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  • December 16, 2018 connect_groups

    Connect Groups

    Early in 2019, we will be starting up our new Connect Groups. These will be small groups of around 10 people, meeting twice a month for fellowship, praying together and an opportunity to study God’s Word together.

    Our aim is to have the groups running at different time of the week (some during the day and some in the evening) and in different locations. To do this, we will need members to volunteer to host a group in their house.

    More information about signing up for a group will be available in the coming weeks, but please keep in mind how you can be part of a group in the meantime.

  • December 16, 2018 podcasts

    Sermon Podcasts

    Our Sunday morning sermons are now available to listen to through Mixcloud! This means you can listen to them via www.mixcloud.com/alexandrapres or download the free Mixcloud app to your Apple or Android device and listen to the sermons there. Please use this resource to listen to any sermons you may have missed in a series.

  • December 16, 2018 December_series

    December Sermon Series

    For December, we will be starting a mini-sermon series looking at the Old Testament prophecies of Christ’s coming.

    Join us, and invite someone to come with you, as we make space to think about the promises and the hope of Christmas. There will be Creche and Kids For Christ running during the service as usual.

  • November 4, 2018 pcs

    The Presbyterian Children’s Society

    Throughout November, we will be accepting donations from the congregation on behalf of PCS. PCS continues to help many Presbyterian children and their families who face financial hardship. Please consider making a donation to the Society this year. If you wish to have a collection card or make a single donation, please speak to Barbara Spratt.

  • September 10, 2018 Essentials-Logo

    Essentials Course

    Our midweek resumes on Wednesday 12th September at 7:45pm in the McCloy Hall. Our midweeks over the next few moths will be using the Essentials material, produced by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Essentials aims to help followers of Jesus reflect on and live out the essentials of discipleship. It has been developed specifically for the context of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, drawing on a wide collection of voices, insights, teaching and testimonies from right across our denomination. There will be a short video and some group discussion each week. If you want to think more practically about what it means to follow Jesus, please come along.

  • September 10, 2018 flourish

    Women’s Breakfast

    We are holding a Women’s Breakfast on Saturday 29th September from 10am to 12 noon. Lauren Martin, a nurse, will be coming to speak. Lauren has been with us before and is worth hearing. The cost is £6, with proceeds going to the human trafficking charity, Flourish. Please sign up if you intend to come, or speak to May Adamson for more details.

  • March 3, 2018 buggy buddies

    Buggy Buddies – help needed

    Buggy Buddies is our Mums and Toddler’s group, meeting each Friday morning. Each week we have games, craft, songs and a snack. It’s designed to allow little ones to play happily and for the adults to enjoy a chat together.

    Currently, we need more volunteers to help us run this popular outreach into our community. If you could get involved to help with this, even coming one week per month, please let us know.

  • January 22, 2018 Discipleship-Explored

    Discipleship Explored

    We will be running the Discipleship Explored Course in Alexandra as our next midweek series.

    The course helps us make our way through Paul’s New Testament letter to the Philippians, involving a short DVD and some opportunity for group discussion each week. It gives us the opportunity to think about what it means to be a Disciple of Jesus in our world, our culture and our own context.

    Each night will last for just over an hour and you are free to say as much or as little as you’d like when it comes to the group discussions. All eight sessions are stand-alone, so if you miss a week, that’s OK.

    If you’d like more information about Discipleship Explored, then please speak to our minister, Ian, who will be happy to chat to you. Please think about coming along. Lots of people have found this really helpful as they look to grow in their faith.

  • July 16, 2017 19399202_495769420764094_1650282269287367771_n

    Presentation of Cheque

    We will long remember the Concert by the the Band of the Royal Marines, Scotland on 15th May 2017. It was amazing to see the church full (almost to overflowing), the queue going from the church gates, around the corner, right up Castleton Avenue and disappearing into the distance!

    We were honoured that evening to be joined by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle; Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston and Senior Naval Officer NI, Commander John Gray. Thank you so much to everyone who helped in any way to make the concert such a success. A special thanks of course goes to the excellent Band of the Royal Marines, Scotland who gave us a memorable concert. The last piece they played was ‘We’re no Awa tae Bide Awa’ to which there can only be one reply – ‘Haste ye Back’!

    The Seafaring Charities chosen to be supported that evening were the Sea Cadets and the Mission to Seafarers, the total raised being £2,400. We were delighted to be able to present cheques for £1,200 to the charities representatives, Lieutenant Commander Cliff Burns and Rev Colin Hall Thompson.

  • May 21, 2017 RoyalMarines

    Band of HM Marines Scotland

    On Monday 15th May 2017, we were delighted to be able to host the only full concert in Northern Ireland this year by the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland.

    The church was full, almost to overflowing, as around 550 people packed the pews in anticipation of hearing one of the best Military Bands in the world and they weren’t disappointed. The evening was amazing, the musicians were brilliant and the music was inspiring.

    Thank you to the Sea Cadets and everyone who helped in any way, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you especially to The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland who gave us an unforgettable evening. They chose to end their concert with the old Scottish tune of ‘We’re No Awa Tae Bide Awa’ to which we can have but one answer – ‘Haste Ye Back!’