FLOWER /CLEANING ROTA’S If you could help with this very important task please add your name to the rota. The new flower rota for 2015 is now up in the porch, there is still spaces that needs filled. Bovevagh Flower Rota March 1st & 8th Annie Logan March 15th, 22nd & 29th Vacant April 5th & 12th Melanie Magee Alive Today Dungiven & Bovevagh Parish Magazine march 2015 Dungiven Flower Rota March 1st & 8th March 15th & 22nd March 29th & 5th April May Wilson Elizabeth Hill Violet Morrow Bovevagh Cleaning Rota Dungiven Cleaning Rota Team Leader to organise time and date Dungiven Grounds Maintenance Team March Team Leader Russell Moore Our Parish Vision We are committed to growing a healthy church. We want to grow in our relationship with God’s family, and we want to grow out into our local community as we seek to share our faith in words and actions. Rector: Vacant please contact Rural Dean, Canon Harold Given ***************** Telephone: 028 77762743 Email: [email protected] All items from parish organisations, parish rota etc and any items parishioners wish included in the magazine should be forwarded to Kaye Nesbitt preferably by email at- [email protected] by Monday 23rd March 2015. Webmaster Pamela Duddy: [email protected] Items received after this date will unfortunately not be included in the April edition. Telephone: 07921391535 Parish Office: Bovevagh Tuesday Tel: 77741394 Youth Co-ordinator: Peter Thorogood [email protected] April Magazine deadline Monday 23rd March 2015. Reflection…….. Lent has just begun. As l read Matthew Ch. 4 v1-11, l am transported back to my student days again and like my son last week l am packing my case to fly back to begin another term. You will know the experience l am sure, there you are with a pile of stuff that you think you will need but the case is already bulging and probably overweight already, there’s no room for any more. That’s how l feel about this passage of Scripture. It’s packed with so many subjects and what big subjects.. temptation, the Holy Spirit and such big questions.. Why does a loving God allow suffering? Is temptation a sin? Does the devil really exist? What about angels? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Start on one of those and you open the flood-gates. In my job l meet so many people who suffer in one way or another. Some cannot understand why they suffer. Why they go through the wringer time and time again. Some turn their back on God, others just accept their lot, they “just muddle through”. The Bible is clear that when we suffer we do not suffer alone. God in his love, in Jesus, suffers with us. From womb to tomb he experienced life as we do. In this passage we see him weakened by hunger, wearied by loneliness and falling prey to temptation and the devil’s subtle ways endeavouring to seduce him to use his divine powers selfishly and to escape his mission, his death on the cross. There are easier, more pleasant ways to win the world, the devil whispers in his ear. I believe that these temptations re-occurred repeatedly in one form or another throughout our Lord’s ministry. He knew as we do that we fight a daily battle against sin, the world and the devil. The writer to the Hebrews in Ch. 4v15 says “For the High Priest we have is not incapable of feeling our weakness with us, but has been put to the test in exactly the same way as ourselves apart from sin.” “..apart from sin” and there is my second thought and hope. He shares in our weakness that we may share in his strength. We can learn from his temptations how to face temptation and how to overcome them. The secret is revealed in the Bible. Three times Jesus saw the devil off with the words “It is written..” Lent is an important time. A season of penitence, of prayer, of the sacrament, of Bible study. But above all a season to draw close to God, often in silence and in the quiet secret place from which temptation may have kept us for so long. May this be our resolve this Lent, may we use this time to renew our faith as we in faith draw closer to the Cross and all that lies beyond it. PARISH ROTA’S Dungiven Church Crèche Rota 1st March - Avril 8th March - Sandra 15th March - Family Service 22nd March - Doreen 29th March - Paula Bovevagh Children’s Church 1st Mar Melanie Moore, Elaine Hawthorne, Laura McArthur, Angie Young, Sarah-Jane Young. 8th Mar Sandra Parkhill, Pamela Hutton, Tracy Young, Regan Young, Emma McGraw, Laura Mowbary Family Service 15th Mar 22nd Mar 29th Mar Ruth Riley, Noeleen Riley, Emma Tweedale, Gillian Young, Kim McGrotty, Jackie Caldwell. Adele Brown, Emma Halcrow, Lily Steel, Olivia Dazell, Laura Moore, Joanne Halcrow. 