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The Bulletin for Sunday 27th October 2019

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International Food Night – Saturday 23rd November

The Social Group are organising an International Food Night on 23rd November. Tickets now available.  BOOK YOUR PLACE BELOW OR SPEAK TO ANY OF THE SOCIAL GROUP Sandra C, Stuart, Gillian, Olive click to book places  Loading… ...
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Save the date for our Burns Supper on Saturday 25th January

SAVE THE DATE Saturday 25th January 2020 Full details before Christmas TICKETS IN EARLY JANUARY FROM ANY MEMBER OF THE SOCIAL GROUP OR EMAIL events@granton.org.uk ...
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Act of Random Kindness – ARKs

Pick up an ARK card from the back of the church and record your Acts of Kindness. Using your ARK Card, we can all demonstrate Christian love for others through a single random act of kindness. When you have done it, please write on the back what you did and pin it to the tree on the noticeboard. Don’t sign it! Let us encourage one another through our action! Don’t sign it! Let us encourage one another through our action! ...
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Where do you find space for God in your daily routine?

Where do you find space for God in your daily routine? Where does God speak into your life? In today’s 24/7 world finding space and time for God can be difficult. We’ve designed our daily thought for the days as a way to make that space that doesn’t take a lot of time. Each day there is a verse a thought and a tag. Read over the verse a few times. Think about what it means for you in your situation and pray about it. Then go live your life to the fullest. thought for the day If you are already signed up for the weekly email then you will get each day's #TFTD emailed to you. You can also catch it on our Facebook Group and Facebook page. Or if you prefer, just visit the website each day where you'l find it right there on the home page ...
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Free sewing classes start in church this Thursday

Come along and learn how to use a sewing machine to alter and repair your clothes. You do need to know how to sew, we will teach you all the basics FREE materials, tea, coffee and cakes provided. 6 weeks block starting on 24/10 on every Thursday between 10-12 PM. Supported by City of Edinburgh Council and Forth Neighbourhood Network at Granton Parish Church ...
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What if….you had an idea to make a difference……

What if....you had an idea to make a difference...... - but need support to make it a reality? FREE WORKSHOP FOR EVERYONE Wednesday 23 October in the Session Room - 10am - 12 noon ...
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The Bulletin for Sunday 20th October 2019

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New Welcome Ministry Schedules

Welcome Ministry schedules for November - January are now made up. Check email for yours if you are on any schedules. Check the Welcome Ministry Rota page ...
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Getting the message across – interested in helping with church communications?

There's loads going on here at church and it's really important that we communicate well, both within the church and also to the wider community. We do this in a number of ways: weekly bulletin, website, social media, emails, printed materials, banners, notice boards and announcements from the front. If you are interested in helping out, even in a small way, or if you have a skill that might be useful such as graphic design or IT, please have a word with Chas, either at church, email chas@granton.org.uk or phone 07795323889 ...
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Granton Goes Greener – update in numbers

GRANTON GOES GREENERTHE PROJECT IN NUMBERSAugust to September 2019 10 kG Total weight of clothes donated to the Swap Shop 1 kG Total weight of clothes that we have reused - that's almost the whole of last year's target in just 3 months! 20 Number of women using our sanitary products 1 kG Total weight of bread saved from landfill and used  0 New volunteers - Chiman and Susan EVENTS Family Fun Day in September more than 150 people attended 22 bikes repaired on the day by Dr. Bike £80 made from tombola and table top sale Out of the Blue flea market in October £100 made ...
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PCHP are looking for helpers for a bag pack in November

As you know Pilton Comminity Health Project (PCHP) has been financially struggling and is under a thread of closure. Lots of services had been cut in the recent months. If anyone is interested in supporting them please volunteer for this fundraising event - bag packing at Sainsbury's. Jenna from PCHP says "As part of our ongoing fundraising to ensure our doors stay open for the community, we have arranged a couple of days of bag packing at the Sainsbury’s Craigleith store. If anyone is able to help, even for a while on either day, please let me know." If you can help out please contact Jenna on 0131 551 1671 or jennacorker@pchp.org.uk www.pchp.org.uk Location:  Sainsbury's, 185 Craigleith Road, Edinburgh EH4 2EB The following bus routes will get you there: 24; 37; 38; 41; 42; 113 Dates: Saturday 16th November Shift 1 :  12:30 – 14:30 Shift 2 :  14:40 – 17:00 Saturday 30th November Shift 1 :  12:30 – 14:30 Shift 2 :  14:40 – 17:00 What to wear: There are 10 PCHP red t-shirts if anyone needs one, they’re a mix of sizes and shapes. A plain red t-shirt of your own will also be ok! ...
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Life and Work – November 2019 issue

