This week we are looking forward to Eden & Claudia sharing their experiences from the summer when they went with Exodus to Donaghadee. Join with us to hear the full report on Sunday.
I am still having a few problems sending out the weekly Newsletter, I’m trying something different again this week and hopefully it should work. If not the newsletter can be found on the church Website www.BurnsidePCI.co.uk
Ordination Of Elders
Lynne McGowan and Eric Leslie will be ordained as Elders in our congregation at a service conducted by the Presbytery of Coleraine and Limavady which will take place at 7:00pm on Sunday 1st October in Burnside. Do make sure that you are able to be part of this special occasion.
Harvest Thanksgiving Services
Harvest Thanksgiving will take place on Sunday 8th October with services at 11:00am and 7:00pm with the praise being led by our choir. There will be an opportunity to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the food bank at Ashes to Gold in Coleraine. There will also be an opportunity to give towards the United Appeal of the Presbyterian Church.
The next Choir practice will be after morning worship on Sunday 1st October 2023.
GB continues this Tuesday.
Explorers (3-7 year olds) 6pm-7pm
Company section (8 - 18year olds) 7pm- 8.15pm
7:15pm Monday & Thursday Evening. New members will be very welcome.
9:30am Wednesday, come and join us for this vital part of church work.
Community Cuppa - Drop-In
The Drop-In continues on Thursday 10:30am - 12noon.
Big Coffee Break for Hospice
We will be having a special Drop-In this Thursday (28th September). This will be part of the Big Coffee Break for Hospice and all donations that day will be given to Hospice. Why not take this opportunity to invite others to join us.
The Burnside Blog
The Blog continues every weekday, there will be a short devotional Podcast/Video some topics for prayer, articles to read, music to listen to and Jigsaws to puzzle you.
Colin Jenkins from Seamen’s Christian Friend Society makes a return to the opening Friendship Hour to give an update on his work in Cork. 2:00pm Tuesday 17th October 2023. Everyone very welcome.
The daily devotional is also available as a Podcast and you can subscribe for free using your podcast software on your phone or tablet.
Climate Change Survey
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) is conducting a survey to hear from a range of people within PCI regarding climate change. This will help to provide a better understanding of thinking, perceptions and positions within the denomination. This research by the Council for Global Mission, along with other data collection, will help shape how PCI can best engage with the issue of climate change and creation care. The survey is anonymous and should only be completed by members of PCI congregations.
The survey takes around 5 minutes to complete and will be available to complete from 20 September – 31 October. It can be found on the PCI website by visiting:
After our recent Committee meeting we realise that everyone has extra demands upon their finances, but it also means that Church expenses have increased significantly over the last year. We have taken a number of measures to reduce our expenditure but giving has also decreased over the last year. We have four months before the year end to address this and would ask you to prayerfully consider your response. The offering each week is received before and after the service via the plates in the vestibule or by transfer into the main Church Account no. 71013858 Sort Code 95-04-28
Stained Glass Window Refurbishment
The two large circular stained glass windows have been removed for refurbishment. The Triple glazing panels have broken down and need to be replaced. Any donations towards this work can be directed to the Building Fund. Acc No. 41014986 Sort Code 95-04-28
After 10 years serving as church treasurer, Francis Kerr has decided it is time to hand over the responsibilities. We thank Francis for his dedication in this job, if you think you could help the church as treasurer then speak to Francis, Jeremy or Richard for more details.
Relationships and Sexuality Education
Many of you will have heard of the proposed changes to the Relationships and Sexuality Education curriculum in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland. With this in mind the Evangelical Alliance are holding a number of events to provide information, our local venue will be Portstewart Baptist Church at 6:30pm on Sunday 22nd October 2023.
Presbytery's Elders' Fellowship
Thursday 5th October at 8pm in Main Street, Garvagh, when the speaker will be David Farrow from Thompson House - the hostel run by the PCI for ex-offenders located on Belfast's Antrim Road.
Livestream Of Service
If you aren’t able to join with us on Sunday you can watch the Livestream at anytime throughout the week.
I pray that you may know the Lord’s blessing this week.