Reverse Advent – An ARK for every day!

Christmas is a time of giving. According to the usual plethora of Christmas adverts there are so many things we all need if only we want to be happy. Yet there is a large body of scientific evidence that the act of giving actually makes you happier than receiving. Paul the Apostle knew this when he wrote to the elders in Ephesus as follows. I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way we must help the weak, remembering the words that the Lord Jesus himself said, 'There is mor...
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What do Christians actually believe?

What is Christianity? What do you actually know about Jesus? What do Christians actually believe? In a world awash with information it can be hard to know what the truth about something actually is. On Thursday 12th December at 7pm in the church the Ministry Team will be waiting to meet anyone who wants to find out more for themselves. If you have questions about God, the universe and everything, this will be a chance to ask them.
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Spread cheer – sign the GIANT CHRISTMAS CARD

Want to save an expense this Christmas - and help raise funds for the new kitchen? From this Sunday (8th December) there will be a giant Christmas Card in the coffee area. Use it to write greetings to your friends at church - then donate some of what you've saved on Christmas cards to the kitchen fund - there will be a collecting tin close by. Dan has the GIANT task of designing and producing the GIANT card - so have a word with him for more details. 
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Changes to central structures of the Church

Commission of Assembly: 21st November 2019 Changes to the central structures of the Church of Scotland were agreed at a Commission of Assembly recently.  To keep congregations informed, Life and Work has released a free four page guide explaining these changes. You can view the supplement HERE  and or use https://www.lifeandwork.org/resources/church-reform-special-supplement to download.    
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It’s Cold Outside – help Bethany Christian Trust – buy a bed

BUY A BED VOUCHER FOR £21 Your gift could mean the difference between someone having to sleep rough and sleeping overnight in a warm and safe space. Purchase A VOUCHER NOW For the third year in a row, Bethany Christian Trust are launching their Buy a Bed campaign where supporters have the opportunity to sponsor a bed at the Winter Care Shelter for someone who is homeless and who would otherwise be forced to sleep outside.For every £21 you donate through this campaign, the...
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Caring Christmas Trees

No-one should have to sleep rough this winter. With your support, we can do something amazing to get Edinburgh’s rough sleepers off streets. When you buy a Caring Christmas Tree, you make a real difference, right here in Edinburgh. All proceeds from Caring Christmas Trees Edinburgh fund the Winter Care Shelter. This life-saving service allows rough sleepers to escape the freezing weather and dangers of life on the streets. The Care Shelter exists for people with nowhere else to go. Wh...
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Can you lend a hand on Saturday 7th?

Our Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 7th December and we are looking for a few folk to help out in some roles. Tombola Stall - the stall is organised, and we just need 2 or 3 people to make it happen on the day. Meet & Greet - we need a couple of cheery folk to welcome people at the gate as they arrive. Teas and Coffees - a couple of folk to serve teas and coffees, and do a bit of clearing up If you can spare a couple of hours on Saturday 7th December please let Anna, Norman or Ann...
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Dignity Boxes now available in the church

As you may have noticed we have a new shelf in disabled toilet with some toiletries and a Dignity Boxes poster. What are they? The aim of the Dignity Box is to promote in a small way, self-worth and dignity by allowing those in need to take what they cannot afford or get access to without having to ask or thank anyone. We are hoping that people in need would use them as we do with free sanitary products. We are not sharing this widely as boxes and products are for those who cannot afford ...
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