Life and Work is now available as a digital edition for computer, tablet and smartphone. Subscribe from £11.99 for six months or buy a single issue for £1.99 from www.lifeandwork.org See Anne Macintosh or any of the welcome team for a copy of the magazine Discipleship Today New series looking at what it means to follow Jesus today ‘God’s Word Has the Power to Transform Lives’ The faith journey of trainee minister Kaye Gardiner Thinking ‘out of the box’ An insight into ‘hub-style’ ministries Remembrance - Looking Back at the Church of Scotland’s response in the early months of World War Two - Remembrance Prayer from the Moderator of the General Assembly - The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers reflects on war and remembrance Gratitude for the Guild The Church of Scotland Guild’s Annual Gathering in Dundee Rhythms of the Year Ron Ferguson reflects on the approach of Advent Action and Legacy The Very Rev Albert Bogle considers the need to think about the children of today in the world of tomorrow. Plus all the regular columnists, news, reviews, letters, registers and crosswords Online visit us at www.lifeandwork.org for regular news and exclusive features, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @cofslifeandwork Subscribe online from £12, or download a digital copy for £1.99; or speak to your church’s Life and Work coordinator ...
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The Bulletin for Sunday 13th October 2019

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Church meeting for Prayer – Thursday 10th October

The next Prayer Session is on Thursday 10th  October from 6 - 7pm Life never goes in a straight line with ups and downs being part of everyday experience. When you add faith into that mix it means life is complicated; there are days when believing comes easier than others. How in the midst of all this do you keep your relationship with God alive? The answer is prayer. With prayer your faith is being nurtured, without prayer starved. We have in our church prayer triplets where 3-4 people gather to pray together. Alongside that we are starting a monthly meeting open to anyone and everyone to pray. This will be a low key hour where most of it is spent sitting quietly, speaking to God. On the second Thursday of the month from 6-7pm in the church there is a chance to gather with others to pray. Put it in your diary and hope to see you there! ...
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Welcome Ministry Training session this Sunday – postponed

The training session, due to take place on Sunday after church, has been postponed. Too many people put their apologies in so its been decided to hold off the last session till Sunday 24th November. This is the Sunday before our next Invite a friend to church day so it will be really important we get a good turnout. Please put the date in your diary! ...
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Thursday afternoon relief drivers needed for bread pickups

Our Share 'n' Wear project, run by Granton Goes Greener, goes from strength to strength. One of the most popular services is the bread rescue - between April and June this year we saved nearly 90kg of bread from going to landfill, by making it available to people in our community. Granton Goes Greener; update in numbers Dan picks up nearly every Thursday afternoon, but can't always do so, so we are looking for people to help out occasionally. can you drive and have access to a car? are you free late Thursday afternoons? If the answer is yes, please consider offering a bit of help. Email dan@granton.org.uk or speak to him in church ...
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Men’s Breakfast – this Saturday 12th October

All men of the congregation/community are welcome at the monthly breakfast held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 9 am in the Session Room and kitchen. A hearty breakfast is served and there is a chance to catch up with others. The gathering usually ends with a short ‘pause for thought’. Everyone puts £3 into the kitty to cover costs - but your first visit is free! ...
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An hour or 2 to spare? We need volunteers from church for GRanton Goes Greener

