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ISSUE 47 OF TRINITY NEWS - Trinity and Gillygooley News

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									Issue 47                                        June 2009

   Inside this issue:
GG Youth Club              2
                                                   NEW COMMUNICANTS
GG Youth Club              3

Sunday School Project      4

CCAP Project               5

1st Omagh BB               6

1st Omagh BB               7

Simon Duff                 8

Youth in Focus             9

GG BBQ                     10

GG BBQ                     11

GG BBQ                     12

Presbyterian News          13

Trinity Book in Canada     14
                                Pictured here are the latest new Communicants in Trinity Church. They are:
Trinity Book in Canada     15   Front L-R Keshia Eccles, Julie Parke, Lauren Eccles and Rachael Eccles
                                Rear L-R Aaron Carson, Adam Moore and Darryl Gilchrist.
Neighbourhood Watch        16

Chatterbox Playgroup       17

Why??                      18

Paul Bell                  19

2nd Youth                  20

2nd Youth                  21

2nd Youth                  22

2nd Youth                  23

Jengana Charity in Kenya   24

Jengana Charity in Kenya   25

Jengana Charity in Kenya   26
                                Young Communicants from Gillygooley who were received into the Church
Trinity GB and PW          27   are L-R David Fleming, Dale Elliot, Ashley McIlwaine, Naomi Hannigan,
                                Adam Stevenson, Emma Mills, Alex McKinley, Morgan Semple and Aimee
Summer arrangements        28   Gault.
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                    Gillygooley Youth Club
This year the club broke with tradition and ended the season with a special evening of fun activities
followed by presentation of awards. This replaced the usual Parents & Friends night which due to the
large membership of the club has become impractical to organise within the limitations of the Orange
Hall. Instead a night of fun was organised using bouncy castles, gladiator castles, Sumo wrestling
costumes and rings.
The club has experienced another very successful year such was the number enrolled in the Senior Club
that membership had to be closed early in the season. The clubs success can be greatly accredited to
Jennifer O’Donnell, Leader-In-Charge, for her unfailing dedication and faithfulness to those in her
charge. This is a voluntary commitment which one trusts is recognised by parents and young people.
She is ably assisted by Bernie Liggett, Linzi Smyth, David McKinley and Raymond King who also give
great service to the Club.
Members and Management are sorry to be losing Bernie Liggett who resigned at the end of the season.
Bernie has given 11 years of her spare time as a voluntary leader and her endearing personality and
ability to work with all age groups made her a valued member of the team. Bernie became involved in
the club as a stranger but left as a friend and colleague to all who know her.

“Many thanks for your commitment and service to the Community”

Enjoying Sumo Wrestling are L-R Ryan                 Jessica Sproule (centre) tries her Sumo suit for
McFarland, Stephen Hemphill, Craig Burrows,          size watched by L-R Claire Watson, Carol
Gary Donaldson and Mark Clements.                    Fleming and Rachel Armstrong.

L-R Reece Stewart and Callum O’Donnell do            L-R Kylie Nethery, Megan Harpur and Emily
some Sumo Wrestling on the clubs closing night.      Gault take time-out for our photographer.
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Bernie Liggett presents the Junior Personality
award of the year to joint winners Nicola        Some members of the senior club wait for the
Hemphill and Chloe Donnell also in photograph    prize winners to be announced.
Jennifer O’Donnell, Leader-In-Charge.

                                                 Leaders David McKinley, Bernie Liggett and
Members of Gillygooley Primary Youth Club        Jennifer O’Donnell join some junior members for
with leaders and assistants.                     a photo call before prize presentation.

                                                 L-R Leaders David McKinley, Jennifer
L-R Katherine Graham and Emma McFarland          O’Donnell and Raymond King take a break from
pose for the camera at the youth club.           leadership duties.
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                            Sunday School and Bible Class Project
                          During 2008/2009, the children and young people of Trinity
                          and Gillygooley have been collecting money for Treasure
                          Box - The Youth and Sunday School Project of the
                          Presbyterian Church in Ireland for 2008/2009.
                          All Sunday School teachers or Youth Leaders understand the
                          importance of having good quality resources to help in the task
                          of sharing the Christian message with the next generation. It
                          is easy for us to take for granted the huge number of
                          resources we have available to us here in Ireland. In Malawi,
                          where the majority of people live below the poverty line and
                          struggle to have enough food to feed their families, there are
few if any curriculum resources available. This year, we are partnering with Christians in
Malawi who share our concern and passion for the work amongst children and young people

The money collected for the project will be used to provide:
1. A new curriculum and resources to be used with children and young people from 2-18
years old.
2. Support the work of the newly formed Sunday School Committee in the Synod of
3. Training programmes in relation to the new curriculum for Sunday School teachers and
youth leaders.
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            Church of Central Africa Presbyterian
Introduction to the CCAP
    ¨       Formed in 1924
    ¨       1st Presbyterian Missionary arrived in 1958
    ¨       500 congregations
    ¨       600,000 members
    ¨       3 autonomous Synods in Malawi: Blantyre,
            Livingstonia and Nkhoma

Ministries of the CCAP
    ¨       11 secondary schools
    ¨       2 colleges
    ¨       5 hospitals
    ¨       Evangelism and Christian Training
    ¨       Development and Relief work

Youth and Children’s Ministry

The church takes very seriously work amongst children and young people. Rev Stephen Bota leads the
work of the Sunday School Department and will be key in ensuring the resources provided through the
Treasure Box Project are made available to local congregations. The CCAP also places a high priority
on work among students in secondary schools, colleges and universities. Many students in these
institutions come to faith in Jesus Christ through the work of the chaplains.

Evangelism and Christian Training

Due to the critical need for ministers, all three Synods have started their own theological courses in
Ekwendeni, Nkhoma and Zomba. These colleges provide training in relevant subjects for ministers. The
Synods also have Lay Training Centres where short courses for elders, youth leaders and Sunday School
teachers are offered.


40% of Malawi’s healthcare needs are being met by the churches, including the CCAP’s five hospitals.
These hospitals are responsible for a network of dispensaries and primary healthcare clinics. The CCAP
also runs Nurse Training Schools at Ekewendeni, Nkhoma and Mulanje.

