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Silent Violins

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Hello Everyone,

ViolinsI hope you are all keeping well. Some of you will remember this time last year the weather improved and remained good for most of the summer. Let’s pray that this year will also be a good one. The countryside is a hive of activity. Farmers and agricultural contractors are busy on the farms. A recent report shows that farming comes top of the most dangerous industries in Ireland. Great care needs to be taken by all involved in this industry.
Now with any possible threat of frost behind us gardeners are also out with their lawnmowers and trimmers. Hedges and plants are springing into life. Garden centres are doing a booming trade. It is a season of hope and vitality. Plants and trees of all descriptions vie for the attention of passing birds and insects with their magnificent profusion of colour. It is staggering to see the interconnection between plants and insects. If plants and trees were not pollinated everything would grind to a halt. Our heavenly Father created all this beauty around us and He certainly is the Master Craftsman.
As we look forward to the summer months and school holidays parents face an annual problem; “How do I keep my children entertained for two months?” You will therefore be glad to hear that from the 7th to the 11th of July, starting at 10:30am and finishing at 12:30pm, in Newtowngore hall, you can bring your children along for games, crafts, stories from the Bible, interactive singing, puppetry, competitions and much more. On top of all that there will be juice and biscuits. I know what you are thinking “How much is this going to cost?” Nothing! The week’s activities will cost absolutely nothing. It’s free. I have already asked a few people to help out with the many activities during these five days. Our churches are filled with many talented and gifted people who also have a willingness to help in any way they can. If you would also like to be part of this great adventure then do get in touch with me. As the saying goes ‘Many hands make light work’.
Silent Violin The message of the Bible is one that should be told. It is one of the best love stories ever written. It is a story of how God loves us and wants the very best for each one of us. It is not a story that should be kept hidden. I read a story once of a man who collected violins. His name was Luigi Tarisio. One morning he was found dead in his home with hardly a comfort except for the 246 exquisite violins, which he had been collecting all his life. They were found in the attic, and the best one of all was found in the bottom drawer of an old rickety bureau. In his very devotion to the violin, he had robbed the world of all that music all the time he treasured them; others before him had done the same. When the greatest of his collection, a Stradivarius, was played it had been silent for over 140 years. Yet, how many of Christ’s people are like old Tarisio? In our love of the church we fail to give the glad tidings to the world; in our zeal for the truth we fail to publish it. We should be telling others every day of this wonderful story that they too may come to know how much God loves and cares for them. The Good News needs not just to be cherished, but needs to be told. May God give us the love and courage to share the good news with those we meet with day by day.
Signature Rev John    Rev John Woods

I know many of our young people are cramming for exams. I pray that they will find confidence and that all your studies come to your remembrance on the day. Finally, if you are among those who are waiting for hospital results, or waiting for an operation or treatment, be assured that you are in our prayers. We continue to thank God for those who are recovering from operations and various treatments they have received.
May you experience God’s richest blessings.


 

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Breffni Health CentreBreffni Holy Communion Service

ChalisOur next Breffni service of Holy Communion, led by Rev John will be at 2pm on Tuesday 24th June. The next service will be on 29th July, also at 2pm.
Visitors are always welcome to join us.


 

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Prizegiving

Sunday School Prize-giving

Sunday SchoolThis year we are having two services instead of one united. The Templeport service will be held on Sunday 15th June at 11.30am for Swanlinbar, Tomregan & Templeport parishes and at Kildallon at 3.30pm for Kildallon, Corrawallen & Newtowngore parishes.


 

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Big Red Bus in Local SchoolsBig Red Bus

The Big Red Bus team from Operation Mobilisation will be visiting local schools from Monday 16th June. They will be visiting schools in Ballyconnell, Newtowngore, Kildallon, Killeshandra, Bawnboy and Florencecourt. The visit of Christians from other places can often enrich and encourage us. If anyone would like to help host our visitors with an evening meal that week please contact Rev John.


 

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Holiday clubSummer Holiday Clubs

We have two holiday clubs this summer!
Rev John will be leading a children’s holiday club in Newtowngore hall from Monday 7th July to Friday 11th. Please speak to Rev John for further information and book the dates in your diaries for your children.
The Big Red Bus team will be coming to Ballyconnell. The Club will run from 10am to 1pm each day from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd August. If you would like to help please get in touch with Captain Richard.


