Church Notices

Church Notices, Prayer Points & Information

Sunday Services & Prayer Meetings

Our Sunday service will be available to view here from 11.00 am each Sunday until further notice. If you would like a copy of the service posted to you please let us know.

We will have no evening services during August.

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our weekly Prayer Meeting at 8.00 pm during July & August on Zoom. The Meeting ID and Password will be notified by email.

We now have an audio link to our Sunday morning service for those members of our congregation who may not have access to the internet. If you know of anyone who would like to listen to our weekly service over the phone line please let them know this facility is available (from a Sunday morning) and that they should phone 028 9124 7957 (local rate call).


Returning to Church

Following a successful Pilot Service on Sunday 26th July, we will hold a further 2 Pilot Services on Sunday 9th August, one at 9.30 am for JClub leaders and their families as well as leaders with our two affiliated Youth Organisations, Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade and their families with a further service taking place at 11.30 am which is open to anyone in our congregation. As we are limited to the number of seats we can make available, booking is essential and seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

It is envisaged at the moment that corporate worship will begin for all in the sanctuary on Sunday 6 September. There may have to be pre-booking online or through the office. We are looking at the possibility of spreading services out during the week to facilitate cleaning. Young West will look at its own arrangements.

A small team under Ian Robinson will soon meet on site to look at the practical arrangements, including maximum numbers, stewarding, flow of traffic and signage.

Reading this article will perhaps come as a shock to some of you in terms of what now lies ahead and what will be the very different reality of Church. It is important, however, to be totally transparent and we will be keeping you informed on a weekly basis as we open this next chapter in the life of our congregation. We have also been given the wonderful opportunity to revisit the overall vision of Church and where we go from here. As a people of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we hold before us and rejoice in His sovereign purposes. As Joseph said to his brothers when he was reunited with them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20).

Charles McMullen

 

Faithful Giving

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.

 

Storehouse NorthDown

Our next scheduled drop off facility, supporting Storehouse NorthDown, for food and toiletries donations is Wednesday, 5th August between 11.00 am – 12.30 pm.
 
Storehouse are particularly short of the following items:
Biscuits
Porridge
Tinned snacks (ravioli, meatballs, beans & sausage etc)
Tinned meals to serve with potatoes (chunky chicken, mince & onion, stewed steak etc.)
Diluted juice
Sugar
Kitchen & Toilet Rolls
Toothpaste
 
A detailed list can be found here  Please add a few extra items in your shopping trolley over the coming weeks and help make a difference to those finding this current situation we find ourselves in exceptionally difficult for various reasons.
 
If you are unable to drop items off during this time, maybe as you are continuing to self-isolate or are back at work, please give the church mobile a call (07543 198391) and we can arrange for someone to collect the items from you.
 
Jayne & Harry Fulton
on behalf of Kirk Session

 

Weekly Prayer Points

Let’s Pray…

In a few weeks our schools will hopefully be reopening. Many of you will have children or grandchildren who will be going back to school after a long absence. The school routine will be quite different for them so please pray for those children you know personally that this going back will not be too difficult and that they will settle quickly into the new routine.

Pray also for the teachers as they also will face a rather different way of interacting with their pupils. Pray that all will be kept safe and that there will be no long term psychological affects on any of them.

Pray too for the gradual return of some church gatherings that again everyone will be kept safe, and also that many would be encouraged to meet in small groups for fellowship and prayer. Continue to pray for the Recovery group, led by Cheryl and Ian, who are overseeing these gradual returns and pray that they will know God’s leading and guidance in all the decisions they make.

And finally do pray for Charles and Barbara as they have a well deserved break and that they will be refreshed in body and in spirit.