Church Notices

Church Notices, Prayer Points & Information

Sunday 17th January

Sunday service this week will be on our YouTube Channel (West Church Bangor) and will be available from 10:45 am Led by Very Rev. Dr. Charles McMullen & Rev. Andy Galbraith “New Frontiers ~ Failures”

JClub online will be available on their Facebook page from 10:00 am which can be accessed by using this link https://www.facebook.com/Westchurchbangorkids with the theme Jesus came to show us how to live.

Young West will be on their YouTube Channel and will be available from 11:00 am on this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiC23oKdkSrqOAur396Z46Q

An Audio recording of our Sunday morning service is now available by dialing 028 9124 7957 (calls charged at local rate). We would encourage you to make members of our congregation, who maybe don’t have access to the internet or a DVD player, aware of this facility to allow them to enjoy and feel part of our worship. This recording will be available each week on a Sunday

Alpha

Begin a new chapter in 2021 as you join us at West Church Bangor for an online Alpha course. Alpha online is a free course to give you the space and time to ask the big questions about life, faith and meaning from the comfort of your own home.

Alpha online is made up of a thought provoking film series cover themes that explore the Christian faith.

Each week you will have the opportunity to watch a short video and then chat about it with a small group of people who, like you, are also grappling with life’s big questions.

To attend alpha online, contact office@westchurchbangor.org, or call 02891 459688, and then join the weekly video call.

What have you got to lose?
Try Alpha Online.

Weekly Prayer Meeting

Our next Prayer Meeting will be Wednesday 20th January at 8.00 pm

PRAYER POINTS 

 Although we have been mostly confined to our homes it does not mean that the work of the church has stopped and certainly does not mean that God is confined. (Psalm 121)

So let us pray confidently to the God we believe is still at work in our world today.

*  Pray for the online Alpha course which is starting on Thursday on Zoom. Pray that there will be many who will decide to take part in this, in order to further explore what really matters in life. Pray for those leading the group that they will know God’s help and guidance in running the sessions and that God will bring many into a closer relationship with Him through this media.

* West Church and Kilcooley Presbyterian Church are now one entity with the two Kirk Sessions having their first joint meeting last week. Do pray that the ongoing connection between the churches will be harmonious and that the merger will be for the good of both congregations. Pray that this will be a real witness to God’s love and care in this whole area of Bangor and that there would be many drawn to faith through the witness of the members of each congregation.

* It has been disappointing for Home & Life Groups that they have temporarily had to stop meeting in person but at least with the present technology it is still possible to meet-albeit virtually! Pray for these groups, particularly if you are part of one, as they provide
Christian fellowship, study and encouragement at a time when we are all missing regular contact with real people! Pray for the group leaders, as running the group in this Zoom era presents it’s own challenges.

* Finally, pray that we as Christians live our lives, in the throws of this pandemic, in such a way to honour God and keep our fellow citizens as safe as possible. And be bold to pray for a real reawakening of faith in our country and for revival to happen.

Faithful Giving

FWO envelopes for 2021 will be delivered to all those who receive them over the coming weeks.  Just to note for those who moved to make their contributions by Standing Order this year, envelopes will not be issued unless specifically requested.

We have always been so grateful to God for the generosity of his people in West. Obviously there will be a very dramatic impact on our budget since there will be no services.
If you would like to switch to giving directly from your bank, our account details for single gifts, or to establish a standing order can be obtained by contacting the church office on 028 9145 9688 or by email office@westchurchbangor.org  For any help please contact the church office, Stephen Cully or Jeremy Eves whose contact numbers can be obtained through the church office. Envelopes, with preferably cheques instead of cash (in line with Covid-19 guidelines) can also be left in the  post box outside the automatic doors to the Welcome Area.

West Church Blog

Please visit the Blog section of our website and enjoy a few sort reads and devotional thoughts.