Week beginning 17th December – A new hope

 Being a Christian means being on a journey with God, both through our own experience of him and that   recorded in the bible.This week as a congregation we are all going to travel together through the experience of John’s father Zechariah.Each day, take some time to read this passage and ask yourself the following questions. Don’t rush but find a place where you can really have a think about them.God bless you in your journey this week. FIRST, READ THE PASSAGE >>>This week's passage is Luke Chapter 1, verses 67 - 80 (67)  Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit ...
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Helping Bethany at Christmas

There will be an opportunity to donate money to our Bethany Shelter fund after the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. As a congregation we provide a wholesome, home cooked meal for around 60-70 homeless people during the winter months, as part of our involvement in the Bethany Winter Shelter programme. We are looking to raise enough funds to pay for two such meals during the remainder of the winter - our target is £400. Edinburgh’s Homeless Young People - a poem  
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Week 3 – Mary visits Elizabeth

Being a Christian means being on a journey with God, both through our own experience of him and that   recorded in the bible. This week as a congregation we are all going to travel together through the experience of John’s father Zechariah. Each day, take some time to read this passage and ask yourself the following questions. Don’t rush but find a place where you can really have a think about them. God bless you in your journey this week. FIRST, READ THE PASSAGE >>> This week's passage is Luke Chapter 1, verses 39 - 45 Mary visits Elizabeth (39)  Mary didn’t waste ...
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A Christmas message

Christmas is a special time for everyone where we get a chance to express our hope in the midst of winter. At the darkest time of year it reminds us God sent light into the world in the person of Jesus.From everyone at Granton Parish we want you to have a hope filled Christmas and to remember that God loves you and cares for you.Norman Smith Minister at Granton
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Community Tree Lighting – Sunday 2nd December

Granton's Community Tree lighting event is on Sunday 2nd 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. Together we will remind each other why Granton is such a great place to be and this year the tree will be bigger than ever! The lights will be switched ...
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Week 2 – Jesus birth is announced

Being a Christian means being on a journey with God, both through our own experience of him and that   recorded in the bible. This week as a congregation we are all going to travel together through the experience of John’s father Zechariah. Each day, take some time to read this passage and ask yourself the following questions. Don’t rush but find a place where you can really have a think about them. God bless you in your journey this week. FIRST, READ THE PASSAGE >>> This week's passage is Luke Chapter 1, verses 26 - 35. Jesus birth is announced (26) In the sixth mo...
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The countdown to Advent 2018 begins

Advent is almost here and hope is in the air. The four-week season, which this year runs from Sunday 2 December to Monday 24 December, is a special time for Christians.The Church of Scotland will be marking Advent with a mixture of prayers, videos and stories from congregations. READ ALL ABOUT IT ON THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE
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Bring a Friend to Church on 2nd December

Our faith is not meant to be a private thing or something we keep only to ourselves. Jesus instructed his followers to spread faith all over the world. We invite every person in our congregation to invite a friend with them on Sunday 2nd December.     > FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO BRING A FRIEND TO CHURCH We have printed some invitation cards for everyone to have in their wallet or purse. These cards should make it easier to invite someone you know to come along with you to try church. Pick up a few from the back of the church, or download from the link below. > bring-a-fri...
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Week 1 – The Birth of John the Baptist

Being a Christian means being on a journey with God, both through our own experience of him and that   recorded in the bible. This week as a congregation we are all going to travel together through the experience of John’s father Zechariah. Each day, take some time to read this passage and ask yourself the following questions. Don’t rush but find a place where you can really have a think about them. God bless you in your journey this week. FIRST, READ THE PASSAGE >>> This week's passage is Luke Chapter 1, verses 5 - 18. The Birth of John the Baptist (5) During t...
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This Year’s Advent Studies

  These last few years we have had a thought for the day throughout Advent. This year we are going with a variation in that rather than having a thought for the day we are going to live with the same passage and a series of questions each week. Every day, take a few mins to read the passage and engage with the questions. You will find that as you travel with it you will gain deeper insights than a cursory reading would give. If you like to do these things on your own, find a nice quiet spot, if you like to be around people, why not meet with others over a coffee? There is ...
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