Let’s Talk About………Thursday 27th September at 8pm

The next in our "Let's Talk About......' series is on Thursday 27th September at 8pm in the Session Room.   In today’s world where we are bombarded with information it can be difficult to find out what the Bible actually says about different issues. Yes, it is the book that informs our faith but what does it actually say and more importantly what does it actually mean? As well as that what is the Church of Scotland’s official position on such issues? “Let’s talk about” is a series of gatherings where we will look at what the Bible has to say on particular issues that affec...
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Where have all the people gone? – SATURDAY 29th September

Being the church today is very different. Previous generations knew a world where the church was at the centre of community life and where people naturally came to the church. That is no longer the case. We are now in a world where the church is at the margins and where people have many other options. What does it mean to be church in today’s world? What is the relationship of our congregation to the parish? How do we get the best out of it? These are the kinds of questions we will be looking at in our church conference. This year's Church Conference is set for ...
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Autumn Sermon Theme…Blessed are…….

The Beatitudes, part of the Sermon on the Mount, are some of the most well known passages of the Bible. Since they were first written down almost 2000 years ago Christians have used them as the benchmark for life. Each successive generation has wrestled with what their application means to them and today we are no different. What does it mean to mourn? What does it mean to inherit the earth? What do these mean for us in today’s world? If we are going to authentically live out our faith then we need to grapple with the core teaching that Jesus left us. So from September til...
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Teach Me To Pray course – starts 11th September

  We are instructed as Christians to pray continually but not how to pray. The way we pray in church is not the way we pray at home, nor how we might pray walking down the road. There are lots of ways to pray and there are techniques we can use to make prayer easier. This course will help people explore different ways to pray and give you the tools you need to keep prayer at the heart of your Christian life. Whether you are a new Christian or a long time believer there will be something here for you.  
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Update on Swap Shop

The swap shop is now open regularly between 4-5pm on Mondays, 4.30 and 6pm on Tuesdays and 12-1pm on Fridays. People have already started coming along at those times to browse the clothes, donate clothes and to pick up free bread and cakes (donated by Baynes Bakery). The bread and cakes are unsold surplus from two local branches of Baynes but are still perfectly edible and in fact taste as good as they would if you bought them fresh from the shop. The Tuesday evening session of the swap shop (during the Granton Gardeners Community Meal) continues to be very popular.We still need ...
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Church halls closed w/b 6th August

The church halls will be out of use during the day for maintenance work week beginning Monday 6th August 2018.   As most will know the Kirk Session has a development project underway at the moment which will see gradual improvement of the church premises over a number of years. This is known as the Blue Skies Project.   The first visible changes will be to the lighting throughout the building - all existing lighting will be replaced with energy-efficient lighting. The Kirk Session was keen to have as much work as possible done during the holiday season, before the schoo...
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Free Bread!

We’re very grateful to Baynes Bakery for weekly donations of bread and other baked goods that haven’t sold in their shops but are still perfectly edible. These items are now available during the Clothing Swap Shop which is open in the West Hall on Fridays between 12 and 1pm. We’re still looking for volunteers to staff the swap shop on Mondays and Fridays (we already have enough volunteers for the Tuesdays). You will need to help sort clothes, make sure the rails are stocked, weigh donations and the items that people take away and chat to people. If you’re interested, please contact J...
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Clothing Swap Shop

After the successful launch of Granton Goes Greener on Saturday 30 June we are delighted to announce that the Clothing Swap Shop will now be staffed by volunteers at the following times: 4-5pm, Mondays 4-30 – 6pm Tuesdays (during the Community Meal) 12 – 1pm Fridays These are the times when people will be around to collect your donations and help you choose your next favourite outfit. The clothes rails are available to browse in the West Hall any time that the church building is open. We ask that you weigh any clothes that you donate or pick up so we can work out how much carbon we’re s...
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“Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial

"Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial, it’s the biggest challenge our planet faces." - Deidre Brock MP on launching Granton Goes Greener. We were delighted to have our MP, Deidre Brock, along to formally launchGranton Goes Greener. Deidre had some greate and positive things to say about the project, the community and the church. Here's the full text of her speech.I’m seeing such a difference in Granton these days. Wee patches of wasteland buzzing with life, tyres that were dumped being refashioned as plant pots. There’s food being grown and bread being baked a...
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Granton Goes Greener Lauched

Our Granton Goes Greener project successfully launched on Saturday 30 June. Many thanks to all of you who helped to make this a successful event. We were pleased with the turnout and people who came along enjoyed participating in the many activities including children’s crafts, making miniature gardens and face painting. We’d like to thank Eco-Congregations, Pilton Health Project, the Boys Brigade, Grease Monkeys, Deirdre Brock, MP and the poets and story tellers who helped to make the event so popular. Volunteer with Granton Goes Greener We’re delighted that already several peopl...
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