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~ SUNDAY SERVICES ~

    

 

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)

 

July 2

 11:00 a.m. Quarterly Communion
(note: there is no 9:30 a.m. service)
> service conducted by Rev. Purvis Campbell
   

July 9

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

July 16

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

July 23

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

July 30

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

  

~ 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
April 2017May 2017June 2017
January 2017February 2017March 2017

October 2016November 2016December 2016
July 2016August 2016Sept. 2016
April 2016May 2016June 2016
January 2016February 2016March 2016

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~ CHRIST CHURCH RATHGAR'S
INDIAN PROJECT ~

 
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."



 


 

   
Christmas cards from Gujarat (December 2016):

These are some of the beautiful Christmas cards sent by the young folk at the Hostels in Gujarat which we have been supporting, the boys at Valsad, and the girls at Vyara, to thank us for our support. They arrived in Ireland in late January, and have been in the hands of our Junior Church so that members of our Junior church could send some St. Patrick's Day cards back to India in return.  Some of the cards from India will be put up on CCR notice boards in the near future. We very much appreciate the efforts of all concerned, both in Gujarat and here in Dublin.

  
   

  
   

  
   

  
   

  
   

  
   

  
   

  
   

  
   

  

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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~ DATES FOR YOUR DIARY ~

 
  June    > also see the monthly news bulletin for further information.
 
Note from Rev. Mary Hunter re installation of Rev. Purvis Campbell, read out at the service on on Friday 16 June:
 

Dear Friends

As you gather for a new milestone in the life of CCR please be assured of my good wishes to you all. It has been a long haul but the future lies before you with all its opportunities.  In a world which is a confused as ours is, at the moment, the basics of faith and hope and love remain the stabilising factors and in the community of faith that is CCR these elements support and sustain you.  As you celebrate tonight my prayers are, as ever, with you and will remain with you as this new phase of CCR's life begins.  May God's blessings be with you and remain with you now and always.

Mary


 
  July   > also see the monthly news bulletin for further information.
 

Rathgar Flower Show - Saturday 8th July - please enter the date of this enjoyable community event in your diary and enter some plant or produce in the show itself.  Full details later.


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~ CCR GOLF OUTING & FELLOWSHIP DINNER ~

 

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 Houston and Simon O'Moore-Donohoe on ukulele and guitar respectively.  All thanks must go to Alison Houston who came up with the concept for the day, and saw it through to fruition in some style.

 

 

 

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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, 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 ~

 
Christian Aid Breakfast - Warmest thanks to Randal and Jenny Gray and their helpers for putting on another very successful and enjoyable Christian Aid breakfast on Sunday 21 May.  More than €1,500 was sent to Christian Aid.  Thanks to all who contributed so generously!                                    

The Retiring Collection after the Quarterly Communion service on 2 April will be in aid of Christian Aid's South Sudan Appeal.

The Retiring Collection (raised over €900) after the January Quarterly Communion service will be in aid of Merchants Quay IrelandFounded by the Franciscans in 1969 MQI provides an open access  service at the Riverbank Centre providing food, lodging and basic medical care. Each month an average of 2000 people attend the Riverbank Centre, about 7000 meals are provided, and 12000 cups of tea are drunk. MQI also offers long term care  and rehabilitation for the homeless and addicted, in Dublin and some Midland counties.

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~ IN MEMORIAM ~

 
 
 
 John (Jack) Lee 28 March, 2017
    
 Pauline Mossop 20 January, 2017
    
 

James Bailie

 8 October, 2016
    
 Richard Reid 7 June, 2016
    

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

 

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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 & FamilyCCR Children's Library Area on the upper floor of the Tennant Hall.  Books may be borrowed and/or returned on 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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~ 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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~ DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT ~

 

 Data Protection - CCR will...

  • obtain and use the information fairly (i.e. by voluntary sharing, for mutual benefit);
     

  • only share any personal information stored by CCR with persons or for activities directed by the Kirk Session or Congregational Committee;
     

  • keep it for only one or more clearly stated and lawful purposes which are communicating information concerning church developments and meetings;
    Data Protection

  • use and make known this information only in ways  that are in keeping with these purposes;
     

  • keep the information safe;
     

  • make sure that the information is factually correct, complete and up-to-date;
     

  • make sure that there is enough information - but not too much - and that it is relevant;
     

  • keep the information for no longer than is needed for the reason stated; and
     

  • give members a copy of personal information when members ask for it.

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Page last updated 27/06/2017

 

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