Development and Relief

Development and Relief, especially in relation to HIV/Aids, is a growing ministry in the Synods and is
taking place in both urban and rural areas. In these areas they are seeking to alleviate poverty through:-
     ¨      Community-based orphan care and support for child-headed families.
     ¨      Training in agriculture, rural development and livelihood security.
     ¨      Adult literacy and relief in designated areas.
     ¨      Communication and education programme.
     ¨      HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care, counselling and testing.
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                      1st OMAGH BOYS’ BRIGADE
The Annual Inspection and display of 1st Omagh Boys’ Brigade took place recently in the Rowan Hall,
First Omagh Presbyterian church.
A large turnout of Parents and family were entertained by the members of the 3 sections Anchor, Junior
and Company. The boys were inspected by Mrs Nuala Robinson Captain of 2nd Enniskillen Company of
the Boys’ Brigade.
Mrs Robinson also presented the boys with their awards which they achieved during the session.
The major awards were presented to the following boys:

Best Team: Andrew Kerr, Cameron Black, Adam McFarland, Tyler Buchanan and Jamie Wood.
Best Sports Team:    Charlie Fleming, Andrew Kerr, Adam McFarland, Matthew Kerr, Jamie Wood
                     and Adam Wood.
Best Boy:            Jamie Wood.
Best New Boy:        Aaron Freedman.
Youngest Boy:        Aaron Freedman.
Best Collector:      Cameron Black (£74.80)
Anchor Boy competition:      Matthew Kerr and Jamie Wood.
Promotion to Junior Section: Graham Carson, Cameron Black, Andrew Kerr and Charlie Fleming.

Best Squad:         James Rutledge, Luke Stockdale, Jack Hall and Graeme McGonigle.
Best 1 Year:        Graeme McGonigle.
Best 2nd Year:      Matthew Hill.
Best 3 Year:        Sam McFarland.
Best Sportsman:     Luke Stockdale.
Best Achiever:      Sam McFarland.
Best Maze Marching: Graeme McGonigle.
Promotion to Company Section: James Rutledge, Kyle Swann, Adam Moore and Sam McFarland.

Stage 1 Scripture:   Andrew Monteith.
Stage 2 Scripture:   John Kerr.
Stage 4 Scripture:   Stuart Graham.
Overall Scripture:   John Kerr.
Proficiency Award Scripture:       Matthew McKernan.
Under 15 10 pin bowling winner:    Matthew McKernan.
Over 15 10 pin bowling winner:     Stuart Graham and Catherine Barton.
Best Recruit:        Andrew Monteith.
Best Boy:            Stuart Graham.
L/Cpl;               William Barton.
Cpl:                 Stuart Graham.
Sergeant:            Jason Sproule and Matthew Alexander.
Presidents Badge:    Aaron Carson and Stuart Graham.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze: Aaron Carson, Stuart Graham, Jason Sproule, Matthew Alexander
                                   Catherine Barton and Natasha Lyons.
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Anchor Boy Section with Leaders.

                                                 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
                                                 L-R Stuart Graham, Aaron Carson, Catherine
                                                 Barton, Natasha Lyons, Jason Sproule and
                                                 Matthew Alexander.
Company Section Boys with Inspecting Officer
Mrs Nuala Robinson.

Presidents Badge L-R Aaron Carson with Heather
Carson (Mother) and Stuart Graham with Barbara
Graham (Mother).                                 Junior Section Boys with Leaders.
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Many thanks to both congregations of Trinity and Gillygooley for their most generous donations
towards The Royal National Institute of the Blind recently. A collective amount of £2,254 was raised
over this past year of fundraising, and 25% of this came from donations within both churches – an
amazing sum! Peoples’ generosity never ceases to amaze me!! Street collections took place in both
Belfast and Omagh, and several events were held
within my university – Stranmillis; though the
people of Trinity/Gillygooley were most kind.
Donations came from several sources - boxes were
put within both churches, a tea/coffee morning was
held at Trinity, a donation was made from First
Omagh Boy's Brigade and even individuals made
personal donations to members of my family. I, as
well as the 2 million blind people in the UK, are
sincerely grateful for your benevolence.

On Sunday 26th April I completed the event that
everyone had been sponsoring me for, the London
Marathon (dressed as Mr Incredible!), in 3 hours and
50 minutes. One of the best days of my life, but
more importantly one that raised a substantial
amount for several charities, not only the RNIB.

On 4th May, my flatmates and I ran the Belfast
Marathon relay in 3 hours and 54 minutes. Another
                                  enjoyable day,        Simon Duff collecting outside the City Hall with
                                  and another day       his university friends, Gillian Chapman, Andrew
                                  for greater           McKillop and Paul Stewart.

                                   There are 2 million people in the UK with a sight problem and every
                                   day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. 96% of books
                                   aren’t available in Braille. It takes approximately £400 to educate a
                                   blind child for a year. YOUR money HAS helped RNIB rebuild
                                   lives devastated by sight loss. I am proud of US.

                          is my fundraising website. There
                                   readers of this article can make a donation, witness the grand total
                                   and see who all donated. It expires as a functional forum to donate
                                   three months after the event (26th July) though people can still go to
Simon, aka Mr Incredible, with     it and see the total and who all donated, beyond this date.
another marathon runner, Sally
Ames, who was also running in      Eternal gratitude,
aid of the RNIB.                   Simon Duff
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                         YOUTH IN FOCUS
The importance of support and understanding for young people especially twelve years to mid
twenties should always be recognised and supported by parents, teachers and youth leaders and those
with responsibility in our society.
These are particularly difficult years for our youth as they strive to establish their own particular
identity and independence. We live in a culture with its strong materialistic and consumerist
influences and never before have our youth been subjected to such pressure.
In this issue we focus on three young girls who are members of Gillygooley congregation and who
share of their time in the hall in support of others.
Leah - is a third year pupil at Omagh Academy where she is studying H.E. and I.T. she is a member of
the school choir and also plays in the school hockey team. She is a member of Mountjoy Girls Brigade
and completing her bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Samantha – is also a member of Mountjoy Girls Brigade and completing her bronze Duke of Edinburgh
Award. She is also a third year student at Omagh Academy and her ambition is to become a Speech
Therapist working with children. Samantha also plays football for Cappagh Spurs Ladies team.
Cappagh Spurs was formed in the 1960’s by the Young Farmers Club of the same name. Their A team
played at Balmoral Show in May winning the competition. Samantha played in the B Team which also
played at Balmoral. She has also a keen interest in drama and is a member of Cappagh Young Farmers

