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~ SUNDAY & WEEKDAY SERVICES ~

    
 All services conducted by Rev. Purvis Campbell unless otherwise noted. 
    

 

9:30 a.m.*
 
 Sacrament of Holy Communion
(*unless noted as otherwise below)

 

11:00 a.m.* Morning Worship
 
 

*Quarterly Communion:
On the second Sunday of January, Palm Sunday and on the first Sunday of July and October, there is no service at 9:30 a.m. and Communion is held at 11 a.m. (unless noted as otherwise below).

 

 Band Practice will take place on Saturday mornings in the church at 11:00 a.m. and on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m

So…. If you play an instrument at all - please come and join in.  It would be good to have a musicians WhatsApp group - let Louise know (087 242 1890) if you wish to be included in this.

Sunday
August 19

 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion
11:00 a.m.
Morning Worship
> Both services conducted by Rev. Purvis Campbell
   

Sunday
August 26

 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion
11:00 a.m.
Morning Worship
> Both services conducted by Rev. Dr. Celia Kenny
  

~ CONGREGATIONAL NEWS BULLETIN ~

 
To include any content in the monthly News Bulletin, please contact the Bulletin Editor (Robin Simmons) using the Contact Form or 'phone 01 298 6166.

News Bulletin
July 2018August 2018 
April 2018May 2018June 2018
January 2018February 2018March 2018

October 2017November 2017December 2017
July 2017August 2017September 2017
April 2017May 2017June 2017
January 2017February 2017March 2017

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~ IN MEMORIAM ~

 
 
 Alan Corsini 25 July, 2018
    
 George Stuart 27 February, 2018
    
 May Wilkes 17 February, 2018
    
 Eily Paterson 23 January, 2018
    
 Sheila Gibson 16 January, 2018
    
 Stanley Laing 2 January, 2018
    
 Jean McMullan (née Wilkes) 3 November, 2017
    
 June Connolly
(daughter of the late Flo and Jack Connolly)
 5 September, 2017
    

~ We commend their families to God's care and comfort ~
 

 

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~ CHRIST CHURCH RATHGAR'S
INDIAN PROJECT ~

 

Christ Church Rathgar has a long association with Gujarat.  The evidence for this is the Communion Table, which we use each week, and which is central to our life and witness.  This table was a gift to the congregation in 1901 by the family of Rev. Dr. William Fleming Stevenson (Minister 1860-1886) and was made in India by members of the Mission School, of which Dr. Stevenson's son, the Rev. J. Sinclair Stevenson, was in charge.

The Current Gujarat Project began during the preparations to celebrate the 150th anniversary (in 2009) of the opening of the church/founding of the congregation, when it was agreed that we would make a contribution to Gujarat.  Alan and Frances Martin, who knew the then Bishop Vinod Malaviya, helped us discuss a suitable project with him.  It was decided to support development needs of a hostel for children whose parents were migrant workers, mainly sugar cane cutters.  As a result of their nomadic lifestyle, it is not easy for the children to attend school regularly.

We now support a hostel for girls in Vyara, and over a period of time we will learn more about the individual girls.

There are 15 girls in the hostel, and it costs 300 per year to keep each pupil there.  Could you pledge a monthly sum to help support this project?  If you can, please fill in the section below and place it in the offering plate over the next two Sundays.

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To the Treasurer of Christ Church Rathgar:

I pledge the sum of __________ per month for the next 3 years to support
the Gujarat Project.

Name _____________________________________

FWO No. ___________________

CCR Bank details:
IBAN IE94 AIBK 931225 05581090
BIC: AIBKIE2D

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Vyara Ebenezer Children's Home is run by the Society for Integrated Social Uplift, a Christian organization for the advancement of "Tribal" Indians from the Dangs region in South Gujarat.  A letter from the Ebenezer Home explains the project as follows:

 

 

"The parents of these children are living in remote villages of mountain forests. They do cultivation in the monsoon only and get a poor harvest which is sufficient for four months only. As there are no job opportunities in these villages after harvest, these parents migrate to neighbouring districts for sugar cutting and other work. They wander in search of work for eight months with their families. The children are vulnerable and suffer without proper food and care. Their education and health are greatly affected in this wandering period. Seeing their pitiable condition the Children's Home admitted sixteen girls, with the help of local missionaries. Here they get asylum with proper food and education and are growing in physical, spiritual and educational aspects."



