ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH ATTENDANCE – We are open up for worship with all the necessary precautions and restrictions still in place. If you would like to attend the worship service, please call the office to leave your name and telephone number or email us at regent.st@btconnect.com We continue to livestream our services each Sunday morning.

JANUARY

FIRST FRIENDS (Mums and tots group) – We are pleased to be re-opening on Friday 14 January 2022 from 10.30 am to 12 noon. Members will be restricted initially to 15 families and we are asking you to contact the church office by tel: 91822416 or email: regent.st@btconnect.com to register your attendance.                                                    Safety Rules:                                                                                                                     Enter and leave by rear door.

Masks to be worn when entering and moving around the hall.

Hand sanitizers will be available at entrance and in other areas in the hall.

Fire exit at the rear of the hall will remain open with wooden dividers across for children’s safety.

A limited number of toys will be put out and these will be sanitized after use.

Mothers of babies can bring their own toys.

Individual craft packs will be provided, and children will be spaced out at tables.

Individual snacks will be provided for children.

Adult refreshments will be served at tables where social distancing will be observed.

Sunday 16: PRAYER GATHERING – Meets this morning in the Scrabo Room from 10.30 am to 10.50 am. Everyone welcome.

MORNING WORSHIP –  led by Rev Denis Campbell at 11.00 am

SUNDAY SCHOOL – Continues this morning.

QUEST (Bible Class) – Continues this morning.

TREASURERS OF ORGANISATIONS – please have your 2021 accounts with Jack on or before Sunday 16 January.

2021 CONTRIBUTIONS – The cut-off date for all 2021 contributions was Sunday 2 January 2022. Anything received after this date will be recorded in the 2022 Accounts.

WORLD DEVELOPMENT APPEAL 2021 – A total of £1398.75 (inc Gift aid) was collected for this appeal. Thank you to all who contributed.

Monday 17: PRAYER SPACE – We meet today from 12.30 pm to 1 pm in the Scrabo Room. If you are free, we would encourage you to come along to pray for our church, community, country and the wider world.

Tuesday 25: SMALL GROUPS – meet in the Scrabo Room this morning from 10.30 am to 12 noon. This is open to everyone, so please consider coming along to study God’s word together. 

FOOD BANK – Thank you to all who have donated a variety of food stuffs for our local food bank. The next collection will be on Tuesday 25 January from 11 a.m. – 12 noon in the Church car park.

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: DEMENTIA INFORMATION PROGRAMME – Free programme for carers, family and friends of people living with dementia or anyone who has questions about dementia. Join us on Zoom for a 4 week programme on Wednesdays at 2 pm.

26 January – What is Dementia, Lynda Williams                         

2 February – Power of attorney, legal and financial planning, David Wilson

9 February – What is a Dementia friendly community, Julie Morton

16 February – Playlist for life, Hannah Lockhart

To register to attend, please contact Lynda Williams at lynda.williams@alzheimers.org.uk or call 07484089628.

FEBRUARY

NEWTOWNARDS HEARING AID USER SUPPORT SERVICE – Our next session is in Regent Street Presbyterian Church on Monday 7 February from 10 am to 12 noon. This is a socially distanced drop off and pick up service. Hearing aids must be placed in a labelled envelope with name and contact details. They will be collected at the rear entrance of the church and brought inside for maintenance. Users can wait in their car or return later to collect hearing aids. We can provide new batteries, cleaning and re-tubing of ear moulds for NHS hearing aids. This service will continue on the first Monday of every month.

NEWTOWNARDS & DISTRICT CHRISTIAN AID VIRTUAL QUIZ
Friday 25 February 2022 at 7.30pm
In place of the annual in-person Table Quiz, this year’s event will
again be a Fun Quiz for families and individuals on Zoom.
Please contact the Christian Aid representative from your church (Ian Macdonald)
no later than Monday 21 February to give them your email
address so that we can send you the Zoom invitation and link.
They will also give any background information that you need.
We are aiming for the event to last around one hour. How many
people can enter from your house? As many people as want to.
We won’t be keeping scores, so don’t be afraid – and you will
know most of the answers anyway! Don’t forget to organise your
coffee and treats to add to the enjoyment.
As this is a Christian Aid event, we ask you to make a voluntary
donation of whatever you can afford (we suggest £5.00 per adult)
by donating on our JustGiving page before the end of March,
adding on Gift Aid if the person making the gift is a taxpayer.
Go to this page to donate:
Newtownards Christian Aid Committee is fundraising for Christian Aid
Ireland (justgiving.com)
We hope you will enjoy our Virtual Quiz
as much as last year.

CAP (Christians against poverty) DEBT HELP – Lifting the weight of debt. Free debt advice and personal support in Newtownards, Comber and the Ards Peninsula. Book your free appointment 0800 328 0006, capdebthelp.org This is in partnership with the Link Family Centre/Ards Area Churches.

SCOUT GROUP meets as follows;
Scouts – Friday            7.30pm – 9.00pm
Cubs –    Monday         6.30pm to 8.00pm
Beavers – Monday       6.30pm to 8.00pm
Squirrels – Wednesday   6.30pm to 8.00pm

THE SCOUT GROUP – The Scout Group are looking for new leaders/helpers for all sections. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Alan Poots on 07711225934.

VOLUNTEERS – We are continuing to appeal for volunteers to help with the Easy Worship/Live Streaming on Sunday mornings. No experience required as training will be given and you will only be required to operate on a rota system.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am – 1.00 pm. However, you can still contact us by phone or email.  Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Telephone: 028 91 822416 Email: regent.st@btconnect.com; Website: http://www.regentstreetpc.org