Stacey - is the third girl featured in our youth slot a 6th lower student at Omagh High School whose
ambition is to become either a teacher orthopist. She plays in the school netball team and enjoys music
                                                                       and travel. During the summer she
                                                                       is planning to travel with friends to
                                                                       Salou. Stacey has joined the
                                                                       Sunday School Teachers Team and
                                                                       is responsible for P1 and P2. She is
                                                                       currently learning to drive and
                                                                       waiting patiently to pass her test
                                                                       and take to the open road. In her
                                                                       spare time she assists in her
                                                                       mother’s Dry Cleaning business.
                                                                       For Leah, Samantha and Stacey life
                                                                       is just beginning as they develop
                                                                       their young skills and it is
(Left – right) Leah McIlwaine, Samantha McCauley and Stacey
Hemphill who assist in the running of Gillygooley Primary Youth        wonderful to see them contribute
Club and Jennifer O’Donnell, Leader-in- charge of the club says        to the church and community in
‘their help and support to her in the primary club is invaluable.’     which they live.
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The barbecue which has become the annual social success in the calendar of Gillygooley Congregation
attracted an attendance of 250 plus members and friends. It was a time for fellowship when families
could meet with friends and neighbours and forget their hectic and high pressured life style. A profit of
over £2,900 was raised for Church Funds.
Thanks is expressed to everyone who contributed and supported the event either by the provision of food
or their help on the night. A special word of thanks is due to the Fleming family who made a major
contribution to the event including the organising and planning.

                                                      Ethel and Joe King enjoying the barbecue.

‘At work in the kitchen’ Sandra and Margaret

                                                      Looking very relaxed are Sharon and Adrian
                                                      McFarland and Robert Walker.

‘One of the key players’ Malcolm Fleming busy         Looking relaxed after their meal (left-right) Jean
at work.                                              Lemon and Pansy Creery.
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‘Anyone more for salads’ (left-right) Beverley      Andrew Scott brought along his Scottish visitors
Fleming, Dorothy King, Claire McKernan,             Ross and Morag Duguid to the barbecue.
Rosemary King and Iris Moffitt-Scott.

‘Young enjoy the craic also’ (left-right) Aimee
Hannigan with friends Demi Watson and Judith
Campbell at the Church barbecue.
                                                    Looking relaxed after their meal are (left) Eileen
                                                    Fleming and daughter Shirley.

‘Time to relax’ (left-right) Jacqueline Crawford,   ‘Oh Rev Herron is that right!’ asks Katherine
Florence Forbes and Lila Crawford.                  Moore with husband Jonathan at the barbecue.
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‘I am only joking Irene.’ says Ann (left-right)       ‘Where’s my pudding’ asks Gerald McCauley as
Irene Brown, Beatrice Alexander and Anne              he and Irene relax at the barbecue.

                                                      Young and old enjoyed the annual church
                                                      barbecue (left – right) Alex McKinley, Emma
                                                      McFarland, Grace O’Neill and Lisa Hemphill.

Ben and Lorna Kerr are captured by our camera
at the Church barbecue.

‘Food at Last’ time for the helpers to dine (left-
right) Dorothy King, Malcolm and Myrtle               ‘Standing room only’ at the Gillygooley
McKinley enjoy their meal.                            barbeque as Karen Hannigan discovered.
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                             Presbyterian News in Brief
                             By Gillygooley Correspondent
Supporting Presbyterian Mission
The Board of Mission in Ireland has tasked themselves with taking the gospel to six million people.
Nightlight works on Belfast’s Golden Mile every weekend taking the opportunity to show practical
Christian love and support. In Mullingar, Co. Westmeath the local Presbyterian congregation now meets
in the school because there is not enough room in the Church to hold all who come to Sunday morning
worship. Teaching English to immigrants in Kilkenny has led to gospel conversions with students and
most of the class now attending “Christianity Explored” courses in the Church.

Christian Training
Over forty students are currently in training for the ordained ministry with ten due to be licensed this
June. The Board of Christian Training takes responsibility for this and through the Students Bursary
Fund the United Appeal finances student training and living allowances.
This is but a brief synopsis of the work which your contribution to United Appeal supports. Each
Congregation is set a target so please give generosity in your “United Appeal” envelopes.

General Assembly

The General Assembly commences on Monday 1st June in Church House when Rev. Dr. Stafford
Carson will be installed as Moderator.

