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VACANCY NEWS
At a meeting of voting members of the congregation held on Sunday 13th April at Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, members agreed to appoint a committee to hear candidates, and elected a Hearing Committee.

>>>> Sunday 20 April
Easter Sunday Communion
‘The King’s Surprise’: Luke 24:1-12 - Gordon Campbell
There is no Sunday Night Live

Monday 21 to Friday 25 April
The church and church halls will be closed.  In case of a pastoral emergency ring the church office (o28 9066 6683) and leave a message.  The phone will be checked each day.

>>>> Sunday 27 April
Morning Worship: – Dr Harry Uprichard
SNL: Caring for one another in Christ: - Barry McCroskery

Saturday 10 May
Fisherwick Presbyterian Women invite you to a COFFEE MORNING AND SALE in aid of PW Funds for Home and Overseas Missions in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church Halls 10 – 12noon

There will be a wide variety of stalls selling plants, fruit, vegetables, cakes, books, homemade chutneys and jams, freshly made pancakes, jewelry, toys, games and, of course, the ever popular ‘White Elephant’ stall.

Entrance Fee £3.00, including coffee/tea and tray bakes.

FISHERWICK INTERNS – 2014/15
CLICK HERE to find out about being a Fisherwick intern and an application form for 2014/15.

Communicant Classes
We are planning to run Communicant Classes in the near future for adults and young people. If you are interested in more information or wish to attend please speak with Gordon Campbell, Barry McCroskery, or Gary McDowell.

Please support the Christian Aid Teams in Belfast Marathon
Mervyn & Raing McCullagh and Peter Scullion will be running as members of Christian Aid Board and Staff teams in this year’s Belfast Marathon. They are trying to raise as much money as possible to help Christian Aid’s work to eradicate poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities in around 50 countries. They would be really grateful for your support. If you are interested in sponsoring them please contact them after the service or email mervyn@irishchurches.org

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK
Peter Lindsay is looking for collectors for Christian Aid Week
This year’s collection takes place from 11– 17 May. To assist please speak to Peter today. He has different areas for collection so your help will be greatly appreciated.

Leading Prayers and Reading Scripture
If you would like to participate in a service by leading prayers or reading scripture please speak to Gary McDowell or Barry McCroskery. You can also email gary@fisherwick.net and barry@fisherwick.net.

Do you have “Tea China” you are not using?
The church is currently looking for donations of Tea Sets, Cake Stands for use at church events. If you have some you are not using and would like to donate to the church, please speak to Jean Liggett. You can also contact Jean at rjliggett@hotmail.co.uk or 02890 660356.


PRAYERS FOR OTHERS
Prayer for people
This week please pray for those in our congregation family who are in hospital, or in need of prayer: especially Robert, Diana, Bob, Gordon, Sally, Margery, Eileen and Miriam.

Prayer for Others
FEBA (Far East Broadcasting Associates)
William Mateer, FEBA Ireland Ambassador, writes: “As we celebrate Easter, let us think and pray for our brothers and sisters across the world as we join together rejoicing in the risen Saviour”

Africa:  Pray for the people of South Sudan where Feba broadcast to three particular tribal groups, giving thanks for the opportunity to share the Gospel with these oral speakers using shortwave radio, and for their commitment to following Jesus in difficult circumstances.  Pray that the programmes would bring encouragement and healing to a divided society following recent tribal unrest.

Asia:  Pray for listeners in India and Afghanistan during this election time asking God to encourage them with the truth of the Gospel, during what is a lengthy period of uncertainty, and with the knowledge that fellow believers across the world are interceding for them over the Easter season.  Pray that they would be blessed as they tune into Feba’s broadcasts.

Middle East:  Pray for the people of Syria and Egypt that Feba’s programmes telling the Easter story would encourage them.  Pray that the peace of God would reach into places of hatred and distrust, that many would be able to worship in spirit and truth and that the believers in these countries may be a witness to their neighbours as God would have them be.


CAR PARKING
Please remember that no cars are to be parked at the front area of the church except in the designated disabled parking spaces. This is a requirement under Health & Safety. The front area of the church is to remain clear in the event that we need to call an ambulance to the church.
In addition cars should only be parked at the side car park in the car parking spaces marked as members of the congregation need access to the access ramp


SMALL GROUPS
Small Groups meet fortnightly, mostly in homes across Belfast. Each group is unique in style and format but they all exist for people to meet together, form real relationships and encourage one another as we live life following Jesus. If you would like to meet new people and grow in your faith then join a small group. For information about Small Groups in Fisherwick check out the information boards beside the Coffee Bar, the website or contact the Church Office. The Small group Co-Ordinators are Peter and Linda Little.

LITTLE FISHES (CRECHE)
Creche is in the parlour. It is a place for parents to leave their babies and toddlers during the church service. There are supervised activities, toys and a snack time during crèche. There is also a designated baby area with a protective screen with a crèche leader supervising. The crèche co-ordinator is Lynne Guiney. If you would like to be part of the Creche Team then either speak to Lynne or contact the church office and your details will be forwarded.


“The Whole Gospel, for the Whole Person, with the Whole Church, in the Whole World”