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Welcome to St John's Parish, Moira

On this website you will find information about our church community and the activities and events in which we are involved. We hope that you’ll not only explore the website but that you’ll come and experience the life of our church for yourself. We hope you enjoy our website and find it informative and helpful. Our church community is growing, developing and welcomes people of all ages and all backgrounds

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Whatever your age, circumstances or background and where ever you are on your spiritual journey – whether you are just beginning to consider Christianity, or whether you already have a personal relationship with Jesus – we would like to help you take the next step

Our Sunday Services cater for both for traditional and contemporary tastes in worship.

NEWS & EVENTS   (DOWNLOAD OCTOBER 2017 'Newslink' Magazine)

October 2017 Magazine
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  • Curate’s Corner

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    Curate’s Corner

    Dear friends

    You will notice this is not the usual rector’s letter. As you all know Joanne is off recovering from illness and in the mean me we continue to uphold Joanne in prayer for healing and restoration.

    One of the things I love about autumn and the Harvest season is seeing fruit appear on trees. There is no better sight than a healthy tree bearing much fruit. Around the corner from my house is a plum tree full of plums. Apple trees are full of fruit and blackberries are starting to appear. It was with this love of seeing fruit on trees that Celia and I took the kids into Moira Demesne to pick blackberries recently. What a fantastic sight seeing all those blackberries! However, when we returned to the park the following week we noticed they had all been cut back! What a shame!

    The New Testament speaks a lot about disciples of Jesus Christ bearing fruit as they grow in love for and devotion to the Lord. Perhaps, one of the most famous passages to use the imagery of fruit when it comes to discipleship is John 15 where Jesus reminds his disciples that He is, ‘...the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’ In other words, we only bear fruit as a disciple by staying connected to Jesus – the true vine. And what is the fruit that Christian’s are called to produce? Well, the Apostle Paul, in Galatians 5: 22-23, tells us that the fruit of the Spirit is: ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’.

    The Harvest season reminds us to be thankful for God’s creation and to give thanks for all our farmers do for us. It also reminds us that many people in various parts of the world go hungry and struggle with famine. The Harvest seasons also challenges us to live lives of thankfulness to the God who cares for and provides for us. However, it also challenges us to ask ourselves – as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ what sort of fruit are we producing? The late John Stott once said that, ‘The Christian should resemble a fruit-tree, not a Christmas tree! For the gaudy decorations of a Christmas tree are only tied on, whereas fruit grows on a fruit-tree.’ Can I encourage all of us to stay close to Jesus – the true vine. Let His Holy Spirit change us from the inside out so that each of us may go and bear fruit for His glory and His honour.

    Yours in Christ,

    Peter

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    Car Boot Sale & Coffee Morning

    Saturday 7th October

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    Car Boot Sale & Coffee Morning

    Saturday 7th October at 9am

    This event is held on the first Saturday of each month at St John's Parish Centre

    Cars £5 and Vans £10

    £6 for an indoor table

    Contact the office or Ken Little for further details

    If you don’t have stuff to sell why not drop in and see what’s on the stalls and have some coffee/tea/fresh scones/buns.

    If you have any items which you would like to donate to the ‘Mission Stall’ please contact the Parish Office.

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    Prayer Time

    Wednesdays 6.30– 8.30am at Ethel Leckey’s home

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    Prayer Time

    Wednesdays 6.30– 8.30am at Ethel Leckey’s home

    You are free to pop in and out as your time dictates. You do not have to pray out loud but we can all say ‘Amen’ to those who do. James 5:16 ‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.’

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    Grief Support

    Mondays at 7.30pm in the Sycamore Room"

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    Grief Support

    Mondays at 7.30pm in the Sycamore Room in the parish centre

    Have you lost someone close to you and would like to meet others in a similar situaton? Come along for a chat and a cuppa with others who are going through a similar experience.

    Grief Support is based on a course DVD which is from Holy Trinity Brompton, the home of ALPHA. Each session has a video presentation, followed by a cuppa and a chat. Sharing with others who are also grieving brings help and support.

    If you know people who have been bereaved please tell them about Grief Support and invite them to come along.

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    500th Anniversary of the Reformation

    29 October @ 6.30pm in Parish Centre

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    500th Anniversary of the Reformation

    29 October @ 6.30pm in Parish Centre

    Five churches in Moira coming together for a special Service to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

    Guest Preacher:

    Bishop Harold Miller

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    Alpha Course

    Every Wednesday 7.30pm in the Logic

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    Alpha Course

    Every Wednesday 7.30pm in the logic

    All Welcome

    An opportunity for anyone to explore the Christan faith in a relaxed, low key, friendly and fun way.

    It’s an opportunity to listen, learn, discuss and discover

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    Alpha Course


    Alpha Course

    Every Wednesday 7.30pm

    Sundays at 8.00pm in July and August- beginning Sunday 16 July in the Parish Centre

    Join us for some ice-cream, worship led by Revela on and a bed- me thought at the end of a Summer’s Day.

    All welcome!!

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