be emailed weekly to ministers with responsibility for congregations, and all other people who request it. Let’s Pray will continue to feature prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church. It will be printable and therefore can be used for Sunday worship, prayer meetings and small groups.

PCI Nominations’ Panel
The General Assembly’s Nominations Committee is seeking to identify suitable people to serve on the various councils and committees. You may have a positive contribution to make in one or more areas. Please have a look at the online invitation and survey, or ask Rev Liddle or Mike for a printed copy if you don’t have internet access. It will show you the wide range of areas in which you might serve, and if you find anything of interest then please indicate that and complete the survey. Apart from the Linkage Commission (which is ministers and elders only), all the positions are open to ministers, elders and communicant members of the church). Completing the survey will not oblige you to serve. What will happen is that the Nominations Committee will look at the vacancies in the councils and committees prior to the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 General Assemblies. If there is a position which fits with the information you provided, they will invite you to serve – you will be entirely free to decline at that point. If you agree to serve, then you will be nominated to the relevant General Assembly for a four-year term, renewable for another four years. But again, you are free to step back at any time. We all know our circumstances can change.   The link to the Survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NomCom1808

If you use the printed version, send the completed version to:
The Deputy Clerk, Assembly Buildings, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, BELFAST, BT1 3SG.       Do give this prayerful consideration.

Available In The Vestibule
There are lots of newsletters and information sheets available in the foyer of the church hall –  please feel free to take some away, read and then return them. This month they include:

  • -The Good Book Co. Booklet – Christmas books, cards, gifts
  • -Wycliffe Bible Translators Autumn 2018 Magazine
  • -Back Pages – Christians in Sport Autumn Magazine and prayer news
  • -CARE – Christian Action, Research & Education Annual Review
  • -Christian Unions Ireland – Oct-Dec. Prayer News

Legacurry CD Ministry
Each week we record our morning service and this is then distributed on CD to those who can’t regularly make it to church. If you would like to find out more about this ministry, have a chat with Ann Gray.

Legacurry Registered Charity Number:
As Legacurry is now a registered charity, we are required to display our registered charity number on all our correspondence. Could the leaders of all groups and organisations please ensure that the following words appear (as a footer) on all material.
Registered Charity in Northern Ireland (NIC105293)

@ Legacurry
You can now sign up for our new monthly newsletter to be delivered by email, allowing you to read it on your computer, tablet or smart phone. See our website for more details. www.legacurry.church If you are a leader in one of our groups or organisations, why not use this service to tell the rest of the church family what’s happening in your ministry. See Alex Johnston for more details.

News Sheet Announcements
Monthly news sheets are printed on the Friday before the last Sunday of each month. If you would like to contribute an item, please make sure it’s sent to Alex Johnston by Wednesday of that week. E-Mail: alexjohnston01@btinternet.com or communications@legacurry.church