• CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT GRANTON
    CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT GRANTON
    Sundays at 10:30am

Here at Granton we offer a range of social and spiritual groups, covering all ages, where you can mix, enjoy fellowship and grow within our community. Our Sunday service is at 10.30am.

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Day 12 Dec 14 Luke 1: 21-22 A sign of things to come

To my knowledge this passage is the first example we have in the Bible of someone speaking sign language (let me know if you find any others). Disabled people have always been a part of the Church, but unfortunately churches haven’t always been the most welcoming places. Worship spaces often aren’t designed to be accessible for people with disabilities. Our services can be hard to follow for people with hearing/visual impairment or distressing for people who are sensitive to loud noises and crowds. And many people with disabilities have been overlooked in church and had their contributions undervalued. But all through the Bible God works through disabled people: Moses had a speech impairment, Isaac was blind, Jacob walked with a limp, and God worked through all of them. God clearly values people with disabilities.

How then can we make our church a place where disabled people feel welcomed, connected and valued?

Today’s Advent Thought for the Day is from David

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Dec 17 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Today is our service of Words and Music. Next week re resume our Christmas Theme – “Christmas Adverts”. Every year advertisers put huge effort into getting their message across. Their hope is that through connecting with the adverts, people will be moved to buy more. For example John Lewis sold out of their Night Sky Projector in the days after their Mog advert was aired. In our services throughout Advent and Christmas, we are going to show how the advertising message does not always reflect the true meaning of Christmas.  Each week we will take a different advert and explore how we can use them to talk about the Christmas […]

 

Dec 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00 West Hall
Join us for a cuppa and a cake. A chance to meet others and have a chat. All welcome – bring your friends!
Dec 17 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Today is our service of Words and Music. Next week re resume our Christmas Theme – “Christmas Adverts”. Every year advertisers put huge effort into getting their message across. Their hope is that through connecting with the adverts, people will be moved to buy more. For example John Lewis sold out of their Night Sky Projector in the days after their Mog advert was aired. In our services throughout Advent and Christmas, we are going to show how the advertising message does not always reflect the true meaning of Christmas.  Each week we will take a different advert and explore how we can use them to talk about the Christmas […]
Dec 17 @ 18:30 Church
On Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm we are offering a different kind of worship experience. Given how busy Christmas is and how we are bombarded with light and noise this will be a quieter service. There will be time for reflection and one or two gentle worship activities. It will be a chance to take a moment out from rat race to reflect on some of the deeper things of Christmas. It may not be what you are used to but why not give it a go? You might even like it!
Dec 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00 West Hall
Open to all Our aim is to provide a budget meal – at present £3.00 for 3 courses including tea and coffee) and importantly to create a friendly atmosphere for people to meet and chat on a regular basis. It is open to everyone and we especially welcome those who live alone, who would appreciate having a meal made for them and companionship. We also manage to make a profit which we gladly hand over to the church to help with ever-increasing costs.      
Dec 20 @ 12:00 – 13:15 West Hall
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