This week we continue our search for “A New Hope For The New Year” as we turn to Isaiah 28. We are presented with two ways to live our lives. Will we hear the life giving word of God or will it just be Blah Blah Blah? Join us on Sunday as we draw from the wells of Salvation.
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.
17 I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the plumb line;
hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie,
and water will overflow your hiding place.
Isaiah 28:16-17 (NIV)
Information For The Week Ahead
World Development Appeal
Thank you to everyone who contributed £2655 to the Appeal at Christmas
Thank you for all contributions to United Appeal as once again we were able to meet our target of honour £5262
7:15pm Monday & Thursday. New members will be very welcome.
GB continues this Tuesday.
Explorers (3-7 year olds) 6pm-7pm
Company section (8 - 18year olds) 7pm- 8.15pm
9:30am Wednesday in Minor Hall
Community Cafe - Drop-In
The Drop-In continues on Thursday 10:30am - 12noon. Do invite others to come and join us. Free tea/Coffee scones, biscuits and a chat.
Each week our FWO contributions need to be counted, if you would be willing to help with this process by joining one of our teams your help would be greatly appreciated. Teams meet 2:00pm on a Monday for 30 minutes and the more teams that there are the less Mondays you would be required. See Jeremy or Richard if you would be able to help.
We will be providing Defibrillator training on a Wednesday night in February (duration 2 hours - more details to follow) If you would like to receive training please speak to Janice or Richard
Lent Devotional Series
In a change to the original plan (2nd Half of Hebrews) during Lent we will be reading through Lamentations guided by a new book by Robin Ham. Robin wrote the Advent series that we used to guide us through Ruth a few years ago and this was too good an opportunity to miss. Robin’s new book is “Finding Mercy On The Way Of Sorrow”. It costs £8 but ordering in bulk (25) will reduce the price to £3. Lent begins on 14th February 2024 so if you would like to order a copy please let me know. Email/text/sign-up sheet in vestibule.
Scripture Union Supporters Breakfast
Scripture Union North Coast Link Person and Supporters’ breakfast. On Saturday 3rd February in The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine. Breakfast will be served at 9am.(Not 9pm as stated last week) There will be an opportunity to meet Catherine and chat to other link people and be updated on the work of SU on the North Coast. If you would like to attend please speak to Richard.
The Burnside Blog
The Blog continues every weekday on the Church Website, there will be a short devotional Podcast/Video some topics for prayer, articles to read, music to listen to and Jigsaws to puzzle you.
The daily devotional is also available as a Podcast and you can subscribe for free using your podcast software on your phone or tablet.
Elders' Fellowship Meeting
1st February Hazelbank Pesbyterian Church 8pm with Gary & Mary Reid, Global Mission Workers in Kenya.
Community Litter Pick
Saturday 20th January 2024 10am - 11am, Meeting at the Bandstand, all equipment provided, everyone welcome.
AbilityNet is a charity which provides free technology support to disabled and elderly people. Security checked volunteers visit individuals in their own homes. They have recently recruited a new volunteer in the Causeway Coast area and would welcome opportunities to meet anyone who needs some help.
For Example - Gordon helped Janine who is bedridden, in Portadown, to control her TV with her voice. David helped Poppy connect her iPad to her new Bluetooth hearing aid. Mark has been working with some elderly people whose bank has closed so the they can securely use online banking.
Contact Details Below.
Helpline: 0300 180 0028
Email providers, in an attempt to combat spam, will be making it much more difficult to send emails like this one from February of this year. It is very likely from February that this email will end up in your Spam folder.
There are a few things you can do to stop this happening.
Add the following email address to your contacts firstname.lastname@example.org
Look in your Spam/Junk folder and mark the Burnside emails as Not Spam.
If you cannot find this email in February remember that this Newsletter is also available on the church website each week. www.burnsidepci.co.uk
Livestream Of Services
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 Christmas.