MAY 10 at FITZROY @ 7
THE CHURCHES AND PEACEMAKING; THE OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES - PETER MCDOWELL
Peter McDowell has been working for the Irish Churches’ Peace Project and tonight he will share that experience. Is there a hunger for the ministry of reconciliation in Northern Ireland Churches? What are the obstacles to that peacemaking and where are the hopes and opportunities for progress? This will be an insightful evening with lots of information from the grass roots!
MAY 17 at FITZROY @ 7
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE SERIES - GARY BURNETT ON ROMANS
This year we have been looking at how to read the ancient text in the modern context in which we live. These evenings have brought some experts on specific books and Scriptural genres. Gary Burnett is an expert on Paul and lectures in New Testament Studies at Queens University. He has also just published a book on the Sermon on the Mount and Blues music (The Gospel According To The Blues) and is working on one on Romans and Americana music.
Of Sunday Gary wrote on Facebook, "If you'd otherwise be twiddling your thumbs this coming Sunday evening, you'd be very welcome at Fitzroy Pres Church, where I'm doing a session on how to read Romans. Some good music from the talented Chris Wilson and guest appearances from 1st century Corinth by the apostle himself and Phoebe, the church leader he chose to carry his letter to Rome. Kick-off 7pm."
MAY 24 at Sacred Heart Parish, Old Park Road @ 7
There is nothing at Fitzroy on this Bank Holiday weekend BUT why not go to…
“THROUGH HEAVEN’S EYES: REIMAGINING OUR ROLE AS STEWARDS OF THE EARTH - JONNY HANSON
Ecumenical Service on Pentecost Sunday 24th May 2015 at 7pm in Sacred Heart Church. The biblical story gives us a vision of God's people caring for God's world, our home. The power of Pentecost gives us the means to make that vision a reality. The address will be given by Jonny Hanson who is a Christian environmentalist currently working as a stay-at-home dad, carer and part-time Phd student at the University of Cambridge.
MAY 31 at FITZROY @ 7
STEVE STOCKMAN POETRY BOOK LAUNCH
Steve Stockman will launch his new poetry books Awkward Dancers and Audacious Dreamers and Poems, Benedictions and Reflections. The first book is a collection of lyrical poems that have been written in times of pastoral wrestling and also in imagining the interruption of God’s grace in how we can change our world. There are poems about Belfast Lord Mayor’s, poets, singers and loved ones lost . The second collection is filled with prayers, poems, monologues and reflections that I have used in worship. They will include the Prayer For The 4 Corners Of Belfast, my much asked for Bigger Picture benediction, poems used at weddings and two series of reflections on Christmas and Easter.
The evening will be in two sections. Songs and performances of poems as well as a short reflective service using the second book.
The books will be on sale as well as other of my books. All proceeds for the Fitzroy Build Fund and our Youth Team Trip to Uganda!
JUNE 7 at FITZROY @ 7
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE SERIES - EXODUS with DESI ALEXANDER
Another in this series on helping us to read the Bible in its original context and apply it to ours. Deci Alexander lectures in Old Testament Studies at Queens University and has written many acclaimed books on both the Old Testament and New Testament, Indeed just last week the Twitter Account TIMOTHY KEELER WISDOM was recommending his work.
JUNE 14 at FITZROY @ 7
BOOKS FOR A HEALTHY SOUL - CATHOLIC PRIESTS MAKE SUGGESTIONS TO PRESBYTERIANS
In Fitzroy we often have people sharing some books that have been helpful to their spiritual lives. Tonight we invite a few priests including Fr Martin Magill, Fr Alan McGuckian and Fr Brendan McManus. Fr Brendan will be speaking about and reading from his own book Redemption Road which is his memoir of 40 days in the Camino Way dealing with his brother’s suicide.
JUNE 21 at FITZROY @ 7
We have been blessed this year as on a regular basis our Youth Worship band Source have led us in not only praise but also insights in the faith. This is the last in the series before the summer.
JUNE 28 at FITZROY @ 7
THE LICENSING OF BRENT VAN DER LINDE
This is an evening of celebration in Fitzroy as the South Belfast Presbytery Licenses one of our congregation, indeed an elder, Brent Van Der Linde.