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Food Bank and First Portadown Presbyterian Church

Our church is currently planning to build on current work for Craigavon Food Bank by using our newly refurbished halls as a distribution centre for those needing emergency help in the local area. This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to those in need in our local community and we need some volunteers to help us with this work.

The Trussel Trust, the Christian Charity overseeing this work will have volunteers present to manage the food distribution and our role will be to welcome the visitors into the church coffee area and chat with them over a cup of tea/coffee while they wait for their food to be packed. All that you need to be able to do is be a good listener as visitors may often feel anxious or distressed because of their situation.

In September if the COVID restrictions allow this new distribution centre will operate on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 4-6 pm.

Behind the scenes the work will continue in the food bank warehouse at Carn, every Monday afternoon from 1-4 pm. Our church has a small team working here already but they will need more help in order to support the new distribution centre. This Isn’t difficult work but does involve some lifting – although it’s no worse than unpacking your weekly shopping from the supermarket.

This service is a lifeline to people in crisis and if you would be able to help us as a volunteer in either or both of these roles please contact Kirsty-Lee at Church Office (07564709099) if you think you could help.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 31st August 2021 in church hall at 8pm so even if you are not sure, why not come along and find out more.

Team times needing covered regularly

Monday 1-4 pm Carn
Tuesday 1.30- 4.30 Church Halls
Thursday 3.30- 6.30. Church Halls

Meeting for more information. Tuesday 31st August 2021 at 8pm.

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Recommended Summer 2021 Reading Book:- “The Bible (A Story That Makes Sense of Life) by Andrew Ollerton”

The Bible
A Story That Makes Sense of Life
Author – Andrew Ollerton

The insert below is the back cover of the book and provides an excellent summary of the contents of the book.

The book consists of 340 pages with questions at the end of each of the chapters within the 6 parts/divisions. The book is not a difficult read and can be read at a leisurely pace. As well as putting the Bible into the current cultural context the book provides an overview of the main Biblical themes.
For those seeking more Biblical knowledge and oversight, this book is a good place to start.

For more books to read check out Reading Group.

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Midweek Bible Study – Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 7.30pm – Fire Falls – The Life of Elijah – Week 4 – Rev Trevor Kane (1st Kings 18:1-19)

Midweek Bible Study (Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 7.30pm). We continue our studies thinking about the life of Elijah, this time his encounter with Obadiah the chief of staff of king Ahab. Video available via Facebook. You can access the Church Facebook page here: Video also available on YouTube at

Or you can watch video below.

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Booking Attendance at Services on Sunday 9th May 2021 – Morning Worship in Main Hall at 11am and Evening Worship in Main Hall at 6.30pm

If you plan to attend any of these services please book in on Eventbrite using the appropriate link below.

Morning Worship – Sunday 9th May 2021 at 11am in Main Hall

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1

We are delighted to be able to meet together for worship on morning of 9th May 2021. We pray that our time together will be a blessing to us all.

Book for 11am Morning Worship Service

Evening Worship – Sunday 9th May 2021 at 6.30pm in Main Hall

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1

We are delighted to be able to meet together for worship on evening of 9th May 2021. We pray that our time together will be a blessing to us all.

Book for 6.30pm Evening Worship Service

Please note:

In order to book into a service you will need to register with Eventbrite. You will receive a ticket on booking – you do not need to print or present this ticket, it is for booking purposes only.

If you require any help booking on, email Kirsty-Lee on [email protected] for assistance.

Important Information…

  • Please ensure you arrive in good time to ensure all necessary hygiene procedures can be carried out.
  • It is a requirement that anyone over 13 years old must wear a face covering (unless medically exempt).

These services will continue to be streamed live for those who cannot attend in person – check the Online Service Page.

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