                         Useful Contacts for Gillygooley
If you require support or information regarding Gillygooley Presbyterian Church or Gillygooley Youth
& Community Development Association please contact the following:
Gillygooley Presbyterian Church – Rev. Robert Herron Tel: 82243 776
Sunday School – Beverly Tel: 82247 047
Gillygooley Youth & Community Development Association – Andrew Tel: 82242 895
Gillygooley Youth Club – Jennifer Tel: 82241 831
Gillygooley 2nd Youth (50+ club) - Iris Tel: 82242 895
Chatterbox Playgroup - Linda Tel: 82243 146
Gillygooley Community Choir - Andrew Tel: 82242 895
Gillygooley Community Alert –         Fred Tel: 82242 708
                                      Eric Tel: 82246 511
Gillygooley Walking Club – Iris Tel: 82242 895
                              Diane Tel: 82246 553
Gillygooley Pipe Band (piping or drumming lessons) – William Tel: 82248 494
Gillygooley LOL 339 – Raymond Tel: 82831 444
Fairy Water Farmers Group – Mervyn Tel: 82831 355
Gillygooley Primary School – Tel: 82242 932
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   TRINITY                     BOOK GOES TO                                  CANADA
                Descendant of former Minister finds us on the internet
                                                        The Trinity book, which was published in 2004,
                                                        has found its way to Canada! A great-great-great
                                                        grand-daughter of one of Trinity’s former Ministers
                                                        has contacted us, after seeing a reference to the
                                                        book on the internet. As the family genealogist,
                                                        Elaine Paul decided that for her the book was a
                                                        “must have”. Her ancestor was Rev Josias Mitchell
                                                        who was ordained as our third Minister in 1842. It
                                                        was during his time that our first Church that had
                                                        been built in 1752, was demolished and rebuilt on
                                                        the same site. That was in 1856 when the new
                                                        Church was erected in nine months for the princely
Elaine Paul with “The People of Trinity”                sum of £857. Rev Mitchell was central to the
planning and fund raising that went into this major and very successful project. The beautiful Church
building that we have today is a fine testament to his efforts. Rev Mitchell retired in 1879 after 37 years
and he passed away three years later.
The book correctly reported that Rev Mitchell had three daughters who had married Presbyterian
clergymen. One of these was Margaret who married Rev Samuel Paul who was, at that time, the minister
of Gillygooley - perhaps the first indications of the possibilities surrounding the bonding of our two
Elaine Paul has provided us with photographs of her Great-great-great grandfather, Rev Mitchell, his
wife and of the Rev Paul and his wife, the aforesaid Margaret. She has also forwarded a photo of herself
reading the Trinity book (see above).
Finally, we are printing below the contents of a letter received from Elaine Paul giving further
information on her family and sending greetings to the people of Trinity. She writes:
“I have been thrilled to receive the excellent book from Trinity Presbyterian Church. I shouldn't have
told my other members about it! They are already wanting to know when I’ll have finished reading it so
I can pass it on.
The Mitchells had 8 daughters and I am wondering if any of their descendents are still in the Omagh
area. In the 60's a great-aunt wrote a list of the daughters, their husbands & children:
Dorothea - didn't marry.
Mary - married Rev. George MacFarland, who was the minister at Fitzwilliam Park Presbyterian,
Martha - married Andrew Sproule, Brookhill, Omagh
Anna - married William Houston, he had a hardware & grocery shop in Omagh
Nina - didn't marry, worked at Victoria College (a "ladies' school")
Margaret O. - married Rev. Samuel Paul, Gilleygooley, Omagh ( married in Londonderry)
Kate - married Rev. John Courtenay Clarke, Galway Presbyterian
Audrina - married Robert Harper, bank manager in Raphoe? (handwriting is difficult to read),
Co. Donegal
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                                                                           The list also includes the
                                                                          names of the children and
                                                                          grand-children from the
                                                                          marriages. If these names ring
                                                                          bells with any members of the
                                                                          congregation I'd be happy to
                                                                          forward the information I have.

                                                                           Of my great-grandfather Rev.
                                                                           Samuel Paul's eight
                                                                           children, two died in infancy,
                                                                           another at age 27 and the other
                                                                           five emigrated to Canada in the
                                                                           early 1900s. One of the
                                                                           brothers started an apparel
                                      Margaret O. Mitchell, wife of
                                      Rev Samuel Paul.                     manufacturing company in
Rev Samuel Paul.
                                                                           Peterborough, Ont., two more
                                                                           brothers joined him a few
                                                                           years after. They moved the
                                                                           company to Montreal some
                                                                           time later. When Rev. Paul
                                                                           died in 1904, my great-
                                                                           grandmother and the last two
                                                                           children came to Canada. She
                                                                           died in Montreal in 1927. Of
                                                                           course the
                                                                           immigrant generation has all
                                                                           passed away & of the second
                                                                           generation of eight only one is
                                                                           left, Norman Stanley-Paul who
                                                                           is now about 83. I believe that
                                                                           Norman had some
                                      Margaret Orr, wife of                correspondence with Rev.
Rev Josias Mitchell.                  Rev Josias Mitchell.
                                                                           Herron about 10 years ago.
Although the clerical vocation skipped a couple of generations in Canada, it did pop up again in my
generation - a second cousin (also a Paul) went back to university in her 30's to study divinity and was
ordained as a United Church of Canada minister (a cross between Presbyterians and Methodists).
My generation includes 13 Mitchell/Paul descendents...I think. I'm still working on the family tree!
We've all had children so the branches of the tree continue to spread. Nearly all of us live in or around
Montreal and Toronto. And now you know what happened to one branch of the Mitchells.

Best regards to all at Trinity, Omagh
Elaine Paul
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            NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME - A reminder
         Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership between the police and the local community, supported by the
local Community Safety Partnership and the District Policing Partnership.
Its aim is to help people protect themselves and their property and reduce the fear of crime.
         Greater Gillygooley Neighbourhood Watch area is bounded on the north by the Fairy Water river and
on the west by the Laght and Drumbarley roads. The southern boundary is the Botera, Falskey and
Mullaghmena roads while the eastern boundary is the Beltany road, including Watson Park and Coneywarren.
         This is a large area containing upwards of 300 homes. Being mainly rural in nature, and in some parts
quite isolated, it is most important that we all play our part by being the eyes and ears of our community as we
go about our daily routines. By being more aware, and by looking out for each other, we can help deter
criminal activity and promote a safer and more caring neighbourhood.

¨     Neighbourhood Watch should be a community team effort.
¨     For the scheme to have maximum effect it is up to us all to ‘Observe, Help, Report’
¨     Prompt, accurate reporting of suspicious activity is the key to success.

This is best done by ringing Omagh police directly on [028] 8224 6177 or, totally anonymously, through
Crimestoppers on free phone 0800555111 or by contacting Fred Chambers on 07801282534.
Our Link Officer is Constable Robert Walker Tel. [028] 8224 6177 Ext.56165 or Mob.07765 965846.

The following extracts from various Community Safety leaflets give us a few ideas on how to help
protect our properties and make it more difficult for the thief.

