This Sunday we will be continuing our Fruitfulness on the Frontline series throughlooking at another expression of fruitfulness: ‘Moulding Culture’.
David Smyth, from Evangelical Alliance, will be helping us think through how we might contribute to cultural change on our frontlines, so that they become places where people better flourish. Take some time to reflect on this week’s scripture passage in Matthew 5:13-16 and think about ways you can be fruitful in moulding a kingdom culture on your frontline.
For the ten days from Ascension to Pentecost, Bishop David is calling the churches of Down and Dromore to pray fervently that people would come to faith in Christ.
We sense that there is a renewed passion for local mission in the diocese and also a hunger within society for God. BBC news very recently reported that ‘a survey by ComRes last week found that almost one in four British adults have watched or listened to a religious service since lockdown began… just 6% of adults regularly attend a religious service’. In our Diocese alone, 90 people have joined in the online diocesan Alpha. So let’s join with others across the diocese to pray that the Lord will bring new citizens into His kingdom.
Below is an overview of the online events that are happening to encourage us to pray each day for people to come to know Jesus. During the 10 days of prayer we will be sharing the resources (such as videos and prayer resources) on our website and on social media. You will also receive an email for those services underlined with a link to watch these on YouTube.
Thursday 21 May: Bangor Parish Ascension Day Service available on our YouTube channel from 7am so that you can worship with us at a time that suits you.
Friday 22 May: Prayer focus on young adults with Bishop David and Tim Burns
Saturday 23 May: Prayer focus on women with Hilary McClay
Sunday 24 May: Bangor Parish Sunday Service with special prayers from Church leaders.
Monday 25 May: Worship Rooms online on Facebook and YouTube & Prayer focus on select vestries with Bishop David
Tuesday 26 May: OurTuesdayLife Groups praying for the lost
Wednesday 27 May: Praying the Litany & OurWednesday Life Groups praying for the lost
Thursday 28 May: OurThursday Life Groups praying for the lost
Friday 29 May: Prayer focus on civic leaders with Bishop David
Saturday 30 May: Prayer focus on men with Bishop David
Sunday 31 May: Pentecost Sunday Service online at 11AM where Bishop David will be speaking to us. In the evening we will also be having an online Immerse service of prayer and worship online on Facebook and YouTube at 7PM.
Resources and videos for the 10 days of prayer are not being released ahead of the schedule, instead you will be able to view the videos on the day of their release by going to www.bangorparishchurch.org.uk/10 or by clicking the button below.
Our Tuesday Testimony video series continued this week with a special episode featuring some of the youth from Bangor Parish as well as some of the Families, Youth and Children’s Team. Click the button below to view this week’s episode.
Our Sunday sermons are now available for those who do not have access to our online services. Anyone can listen to the talk from the service on their telephone, landline or mobile, simply phone 028 9124 9445 and listen. New sermons will be available each Monday and can be listened to at any point during the week. Calls will be charged at the standard network rate.
Please share this with anyone you know that has not been able to view the services online and would like to worship God with us.
Youth fellowship is on this Sunday at 7pm on zoom as we think about how to resist evil with the help of Jesus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Youth Fun Night
Our Friday Fun Night is on this week at 7pm on zoom, young people are very welcome to come and join us.This week we’ll be having a livestream adventure by visiting the Zoo, a museum and we’ll maybe even visit a farm (all online of course)! Send Mark an email to find out more.
Connect is back on as usual this Sunday at 12noon for all our young people with a chilled out chat on zoom about the Sunday morning service.
The Church Office will be closed until further notice. Jonny Tate can still be reached by email and telephone, as phone calls will be transferred.
Missed last Sunday’s service? Click the ‘Sermons’ button to watch or listen to our last week’s ‘Fruitfulness on the Frontline’ sermon: ‘Making Good Work’.
The Bangor Parish Team