 

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Tomregan ChurchTomregan Prayer Night Sunday 1st June

Prayer
Church buildings are venues for prayer. They are a place to connect with God. Any examination of healthy churches will always discover prayer. The first mark of the church when Jesus went into heaven was to meet together and pray. The early church grew upon a bed of prayer as the Holy Spirit was invited into the lives of men, women and children.
Sunday July 6th and Sunday August 3rd will both be days when the church will be open from 6pm to 11pm. We will seek to bring the life and people of the parish to God. Choose any hour to come along. The service of evening prayer will be at 8pm instead of our usual morning service.


 

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Tomregan Parish ChurchFriends of Tomregan Service

On 7th September there is a special Church service for Friends of Tomregan.
The Tomregan Hall Committee would like to thank all those who supported the parish dances from September to May. Many thanks too to all the parishioners for making sandwiches and supplying tray bakes.
Dances resume on 21st November with music by Ali Harron & Marian Curry.


 
 

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Mothers Union

MU outingThe Seniors Tea Party will be held in Kilmore Cathedral Hall on Wednesday 11th June at 3.30pm. Bishop Ferran is the new Diocesan Chaplain of the Mothers' Union and hopes to speak at the short service of Holy Communion which will be held before the Tea Party. Any senior members who would like to attend please get in touch with Branch Leader, Lorna Graham or committee members (Linda Lovett, Phyllis Cassidy or Molly Richardson) to arrange transport. This will be an opportunity to meet and have fellowship with other Branch members and also to meet the new Senior member's contact, Mrs Mavis Magee from Belturbet Branch.

Swanlinbar, Kildallon & Derrylin Branches of MU joined together for their annual outing on Saturday 10th May. First stop was at the Linen Green Centre, Moygashel near Dungannon for a coffee stop and some retail therapy. They then travelled to the Antrim Castle Gardens where Garden Show Ireland was held. Everyone had time to look around the garden displays and the craft and food marquees there before returning to Corick House, Clogher for a meal. A good day was had by all and the various branch members enjoyed each others company.


 

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Bereavements
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May we extend our deepest sympathy to Winifred Morton whose sister Jean Sheridan died in Enniskillen after a long period of illness with Parkinson's diseasel.

Please pray for all those who struggle with the pain of losing loved ones.


 

 

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Kinawley Mission

Kinawley Mission

The Faith Mission, a well known outreach will be visiting Kinawley to conduct a mission from June 15th to June 29th.
They will be meeting in the Kinawley Enterprise centre. There will be a number of faith stories to hear and you are warmly invited.
Please see press and local information announcements for more details.


 

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Beryl Baker Fundraisers

Beryl Baker in her old 4X4The coffee morning at the new Morton’s house raised €321 with a few donations still to come. A huge thank you to the Morton family for your hospitality for a very worthy cause!
Many thanks also to all who have given so generously to help support the work of nurse Beryl Baker in the Chaco. The Chaco has been suffering serious flooding. Her latest message on 11th May shared.
I ask for prayer for the people at Rio Verde, Sombrero Piri and La Patria as after last week's downpour they are all flooded out. Norma the health promoter is living with the Primavera community on the opposite side of the road under tarpaulins that the Emergency services have provided. Ramon from Jerusalem is here in town and he put his mother's bed on a table so that she could sleep somewhere dry as the water is hip deep in their house. La Patria is completely cut off but helicopters from the Emergency Services have done something.
Many of you will also know that Beryl has been trying to replace a stolen vehicle. Beryl wrote: “ The money to buy a replacement vehicle should be available next Friday, D.V. It’s been quite a battle getting the insurance company to comply with their affairs. If the money is not forthcoming Rhett will get his lawyers to get on to them. Please pray that won't be necessary and that I'll have wisdom about a new vehicle also wisdom about how the flood victims can best be helped”.


 

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Newtowngore schoolImportant Newtowngore School Announcement

Congratulations to Zena Gordon on her appointment as the new principal of Newtowngore School.
It has also been made public that Pamela Whitford will be retiring at the end of August after many years teaching in the school. Our best wishes to them both in the changes ahead. ..
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Flower displayFlowers in basketFlower Festival & Exhibition

By Cleenish Parish Church - Bellanaleck
Sunday 8th June - Exhibition open 12pm to 6pm
Gospel concert in the Cleenish Centre at 7.30pm Sunday 8th June.


