Buckna Presbyterian Church

Announcements, 07.03.21

Here are the announcements from this week’s Sunday service.

To view or download this week’s edition of PCI’s Let’s Pray, click here.

Zoom Prayer Time

We’re praying on Zoom this Wednesday evening at 8.30pm. The Zoom details will be posted into the church family WhatsApp group closer to the time.


Vibe are meeting on Thursday evening at 7.30pm on Zoom. This will be a DIY night in which many of our young people will be taking part. It would be great to see a good number along to support your friends. The Zoom details will be available in the usual way.

Drive-in Service and Prayer Time

Next weekend our online service will run at the usual time of 12pm. As you’ll know, though, we are planning to run a drive-in service next Sunday and also the following Sunday. We’re meeting at 4pm in Hamill’s Yard on the Hazelbank Road. Rev. Andrew Mullan will be preaching at both drive-ins and our Praise Group will be involved as well.

We’re going to meet on Zoom on Saturday evening to pray specifically for the drive-in service. All being well, Andrew Mullan is going to join us for those prayer times. Kirk Session decided to run these drive-in services because we realise that almost a year has passed without us having proper fellowship together. Even though a drive-in service doesn’t allow us to have the fellowship that we’d like, it does still give us the opportunity to see each other and to worship together in person.

Let me really encourage you to make a point of coming to our drive-in services. There’s no registration required and you’d be really welcome to join us next Sunday afternoon.

Practically speaking, you’ll be able to get into Hamill’s Yard from 3.30pm. We would ask that you don’t come earlier than that as stewards won’t be in place. We will need you to park your car in a certain way but there won’t be an issue fitting everyone in. We’d really appreciate your co-operation in not coming too early.

Spring Letter

This week you should receive a letter from me with some information about the life and work of our church family in these days. Along with the letter is a flyer for the drive-in and also a booklet that PCI has produced. It reflects on what it means to be the church in these unusual times. It provides simple encouragements and also practical tips as to what we can do in these days. You’ll find it helpful to read through it.

End of Lockdown

Finally, you’ll know that the NI Executive published a road map out of lockdown this week. As yet, PCI have made no decision or announcement regarding churches reopening. It would appear that Easter Sunday or several weeks after it will see us return to gathering for public worship. I will keep you updated in all the usual ways if an announcement is made.

Join us on FaceBook

If you are a facebook user, then we would invite to to join with us there. Over the coming weeks and months it is our intention to use facebook to provide useful information, highlight upcoming online events and share items of praise that can be used in conjunction with our online services.

We feel this is a great way for our Church to remain active in these uncertain times and to let the wider world have a little glimpse of our life in the Braid.