remembrance

Please note: Next Sunday - Remembrance Sunday the 11.00 am service will be held at 11.30 am

Karen abd Friends

I trust you have enjoyed a blessed summer and are ready for a new church year. Last month we began new calendar year in Ethiopia...for more.

Rota for Multimedia

Rota for Multimedia operators to 28th December 2014 can be downloaded

Mother and Toddler runs every Tuesday from 10.30 am - 12 noon during school term. Everyone welcome, mums, dads, granny's, granda's or childminders.

Choir Practice will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday evening. Any new members are always welcome.

Lunch Club continues each Friday. Please contact Iris Hurst to book your lunch 07970631135.

Crosslinks

A copy of the Crosslinks prayer letter is available to download.

Home Group

Home Group meets this Tuesday at 8.00 pm at the home of Howard & Valerie McMorris, Ardra, Drumkeen. We are looking at the Book of Jonah. This weeks passage is Jonah 1:17 - 2:10. 'Jonah's Fishy Faith'

Prayer Points

Sophie Robinson (and her family) as she undergoes her discipleship training at YWAM in Perth, Australia.

Christians worldwide who suffer persecution especially those in Iraq and Syria. Pastors who lead congregations in difficult and dangerous circumstances.

The release of all hostages.

Our link missionary Karen Salmon during her visit home.

This evening's Youth Led Service in the Methodist Church (7.00 pm) and Diocesan Healing Service in Clabby at (7.30 pm).

For David and his ministry to the youth in Ballinamallard.

Christian unity and witness especially here in Ballinamallard.

Parishioners who are ill or in any kind of need and those who mourn.

An end to the Ebola crisis and all affected by it.

Verse of the Day

Rector's diary

There are quite a number of formal meetings this week. These include a meeting of the clergy in the rural deanery on Tuesday morning followed by Diocesan Council in the afternoon and Devenish College governors in the evening. Wednesday evening is a training night for chairpersons of school boards and Friday afternoon and evening is the meeting of the Board of Trustees of CMS in Dublin. Can I thank everyone for their encouragement and support last weekend. Jonathan and I completed the Great South Run in 1 hour 41 mins (my predicted time was 1:40). Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought last year that I would run 10 miles (or even 1 mile) this year!

Youth Announcements

Confirmation: - The 2015 confirmation will be open to BOTH year 9 and 10. This is due to the small number in year 10. It means that there will be no confirmation in 2016. Confirmation will be held on Pentecost Sunday, 24 May 2015 at 11.00 am. Please text or email me with names.

Youth-Led Praise: Our next Youth-Led Praise night will take place on Sunday 2 November from 7.00 pm in Ballinamallard Methodist church. Jonny Phenix will take us through James 2 and worship will be led by Saved And Serving. Those who attend regularly are very welcome to bring a friend along who hasn't been before - it would be great to see the church as packed as the parish room's starting to become!

GFS

A big thank you to all who helped with setting up the hall and clearing it afterwards. Also those who very kindly helped with serving the supper and for all the contributions of toys, cakes etc,. The proceeds amounted to £870 approx. which will be a great help in running the Branch. A reminder for the girls to assemble at the flagpole at 10.50 am for the Remembrance Day Parade on next Sunday please.

Mothers' Union

The next meeting of our Mothers' Union Branch will take place on Thursday 6 November at 8.00 pm in the Archdale Hall. The visiting speaker will be Sally Redmond who will demonstrate a facial and talk on skin care products with free samples available on the night. A raffle will take place - tickets costing £1.00 with the proceeds going to Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to join us for the evening.

Ronnie and Maggie Briggs

Ronnie and Maggie Briggs, who were formerly linked with Magheracross as Mission Partners in Kajiado, are returning to Kenya once again on a new and exciting project. They will be returning to the same diocese but their work will now involve the setting up of training projects for church leaders and community development programmes for remote Maasi communities in the fields of water and education. They will be visiting Enniskillen to talk about this new venture on 12 November at 8.00 pm in the Cathedral Halls. Brian will be chairing this event. If any parishioners would be interested, they are very welcome to come along and consider the possibility of renewing our link with Ronnie and Maggie.

Crosslinks - Ireland Team Leader

Crosslinks is seeking to appoint an Ireland Team Leader based within easy reach of Belfast, to lead the All-Ireland staff team in serving churches, members, individuals and groups, primarily of the Church of Ireland, in their engagement in God's mission of 'salvation to the ends of the earth.'

Applications are welcome from any mature Christian (a genuine occupational requirement under Section 7 (3) of the Employment Equality [Religion and Belief] Regulations 2003) who:

  • is willing to work within the stipulations of the Crosslinks Ethos Statement and the Strategy papers
  • has a heart for God's mission
  • is enthusiastic, faithful, and a gifted communicator of the Scriptures

A full job description, declaration of belief and application form are available to download by clicking on this link: www.crosslinks.org/staff-vacancy

All enquiries and applications to Giles Rawlinson, Operations Director:
email grawlinson@crosslinks.org
telephone 020 2691 6111

Closing date for applications: 21 November 2014 for interviews in early December