5th April Easter Day 12th April Melanie Moore, Elaine Hawthorne, Laura McArthur, Angie Young, Sarah-Jane Young. ***Bovevagh Children’s Church Please speak to Peter Thorogood if you wish to volunteer on the children’s church rota. If you cannot make your date please arrange for cover. We want to make sure that our children get the service they deserve on a Sunday morning. Dungiven Sunday School Canon Harold Given. Month of March Month of April Anita, Lucinda and Peter Anita, Lucinda and Peter Bovevagh Sunday School: Meets 11am in the Parish Centre Contact - Judith Mullan 077 4098 3590 Dungiven Children’s Church: Meets 10.30 Dungiven Parish Hall Contact - Anita Hill 777 41079 Bovevagh Children’s Church: Meets Sunday at 12noon in Parish Centre - Contact Bovevagh Girls Brigade: Monday in Bovevagh Parish Centre at 6pm Contact - Angie Young 078 43224771 Bovevagh Scout Troop: Wednesday in Bovevagh Parish Centre at 6.15pm Contact - Pamela Duddy 777 41284 Kidz Quest: Meets Tuesday in Bovevagh Parish Centre at 6.30pm Contact - Peter Thorogood 079 21391535 Mothers’ Union: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month Contact - Janette Morrow 777 41361 Bovevagh Prayer Group: Meets Sunday mornings Bovevagh vestry at 10.45am Contact - Rosemary Robinson 777 41403 or David Steele 777 41533 Dungiven Prayer Group: Meets Sunday morning Dungiven Church at 9.15am Contact - Alan and Ann Logan 028 777 43873. Youth Group Dates and times check out Youth Facebook Contact - Peter Thorogood 079 21391535 Bovevagh Indoor Bowling Club: Tuesday & Thursday Bovevagh Parish Centre at 8pm Contact - Gary McMullan Dungiven Indoor Bowling Club: Monday & Thursday Dungiven Parish Hall at 7.30pm Contact - Alan Fear 07784618455 Bovevagh Facebook Dungivan Facebook Contact - Tracy Young Contact - Gillian Baird SERVICES FOR FEBRUARY Sunday 1st March The 2nd Sunday in Lent 10am Dungiven Holy Communion 2 11.30am Bovevagh Holy Baptism 2 Wednesday 4th March 8pm A Gospel in Life Drumrane Primary School Friday 6th March Women's World Day of Prayer Sunday 8th March The 3rd Sunday in Lent 10am Dungiven Morning Prayer 2 11.30am Bovevagh Holy Communion 2 Wednesday 11th March 8pm A Gospel in Life Drumrane Primary School Sunday 15th The 4th Sunday in Lent - Mothering Sunday 10am Dungiven Family Service 11.30am Bovevagh Family Service Wednesday 18th March 8pm A Gospel in Life (Final Evening) Drumrane Primary School Sunday 22nd March The 5th Sunday in Lent 10am Dungiven Morning Prayer 2 11.30am Bovevagh Morning Prayer 2 Sunday 29th March The 6th Sunday in Lent - Palm Sunday (Sunday School will be enacting drama) 10am Dungiven Morning Prayer 2 11.30am Bovevagh Morning Prayer 2 7.00pm - 8.30pm : Bovevagh Prayer Workshop Ryan Walker (Exodus) Parish Directory Holy Week and Diocecan Week of Prayer Monday, 30th. Evening Service in Dungiven : 8.00pm Tuesday, 31st. Evening Service in Bovevagh : 8.00pm Wednesday, 1st. April : Evening Service in Dungiven : 8.00pm Maundy Thursday, 2nd. April : Service of Holy Communion in Bovevagh : 8.00pm Good Friday, 3rd. April : Nails in the Cross. in Dungiven : 8.00pm Saturday, 4th April : Prayer Day Dungiven : 10.00am - 1.00pm Bovevagh : 1.00pm - 4.00pm Dungiven : 4.00pm - 7.00pm Bovevagh : 7.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 5th April Easter Day - The 1st Sunday of Easter 7am Dawn Service of Holy Communion Dungiven Old Priory (followed by Breakfast in Parish Hall) 10am Dungiven Holy Communion 2 11.30am Bovevagh Holy Communion 2 Dungiven Church Wardens Contact - John Hill & Gillian McDaid Bovevagh Church Wardens Contact - Hazel Wilson, Athline Simpson Dungiven Glebe Wardens Contact - Alfie Canning, Billy Turner 777 41318 Bovevagh Glebe Wardens Contact - Desmond Quigley 777 41843, David Wilson 777 41541 Dungiven Treasurer Contact - Mrs Sandra Smyth 777 42210 Bovevagh Treasurer Contact - Mr Bertie Robinson 777 41403 Dungiven Secretary Contact - Mr Alan Keys Bovevagh Secretary Contact - Mr Jonathon Wilson 777 40682 Dungiven Organist Contact - Mr Cecil Keys 777 41203 Bovevagh Organist Contact - Mrs Joan Robinson 777 41425 The Diocesan Year of Prayer Prayer is not another thing to add to our busy lives - it is something which helps us with our busy lives. The burden and excitement we may feel about shouldering the responsibility to be lights in a dark world are not ours to carry alone. In prayer we find our Refuge. 