 


 

   

  

The girls at the SISU Vyara Hostel

  
   

Girls in the Ebenezer Children's Home

  

Girls in the Ebenezer Children's Home, ten of whom are supported by CCR

  

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~ MISSION PLAN ~

 

The Christ Church Rathgar (CCR) Mission Plan provides information for the outside reader about what our congregation does, and how we intend to improve and develop what we do.  It helps members of our congregation understand where their church is going and encourages their participation in its development. It helps those responsible for the growth of the congregation and its life make sure that important matters are being attended to and to check that aims are being achieved. The plan is annually reviewable and subject to continuous development to which all may contribute.

 

Mission Statement brochure
Digital brochure
of the Mission Statement and Mission Plan

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~ CCR CHILDREN'S LIBRARY~

 

CCR Children's Library is stocked by voluntary book contributions from all the families associated with the Church.  The Library is set up in the Youth & Family Area on the upper floor of the Tennant Hall.  Books may be borrowed and/or returned onCCR Children's Library Sunday mornings after church.  The lending scheme operates on a simple ‘trust’ basis.  We would welcome books suitable for all ages from 2 to 18.  These would be, in the majority of cases, books previously owned and read by our children who would be willing to pass them on for others to enjoy.  So, please do a clear-out of children's books at home and bring them into CCR for the Library.  There is a clearly marked box ready for them in the back porch of the church.  Thank you to those who have already contributed books.  For further information please contact Jill McQuillan (01) 497 1329 or Meriel Wolfe (01) 235 0349.

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~  DATA PROTECTION AT CCR~

 

We, Data ProtectionChrist Church Rathgar need to gather and use certain information about individuals. 

This can include information about members and adherents, employees, volunteers, suppliers, service users, facilities users, residents, business contacts, and other people we have a relationship with or may need to contact.

This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet data protection standards and to comply with the law.

Why this policy exists:

This data protection policy ensures that we: 

  • Comply with data protection law and follows good practice.
     

  • Protect the rights of members and adherents, staff, volunteers and other people we have a relationship with or may need to contact.
     

  • Are open about how we store and process individuals’ data.
     

  • Protect ourselves from the risks of a data breach

The full policy and related material can be viewed in the links below.
 
DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS:
 
1) Data Protection Policy
 
2) Data Retention Policy
 
3) Consent Policy
 
4) Subject Access Request Policy and Application Form
 
For further information, please contact the Data Protection Lead (DPL).

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~ CCR GOLF OUTING & FELLOWSHIP DINNER 2017 ~

 

On 28 April 2017, 17 golfers convened at the beautiful Rathfarnham Golf Club by kind permission of their Committee and reactivated the Rathgar Golf Outing after a gap of 25 years! Using the 'Singles Stableford' format, the first golfers set out at 1pm. The weather was cool but dry and favoured the players with benign conditions. All players enjoyed the day and congratulations to the overall winner of the cup, Ms Ruth Ward, with 34 points, Mr Robin Fraser in second place with 33 points and the Clerk, Paul Fry, coming home in third place with 29 points.  The 'Front 9' prize was won by Tom Collins, and the 'Back 9' by Marcella Sargent.

The day's golf was followed by a delicious dinner in the Club, which saw the golfers joined by 33 other members of the congregation making a full 50 to sit down and break bread together. We were joined by our guests, Revd Lorraine Kennedy-Ritchie and her husband Samuel, as well as Revd Jim Carson and his wife, Valerie. Following the dinner, we enjoyed a short but enjoyable singalong led by Alison H. and Simon O'Moore-Donohoe on ukulele and guitar respectively.  All thanks must go to Alison H. who came up with the concept for the day, and saw it through to fruition in some style.

 

 

 

 

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~ NOTICES & DATES FOR YOUR DIARY ~

 
 Coffee Rota: 

Volunteers needed for the coffee after the 11 a.m. service. 

Pop your name on the rota on the notice board at the back of the Church.