Our eco-project is thriving, and we are doing amazing things, but what we need right now more than anything else are volunteers. Anna who heads up the project has gathered a small group of dedicated people who give just a couple of hours per week and without whom the project could not function. They staff the clothes project, run the back shop sorting clothes, collect the bread, etc etc. They have done extremely well, yet as the project goes they need help. That is why we are asking folks from the church to consider becoming a volunteer. Do you want to make a positive difference in your community? Do you want to help save the environment? Do you want to work to making the world a better place for the next generation? Can you spare 2 hours, either every week or every fortnight or every month? Do you want to make a practical difference with your faith? If this is you please email Norman or speak to either Norman or Anna on Sunday and we will take it from there. If you don’t really know that much about the project then go along when it’s open and chat to Anna. A message from Norman about Granton Goes Greener The Share 'n' Wear area is usually open at the following times: Wednesday: 3-4.30pm Thursday: 4.30-6pm Friday 12-1pm (with Rescued Bread!) ...
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Mental Health Training – Tuesday 5th November

HealthLink360  is running a 1-day training course for anyone who works with young people in a Church or Christian context. Date and time: Tuesday, November 5th  (10am to 4pm) Venue: Liberton Kirk Halls, 28-30 Kirkgate, Edinburgh EH16 6RY HealthLink360 are offering a day’s training to help you spot and respond to mental health issues in the young people you work with. It’s open to ministers, youth leaders, and anyone who has a key role in working with young people. This one-day course includes:  The major mental health issues that affect young people; causes and symptoms. Practical skills for leaders working with those with mental health issues. Dealing with mental health from a Christian faith perspective. for more detailed information, including cost, click here. https://www.healthlink360.org/ ...
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Invite a friend to church and top up the Invitation Jar

Invited anyone to church recently? We are all encouraged to actively invite other friends and family to join our services, and recognise that the invite may not always be taken up so don’t apply any pressure. Back in January we asked everyone to drop a marble in the jar at the back of the church for every invitation that they made - our aim was to get 100 by the end of March. We're pleased to say that we reached that target! If you would like to understand more about the Outreach Focus Group, please speak to Anne Macintosh or Norman ...
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Have you got the bottle? We are now a public refill station!

We're really pleased to announce that, as part of our work on Climate Change, Granton Goes Greener have now registered as refill point under the national refill scheme. There are thousands of community-based Refill Schemes in the UK, working in local communities & helping to stop millions of plastic bottles at source. Being a refill station means that people can find us using a mobile phone app, and pop in to refill their water bottle - contributing to e reduction in the million single-use plastic bottles that are bought worldwide every minute! Very soon we'll be listed on the app ...
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Church Lunch – after Church on Sunday 2nd November

It's good to share a meal with friends, so the Nurture Group have decided to hold a Church Lunch on 2nd November after the service. More details next week from the Nurture Group. The main purpose is to get together as friends and enjoy each other's company. Hope to see you there ...
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Welcome Ministry Schedules – are you in?

We are about to make up the Welcome Ministry Rotas for the next 3 months, so let us know if you're "off" and want to be "on", or "on and want to be "off" ...
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We say a very warm welcome to Kirsty

On Sunday 6th October we were delighted to welcome Kirsty Forsythe to our Congregation. Granton is Kirsty's second placement as she trains to become a Deacon in the church. Kirsty says "Thank you for this opportunity to be part of your body as part of my training for ministry. I look forward to getting to know you all at Granton." What brings you to Granton Parish Church? This will be my second placement. I am embarking on the second-year studies of my three-year course at Edinburgh University at the same time as I will be at Granton. I am training to become a Deacon. I have the privilege of studying at university with other candidates who are studying to become Ministers. Our training follows very similar pathways, allowing us to find our areas of interests and develop our skills to serve God in the way He leads us. Tell us a bit about yourself I am from Penicuik, but have lived in the Inch for the last 15 years. My home church is Liberton Northfield church on Gilmerton road. I am single and live by myself, I do not have any children. I have a niece and nephew and have other family close by. Being with family and friends is the way I like to spend my spare time. What has been your journey to faith? I was brought up in the Church of Scotland, as a young adult I stopped attending church. In 2012 I started attending Liberton Northfield church. God has been so generous. He has taken me on a journey and prepared me to listen to His call on my life. It has been a change from my previous career as a paramedic in the Scottish Ambulance service. It has been an exciting, fascinating and wonderful journey, ...
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