COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT – Updated plans available here (see links below)

Morning Service & Notices, 20 August 2017

Information for New (& Existing)Members

CLICK HERE to listen to the Thansksgiving Service for Rev Dr David Lapsley (held in Fisherwick on 18 May).

Listen online – 6 August 2017 
11am How can we maintain our relationships, Ruth 1 – Michael Anderson
(Previous sermons HERE)

The Fisherwick Gardening Team are looking for donations of garden equipment too help with the maintenance of the church grounds.  We are also looking for volunteers! If you can help, please contact Dermot Gallaugher or Alastair Edwards. 

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>> Sunday 20 August 2017
11am –  How can we gain a good reputation, Ruth 3 – Michael Anderson
SNL 7pm The End (Part I), Daniel 10-12 – Michael Anderson

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>> Sunday 27 August 2017
11am –  Summer Club Service
SNL 7pm Daniel’s Prayer, Daniel 9 – John O’Donnell

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT

Dear Friends
BUILDING FOR TOMORROW WITH YOUR HELP
The new proposed plans are available to examine in the church from this Sunday.

In 2008 Fisherwick’s Kirk Session agreed to consider the refurbishment of the church halls. Considerable work has been carried out over the intervening years looking at a whole variety of ways to enhance our aged facilities.
The core objective of the project as stated by the Kirk Session was that the ‘buildings will be altered, rebuilt or refurbished and maintained to meet the needs of the congregation and local community’.

Our minister, Rev Michael Anderson has commented how he witnessed in his previous pastoral work in Arklow that renewal of buildings can be a vehicle for the achievement of a church’s God given purpose and that has also been the experience of several churches in Northern Ireland known to us which have carried out similar redevelopment schemes.

In June 2017, after a detailed consultation period, an ambitious and final project plan was agreed by the Kirk Session that would meet the needs of both the Fisherwick family and the local community. We will create a new, modern space which will become the heart of the church during the week and provide a space for the church family to have fellowship on a daily basis. We want our new Outreach Centre to be a welcoming facility for existing members, the wider community and future generations.

The fully refurbished centre will create a ‘shop window’ to Chlorine Gardens where the warmth of believers meeting together will attract new visitors.The re-designed front access to the church on Malone Road will also declare Fisherwick open, welcoming and accessible to all.

Once completed, the redevelopment will provide a new Welcome Centre with a bright and airy reception area, a convivial space for parents to stay during their children’s activities where relationships can flourish. Benefits will include a new enlarged kitchen, additional toilet facilities, more modern and flexible hall spaces, disabled access, new and larger storage, professional offices and meeting rooms.

During August brochures will be delivered by the Elders to the congregation, which explains the project, the anticipated timetable, the floor plans, the budget for the project, a breakdown of sources of funds, the cost of the project and a pledge card for you to indicate your personal financial support for the project. Brochures will also be available in the church for those who would like a copy and/or wish to contribute to the project.

On Monday 9th October at 7.30pm there will be a full congregational meeting to explain the project in detail and at the end of the meeting there will be a congregational vote on the project’s commencement.

We look forward to talking with you over the summer months, at this exciting time as we all ‘Build for Tomorrow’.
(Members of the Steering Group, who are appointed by Session to represent them on this project, will make themselves as available as much as they can over the summer months, apart from their own holiday breaks, to answer questions about the final plans)
Thank you
Rev Michael Anderson – Minister
Peter Lunn – Chair of the Steering Group
Steering Group members – Linda Little, Neil Stewart, David Allen, Alan Hewitt, Peter Little, Raymond Robinson

Ground Floor Plan

Download the Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

-> Download the First Floor Plan

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Holiday Bible Club 2017 – Up, Up & Away

To register your child or young person please use the online consent form – CLICK HERE – or else download the Consent form  and return to office@fisherwick.net or Post to 4 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, BT95DJ [The online form is not working again.]
We are still taking applications for Leaders.  If you are interested contact Danny (danny.fisherwick@gmail.com).

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‘ALIVE’ WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10.15am to 1.00pm in Assembly Buildings Belfast. The speaker is our own Dr Cindy Brown – Cindy joined the staff as a Lecturer at Belfast Bible College in 2011. From the USA, Cindy has worked and studied in France, Canada and Northern Ireland (as we know). Cindy is author of the book ‘Believing Thinking, Bounded Theology’. Praise will be led by Karen Campbell. Tickets cost £5 (which includes tea/coffee and scones served at the interval.

A sign up sheet is available at the back of the church for anyone interested in attending the Conference.

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There is to be a Day of Prayer for Northern Ireland at Nutt’s Corner Market on Saturday, September 9th 2017 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.
Angus Buchan, the South Africa–based charismatic evangelist, and Northern Ireland’s internationally acclaimed Christian singer–songwriter, Robin Mark, will attend the Day of Prayer, which is being organised by Healing the Land.
In the countdown to September 9th, Healing the Land will be posting regular updates on their facebook page (www.facebook.com/healingtheland)
Healing the Land’s spokesman called on Christians to inform others by adding: “We would encourage you to share this information among your congregation or gathering and if you would like more information. please feel free to email us at healingthelandni@gmail.com.”

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International Student Welcome Meals 2017
Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th September
Fisherwick Church Halls
Once again, in partnership with Friends International, Fisherwick will be the host site for two nights of meals to welcome hundreds of international students just arriving in Belfast. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, from cooking & serving in the kitchen to conversation with students at tables  About two dozen volunteers from Fisherwick are needed to help with these meals. To register your interest speak to Kim Becker (kim.becker1@gmail.com) or apply online at:
https://form.jotformeu.com/iWelcome/volunteer-application

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Saturday 23 September 2017
Those of you who remember Jubilate! will be surprised to learn that it is 30 years since their formation in Fisherwick.  Still going strong, the choir celebrates their 30th anniversary with a special concert in St Nicholas’ Church, Lisburn Road.

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IN CASE OF PASTORAL EMERGENCY
In case of a Pastoral Emergency, please contact the church office on 02890 666683, Michael at michael.fisherwick@gmail.com, or  John O’Donnell at john.fisherwick@gmail.com

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Community Outreach Project Fundraising Events Team
As part of our Fundraising Strategy we plan to hold a few events over the next few years to help raise funds for the new buildings project. Our hope is to put together a small team to help plan and organise various events.  Even if you do not wish to be part of the team, we would appreciate any fundraising suggestions!
Please speak to John Pielou or Rebecca Crawford.

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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.

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SMALL GROUPS
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-ordinator is Peter Scullion.

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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. You can also email michael.fisherwick@gmail.com.

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Volunteering in Fisherwick
If you would like to find out more about volunteering in any area of church life then please speak initially with our Senior Minister Michael Anderson (michael.fisherwick@gmail.com) or our Church Manager, Raymond Robinson (raymond.fisherwick@gmail.com).

 

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




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