 Craft Fair - Advance Notice: 

A date for your diary - there will be a craft fair on the 24th November 2018. Wilma will need helpers and goodies for tea/coffee and goods and helpers for the deli stall.

 
 August   > also see the monthly news bulletin for further information. 
 
 September  
 

There will be a repeat of last year’s most enjoyable Golf Outing and Fellowship Dinner, again in Rathfarnham Golf Club (Stocking Lane, Dublin 16), on Friday 21 September.  If you are a golfer, please join us for both activities, if a diner, then join us later.

Golfers:  Singles Stableford Competition in 3-balls (extra shot accorded to non-Rathfarnham members!). 

  • Tee time reserved from 13.00h-14.00h

  • 55 per person, golf and dinner; 30 per person golf only

  • (30 p.p. golf and dinner for Rathfarnham Golf Club members)

Diners: Please join us for this year’s Congregational Fellowship Dinner…good food, chat and there may be music too!

  • Dinner – 18.30h for 19.00h

  • Venue – Rathfarnham Golf Club

  • 25 per person

Bookings to Alison or Jennifer – see distributed Monthly Bulletin or Order of Service for details.

 

 
 Data Protection & GDPR:

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~ DUBLIN FOOD BANK APPEAL ~

 

The Dublin Food Bank based in Tallaght (under the auspices of Crosscare) is in desperate need of food supplies to help struggling families over the coming months.  To help them out a box will be placed in the church front and rear porches after all services for donations of food such as pasta, rice, cooking sauces, tinned meat/fish, sugar and tea, together with things like tooth brushes, tooth paste, nappies, soap and washing powder will be gratefully received.  A member of the congregation is willing to bring donations directly to the food bank to help those in urgent need. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.


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~ FUNDRAISING & RETIRING COLLECTION ~

 

Retiring Collection: The Session has decided that this collection will be devoted to An Cosan the largest community education organisation in Ireland, which works in areas of social disadvantage. Founded  in 1986 by Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan in West Tallaght An Cosan provides people of all ages with  educational pathways to learning, leadership and enterprise - it is a platform for leadership and transformational education. An Cosan's virtual Community College spreads their ethos beyond Jobstown to other locations in Dublin and across the country.  Courses for adults and children range from basic literacy to Honours degree programmes across levels 1 - 8 of the National Framework of Qualification.  We hope for your generous support for this enterprise to help disadvantaged communities help themselves to build more fulfilling lives for all their members.


Christian Aid Breakfast: A happy crowd enjoyed an excellent breakfast and jolly sociability at
CCR’s Christian Aid breakfast on May 13th, and the large sum of
1,720 was most generously
contributed. Thanks are due especially to Joanne Vance Cronin and Sile McVeigh who cooked
energetically and appetisingly, and to Randal Gray who organised and encouraged the large attendance.


Gujurat Retiring Collection: just over €400 was raised for the Vyara Girls Hostel by the retiring collection on 25 March, after the Quarterly Communion Service.  We are most grateful for the generous response of those who contributed.


The Session has decided that the proceeds of the Retiring Collection on Sunday 14th  January 2016 should be the Presbytery of Dublin & Munster Education Fund.

What does the fund do?  The fund was set up some 50 years ago to support those Presbyterian families experiencing financial difficulties in sending their children to suitable schools when secondary education became available for all. Since then its scope has been widened to include 3rd level education. Demand constantly increases and funds available have fallen behind the needs.

Why does the fund need money?  Last year just under 50,000 in grants were made to about 100 students. About 70% of these grants in value and numbers of recipients were made to secondary school students. Congregations have contributed only around 20% of the funds, and this contribution has been falling, so fewer students can be supported.  The Executive Committee of the Fund is keen to encourage an increase in Congregational giving. (The main contributor is the PA Foundation).

PLEASE give generously to support this very important Presbyterian charity which contributes greatly to the needs of young Presbyterians.


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~ HARVEST CELEBRATIONS, 8 OCTOBER ~

 

Many thanks from the
Kirk Session to all those who contributed produce and
Jill McQuillan and her team
of helpers for creating
and dismantling the
harvest display.

Well done everyone!

 
 
 
 

   
   

 
 
 
 
 
 

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