Sunday 18th June is Father's Day. History records how fatherhood has been marked by the church for many years, but the connection with the third Sunday in June goes back just a century or so. Hear the story at Carryduff at 10.30 am.
This is the last J C Special for the season and we look forward to children, young people and maybe some of their parents coming to worship. An opportunity to remember our dads will be given during the service. "Harassed and Helpless" is the image Jesus gives us of people who do not have worthy leaders to follow and imitate. We pray that dads (and mums!) will offer such leadership in the home.
A special feature of our children's service this year will be the awarding of a new prize in memory of Emma Gill. Emma's fun and celebration of life will be marked by this award. The special service will be followed by refreshments in the Hall.
The June edition of the magazine is now available online. Visit the link here to read or download it.
We send out email copies each month to over 100 addresses. If you would like to receive this, send an email with such a request to Stephen.
Julie from the Diocesan Team invites youth and children's workers to a special event in Magheralin on Saturday 10th June.
The flyer below explains all that matters.
Pete Graham from ReStore, part of Habitat for Humanity NI, has asked for some volunteer helpers. Details of the possible times to serve at the store in Lisburn, as well as requests for Summer Volunteers, are in a letter he has sent us. He has given us details of the Monday, Friday and Saturday morning gaps and the Tuesday and Saturday afternoon gaps in their volunteer team. Joyce and Liz in Carryduff can tell you more of what volunteering at ReStore entails.
We have a great tradition in both parishes of supporting HfHNI and you are encouraged to look at the attached images and download the leaflet for more information.
This should be a fantastic fun filled day. The children will meet at Carryduff Parish at 12.45pm and will be taken by the leaders to Moira where they can worship, play games and make friends.
They will then return to the church for balloon modelling, face painting and food. The day will finish at 7pm sharp. This is definitely an event not to miss!
Permission slips will be available from Liz on Friday 5th May. Fancy dress optional. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.