¨       Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar. If you lost your keys how would you get in? If YOU
      could get in fairly easily so could the burglar.
¨       We tend to be more careless about our home security in summer weather as we spend more time
      working or relaxing outside. Keep your property secure even if you are nearby.
¨       Most burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves. In two out of ten burglaries thieves don’t even
      have to use force to get in. They enter through an open door or window.
¨       In two thirds of all burglaries, entry is gained through a door - locked or unlocked. Lock all doors
      securely even if you are in the house.
¨       Garages and sheds often contain valuable tools or equipment. Never leave them unlocked, especially
      if they have a connecting door to the house, as thieves could then work at the door inside without being
¨       Most burglaries take place when a house is empty. Make it look like you are at home when you are
¨       Many burglars are deterred from breaking into a home if a burglar alarm has been fitted. A properly
      fitted alarm can be money well spent.

        Most callers at your home are genuine but ‘If in doubt- keep them out’ If they have an Identity card
with them get it checked, before letting them in, by calling ‘Quick Check’ on Free phone 0800 0132290.
‘Quick Check’ is a 24 hour service. They will contact the police on your behalf if the identity is not genuine.

         Communicating important information quickly is very difficult - especially over a wide area such as
ours. To help overcome this problem a new system, known as Ringmaster, is to be introduced this summer. If
people wish, they can have their home telephone number or mobile number and/or their e-mail address
entered on this system. They can then be informed instantly by text message or e mail regarding any matter
which concerns their own area - such as bogus callers operating or a spate of break-ins which have occurred
or, in the case of business premises, about counterfeit notes in circulation or shoplifters operating. This system
has proved very successful in other areas.
         If you wish to be included on this system, registration forms will soon be available from Omagh
District Council Offices ,the local Police station or from local Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.

Fred Chambers and Eric Crawford
Gillygooley Neighbourhood Watch coordinators
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         Chatterbox Playgroup – by Linda Hunter
The summer term began in earnest with another child joining the Playgroup bringing our numbers to
twelve this year. The first trip of the term was to the Ulster American Folk Park where the children
learned a little about the emigration to America. This event was organised by the Early Years
Organisation and was enjoyed by all. The children have been busy exploring the topic of Pets and Sea
Creatures for the last few weeks culminating in a trip to Jolly's pet shop to purchase some goldfish for
the Playschool, which were kindly donated by Jolly’s. Wok has now begun on our next project and this
is the development of an Outdoor Play Area (permission kindly granted by the Community
Development Association). The work is being carried out by Mr Sandy Brown and we thank him for his
help in this project.
Out last fundraising event was held at the end of March and was our Spring Holey, a good night was had
by all and we raised a very profitable £900. A big thank you to all who supported this event. Our next
fundraiser is a Sponsored Walk around Baronscourt Estate on 5th June. All money raised from this will
be donated to The Paul Ward in the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children. This ward specialises in
caring for children who have Brain Surgery or injuries to the head.
June is going to be a very busy month for the children as in addition to their usual curriculum and
sponsored walk they are having a sports day and end of year trip and on their final day of term a
Graduation Ceremony for those who are leaving.
If you know of anyone who would like to join the Playgroup please contact Karen Alexander (8224
2006 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.) or Linda Hunter (07840 996922)

                                                     Back left-right) Trenda Cranshaw, Cheryl Pollock
Leaders, Parents and children getting ready to       (Front left –right) Karen Alexander, Sam Beattie
board the ship to learn about emigration to          Freddie Vincent, Marianne Alexander, Lauren
America at the Early Years event held at The         Hunter, Jodie Crankshaw, Gareth Forsythe,
Ulster American Folk Park.                           Jessica Sterritt at Jolly’s Petshop.

                      Omagh Churches’ Forum
One in Christian Fellowship Churches’ Exploring Life Together this is the motto of the Omagh
Churches’ Forum it is representative of all the main churches within the Omagh District Council area.
The Forum has recently designed and produced an information brochure of churches within the area.
This will be placed in The Tourist Information Office, Library and other public places and will be useful
to visitors or anyone coming to reside in the area.
A book is currently being considered to record past memories from The Ulster Project. If you have been
a participant and would like to contribute an article to the book contact your church representative who
for Gillygooley Presbyterian Church is Iris Moffitt-Scott Tel 8224 2895. The Forum has submitted a
response regarding the disgraceful treatment of front line staff that have transferred to the Erne and
Altnagelvin Hospitals. The Forum meets bi-monthly anyone interested in being involved should contact
Rev Robert Herron or Iris.
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              WHY DO I DO THIS EVERYDAY?
I wish to share with readers the following which was drawn to my attention recently.
A graffitist carefully inscribed on a hoarding beside a busy motorway “Why do I do this everyday?” It is
assumed it has been written by a commuter who daily sits in traffic gridlock as is a common experience
when attempting to enter a capital city at rush hour.
We can easily imagine the weary driver as he inches along the busy motorway muttering to him/her
self why do I do this everyday?
But many who never experience motorway congestion ask themselves the same question as they rush
off to a daily toil.

                               What is the rationale for daily toil?
Three suggestions are relevant to this matter

Work is a form of therapy. There is a sort of psychological salvation in the routine of daily chores.
Work is part of God’s plan for fulfilled human beings. Work keeps us from three great evils
Boredom, vice and want
Those who anticipate retirement as unending idleness may learn that boredom can easily set in. The
best way to kill time is to work it to death.

We have to work for our living. Unlimited money and unlimited time in which to spend it puts massive
pressures on one’s moral values and self-discipline.
Most of us have to provide for others and so we work for money. The ditty used by the Seven Dwarfs
comes to mind as we work to meet our financial commitments. “I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go.”
Working for pay and providing for others has a dignity and helps ones self esteem

                                          “Isn’t it funny!”
· Funny how long an hour is when spent in Church, but how short it is when we are at a party, fishing
    or golfing!
· Funny how we applaud when the football match goes overtime, but complain if Sunday worship is
    longer than the regular time!
· Funny how a small draught in Church can be a matter of concern but standing for nearly two hours
    at a football match in wintry conditions is never an occasion for complaint!
· Funny that when a meeting of a secular nature clashes with one which has been arranged to deal
    with Church matters, the Church takes second place!
· Funny how labourious it is to read a chapter in the bible, but how easy it is to read a 300-page
· Funny how much difficulty some have learning the simple Gospel well enough to tell others; but
    how simple it is for the same people to understand and explain malicious gossip about someone!
· Funny how parents are concerned about school lessons; but are sometimes unconcerned about
    Sunday School lessons!
· Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided he/she doesn’t have to believe, or to think, or
    to say, or to do anything!
All this would be funny………if it were not so tragically true!