 

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Newtowngore BarbequeNewtowngore BarbequeNewtowngore barbeque

As always the food was great and Newtowngore was once again blessed with great weather. It was almost certainly the largest since the barbeques started, it was wonderful to see such a crowd.
Many thanks to all who helped with the annual BBQ. It is a great effort and a wonderful community occasion in tNewtowngore bbq.


 

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Barritone Brass TubaSwanlinbar Songs of Praise with Letterbreen Silver BandLetterbreen Silver band

Swanlinbar Parish enjoyed a fine evening with the visit of the Letterbreen Silver band to St Augustines. It was lovely to hear the band and they were made to work hard with many hymns played and sung! Many thanks to all who supported this special evening that marked the annual parish gift day. £1216 and €160 was generously given. Thank you. .


 

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Ballyconnell Text Alert signBallyconnell Community Text Alert

Ballyconnell Community Alert are launching; Text Alert.
What is Text Alert? Text Alert works if people see something suspicious in their area; they ring the Gardai and report it. The Gardai then relay verified and appropriate information to the Public via a text message. The emphasis is on preventing crime through active partnership with Communities. The launch will take place at Ballyconnell Community Centre on Thursday the 12th June 2014 at 8pm. Come along on the night, Guest speakers will explain the system. There is a joining fee of €5.
Check out Facebook: ‘Ballyconnell Community Alert' - ‘Like' & ‘Share'.
For any queries email: ballyconnellcommunityalert'at'gmail'dot.com   Please change 'at' to @ and 'dot' to .


 

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mobile phonePhone Number Addition

Richard can generally be contacted on 0868421190. As we only live just across the border this mobile is usually still in the southern signal area even at home. For those parishioners who live in the north Richard and Pauline can also be contacted on a northern mobile 07443593835.


 

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Fermanagh Charity Cycle raceBawnboy Community Festival

It’s planning time again for our festival - we need your help. We need candidates for the Lord Mayor Campaign - this helps so much with the overall festival contribution to St Luke’s Hospital and other local charities. Call Declan on 087 7701978 please..


 

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GFS Service in Kilmore Cathedral

GFS service in Kilmore cathedralI was really impressed by all the trophies and awards that the girls won at the GFS service. Congratulations to those who received a trophy or a medal. A big thank you to all the leaders for all their hard work. It was such a pleasure to be there and see so many girls from throughout the diocese.

GFS serviceCongratulations to GFS Winners, the Kildallon Branch winners were:
GFS service at KilmoreHandcraft section: Senior members 15-18 years Abigail Pierce: 1st in Diocese; 2nd in Ireland.
Members 11-13 years: Maria Lynch: 1st in Diocese; 1st in Ireland
Junior Members 9-11 years: Eleanor Lynch: 1st in Diocese; 3rd in Ireland
Junior Members 7-9 years: Gemma Bennett: 3rd in Diocese
Candidate 5-7 years: Ali Harkness: 1st in Diocese
Townsend Member: Jackie Pierce: 1st in Diocese
Bible Study section: Senior Members 15-18 years: Abigail Pierce: 1st in Diocese; 3rd in Ireland.;
Emma Graham: 2nd in Diocese.

 

 

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Calvin Lindsay VanceCongratulations

Calvin Lindsay Vance was baptised in Tomregan Church on 11th May. He is pictured here with happy parents Lindsay and Elaine.

On 18th May Kildallon Church was also a joyful venue. Ruth and Adam Woods youngest son Andrew, brother of James and William was baptised by Reverend John.
The Book of Common Prayer shares that, "Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives”. Baptism marks new birth in Christ, a new direction in life as God's child, and a calling to be a lifelong, faithful disciple of Christ.
So let us pray for that the journey, Andrew and Calvin take will help them to grow, to seek, to know and to love God. We pray also for the parents as they seek to live out the promises of baptism that have been made.


 

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Daniel Mackie BreenNew Grandchild

Mackie and Vi Breen of Kinawley are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first grandchild. Daniel Mackie Breen was born on Friday evening 23rd May. Parents Steven and Wiola are both doing well. We praise God for the wonder of new birth. We pray for many joyful times ahead.


 

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Philip Pollock geography presentationYear’s Best Pupil

Congratulations to Philip Pollock on winning prizes for pupil of the year in Geography as well as best pupil of his transition year at Cavan Royal School.


