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News Sheet – February 2019

Prayer Points for February

Sunday:          Pray for the 12 people of varying ages going through                           the Communicants class that they will benefit from it and grow in their faith.

Monday:          Remember the Table Tennis Club, Helping Hands Group, Kirk Session & Committee meeting each month on Monday evenings. Pray also for the Kirk Session and Committee of First Dromore that meet on Tuesday evenings.

Tuesday:         Pray for the growth of the Bowls’ Club and those who really value the friendship it provides.

Wednesday:   Time is getting very tight for some kind of deal to be reached with regard to Brexit.  Continue to pray for some kind of breakthrough. Pray also that the significant efforts may be made by both DUP and Sinn Fein to get the Stormont Executive working again.

Thursday:       Remember the First Dromore vacancy.  Pray that God will bring forward the right candidate for the church and that the new elders elected will be given grace for the task.

 Friday:            Pray for the Blue Houses in Ballysillan as they deal weekly with vulnerable young people.  Pray that many will find the hope, love and acceptance only Jesus can give them.

Saturday:        The next Moderator of the General Assembly will be elected on Tuesday 5thFebruary.  Pray for the person chosen that they may be given wisdom especially in the early media interviews

A warm welcome to Tom Finnegan who will be joining us at Legacurry for January and February. Tom is an applicant for the PCI ministry and has to complete a placement at another church before the final selection process later in the Spring. Tom works as the Training Officer for PCI in the Council for Congregational Life and Witness and currently worships at Sloan Street Presbyterian Church.

Praise Team Meeting Thursday 31stJanuary at 8 p.m.
The whole praise team — leaders, singers and musicians – are invited to get together with the worship sub-group of Kirk Session in the church hall. We’re keen to affirm the important role that our praise team ‘plays’ in the life our church with an evening of fellowship, prayer, tea and coffee.  It would be great to have as many people as possible there.

Men’s Social – Race Night Saturday 9thFebruary from 8 p.m.
You’re invited to an evening of virtual racing – playing an 8 player, X-Box rally game complete with steering wheels. Anyone over 18 welcome and you don’t need any previous gaming experience.

2nd Thursday Club is hosting its 10th annual Soup Lunch on 14 Feb. at 1.00 pm. In Minor Hall. Whether you are a regular attender or not – everyone is welcome. All donations this year will go to support the work of Street Pastors in Belfast. If you are unable to attend the lunch, our afternoon program will begin at 2.15 pm when our speaker will be Noel Hamilton. Noel and his wife Eileen are planning to return to Japan very soon. To facilitate catering it would be helpful if you would please sign the list in vestibule or speak to Ruth Henry or Ruth Montgomery.

Youth Assembly 2019 & Youth Weekend
The PCI Youth Assembly takes place on Saturday 9thFebruary at Assemble Buildings where the subject will be ‘The Anatomy  Of The Church – Many Parts, One Body’. We hope to send a group along so please talk to Miriam Dickison if you are interested. Looking further ahead, there’s a Youth Weekend planned for 22nd-24thMarch – more details about that shortly!

Mission Points For Prayer
Last month, our friends Wilson and Irene McMahon from OMF, spoke to us about their work. Their full prayer letter is in the vestibule but please remember them in your prayers as they head back to the Philippines to begin teaching in Koinonia Theological Seminary. Pray that the on-going staffing and accommodation issues at the campus will be resolved and that the McMahon’s will quickly settle back into life overseas.

Pastoral Care Training Event – Christ Centred Care
Enhance the level of care you can provide in your congregations through taking part in this event.  Listen to inspirational biblical teaching on pastoral care and participate in practical learning experiences on the big issues of pastoral care.
Where: Maze Presbyterian Church
When: Saturday 9th March 2019, 9:30am to 1pm
Who for: Ruling Elders, Pastoral Care Team Members and anyone else involved in congregational pastoral care.   This event is free and is organised by the Pastoral Care Committee of the Council for Congregational Life and Witness.   Pre-registration is required.
Please inform Rev Liddle, Mike McCormick or John Ferguson asap if you wish to attend.

Moderator’s Call For Prayer
The Moderator has called for a special time of prayer during the month of February and our plans for this will be confirmed shortly.

Available In The Vestibule
There are lots of other 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 –

  • Scripture Union Summer Camps & Mission Teams information.

(NB. Scripture Union also run a sponsor a child scheme)

  • WoW – World at Work – Bible Society for N.I. Spring Magazine
  • Asia’s Billions and other OMF information.
  • Banner of Truth Minister’s and Youth conferences
  • The Leprosy Mission – Appeal for Nepal
  • TEAR Times and Tearfund Prayer Diary
  • Evangelical Alliance Magazine
  • The Christian Institute News Letter
  • The Boys’ Brigade – Belfast Battalion Newsletter
  • Christian Unions Ireland – Jan-Mar 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
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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