8th March 2020

8th March 2020

Newtownbreda (St. John’s) Presbyterian Church

Announcements: 8th March, 2020

Welcome to everyone, especially any visitors with us this morning.

There will be a Traidcraft Stall selling Fairly-Traded Goods in the Foyer after morning service.

7.00pm – Presbytery Rally in Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church. Speaker: Rev Dr William Henry.


Monday PW 7.45pm We are hoping to have Dr Marion 9th March Gibson – ‘That Disastrous Woman’ – her own words!!! Marion will be sharing with us her work among individuals and communities following major disasters at home and all over the world. All are welcome to come along to hear this most interesting lady.

Tuesday 7.30pm Home Group meets in George and Dorothy Ditty’s 10th March home. We are discussing a Psalm each evening.

Wednesday Lunch Club meets at 12.15pm in Megaw Room. 11th March Come along, meet new friends or renew friendships while enjoying a delicious meal.

7.30pm Homegroup at 93 Greer Park Avenue. All very welcome.

Thursday 10.30am – 12 noon. Thursday Morning Bible Study:

12th March in the Megaw Room. ’Humility & Friendship’ Bible Study notes can be found in the Foyer.

25th March – Charity & Words

8th April – Money & Reconciliation


A reminder that if you know of anyone in hospital could you please let Rev Anne know as the information does not always come through from the Chaplains.

Food donations: requests this week- Aptimil baby milk (not other brands); tinned potatoes; deodorant; washing powder/liquid/tabs.

Sunday Our Girl Guides are planting trees on Sunday afternoon, 15th March at Lorne, the Girl Guide Centre near Holywood to
celebrate their 100th birthday.

If any past-members, friends or supporters would like to come along to take part, please give your name and contact details to Ken Orr of the eco-committee after this service. There is also a poster in the Halls Foyer with contact information to register for the event.

Tuesday 7.00pm Finance Sub-Committee in the Church Office.

17th March 7.45pm Congregational Committee in the Megaw Room.

Thursday Koinonia 10.30am Our speaker will be our very own 19th March Donald Milliken, who will look back over his long career in
the RUC and recall some highlights, in his own inimitable style.

Saturday 7.30pm Instruments and Voices 2: Saintfield Road

21st March Presbyterian Church invites you to an evening of varied music. Those taking part include Tanya Houghton (harpist with the Ulster Orchestra) and three members of the Myles family (Tom: clarinet; Jack: trombone; Isabelle: clarinet). Tom was a finalist in last year’s BBC Young Musician of the Year and a soloist at Proms in the Park, September 2019. The Big Band from Regent House School will be playing and the SRPC Joyful Singers will be singing. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, but donations (suggested £10) may be made towards the Church Restoration Fund.


Tuesday 31st March at 7.30 p.m.

Music in St. John's

A Concert with The Belfast Phoenix Choir

Conductor: Mark McGrath

This event is in memory of Edith Callaghan, a much loved member of both the Phoenix and St John's Newtownbreda choirs.

Entrance by Donation (suggested £10)


You will have read in the Christmas Chronicle that major works are needed to bring our church kitchen up to standard. The kitchen is used daily – we are sure you have all enjoyed morning coffee, afternoon tea, lunches and evening meals prepared in it. To help in a small way towards funding the works, your Catering Committee are planning an auction of goods and talents on FRIDAY 1ST MAY – PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.

This is how you can help us:

1) While you are spring cleaning, please gather preloved items which would be suitable for auction. If you would help moving your items, please contact Scott Guiler, Janet Robinson or Marjorie Guiler who will gladly organise collection.

2) Consider whether you could offer a talent – in Newtownbreda we have all been blessed with many talents. These could include activities such as baby-sitting, organising children’s parties, baking, providing meals, gardening, offering your holiday home for a weekend or perhaps you know a local business/restaurant who would be willing to offer a voucher?

There is a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard in the Foyer – check what others have already offered if you need ideas and please add your name and talent. If you have any queries please speak to any member of the Catering Committee.

3) Put the date in your diary, tell your friends and support your church by coming on Friday 1st May.

Thank you, the Catering Committee

Koinonia Annual Outing – Advance Notice

This will be on Thursday 21 May via the Antrim Coast Road to Glenarm Castle and will include a tour of the beautiful Castle and Walled Garden and lunch. Please contact Irene Younge or any member of the Committee to reserve a place. Cost £30.
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