2015 has been set aside as a year of prayer for our diocese with each parish given one week (Sunday to Saturday) to creatively engage with prayer for their parish, community and the wider diocese. Your rector and those on your parish team know about this and will inform you more about it. The motivation for this is because prayer changes things. It changes us, as we Dungiven Catering Co-ordinators Contact - Jean Hill 777 64643, Ann Logan Bovevagh Catering Co-ordinators Contact - Lily Wallace 777 41494, Athline Simpson 777 41871 Flower Rota Administrators Dungiven - Chris Ross 777 41428, Elizabeth Canning 777 41952 Bovevagh - Beverly Steele 777 64863 Dungiven Sunday School: Meets 10am Dungiven Parish Hall Contact - Violet Morrow 777 42307 7pm 15th March – 18 -25 Year Olds Night at Peter’s House 7pm 22nd March – Takeaway, Movie and Chill Night for all secondary school age 6pm 23rd March – 5 A-Side football 7pm 29th March – Prayer Night Youth Work September 2015 We need to start planning now for September 2015. If you want to get involved with the youth work in anyway please speak to Peter Thorogood. ********* PARISH DONATIONS go deeper in faith and closer to God, while it also helps us to learn the heart of God, and what He want's us to do, both personally and in the world. It is through prayer that we have an opportunity to notice and respond to God who is always present. We were created to live in relationship with our Creator – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and it is through prayer that we can identify, establish, strengthen and develop that relationship. In prayer we begin to share in the mind of God: to desire the things he desires, to love the things he loves, to will the things he wills. THE DATES FOR YOUR PARISH The diocesan cycle of prayer is used in parishes every week throughout the year to pray for Provinces throughout the Anglican communion, dioceses in the Church of Ireland and parishes in our diocese. This year we will use the cycle of prayer to structure which parish is praying during which week. Therefore if you are praying for a parish in your Sunday Service you know they are about to embark on their week of prayer. Dungiven Donations: Ernie Scott’s Dance To Parish Repair Fund £221.60 Thank you to Ernie Scott and all who attended the dance in aid of Parish Repair Funds. *************** DUNGIVEN PRAYER GROUP Dungiven Prayer Group Dungiven Prayer Group meets at 9.15am each Sunday morning in the Church and concludes at 9.45an to allow time to set up for the service. For more information please contact Alan and Ann Logan BOVEVAGH PRAYER GROUP DONATIONS Thanks to everyone who gives donations to the parish. They play a vital role in maintaining the church and they are greatly appreciated. Bovevagh Prayer Group meets at 10.30 am each Sunday morning in the Vestry and concludes at 11.10am in time for the Church Service. For more information please contact Rosemary Robinson. PRAYER POINTS The house bound, lonely and bereaved. Parish Organisations Confirmation Class The Parish and for the Parochial Nominators The homeless The Bereaved YOUTH NEWS HOSPITAL VISITING - PARISH EMERGENCIES During the Parish vacancy the Rural Dean, Canon Harold Given will be in charge of the Parish. Contact Canon Given on 028-7776 2743. Please advise the Church Wardens or Canon Given if you or a loved one is ill at home or in hospital and would appreciate a Hospital visit. Dungiven and Bovevagh’s Got Talent! 7pm - April 18th Dungiven Parish Hall All ages welcome to enter (To enter speak to Peter Thorogood) Prizes to be won! PARISH MEETINGS A good nights fun and craic for all the family! Pray and Play Easter Holiday Bible Club! BOVEVAGH SELECT VESTRY MEETING When: 1st,2nd,3rd April 10am – 12am Vestry meeting to be confirmed Where: Bovevagh Parish Centre DUNGIVEN SELECT VESTRY MEETING What: As it is part of our week of prayer in the church we are going to teaching the kids the importance of prayer. Expect fun and laughter! Thursday 12th March at 8pm in the Rectory PRIORITIES TEAM MEETING Cost: £1 per day (includes a snack) Collect registration forms from Peter Thorogood Meeting to be confirmed ************** 5 A-side Football When: 9th and 23rd of March 6pm-7pm Where: Gortnahey 3G Pitch ERNIE’S DANCE Who: All secondary School and older Cost: £2.50 per night FRIDAY 6TH MARCH DANCING 9PM –12PM MUSIC BY EDDIE SWEENEY Monthly Plan 7pm 22nd February – Takeaway, Movie and Chill Night for all secondary school young people 6pm 23rd February – 5 A-Side football 7pm 1st March – Girls Night In – For all Secondary School Girls 6pm 8th March – P6- 2nd Year Night – Games, Food, Fun and God! 6pm 9th March – 5 A-Side football DUNGIVEN & BOVEVAGH MOTHERS’ UNION Girls Brigade Display Night Our Holy Communion Service was held in Bovevagh Parish Church on Tues 2 Feb and conducted by Cannon Given. We had a good turnout of members considering it was such a wintry night. The Girls Brigade display night Saturday 28th March Dates for your diary: 7.00pm in the Parish Centre. 