Gillygooley Correspondent.
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                     PAUL BELL By Margaret Simms
                                                  Paul, you will remember, worked hard on behalf of the
                                                  congregation last summer cleaning the outside of the
                                                  Paul started off at Gillygooley, going to Sunday School,
                                                  Youth Club, Church Pipe Band, till he moved to Omagh
                                                  and Trinity at the age of 14. He admits that he is not a
                                                  great attender, but he does have his faith and Christian
                                                  values mean a lot to him and his family.
                                                  Paul's conversation is dominated by references to his wife
                                                  Heather and his two sons, Robbie and Tom, particularly
                                                  to Robbie, for reasons which will become evident.
                                                  Robbie, 5½ has had a lot of problems since he was born.
                                                  In his first year he had constant seizures and in his second
                                                  year he had constant surgery. In his third year he started
                                                  to develop. Now he can walk pretty well holding
                                                  someone's hand and he can feed himself. He doesn't talk.
                                                  He gets physio and he gets occupational therapy from
                                                  school. Once a week he goes to Buddy Bears in
                                                  Dungannon. This facility is really for children with
                                                  cerebral palsy, but because Robbie's condition is muscle-
                                                  related, going to Buddy Bears has helped him. Paul's wife
                                                  Heather has worked hard with Robbie and anyone
knowing their son over some time can see that he is doing really well. Robbie went through 23
operations in the space of 15 months and Paul classes him as a 'wee hero'. “He's got a brilliant attitude
and a brilliant personality” according to his dad. He's been nominated for a bravery award (from the
William McKeown Trust). He went to Bangor on 9th June to receive that. One regret which Paul has is
that his father saw Robbie at his worst and didn't live to see his progress.
Being in hospital and seeing so much pain gone through by children and their families, Paul says that he
and Heather are very lucky, because Robbie is at home with them now and has no more seizures.
Robbie's illness has taken them to Altnagelvin, the Royal (where they had a great rapport with the
doctors), Great Ormond Street in London and the Alderhey in Liverpool. He says of the hospitals that
you couldn't pay the staff enough and you couldn't thank them enough. He is aware that the fantastic
support they received from their parents and lots of family here and in England played a big role in
helping them. Paul has a 'strong suspicion' that a lot of people in the church were praying for Robbie.
He's very appreciative of this.
Heather is a 'rock' to Paul and he can't sing her praises highly enough. She's 'honest and caring and
beautiful' according to her husband. Having your child operated on so many times, and in such traumatic
circumstances, is not easy. It puts a great strain on a relationship. But they have come through well.
Robbie now enjoys watching sport, watching other children play and engaging in a bit of rough and
tumble, especially with his father! His grandmother takes him to church when she goes.
Tom is 2½ years old. He loves adventure, loves going out in the car. He has a great imagination and can
play happily on his own. He loves his toy farm animals and tractors.
There's not much time for hobbies for the adults in this household, but Paul gets away with being an
active Rangers fan. He supports Spurs too, but “It's cheaper to go to Glasgow!” We talk about
sectarianism. It's now controlled, he says. (You get arrested, your name and address is reported to the
club and you get banned for life.) For Paul, the important factors are “the goals, the players, the squad,
who made the goals, who made the mistake.”
He takes his football very seriously, but he maintains that he can still sit back and have a laugh about it.
At the end of the day, it's Heather and the boys which are all important to Paul.
I'm looking forward to meeting these boys!
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As the winter programme of activities draws to a close, members can reflect on another very successful
season. Gillygooley 2nd Youth (50+ club) is now in its fifth year and continues to attract membership
from a wide area. In addition to the monthly meetings members attend and participated in various other
A computer class for beginners has recently been completed and was run over a ten week period and part
funded by Lloyds T.S.B.
In March the club hosted the “Big Telly” spring chicken project which focussed on a broad range of
theatrical skills. They are a professional touring theatre company who deliver theatre productions
workshops etc.
Several soup lunches were held in the Orange Hall with various speakers and musicians in attendance.
This was especially appreciated by those who do not wish to leave their homes in the dark cold nights of
New Age Kurling was played on Tuesday nights with great enthusiasm and organised by Jean
On Easter Monday a group of members travelled to Ayrshire in Scotland where they spent 4 days
touring which included a day on Isle of Arran viewing the spectacular scenery, a visit to Culzean Castle
and Gardens and a day in Glasgow.

It was with much sadness that members learned of the sudden death of their esteemed member Enid
Mitchell on Sunday 26th April and extend to her husband James and extended family their deepest
sympathy. A large number of members from the club attended Enid’s funeral in Sixmilecross Free
Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 29th April.

                                                      Relaxing at one of the soup lunches are L-R Lily
Viewing the dancing after the soup lunch are L-R      Ewing, Meta McFarland, Ellen McConnell and
Sadie Clements, Harold Brunt, Eva Moffitt,            Gladys Hamilton.
Carol Brunt and Lily Ewing.

                                                      Eric Crawford and Irene Brown have time for a
L-R Gladys Hamilton, Dorothy King and Irene           chat as they attend to the washing-up after the
Brown busy in the kitchen.                            soup lunch.
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Renewing old friendships, left and centre, Robbie
and Myra Alexander with members of Clonleigh
and Lifford who were guests at one of the soup         Some of the helpers at the soup lunches are L-R
lunches.                                               Olive Dunlop, Iris Moffitt-Scott, Margaret
                                                       Hemphill, Dorothy King, Lily Nethery and Eric

Peggy Fyffe (left) and Betty Thompson (right)          ‘Many hands make light work’ In the kitchen
pause from their soup to talk to Iris Moffitt-Scott.   after the soup lunch are L-R Elizabeth
                                                       McGavigan, Olive Dunlop, Phyllis Donald,
                                                       Margaret Hemphill and Sadie Clements.

