Announcement-ClipartDecember 2017

Training Session – the Introduction of Universal Credit

Christians Against Poverty are organising a Training Session in Edengrove Church Centre in Ballynahinch on Tuesday 16th January at 2.00 pm to inform on the imminent introduction of UNIVERSAL CREDIT in our area. Registration forms can be obtained by calling 07443586701 or emailing

A display of nativity crib scenes – provided by some local churches and voluntary organisations/charities – is being held in Down Parish Church each evening from Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th December from 5:30pm to 8:45pm. You are invited to come along and have a look at them. Fountain Foodbank will be contributing a specially designed crib, which will reflect something of its work.

Choir practices for the Christmas Carol Services will be on Sunday 3rd December at 2.30pm, Sunday 10th December at 2.30pm and Wednesday 13th December at 7.15pm Everyone welcome!

We are hoping to project personal Christmas messages in church over the next few weeks to raise money for charity. Keep it simple or be as creative as you wish. Please email your messages to Nigel at Suggested donation £2.00

Feeding Five Thousand Target reached: With the total of donations at 4481 on Thursday and with over £2200 in financial donations given during November, Fountain Foodbank has exceeded the target of 5000 items donated. We are grateful for this amazing response, making it possible to help many people in the local area. Thank you.

Any Foodbank volunteers who wish to sign up for extra Christmas packing tasks, please sign sheets in the store or contact Shirley.

Dates for the Diary

The GLU and Youth Club Christmas Party will be on Saturday 9th December from 6.30pm-8.00pm Why not come along for party games, supper, a visit from Santa and lots of fun? Parents and younger siblings are invited to come along at 7.45pm for supper and to meet Santa.

Please put 10th December in your diary as after church we hope to meet together for a festive Church Family Fun Lunch.

December 17th will be our annual family candle lit carol service. Plan to be there and invite your friends, family and neighbours at 6:30pm.