At the PWA service are L to R: The
Rev John Brackenridge, Eleanor McFadzean
(President), Margaret Rooney (Vice President),
Evelyn Whyte (Deaconess - First Lisburn) and Sharon
Heron (Deaconess - Strand Presbyterian Church).
(back row) Jacqui Brackenridge, Inez Price, Kathy
Robinson and Annabell Poots MBE.
The First Lisburn branch of the Presbyterian Women's Association
held their annual service in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church
on Sunday 4th November. Following the call to worship and
announcements by the minister, the Rev John Brackenridge, the
First Lisburn Branch President Eleanor McFadzean, welcomed the
congregation and gave a special welcome to the ladies of the PWA.
Evelyn Whyte, First Lisburn Deaconess, led the service and the
guest speaker was Sharon Heron, Deaconess of Strand Presbyterian
The PWA Choir accompanied by organist Tom Whyte sang the anthem,
'The Lord's My Shepherd'; Evelyn Whyte and Kathy Robinson led
the prayers; Margaret Rooney (Vice President) and Laura McMillen
read the Scripture lessons; Maureen Staniland, Florence Blair
and Irene Richer gave a reading for three people entitled
'Seeing is Believing'.
Mrs Heron chose as the topic for her address 'Come and see our
awesome God'. She spoke about her work in Strand Presbyterian
Church and the new Red Sky Project, which her church is
undertaking in the incoming year. The project involves
rebuilding their church to a new purpose built community centre
where they hope to reach out everyday in their Sydenham
Joining with the PWA and members of First Lisburn congregation
in a spirit of faith and friendship were Clonard Unity Pilgrims
Harry Maguire, Ed Peterson, Geraldine Connolly, Patrick Connolly
and Maura Maguire.
The Rev John Brackenridge pictured at the PWA
service with Clonard Unity Pilgrims Harry Maguire
(left) and Ed Peterson (right) and L or R: (seated)
Geraldine Connolly, Patrick Connolly and Maura
First Lisburn PWA President Eleanor McFadzean
presents a gift to Strand Presbyterian Church
Deaconess Sharon Heron (right) at the PWA service in
First Lisburn Presbyterian Church last Sunday
morning. Looking on is First Lisburn Deaconess
Evelyn Whyte (left).
L to R: Maureen Staniland, Florence Blair and
Irene Richer gave a reading for three people
entitled 'Seeing is Believing' at the PWA service in
First Lisburn PWA choir pictured during the
PWA service in First Lisburn.
Enjoying lunch following the PWA service in