Some of the members who participated in the
computer classes in the Orange Hall L-R
Veronica Daly, Olive Dunlop, Margaret                  L-R Edith Hemphill, Mary Elkin and Sadie
Hemphill and Gertie Short.                             Clements enjoying their soup lunch.
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                                                   Some members of 2nd Youth as they await the
                                                   departure of their boat to the Isle of Arran, L-R
                                                   Ivan Cooper, Philip Elkin, Iris Moffitt-Scott,
                                                   Margaret Hemphill, Andrew Scott, Lila and Eric
                                                   Crawford and Edith Hemphill.

Jean McCutcheon who organised the weekly
New Age Kurling activities lines up her shot.
                                                   Beautiful Culzean Castle sets an ideal backdrop
                                                   for this photograph of Gillygooley 2nd Youth
                                                   members they are L-R Philip Elkin, Edith and
                                                   Margaret Hemphill, Harold and Carol Brunt, Iris
                                                   Moffitt-Scott and Lila and Eric Crawford.

New Age Kurling proved an important pass-time
for members of 2nd Youth during the winter
months. Photographed L-R Philip Elkin, Iris
Moffitt-Scott, Sandy Brown, Lily Thompson,
Edith Hemphill, Jean McCutcheon, Hazel             L-R Joan Cummings, Noleen McClelland and
McKelvey and Margaret Hemphill.                    Edith Hemphill view intensively the proceedings
Front L-R Thelma Harkness and Sadie Clements.      of the “Big Telly” project.
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L-R Demonstrator from “Big Telly,” Andrew
Scott, Isobel Crawford, Iris Moffitt-Scott, Edith     Members of Gillygooley Young Enterprise,
Hemphill, Jean Cummings and Noleen                    Grace O’Neill, Morgan Semple (left) and Ashley
McClelland at one of the workshops in                 McIlwaine (right) advise Iris Moffitt-Scott and
Gillygooley Orange Hall which was part of the         Olive Dunlop at a meeting of 2nd Youth how to
“Big Telly” touring road show.                        play the Wii on the T.V screen.

Gillygooley 2nd Youth (50+ club) joined with Killycurragh Senior Citizens Club to travel to the two day
exhibition at Queen’s University Belfast on 29th and 30th April. The exhibition entitled ‘Young at
Heart Retirement Living’ was celebrating its 12th anniversary. The exhibition offered a host of ideas
ranging from home security, travel and leisure, health and wellbeing, money and investments etc. For
gardeners John Cushnie gave talks and demonstrations on gardening on a budget. Members were also
able to avail of the guided tours of Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens. The clubs’ travelled by
coach ending the day in the Silverbirch Hotel for their evening meal.

Some members of Gillygooley 2nd Youth and Killycurragh Senior Citizens club at Queens University.
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                    JENGANA TRIP TO KENYA by Gillian Moore
During the Easter holidays I set off for Kenya as part of a group of 4 adults visiting projects supported
by the Jengana Charity. The name Jengana is a Swahili term that means “building each other”. The aim
of the charity is “to make better the lives of people who are in less fortunate positions in life and to
challenge those around us to do the same.”

Mukuru is a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi city where approximately 600,000 people live tightly
packed in corrugated iron huts amongst sewage, rubbish and with no sanitation. Disease and illness are
rife and HIV/AIDS is extremely common.

                                                      While in Mukuru we visited an informal school
                                                      which provides basic education for children who
                                                      otherwise would not be attending school. The
                                                      children are from families who are barely able to
                                                      feed or clothe their children never mind provide
                                                      school fees. The project runs the school in a
                                                      corrugated iron hut with 4 classrooms. These
                                                      classrooms are tiny, with around 10 desks in each
                                                      yet around 70 children are taught in each one at a
                                                      time. There are also two teachers teaching different
                                                      age groups in these classrooms at once! The toilets
                                                      consist of two outdoor pit latrines beside the
                                                      This school allows the children to enroll for 50
                                                      KSH (around 35 pence) per term. Even at this,
most families cannot afford the fees so the leadership allows each family to contribute what they can.
Some families are giving 20 KSH (15 pence) per term. Rather than this being official fees, it is seen by
the leadership as a contribution to their funds.

We went on to visit Nyumba ya Tumaini (Home of Hope) –where boys that were once doomed for life
on the streets of Nairobi now live in a home led by Ben who is committed to the rehabilitation of all the
boys. Ben has brought around 20 boys from the streets, through his rehabilitation program to his centre.
He has managed to get them through their addiction to glue and integrated into formal education. We
were delighted to learn of the progress of Ben’s boys at school– indeed some have even gained first
place in their class. This is such an achievement and a real inspiration as the boys have such enthusiasm
for school and learning. They are so appreciative of the opportunity they have received and so work
extremely hard to do well in school.
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This home really struggles to make ends meet and the support given by Jengana is vital to their survival.
Helping with grocery bills, school fees and clothes throughout the year helps them to function.

As we drove around the city centre, we had the opportunity to meet many people with no other place to
call home but the streets of Nairobi. We spent one of our nights giving out bread and milk to these
homeless people– many of whom were children from as young as four. We came across a lot of mothers
with tiny babies, also sleeping on the streets. Sometimes we would meet entire street families. This was
an incredibly humbling task, one which became more and more difficult as we drove around the city. To
go back to our comfortable accommodation and leave a six year old child, sitting shivering on the
footpath was not easy for any of us. However it was such a blessing to be able to give those children
even a little food and encouragement. To know that for at least one night that child was not going to
sleep starving, was a little comfort.

Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa. It houses around 1.2 million people in the space of 2.5 square
kilometers! People there live in extreme poverty. We had the opportunity to walk through the slum and
visit a building in the heart of Kibera which is used throughout the week as a school and on Sundays as a
church. We talked to the children and heard them sing. They are taught in English from they enter school
and they shared with us many parts of their school day. Many of the text books they use have been sent
from local schools and it was great to see them being put to such good use. Unfortunately there is still a
real shortage of basic necessities such as paper and pencils.

It was surprising to note that while classes start at pre-unit (nursery) right the way through, the children
in each group are not all the same age as we would have. If children are lucky enough to be given the
chance of education they slot in to the class of their ability. Therefore it is not surprising to find a 10
year old in with 5 year olds.
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We also spent time with the children in Tumaini Children’s Home. The children here are often orphans
and are given a home until the age of 18. I had brought with me a large supply of teddies which had been
knitted by family and friends and was touched at the excitement of every child at being given something
of their own. The staff were delighted and so thankful, not only for what we gave but the fact that we
took the time to visit them. We heard the same response here as always - ‘God bless you’. What we did
was small in the midst of so much need but the people, regardless of how little they had, were always
extremely grateful.

                                                   We made a flying visit to the New Life home which
                                                   looks after abandoned babies. These babies are
                                                   often abandoned by teenage or HIV mothers who
                                                   are unable to look after them. They are often left at
                                                   the dump, on the street or the gate of the home. The
                                                   aim of this home is to look after the babies until
                                                   they can be adopted. I was really impressed by the
                                                   quality of care and love given to these babies. They
                                                   rely totally on donations and we were pleased to be
                                                   able to leave more teddies and clothes.

                                                   We returned home from Kenya on April 20th with
                                                   so many stories to tell. It was an excellent trip, with
                                                   such humbling experiences. We saw and did so
                                                   much we all arrived home exhausted! We felt what
                                                   we did was very worthwhile, but we came back
                                                   challenged by what we had seen. The one message
                                                   we come home with is that we need to be very
                                                   thankful and remember God in our day to day lives.
                                                   The people we worked with were so needy and had
                                                   so much to complain about yet they could do
                                                   nothing but praise God and talk of His goodness.

                                                   Pictured left: A very tired Sarah Moore after
                                                   completing the 4 mile fun run in Omagh on
                                                   Saturday 21st March 2009. Sarah completed the run
                                                   and raised £580 for the Jengana charity. The money
                                                   raised was taken out to support their projects in
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                                Presbyterian Women
Leader Annette Moore opened the March meeting with prayer. The hymn “There is a green hill far
away” was sung. Sadie Clements read a passage from the Bible. Apologies were received from
Dorothy King, Mrs Parke and Hazel McCay. Annette read out the list of churches that have been added
to the extended Omagh Presbytery. The Womens’ World Day of prayer was applauded by all those
who attended the service in Trinity Church on the 6th March. The members of Trinity PW will go to a
concert in the Strule Arts Centre on the 6th April to conclude this session.
The programme for the next session in September is really varied with something to suit everyone. It
includes a cookery demonstration, crime prevention and an outing. The new Leader will be Claire
McElhinney and her team. Annette thanked everyone for their support over her two year tenure as
Leader. She then read a poem and tea was served by the committee.

                                  Trinity Girls’ Brigade
Trinity Girls’ Brigade held their Annual Parents’ Night on the 8th April, 2009 in Trinity Hall. Reverend
Robert Herron (Chaplain) presided and the Inspecting Officer was Mrs Claire McElhinney. After the
National Anthem and hymn were sung GB Captain Mavis Jardine invited Claire to inspect the Company.
The display followed which included singing, sketches, skipping and dancing. Catherine Moore
(Explorer Leader ) presented prizes to the Explorers. Claire presented Juniors, Seniors and Brigadier
with their awards and badges they had worked for during the session. Adele Donald gave out the First
Aid awards to the girls that she had tutored as part of their badgework. Supper was served to a good
turnout of parents which gives the girls encouragement in GB. A swimming session has been arranged
for 20th May in the Leisure Centre.

    Gillygooley Community Diary Dates
Gillygooley Youth & Community Development Association A.G.M. Monday 22nd June at 8.00 p.m.
Guest Speaker

Summer Scheme Registration Monday 8th June 7.30 – 8.00 p.m. Gillygooley Orange Hall both age

Gillygooley 2nd Youth (50+ club) Monday 8th June AT 7.30 p.m. A.G.M. special guest Sinead Devine
from W.E.A. (older peoples learning programme)

Saturday 27th June Gillygooley 2nd Youth annual Coach Trip Newcastle and Silent Valley coach
departing Gillygooley Orange Hall at 8.30 a.m. Further information available from Iris Tel 8224 2895

Monday 13th July annual barbeque in Gillygooley Orange Hall 8.00 p.m. Tickets available from
Raymond Tel 8283 1444

Summer Scheme commencing Monday 20th July 9.00 a.m. until Thursday 6th August inclusive. Open
to children who have completed year 2 to year 7

Summer Scheme children year 8+ Monday 10th August – Friday 14th August nightly
7.00 – 10.00 p.m. Further information available from Jennifer Tel 8224 1831 or Andrew Tel 8224 2895
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                   Summer Arrangements
                                   SUNDAY SERVICES
                              TRINITY & GILLYGOOLEY
                                    Rev Robert Herron
                          FIRST OMAGH & GILLYGOOLEY
                                   Rev John F Murdoch

                                 PASTORAL COVER
                               July - Rev Robert Herron
                        August - Rev J Murdoch (Tel: 82242239 )

              Record of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths
                        in the Congregations
                   Baptisms in Trinity                Deaths in Trinity
               15 Mar Alex Robert Raymond        26 Mar Joan Maguire
              24 May Benjamin Stewart

              “Let the children come to me...”      “I am the resurrection and
                        (Mark 10:14)                        the life...”
                                                           (John 11:25)

     Items for inclusion in next Gillygooley News should be sent to:
     Andrew Scott, Editor, Tel 8224 2895. E-mail:
     Diane Mills, Assistant Editor, Tel 8224 6553. E-mail:
     Photographs by Billy Creery and Andrew Scott
     Children’s page by Jonathan and Catherine Moore.

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