Newsletter - Ballymoney Church of God

Ballymoney Church of God
(Garryduff Road, Ballymoney, N Ireland, BT53 7AF)
February 2015
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W.O.W! Team host - ‘Cherish a Child’ Fundraiser
Crowds packed the Youth Hall for a very special event hosted by the W.O.W! Women of
Worth team. The Hall had been given a special makeover for
the Coffee Evening, Cake Sale and Promise Auction!
Everyone enjoyed coffee, tea & some tasty treats while sharing fellowship in a lovely relaxed
atmosphere. Many also appreciated the cake stall where they purchased some home-made goodies
and the Face Painting and Nail Art proved to be very popular with the children. There was much
enthusiasm from the crowd as Pastor Jonathan (Auctioneer!) invited bids for the ‘lots’ on offer! Over
30 people had made a promise to donate their time, a skill or an item including: a Harley Davison
Experience, Driving Lessons, Spring Cleaning, Painting, Music Lessons, Gel Nails and many, many,
more! Pastor Jonathan was ably assisted by the ‘in-house comedy drama team’ who helped set
the scene during the Auction. It was truly a great night of fun and laughter for all the family. Through
this event the tremendous sum of £2,600 was raised for ‘Cherish a Child’ our community
project developed to help respond to the specific needs of local children. This innovative Ministry
Outreach works alongside various Agencies to ensure that a real difference is made in the homes
where it is most needed. Once a need is identified suitable items are sourced and already in the
past 18 months over 80 children have been helped through this wonderful initiative.
A BIG thank you to those who made this all possible.
To the W.O.W! girls, the ‘set up’ team, those who looked after the sound & lighting, the
bakers, those who prepared and served supper, the face painters & nail artists,
the ‘clear up’ team and not forgetting our very own ‘Drama Team’!
Also, many thanks to everyone who came and gave donations.
“And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them”.
(Mark 10:16)
Table Quiz
To the Alison McCrellis
Family Circle on the death
of her Uncle.
Our prayers surround you.
“He heals the broken hearted”
Thursday 5th
You are invited to a night of fun on
Seniors’ Lunch
Saturday 21st Feb. at 7:30pm
(Psalm 147:3)
in The Fellowship Hall.
Maximum 5 per team £10 per table
Proceeds for B.B. funds.
Come along for a night of great fun!
Seniors’ Lunch
13th - 15th
Youth Weekend
Saturday 21st
B.B. Table Quiz
The new Church Envelopes have
been circulated. If we have missed
anyone or indeed if you would like to
be included on the Church Register
and receive envelopes please speak
to Pastor Jonathan.
Sunday 15th
Mother’s Day
Saturday 21st
B.B. Display
Did you know? If you pay tax, then Gift Aid is a
simple way to increase the value of your giving.
For every £1 donated under the Gift Aid scheme
an additional 25p can be reclaimed by the
Church from H.M.R.C.
Saturday 28th
G.B. Display
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th February
Thurs. 5th Feb. at 12:30pm
If you are a Senior come along
and join us for a wonderful
lunch and an hour of relaxed
To Laura & Christopher Wilson
on the safe arrival of their
baby daughter Penny.
The Annual Youth Weekend is an integral part of our Church calendar and this year we have a
very exciting programme packed with worship, fellowship, outreach, challenge and empowerment.
FRI. 13th @ 7:30pm in The Fellowship Hall
An Evening of Music,
Singing, Drama and
Dance presented by
the young people
from our Church
Youth Organisations.
Tickets: £3.00 (concession for families)
are available from John Knox or Diane
Thompson. All proceeds are in aid of
Teen Challenge Belfast.
Get your Tickets NOW!!!
Come & support this
great event.
SAT. 14th Doors open
@ 6:45pm in
The Fellowship Hall
We are delighted to
welcome special guest
Lee McClelland
(Teen Challenge, Belfast)
We believe that he will
bring a message to
challenge and inspire
our young people.
There'll be Worship,
Sharing & the now
legendary Hot Chocolate!
SUN. 15th @ 11:30am & 6:30pm
The Young People and their
Leaders will minister at both
Services. We look forward to
seeing them take their place
as “Living Stones”
and believe that God will
bless their witness on
this special day.
Invite others to come along.
SUN.15th @ 8:30pm in
The Upper Room
C.L.I.C. - An informal finalé
to a great weekend!
Young People - plan now to be attend and invite your friends . See you there!!!
Please join with us in praying for all aspects of the Weekend, for the young people who will take part,
their Leaders and those who will attend. Get busy for God and spread the word!