Sunday 31 August - Early Morning Broadcast
BBC Radio 4 “Sunday Worship” Broadcast from Fisherwick 8.10am to 8.50am.
On Sunday 31st August, the BBC will be broadcasting “Sunday Worship” on Radio 4 from Fisherwick. Grosvenor Chorale will lead the worship along with musicians arranged by the BBC. The Rev Dr Gordon Gray will preach.
Although this is not a Fisherwick service as such, the BBC, through Rev Bert Tosh whom many of you will know, will broadcast from Fisherwick. As many of you know we have a long standing relationship with the BBC who have broadcast from our church on many occasions. Michael has been asked to lead the service, which he has agreed to do.
The broadcast is an open service (not a closed broadcast) so those who would like to attend the service are welcome to do so. All we ask is that you are seated in the church before 8.00am as the broadcast will start at 8.10am.


Our Summer Series
The morning series is looking at the book of Psalms.  We have given it the title ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ because the psalms touch on every area of human experience.
The evening series is about people whom Jesus met.  That’s why it’s called ‘Close Encounters’.

>>>> Sunday 31 August
Songs in the key of life: Psalm 91Romans 8:31-39 - John O’Donnell
SNL: Close Encounters: Luke 10:38-42John 11:17-27 - Alex Bartholomew

Prayer Ministry
Members of the Church’s Prayer Ministry Team are available in the Prayer Chapel following morning worship for anyone who would like people to pray for them. Prayer is available to everyone whether you are a church member or not. Our prayer ministry team are trained individuals under the authority of our ministers and all matters are treated in strictest confidence. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14).

Prayer for people
This week please pray for those in our congregation family who are in hospital, or in need of prayer, especially Pearl, Robert, Diana, Kathy, Gerry, Bob, Eileen, Patricia, Barbara, Jennifer, Sally, Kathleen, Vivien, Miriam, Min, Gladys and Ted.


Tuesday 2 September
The Ladies Badminton Club starts at 10.00am in the Musgrave Hall.
Over 18 Badminton Club starts at 7.30pm in the Musgrave Hall.

 Wednesday 3 September
The Wednesday Table Tennis Group continue to meet each week 10am-12noon.  New members will be made most welcome.
The Wednesday Club meet from 10.15am.
Choir Practice begins at 7.45pm meeting in the Parlour – The choir are keen to welcome new members to all sections. Some musical knowledge is helpful but not essential. Perhaps this is your opportunity to use your gifts, serving God through helping lead worship. Why not come along some Wednesday and try it out – you will be made most welcome and enjoy the craic! Please speak to Neale or any choir member for more details.

>>>> Sunday 7 September
Songs in the key of life: Psalm 71 - Gary McDowell
SNL: Close Encounters: John 3:1-15; 7:50-51; 19:38-42 - Michael Anderson
Our morning and evening series finish today.

Thursday 18 September
The Presbyterian Historical Society is holding a lecture in Ballycairn Presbyterian Church on Thursday 18th September at 8.00pm. Dr Nicholas Railton will speak on “The Rev Dr James Craig, Evangelist, Church Planter and Missionary to the Jews”. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Kairos Trust Prayer Ministry Training
The Trust has two prayer ministry courses coming up this October/November.
This is the basic course, which provides training and practice in Prayer Ministry as offered at the close of services in many churches. The skills learnt and understanding gained are often found to be useful for those who have a desire for Prayer Ministry. However, membership of a Prayer Ministry Team is the decision of the minister in a church.
The practical course is spread across 6 weeks, and available this year in;

  • Malone Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Monday evenings from 13 October – 17 November 2014.
  • Ballydown Presbyterian Church, Banbridge, Tuesday evenings from 7 October – 18 November 2014 (*excluding 14 October)

Please visit for more information about both venues. A donation of £30 covers course materials and coffee etc.

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.

Leading Prayers and Reading Scripture
If you would like to participate in a service by leading prayers or reading scripture please speak to Michael Anderson or Gary McDowell. You can also email and

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