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A support group for those going through a separation or divorce will run weekly in Orangefield Church, 464 Castlereagh Road, starting on Monday, September 23 from 7.30-9.30pm

The evenings give opportunities to discuss such topics and to gain support from others on similar journeys, although your journey will be very unique to you.

The first evening will begin with a meal, followed by a DVD covering issues you may be experiencing.

For more information and to register for catering on the first evening, call: 90 799391 or email:


Girls aged 3-18 years old are welcome to come along to Dundonald Presbyterian Girls' Brigade.

There are also a number of special events and outings throughout the year, which coupled with the range of weekly activities, offers girls a great opportunity to find friends, faith and lots of fun.

Explorers are aged three years to P4 and they meet on Saturday mornings from 10.30am-12 noon.

Juniors are aged P5-P7 and they meet on Monday evenings from 6.30-8pm.

The Senior section, for years eight to ten and the Brigadier section for year 11s, meet on Monday's from 7-9pm.

New members will be warmly welcomed. For further information please contact Paula Arrell on: 07961 904118 or call into the Church Halls (opposite Dundonald Library) for a chat.


Streamvale Farm is offering free farm visits to all P1 pupils throughout September.

Also, grandparents can still pick up their grandparent pass to Streamvale, so this offer is brilliant for the hundreds of grandparents who are looking for somewhere to entertain their young, energetic charges.

For information and directions visit: or call: 90 48 3244.


Technique Dance School would like to thank everyone who contributed to their street collection.

They raised £553.86, which will help fund their dancers' trip to Buncrana to compete in the Dance Championships at the end of October.

Survivors of Suicide

FAMILIES and friends of those who have been lost to suicide are invited to come to the Survivors Of Suicide (SOS) support group.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Connswater Community Centre and gives people an opportunity to talk to other people who have been affected by the suicide of a friend or relative.

Meetings take place at 7.30pm. For more information contact Bobby on: 07595745718.


Aware Defeat Depression can offer help if you're experiencing depression or bipolar disorder through its free support group for people in east Belfast.

The group meet in the Holywood Arches Health Centre every other Tuesday at 7pm.

The free groups are led by trained facilitators. For information or support call the helpline on 08451 20 29 61 or visit

District wide

Prayer conference TRANSFORMATIONS Ireland is holding its fourth Culture of Prayer conference this weekend, September 20-21.

Alistair Petrie is the key speaker at the event which has the theme 'It is time to stand in the gap'.

St Jude's Parish Church, 340 Ormeau Road, is the venue and the cost is £25 for full conference / £20 for Saturday only.

More details at


Anyone who has a gambling problem is welcome to come along to Belfast Gamblers Anonymous.

The group is now meeting at 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA.

For details call: 90 249185 or visit


Well known TV and radio presenter, Lynda Bryans is speaking at the evening healing service in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, on September 30, at 8pm.

Her theme will be, 'Dealing with depression through faith.' She has personal experience of dealing with this illness.

Everyone is welcome.

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