3 Mar - Can't cook won't cook. There'll be no excuses ladies!! ************ 7 Apr - Green Fingers. For all those enthusiastic, and not so enthusiastic, gardeners!! Prayer Circle: If you are aware of someone who requires prayer, please contact Mrs Ann Logan (028 777 43873). Food Hygiene Course Are you interested to attending a Food Hygiene course—if so please contact Mrs Sandra Smith as soon as possible. Telephone 777 42210 NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME **************** Janette - Branch Leader Hilda – Secretary Dungiven & Bovevagh Website Nikki - Treasurer ********* DUNGIVEN BOWLING CLUB The Bowling meet each week in Dungiven Parish Hall. At the Bowling Club friends meet to enjoy fellowship and a game of bowls. The club members would like to welcome anyone no matter what their age or ability to come along and join us on Monday and Thursday Night’s in Dungiven Parish Hall at 7.30pm Club Captain Alan Fear BOVEVAGH BOWLING CLUB Bovevagh Bowling club continues every Tuesday and Thursday Nights in the Parish Centre. Tuesday night blowing from 8pm and Thursday nights 6.30pm for Juniors and 7.30 for seniors. We warmly invite new members to join our club and I can assure you will enjoy the fun and the banter. If your not a bowler why not come along and support us. Don’t forget you’ll get a fantastic tea served by the ladies, oh and the men. Club Captain Gary Please send all Parish organisation information for uploading to the Parish Website to Pamela Duddy at [email protected] ***************** Bovevagh Parish Census Forms Bovevagh Select Vestry would like to thank everyone who completed and returned the census forms recently. This information has been collated into a list and will be available for our next incumbent. We would like to remind everyone that it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that they have been included in this list. BOVEVAGH SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School continues each Sunday at 10.30am except the Family Service 3rd Sunday. Open to all children from Primary 1 upwards! Judith & the team Judith DUNGIVEN SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School continues each Sunday except the Family Service 3rd Sunday. Service starts at 10am—children leave during the service for Sunday School in the Hall. Children from P1 upwards are encouraged to come to Sunday School. Violet **************** SAFEGUARDING TRUST PARISH PANEL In accordance with the recommendations in “Safeguarding Trust” the Church of Ireland Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Children. A Parish Panel has been appointed to implement this code. If you have any concerns regarding issues around children please contact a Panel member. Cecil Ross, David Wilson, Kathleen Canning, Yvonne McGrotty Canon Bovevagh Flower Festival Harold Given ******************** The Squirrels & Beavers also had a visit from a Dentist who taught them the importance of cleaning their teeth. This is 2015 and the countdown is on for our flower festival happening from 29th - 31st May! Preparations are well on the way and our plan for the festival themed on 'The circle of life' has been finalised. This has been given to the Londonderry Floral Art Society who are now designing the floral displays. Again, we look at raising funds for the festival and so we are offering you, the parishioners and members of the local community the opportunity to get connected to the festival by being able to make a contribution to the floral displays. A general donation can be made or you might want to make a donation in memory of loved ones. A minimum donation of £100 is requested and this can be made by individuals, families, groups of people or organisations. If you or someone you know is interested in making a donation, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the flower festival committee (Rosemary Robinson, Daphne Quigley or Beverly Steele). The District Founders Day Service is now on Sunday 19th April at 3pm at St Augustines. All Sections are asked to attend in full uniform. Many thanks, in anticipation of your continued support. BOVEVAGH SCOUTS The Scouts attended the District competition in Archery and Football and were delighted in coming 2nd at the Football Competition – Well done. All sections had a great evening learning about Japan. We had a representative from the Northern Ireland group of Scouts who are going out to Japan in the summer to meet up with thousands of Scouts from around the World. We learnt some interesting facts, spoke some Japanese, used chop sticks, made origami cups & birds and got to try on traditional Japanese clothing. The Cubs attended the district quiz and have continued with different experiments for their Scientist badge. There will be no Scouts on Wednesday 1st and 8th April due to Easter. Flower Festival Committee.
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