 

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Ballyconnell Central SchoolQuotable Quotes

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

 

Ballyconnell Central SchoolTry not to be a man of success but rather a man of value,
Albert Einstein.


 

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Smile!

How about a Smile?

A True Story from Not Far Away.
sportsbagOn the way to school a little girl complained about her brother: "I folded my PE kit nicely, my brother just pushed his into his bag!
Mum busy driving replied, " that's ok, you will look neat, but he won't!"
The brother replied, "God looks at the heart of man, not the outside!!"

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A Hungry Fish
Atheist: "Do you honestly believe that Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish?"
Preacher: "I don't know, sir, but when I get to heaven, I'll ask him."
Atheist: "But suppose he isn't in heaven?"
Preacher: "Then you ask him."

 

Adam in figleafUseful Birthday Present
For our minister's 50th birthday, the congregation decided to give him a new suit.
He was so touched by the gift that the following Sunday he stood before everyone and, with tears in his eyes, announced, "Today I am preaching to you in my birthday suit."
 


 

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Church of Ireland Cross     Prayer Points for June and July    Church of Ireland Cross

Let us continue to listen to God in prayer and develop a daily routine of praying for the following on the day of the week indicated;

Sunday: Pray for the newly elected members of the European Parliament and also for those elected to our own County Councils that they shall have wisdom;
Monday: Pray that administrations in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and East Asia will resolve their differences without more suffering or bloodshed;
Tuesday: Pray for those studying for exams in June and July, and for those who are on self improvement courses that they will be successful in their efforts;
Wednesday: Pray for those employed in the caring profession – that their work would bring comfort, peace and healing to those in pain;
Thursday: Pray for all those recently bereaved in our community and those known to us especially those who have lost children and spouses;
Friday: Pray for all afflicted with cancer and the families of those who are suffering from it and other ailments, especially those in our own community, the clergy who used to serve in our group of Churches and all those known to us;
Saturday: Pray for all those or their loved ones who are sick or suffering and – pray for healing in their lives and peace for all those who are worried or depressed.

C of I Cross Continue to thank God for so many bounties and gifts as you look around. C of I Cross


 

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C of I Cross<empty>Schedule of Church Services until beginning of August† <empty>Church of Ireland Cross

Date Time Church Service Leader
June 15th
Fatherís day  Trinity Sunday
11.30am
3.30pm
Templeport
Kildallon
Sunday School prizegiving Richard & John †
June 22nd
1st after Trinity † †
10am Swanlinbar MP 1 Richard
10.30am Newtowngore MP 1 John
11.30am Templeport MP 1 Richard
11.30am Tomregan MP 1 Mervyn
Noon Kildallon MP 1 John
June 29th
2nd after Trinity †
10am Kinawley MP 2 Richard
10.30am Corrawallen Family Communion John
11.30am Tomregan MP 2 Richard
Noon Kildallon Holy Communion John
July 6th
3rd after Trinity † †
10am Swanlinbar Holy Communion John
10.30am Newtowngore MP1 Richard
11.30am Templeport Holy Communion John
Noon Kildallon MP1 Richard
8pm Tomregan Evening Prayer 2 Richard
July 13th
4th after Trinity †
10am Kinawley Service of Word John
10.30am Corrawallen MP 2 Richard
11.30am Tomregan Family Communion John
Noon Kildallon Service of Word Richard
July 20th
5th after Trinity †
10am Swanlinbar MP 2 Margaret
10.30am Newtowngore Family Communion John
11.30am Templeport MP2 Margaret
11.30am Tomregan MP1 Mervyn
Noon Kildallon MP2 John
July 27th
6th after Trinity
10am Kinawley MP1 TBA
10.30am Corrawallen MP1 John
11.30am Tomregan MP1 TBA
Noon Kildallon Holy Communion John
August 3rd
7th after Trinity † †
10am Swanlinbar Holy Communion John
10.30am Newtowngore MP 2 Richard
11.30am Templeport Holy Communion John
Noon Kildallon MP 2 Richard
8pm Tomregan Evening Prayer 2 Richard
August 10th
8th after Trinity †
10am Kinawley MP 2 Margaret
10.30am Corrawallen MP 1 Richard
11.30am Tomregan MP 2 Margaret
Noon Kildallon Service of Word Richard


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