Community Tree Lighting – Sunday 1st December

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGSUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER at 5PM  Granton's Community Tree lighting event is on Sunday 1st  December at 5pm. Once again we will kick off our Christmas season with the Community Tree lighting event.This has become a great night where the community gathers together to celebrate Christmas. There will be singing, there will be mince pies, there will be fun and there will be a great gathering of people!Be part of your community by bringing your voice and your friends. T...
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Cookers for Christmas 2019 – Freshstart

Cookers for Christmas- with FreshStart Read More FreshStart Cookers Appeal 2019Imagine moving in to your new tenancy, just in time for Christmas and a positive start to the new year, then realising that you don't have a cooker to make your Christmas dinner, no washing machine to have clean clothes to visit friends and family over the festive period and no fridge to store a pint of milk to make a hot drink on a cold night.This concep...
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Swap Shop – or is it?? What would YOU call it?

For over a year we've been running our highly successful 'Swap Shop' and the Granton Goes Greener project in the West Hall. The 2 main reasons are to reduce the amount of clothing going to landfill and also to give people the chance to re-use clothes. When is a Swap Shop not a swap shop?  We are looking for a new name for the Swap Shop - one that doesn't suggest that you need to bring something in to swap, or to take clothes away if you bring some. What will it be?? We're asking the...
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Lent starts this week…..Wednesday 6th March

Each day throughout Lent there will be a ‘Thought For The Day’ from the ministry team here at Granton. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in our Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. We'll be sending out a ‘Lent Thought for the Day’ right through from Wedne...
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New Lives for new Granton Residents – in 1939

This archive film recently came to light in the National Libary of Scotland's Screen Archives. It was shot in 1939 and shows the experiences of a fictional family, the McAllisters, in their move from the city slums to a new housing scheme in Granton. Their new home has attractions which tend to soften the blow of being uprooted from the little world they have left behind. Family walk around their new home (0.30) The men begin to unload the cart (0.43) But with nothing to do, nowhere to go ...
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Day 23 Dec 25 Luke 2:1-7

Day 23 Dec 25 Luke 2:1-7 There is a lovely song written by a Christian group called Casting Crowns which is called "while you were sleeping". It asks questions of those in Bethlehem who missed Jesus birth, of those who failed to notice the signs, of those lying in the dark who missed the everlasting light, when God became human and stepped into the world. Born in a place foretold but forgotten and ignored by those who should have known better. Shepherds, wise men and angels, not the religi...
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