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Anniversary celebrations continue at Drumbo


THIS year marks the 350th Anniversary of Drumbo Presbyterian Church and celebrations to mark the event continue.

Rev. Adrian McLernon Minister of Drumbo Presbyterian ChurchIn 1655 the first Presbyterian Minister, the Rev. Henry Livingstone, was ordained in Drumbo. Today Drumbo is a family centered church that encourages every individual to grow closer to God.

Our purpose is "To reflect God's amazing love, to see everyone transformed to fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ."

Throughout the remainder of 2005 Drumbo Presbyterian are planning a number of events to celebrate this important milestone in the congregation's life.

These include a theme Service, Church Family Weekend and Congregational Dinner. On Sunday, September 11 at 11.30 am we begin with a special Service of Thanksgiving. Our guest speaker will be the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rev. Dr. Harry Uprichard.

On Sunday evening at 6.30pm. a week of Outreach, entitled 'Looking for Answers?' will commence. Life is full of questions. We struggle with stress, relation-ships, finance, identity, the future. Each evening Trevor Matthews (Faith Mission) will explore the answers we need.

Everyone will be most welcome to join with us.

Here is a full programme of events:

Sun 11th Sep at 6.30 p.m. in Church - 'You can make a difference that will last for all eternity.'

Mon 12th Sep at 6.30 p.m. in Hall - Spanish 'Thank you' Tea followed at 8pm 'You can survive the rat race without becoming a rat.'

Tues 13th Sep at 8pm. in Hall - 'Lonely but never alone - the ultimate relationship.'

Wed 14th Sep at 8pm. in Hall - 'Why bother with Church?' Thurs 15th Sep at 8pm. in Hall - 'Help - I'm under pressure.'

Fri 16th Sep at 8pm. in Hall - Youth & Family event - 'What do you believe?'

Sun 18th Sep at 11.30am. in Church - 'Being kind just isn't enough!'

Sun 18th Sep at 5.30pm. in Hall - Buffet Tea followed by 'Come on and celebrate'.

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