Announcements Sunday 9th April 2017

Easter All age service next Sunday will be conducted by Mr Philip Leonard

United Easter Praise Service in Greenbank Hall on Easter Sunday at 7.30pm.

The format of the service is music focused with readings, poetry and epilogue led by members of the 4 congregations.  . Refreshments after the service.  Everyone very welcome.

In preparation for the service there will be a practice in Greenbank Hall tomorrow evening at 7.30pm for those who are interested in being part of the singing group.

Services of prayer for the sick

 This afternoon at 3.30pm in Ballykelly Church Hall.  Speaker: Mr Robert Alcorn

Thursday 13th April at 10.30am in Ebrington Church Hall: Speaker: Rev Mark Russell

Moderator’s East Africa Appeal

The Moderator, Rt. Rev. Dr. Frank Sellar, launched a church-wide special appeal to support the international relief effort in East Africa, following the worst drought to hit the region in over half a century. Parts of South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have suffered two seasons of prolonged dry spells and crop failures leaving a shocking 16 million people at risk of food shortages. The Church has released an initial £60,000 to be distributed to PCI’s partners, Christian Aid, Tearfund and the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan’s Relief and Development Agency (PRDA). All are already engaged in longer term sustainable development work in the affected regions, and all are now well-placed to direct additional efforts to the unfolding crisis. Despite this challenging situation, these agencies and the PRDA will ensure that contributions are used wisely in the provision of immediate relief of those struggling the most in East Africa

There will be a collection for this appeal today.  Please place your donation on the offering plate. Thank You

 Easter Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Fahan Presbyterian Church Hall on Wednesday 12th April 2017 from 11am-12.30pm. There is no charge for admission or tea. Box for donations at door.

United Good Friday Service in Malin Presbyterian Church at 8pm

Other Notices

 A Social, in aid of the Donegal to Galway Cancer Bus, will be held in the Hillhead Church Hall, on Friday 21st April.  Music by Eddie Gallagher – Tirconaill Country with dancing from 9.30pm to 1.00am.  Admission including supper is €6.00.  All welcome.

Good as New Shop:  It is planned to open the Good as new Shop (in the Diamond beside AIB Bank) on Monday 23rd April and to run it till the end of June.  This effort is a main fundraiser for the Church.  The shop will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am 5pm with morning session from 10-1.30pm and afternoon session from 1.30-5pm.  It has become more difficult in recent years to ensure that all the sessions are covered at the shop each week.  If you are unable to do a regular session-please consider providing cover for an occasional session or sharing a session with someone as this would be very helpful.  Donations of clothing and items to sell in the shop are also required.  Thank you.

Sunday Door Reading Collection
9th  April Jane   David C & Austin
16th April David   Easter all age service
23rd  April Gordon   Ruth & Sharon
30th  April Mary   David & Norman

Thank you to all the volunteers for your faithful service. If you are not available please arrange to swap with someone or contact the rota organiser

Announcements are posted on Church’s website each weekend.