Announcements will be updated weekly


Sat 10   

Session Breakfast this morning from 9 am to 11.30 am. All donations to Christian Aid to support their ongoing humanitarian work in Yemen.

Sun 11  

Prayer Space at 9.45 am in the Prayer Room.

Pre-service Cuppa: 10.15 am – 10.45 am.

Remembrance Service at 10.45 am.

Elders, please pick up your Communion tokens for distribution. Thank you.

Would all Kids Zone and Amplified leaders please meet in the Hub after this morning’s service to speak with Amy. Thank you.

Final, final call to all those born in 1938! If you haven’t already done so, please speak to either Ron Martin or Ivan Hamilton after the service this morning.

Pre-Communion Service at 7 pm. 1 Corinthians 11: 22 – 33, ‘Preparation’.

Mon 12 

Prayer Gathering today in the Prayer Room:12.30 pm – 1 pm.

Committee Meeting at 7.30 pm in the Scrabo Room.

Scout Group AGM at 8 pm in the Strangford Room.

Wed 14

Choir Practice from 7 pm to 8.30 pm.

Thu 15  

Thursday Club – We are heading out to Comber Cinema this morning. Please meet at the cinema at 10.15 am. Everyone welcome.

Apex meet this evening at 7 pm for all those in Y11 to Y14.

Fri 16

First Friends today from 10.30 am to 12 noon. Our theme is ‘The Gingerbread Man’. This is for all 0 – pre-school kids. Come along and enjoy the fun!

Safe Space today from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm for all Y8’s & Y9’s.

Sat 17   

Ards & North Down Street Pastors would like to invite you to their Commissioning Service at 7.30 pm in the Queen’s Hall, West Street. This year we will be commissioning Street Pastors, Response Pastors, Prayer Pastors & School Pastors.

Sun 18

Prayer Space at 9.45 am in the Prayer Room.

Pre-service Cuppa: 10.15 am – 10.45 am.

Morning Service with Communion at 11 am.

Mon 19 

Session Meeting at 7.30 pm in the Scrabo Room.

Tue 20  

PW meet this evening at 7.30 pm in the Strangford Room. Joan Savage will be here to show us how to make Christmas decorations. All ladies welcome.

Thu 22

The Yarners wool workshop in the Hub from 10 am to 12 noon.

The Thursday evening Small Group will meet at 7.30pm in David and Elizabeth’s house to continue the “Stormbreaker” series. All are welcome.

Fri 23    

Safe Space today from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm for all Y8’s & Y9’s.

Kids Zone this evening from 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm for all children in P1 – P7.

Amplified tonight from 8 pm to 9.30 pm for all young people in Y8 – Y14.

Sat 24   

St. Mark’s Christmas Fair will take place today from 10 am to 1.30 pm. Come along and enjoy live music, children’s activities, lots of stalls, tea & coffee and maybe a visit from Santa!

Wed 28

The Wednesday Evening Small Group will meet tonight at 7.30 pm at Neil & Pat McGurk’s house. All welcome.

THE HUB – If you would like to volunteer to man the Hub any morning from 10 am to 12 noon, please add your name to the rota available in the Hub.

PRAYER REQUEST CARDS are available in the pews as well as at the Prayer Tree. Please feel free to make use of these at any time.

APPEAL FOR POWERPOINT OPERATORSin order to maintain the use of this much appreciated aid to our regular Services, we need more Operators – full training will be given! If interested, please speak to or contact Noel Leckey (e-mail: Mob: 07751180379).


CUB SCOUTS – USED STAMPS for ‘The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland’.

BROWNIES – PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS – in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

500G – Food Collection.

SUNDAY SCHOOL BROWN MONEY COLLECTION – for the work of ‘Home Start’.

A BIG THANK YOU from PW for your generosity. A total of £478.50 was collected at our retiring offering on Sunday 28 October, which will go towards PW Projects at home and overseas.

MISSION BOXES – Would all PW members please remember to return your Mission Boxes for this year. Please bring them along to our next meeting on Tuesday 20 November or leave them in the church office. Many thanks.

UNITED APPEAL 2018 – The General Assembly’s United Appeal Board has set this years overall target for Ards Presbytery at £322,848. The 2018 “target of honour” calculated for our congregation is £12,005. At 31st October 2018 your contributions to the United Appeal amount to £9,562.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING – Thank you everyone who supported our Harvest Appeal. A total of £3144 was collected which will go to both a ‘Fields of Life’ Water well project and to aid the Children’s & Youth work in the church.

65th ANNIVERSARY SERVICE OF 6th ARDS SCOUT GROUP – Thank you to all who gave to the retiring offering for the R.N.L.I. A total of £461.51 was collected.

VOTING FOR NEW CHURCH COMMITTEE – Next Sunday, 18 November, we will be issuing voting slips to enable you to choose a new church committee. If you do not wish your name to be on the list, please contact the church office (91822416) before Friday 16 November. Voting slips should be returned no later than Sunday 25 November.

Church Office Open:

Mon & Fri: 9 am – 2.30 pm

Tue & Thu: 9 am – 1.30 pm

Telephone: 028 91 822416



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