Some dates for your diary:

Wednesday 1st May –  Bible Study at 7.00 pm in the McFerran Hall
Subject:  The Lord’s Prayer – this week ‘Give us today our daily bread’

Thursday 2nd May –     Choir Practice at 7.30 pm in the Church

Saturday 4th May –       Christian Aid Walk meet at Church at 10.30 am to walk on the lower path around the Sallagh Braes followed by lunch in the Lecture Hall.

Please note that, apologies, but no dogs will be  permitted.
Christian Aid Week 12th to 18th May – see note below

Sunday 5th May –         Communion Service with five new communicant members         being presented.

Thursday 9th May –      Congregational Committee at 7.30 pm in the Conference Room

Sunday 12th May –       PW Service with guest speaker Heidi England

Sunday 19th May –       Service to be conducted by Rev John Woodside

Sunday 26th May –       Big Band Sunday when we welcome some members of the Limavady Big Band who will betaking part. To be followed by light lunch in the Lecture Hall.  To help organise catering please sign up on sheet in vestibule.  All donations will go towards Church funds

Sunday School            Following a very useful meeting last Friday it is hoped that

Sunday School will be able to meet every Sunday.  A provisional rota has been drawn up and if you would like to help in any way please contact Andrew.  There’ll be a job for you to do which might not necessarily mean teaching!

FoodBank                  Continued contributions are greatly appreciated and current shortages are:
Long Life Juice – 1 litre cartons
Shampoo
Tinned potatoes/Smash
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned meat
Tinned fish
Cereal

Christian Aid Week     12th to 18th May – some information from Helen Stewart our Church Christian Aid Organiser

The focus for this year is Burundi which is a small country in East Africa.  It is one of the poorest countries in the world with 70% of the population affected by malnourishment and poverty.

We can help the people in Burundi change this desperate situation and bring hope to their children by funding training that enables a community to form a Village Saving and Loans Association(VSLA) that will support people to grown food, buy medicine and improve their living conditions.  This could be the first step in changing many lives, enabling families to afford to send their children to school and enriching their lives with new skills.

Christian Aid have set a challenge this year,encouraging people to complete their new virtual event – Take on 70k in May

This can be completed in many ways. 10 people could complete a 7k walk or 7 people a 10k hike. Or if you can gather 70 people, they could complete a 1k trot.  Or you could swim, cycle or do press-ups. Get your friends and family involved.  Make out sponsor sheets. There is also a caweek.ie/fundraising personal fundraising page on their new digital giving platform you can join.

Its up to you to decide what you could manage.Getting sponsors would be important or donations from the group of walkersinvolved.  All of which would benefit the fund.

Alternatively you can contribute by putting adonation into one of the Christian Aid envelopes which will be delivered duringChristian Aid Week. Envelopes will also be available in Church.

Thank you for helping and all your contributions,whatever they may be, they are appreciated.

G.B. Coffee Morning

Cairncastle Girls’ Brigade  hosted a coffee morning in the Church Hall on Saturday 6th April 2024 which raised over £1100!

Singing Group/Choir

Girls Brigade

Girls Brigade has finished until September

Sunday School

Sunday School will recommence on every Sunday of each month from September!!

If you feel you could help with the Sunday School please speak to Jenny.

Please pray for this vital aspect of our congregation’s life and witness.’

 

 

Charity Commission

The Church Charity Commission submission: