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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.

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.

World peace particularly Syria and Iraq. The defeat of the Islamic State.

Our link missionary Karen Salmon during her visit home.

The release of all hostages particularly the young girls held hostage in Nigeria.

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

As you meet this morning, I'll be running around Portsmouth. Hopefully by lunchtime I'll be able to tell you that I have successfully completed the 10 mile course. Throughout the training for this, I have been able to use the running time as an opportunity for prayer. This morning will be no different. My prayer all be focused on Karen and her work in Ethiopia, Ronnie and Maggie Briggs returning to Kenya, our bishop and dean in Hong Kong and a small number of parishioners who have particular concerns.

I should be back Tuesday evening but will probably miss the GFS Sale.

The Runners' Prayer
Run by my side; live in my heartbeat;
Give strength to my steps.
As the cold surrounds me,
as the wind pushes me,
I know you surround me.
As the sun warms me,
as the rain cleanses me,
I know you are touching me,
challenging me, loving me,
And so I give you this run.
Thank you for matching my stride.
Amen

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

The Girls Friendly Society Annual Sale and Coffee Evening will take place on Tuesday 28 October at 7.00 pm in the Archdale Hall. We appeal for any good saleable items eg household, toys, plants. Any gifts of cakes or traybakes would be very much appreciated this year and of course you are all warmly invited to this event. Thank you for your support.

Ballinamallard Historical Society

Monday 27 October: Neil Armstrong (Curator of the Inniskillings Museum) gives a presentation on Fermanagh's contribution to the First World War., Meetings held in Methodist Hall at 8.00 pm. New members very welcome.

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