13th October 2019





Thanks to all those who provided flowers, fruit and vegetables and those who so beautifully decorated the Church for Harvest. Thanks also Janice, Valerie and the Choir for all the special music. Thanks for everyone who provided food this weekend and thanks to everyone for coming to join with us.


Spark meets tonight Sunday 13th October for a Dodgeball night. 7-8.30pm Everyone of secondary school age very welcome. Different activity at each meeting to learn about God together.


Senior Fuel Youth Club is returning on Friday 25th October from 8.15-9.30pm in the Presbyterian hall for all secondary school ages. Come along for tuck shop, games, sports and games consoles.  We are looking for adults to come onto our rota for Senior Fuel. If you think you could help please leave your details on the sign up sheet.


Sunshine Club meets on Friday 18 October at 2 pm in the Boggs Room.  Speaker Judith Laverty from Action Fraud. Judith will be talking about cold calling and scams and how to deal with them Friends are welcome


Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – some ready made boxes are in the vestibule.  Please take one or cover a shoebox with Christmas paper.  Please return to Church on the 3rd November to facilitate delivery.


Forthcoming Dates:

Boy’s Brigade Enrolment Service next Sunday 20th October 11.30am.  Any loose offering in collection plates will go to BB company.  

- Missionary Sunday 27th October with Stephen Cowan from Kenya

- Communion Sunday 3rd November


FORTHCOMING DATE TO KEEP FREE: Congregational Lunch after our service on Sunday 24th November, with a special invitation to all those who are relatively new in our congregation. More details to follow.


The Presbytery Service of Prayer for the Sick is being held in Ballykelly Church Hall today, Sunday,13th October at 3.30pm. Preacher:  Rev. C. McKibben, Moderator of Presbytery

Everyone welcome.


“Facing Cancer Standing Tall” with Rev Adrian Adger and his story of hope in Jesus in the face of terminal cancer diagnosis. @ Biddy Friels (Main Function Room) Drumoghill, Manorcunningham this Thursday 17th October 7.30pm


Church Membership: Anyone (Year 12 up) who wishes to consider becoming a member of the Congregation should speak to Mr Blair a.s.a.p.


Tell News Sheet – Please forward any contributions for the next edition to


Prayer regarding NI Abortion Legislation, Stormont and Brexit. The Church Leaders Group (Ireland) have expressed grave concern at the prospect of an almost unregulated abortion regime being imposed on Northern Ireland from Westminster should the Northern Ireland Executive not be restored by 21 October 2019. 

Our Moderator, Rt Rev Dr William Henry is urging congregations to consider taking some simple, but powerful steps, to make their views known by signing Baroness O’Loan’s petition (which can be found at or seeking meetings with local elected representatives.

Dr Henry is also asking us to use today as an opportunity to pray specifically for the unborn in our society, for women and their families who face difficult and challenging pregnancies, and for the government in London and local politicians here. Please see inset with announcement sheets today


SOUL 19’ Gospel Mission, Magheramason Presbyterian Church Hall : Sunday 13th - Sunday 27th October each evening @ 8PM (Sunday’s @ 7 PM). Speaker Rev Eddie Kirk. Various groups will be along to share in song each evening. ALL WELCOME!


The Strabane Players present “Separate beds” in Tamlaghtfinlagan Church Hall, Ballykelly, Saturday 23rd November 7.30pm Tickets £10 (From Pearl 07592054227 or Joanne at the Bungalow)


Please forward any announcements to Carrianne George by Thursdays – or 07544335744.


Regarding the forthcoming election of a new Committee - QUALIFIED VOTERS (PCI Code):


175. (1) Voting members in the Church are communicants on the roll of the congregation who are listed, whether by name or number, as having contributed to the stipend or weekly freewill offering of the congregation in the last financial year.

(2) In addition to those so listed the following shall also be qualified, if themselves communicants on the roll -

1. (a)  A wife shall be qualified on a husband’s contribution, and vice versa, where both are communicants. This shall also apply should the contributor himself or herself not be a communicant. If neither husband nor wife in such circumstances is a communicant, then their contribution shall qualify the eldest child, residing in the family, who is on the communicants’ roll.

2. (b)  Should a contributor, who is not a communicant, be a member of a family residing together, then his contribution shall qualify the eldest member residing in the family who is on the communicants’ roll.

3. (c)  Those who have been added to the communicants’ roll of the congregation since the close of the last financial year, upon confirmation by the treasurer that they have contributed during the current year, shall also be qualified voters.

176(c) Should any member of the congregation who claims to be a voting member desire to make an objection regarding any name on the list, or omitted from the list, he shall lodge his objections, with his reasons in writing, with the Moderator of Kirk Session within a week of the first publication of the lists by any of the prescribed methods; and the Kirk Session shall give its decision thereon or refer the matter for decision by Presbytery.

(d)  Should any member objecting be dissatisfied with the decision of the Kirk Session with respect to his own or another’s qualifications he shall have the right of appeal to Presbytery within seven days. The same right belongs in such cases to any member of the Kirk Session, including any assessors that may have been appointed by Presbytery.



Please forward any announcements to Carrianne George by Thursdays – or 07544335744.