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  • May 10, 2020 100520

    Online Service – Sunday 10th May

    Each Sunday that our church remains closed, we will upload a short time of worship. This week’s video can be found below. For those who do not have online access, a CD can be made and sent to them. Please speak to an elder or our minister if this is the case.

    In today’s service, our minister, Rev. Ian Cahoon, continues his series on the 10 Commandments, ‘Living as God’s People’, looking at the fourth commandment. The reading for today can be found in Exodus 20:8-11.

    All of our previous online services can be found on our YouTube channel, by clicking here.

  • May 3, 2020 030520

    Online Service – Sunday 3rd May

    For every Sunday that we are unable to meet together, we plan to upload a short time of worship. The video for this week can be found below. A new video will be uploaded each Sunday for 11am.

    For anyone who doesn’t have online access, a CD will be made and sent to you – please speak to an Elder, our Minister, or send us a message if you, or someone you know, needs to avail of this.

    In today’s service our minister, Rev. Ian Cahoon, continues his series on the 10 Commandments, ‘Living as God’s People’, thinking about what it means to misuse the name of the Lord.

    We will also be showing all of the lovely rainbows we were sent this week.

    All of our previous online service can be found on our YouTube channel, by clicking here.

  • April 12, 2020 alex-2

    Online Sunday Service

    • For every Sunday that we are unable to meet together, we plan to upload a short time of worship. The video for this week can be found below.
    • A new video will be uploaded each Sunday for 11am.
    • For anyone who doesn’t have online access, a CD will be made and sent to you – please speak to an Elder, our Minister, or send us a message if you, or someone you know, needs to avail of this.

  • April 10, 2020 GoodFriday

    Good Friday Reflection

    On this Good Friday, Rev. Ian Cahoon leads us in a special devotion as we reflect on Luke’s gospel account of Good Friday.

  • March 15, 2020 Coronavirus Info

    Coronavirus Information

    As we continue to navigate our way through the Coronavirus pandemic, Alexandra will continue to be following advice from the UK government and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in relation to our meetings. That means the following:

    • We will continue to meet for worship as planned, at 11am & 7pm each Sunday.
    • We have made some changes to the public toilets in the buildings. We now have the use of paper towels instead of shared towels.
    • The sharing of tea & coffee before and after services has been postponed in the meantime, as we look to reduce the potential spread of germs/the virus.

    Please continue to follow public health advice, that you should stay at home for 7 days if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Practice good hand hygiene and follow the “catch it, bin it, kill it” advice from public health agency.

    As we have all seen, the situation has changed rapidly over the last number of days. If there are any changes to the above, or in relation to our midweek organisations we will post it as soon as we know it.

    In the meantime, please continue to look out for, and make decisions to help, those who are the most vulnerable. Let’s also remember that the Lord is sovereign through all times.

    Update – Friday 20th March

    • For every Sunday that we are unable to meet together, we plan to upload a short time of worship on YouTube. The link for our YouTube channel can be found here.
    • A new video will be uploaded each Sunday for 11am.
    • For anyone who doesn’t have online access, a CD will be made and sent to you – please speak to an Elder, our Minister, or send us a message if you, or someone you know, needs to avail of this.

    Update – Tuesday 17th March

    • All activity in between Sundays suspended, with immediate effect until further notice. This includes all organisations, groups and outside users.
    • All Sunday gatherings for worship have also ceased until further notice.

    Update – Sunday 15th March

    • The ‘Men United’ outing scheduled for Thursday, 26th March has now been cancelled.

    Update – Saturday 14th March

    • All Boys’ Brigade activities have now been cancelled, following advice from Boys’ Brigade, Northern Ireland. Sections will not be meeting again this session. The Parents’ Night scheduled for Friday, 3rd April has now also been cancelled. An awards evening will be held in the autumn (D.V.).
    • Arrangements for B.B. Week have now been postponed.
  • February 23, 2020 LivingHope

    Presbytery Weekend

    A weekend of events has been organised by the North Belfast Presbytery, entitled ‘Living Hope – Mission Where We Are’.

    Part of this will be a conference on Saturday 7th March (10:00am-2:30pm), which is open to all members of congregations in our area. It will be held at Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church, and the speakers are Robin and Sally Sydserff (Chalmer Church, Edinburgh).

    Topics are:

    • Getting a local church to think and live locally; and
    • Developing a training culture in a local church.

    Seminars are:

    • Taking a step forward in personal evangelism; and
    • Trusting God through the hardest of times.

    Coffee/tea will be available on arrival and lunch will be provided. In order to cater for this, they need to know numbers, so please add your name to the list at the back of the church if you are hoping to come along. There is no charge for this.

    On Sunday evening (8th March), we will be heading to Ballysillan Presbyterian Church for a joint service of worship.

  • February 23, 2020 livingchristianity

    Living Christianity – new Sunday evening series

    Beginning on Sunday 23rd February, we will start our series on ‘Living Christianity’. This is a five-part series produced by the Christian Institute and involves a short DVD each time, with some questions for us to think about afterwards.

    The series is designed to help us think through some of the big issues of what it means to be a follower of Jesus in 2020, such as Christians and the world, Christians and work, life, gender, marriage and family.

    This will be in a relaxed environment to help us think through some of the big issues and what God’s Word says about them.

    Even if you don’t normally come along on Sunday evening, please think about committing to these five sessions as God encourages us through His Word.

  • November 10, 2019 PCS

    Presbyterian Children’s Society

    It is the time of year when donations are collected for the Presbyterian Children’s Society (PCS). Throughout November Barbara Spratt will be accepting donations 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. Additional information on PCS is available on the table at the back of the church.

    Christmas Cards designed by Wesley Lewis are on sale at the back of the Church. Proceeds will also go towards the PCS. Packs of 5 cards can be bought for £3 each or 2 packs for £5.

  • October 6, 2019 harvest

    Harvest Thanksgiving Services

    Our Harvest Thanksgiving Services will take place on Sunday, 13th October.

    Rev. David Kelly, from Woodburn and Loughmore Presbyterian Church, will be the guest speaker at the morning service, with Ian leading the evening worship. Both services will be in the church.

    As with previous years, the Harvest Appeal envelopes will support the work of the United Appeal, which supports missions and work of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

    This year, Session has chosen to support the organisations that some of our members were working with during the summer months. With that in mind, we would ask for the following items to be brought next Sunday:

    • Facecloths
    • Toothbrushes
    • Shower Gel
    • Shampoo
    • Pencils
    • Rubbers
    • Sharpeners
  • April 7, 2019 Display Leaflet 2019

    B.B. Parents’ Night

    Everyone is invited the Boys’ Brigade Parents’ Night on Friday 12th April 2019. This will be held in the upstairs hall, starting at 7:30pm.