Free Church of Scotland Prayer Notes - October 2014

The Free Church of Scotland prayer notes for October 2014 are now available here.

Confessing the Faith by Chad Van Dixhoorn

In Confessing the Faith, Chad Van Dixhoorn offers a fresh look at a classic statement of the Reformed faith. The Westminster Confession of Faith finds itself in the first rank of great Christian creeds. Presbyterian and Reformed churches employ its doctrine for instruction; others acknowledge few texts to be so useful in the Christian’s quest to glorify and enjoy God.

This accessible, biblical, and thoughtful work digests years of study and teaching into bite-sized sections. Van Dixhoorn’s work is historical and practical in its focus. It deliberately presents readers with more than another survey of Reformed theology; it offers a guide to a particular text, considers its original proof-texts, and seeks to deepen our understanding of each paragraph of the Confession.

Challenging hearts and minds, Confessing the Faith hopes to edify and instruct both advanced and general audiences, as the authors of the Confession of Faith surely hoped their magnum opus would do.

Available from the Evangelical Book Shop for £13.20 (was £17.50)

Read an extract from the WTS Books

Stranmillis - Evening Service Time Change

Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian Jul-Aug 2014 - Now Available

The PDF of the July-August issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:

  • First Word - World Cup Fatigue
  • Pray for those in authority - Marcus Hobson
  • Meet Marcus
  • Report on Finaghy Ordination
  • Using the Internet for your benefit - Christopher Doherty
  • Photos of Events
  • The Indwelling Spirit - Robert Johnston
  • The Return of Christ (Part 10: The New Heavens and the New Earth: Revelation 21)
  • Darwinism and Hitler - Robert Beckett
  • Book Reviews
  • Dear Rev.

No Holiday Bible Club this Summer in Knock

This summer is an unusual one for Knock EPC, we're currently rebuilding the main church.  This means that we're not running the usual big Holiday Bible Club with football and crafts.  Instead we're planning to run 6 different 5-day clubs in various housing developments in the area (a 5-day club being a big mat on a patch of grass, and an open air meeting with some games and prizes etc lasting about an hour).

These are planned for Mon-Fri 4-8th August.

The exact times and locations of these are yet to be confirmed, when they are I will let you know, and perhaps one of these will suit for your children to attend. If you've any other questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Dr. Carl Trueman Visit

Dr. Carl Trueman will be visiting Belfast from Friday 13th June - Sunday 15th June.  Dr. Trueman is pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, blogger at Reformation21, co-host of the Mortification of Spin podcast and author of more than ten books.

He is speaking at the following meetings which are jointly organised by The Evangelical Bookshop, Belfast, and Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church.


Time: 8pm

Venue: Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church
36 Stranmillis Road

Format: A lecture

Subject: 'The Reformation - this stupid and pernicious tragedy?' - a title 'borrowed' from Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch who recently delivered a lecture in Belfast on this subject.


This event is especially designed for those who are involved in Church leadership.

10.00 - 10.30: Coffee
10.30 - 12noon: An address and time of discussion

Venue: Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church
36 Stranmillis Road

Subject: 'Whither Calvinism? - challenges facing the Reformed Church today'


Time: 14.30 - 15.30

Venue: Evangelical Book Shop
15 College Square East


Time: 11.30am

Venue: Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church
36 Stranmillis Road

Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian May-Jun 2014 - Now Available

The PDF of the May-June issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:

  • First Word - Jesus our Substitute
  • Focus on Crumlin
  • The Love of God - Robert Johnston
  • Church News
  • Building for the Future
  • The Return of Christ (Part 9: Everlasting Punishment)
  • Origins & Modern Science - Robert Beckett
  • Focus on Uganda
  • Save the Dates
  • Book Reviews
  • Dear Rev.

Former ministers of Finaghy EPC pictured at the ordination and installation of Rev Marcus Hobson on Saturday 3 May

Saturday 3rd May 2014 was a special day in the life of the Finaghy church when Mr. Marcus Hobson was ordained to the Christian ministry and installed as minister of the congregation.

Mr. John Grier, Moderator of Presbytery, conducted the service. Rev. Ian McLean (Marcus’ father-in-law) read the Scriptures. Rev Brian Norton (Durham EPCEW) gave the charge to the minister and Rev. Robert Johnston gave the charge to the congregation. Rev. Marcus Hobson closed the service with prayer and the benediction.

From l to r: Rev Samuel Watson, Rev Norman Reid, Rev Marcus Hobson and Rev Dr Sidney Garland.

Free Church of Scotland Prayer Notes - May 2014

The Free Church of Scotland prayer notes for May 2014 are now available here.

Presbytery Family Day Conference 2014

Pictured at the annual Presbytery Family Day, Rev. Chris Kavanagh (EPCEW delegate), Rev. David Court (Christ Church, Edinburgh), Mr John Grier (Moderator of Presbytery), Rev. James Gracie (Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) delegate).

Rev. David Court was the guest preacher and gave two addresses from 1 Peter taking as his theme "People under pressure".

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