BICCI accounts to 30 April 2016

This is a summary of income and expenditure through the BICCI bank account since the last summary produced by Derek Cummings on 30th September 2014 to the 30th April 2016 Balance brought...

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BICCI report for 2015/16

Executive meetings BICCI Executive comprises Rev Frances Rutledge (Chairman), Mary Braithwaite, Trevor Magee, David McClarin, Helen Sloan and Gwen Patterson, with Irene Armstrong as co-opted note taker. The executive met on 2 March 2015, 1 June, 14 September, 18...

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The Lighthouse Community Prayer Initiative

Raising a prayer altar in Ards & North Down to Almighty God for our families, friends, communities and towns through praise, worship and intercessory prayer in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God desires to do us only good and that in trusting his...

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Bethel Music Worship Night

     " Our heart for Worship Nights is to partner with what God is doing in communities around the world and see heaven invade earth. Join us for an authentic night of worship, encouragement , and prayer as we love God together and pursue his presence"...

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A Biblical Vision for Seniors

Here is advance notice of an event being organised by Churches Enabling Seniors (CES). a group of Christians from various denominations in Bangor which aims to encourage churches in developing their ministry among seniors.  CES has organised a conference entitled “A...

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A Conversation with Martyn Joseph

Now as some of you know I LOVE hearing Martyn Joseph in concert, and he is playing at the Errigle Inn on the Ormeau Road as part of the Real Music Club programme on Thursday 5th Nov, but here is an extra bonus event that I am so glad to tell you about. Steve Stockman...

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Storehouse Lunch Club

Written by Elizabeth Porter Just before last Christmas I was ill in bed and listening to a service from St Martin’s in the Field on Radio 4. The speaker, a Bishop I think, was talking about his area – the London Borough of Newham. He said the average salary was...

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The Church & Autism

The Disability Inclusion Group of the Bangor Inter Churches Community Initiative (BICCI) ChurchWorksNorthDown.com is planning a seminar on Saturday morning 14th November 2015 from 9.30 - 12.30pm in Kings Church. The title of the event is 'Welcoming those with Autism...

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Carnalea Methodist

On Sunday 17th May four students from Edgehill College visited Carnalea Methodist. A wonderful praise session was led by Andy Gibson on the piano. Fiona interviewed Des Davis, who is due to go to minister in Dunkineely from July and Nigel Murphy, who has another year...

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Support for Senior Citizens

I had coffee last week with Derek Cummings, one of the founders of BICCI and a past chairman. It was good to see him again and to catch up . One of the interesting topics we discussed was the formation of  Senior Support with some churches working together , with...

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Meet Phil Craig from Safe Zone

  Phil Craig grew up in Dundonald, raised by parents who were heavily involved in the Methodist church led in those days by Ken Irvine. In true 1970's style, church life was 3 times on a Sunday & out to as many organisations as possible including Christian Endeavour...

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Meet Helen Sloan from Storehouse

Interview with Helen Sloan from Storehouse I recently met with Helen and her daughter Christine to talk about Helen’s work with Storehouse. Q: I know you got the MBE a few years ago, before you started Storehouse. What had you been doing up to then in the community?...

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