The Church Diary

WHAT’S ON……

Here at Granton we offer a range of social and spiritual groups, covering all ages, where you can mix, enjoy fellowship and grow within our community. Click on any event to find out more.

Please feel free to join us at any of our groups. This list is of activities that are on regularly—other activities are advertised elsewhere on the website – usually under Latest News.

It’s always worth checking if a group is meeting before turning up – especially if you have far to travel.

* events marked * are not run by the church and may only run on certain week e.g. termtime

On Month, Week and Day view, items in green are in the WEST HALL. Items in blue are in the EAST HALL. Items in  red are in the SESSION ROOM

Dec
17
Mon
Rainbows and Brownies using Church for Christmas movie night @ Main Church
Dec 17 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Brownies* @ East Hall
Dec 17 @ 18:00 – 19:40
Guides * @ West Hall
Dec 17 @ 19:15 – 20:45
Teach Me To Pray course @ Session Room
Dec 17 @ 19:30 – 20:30
Teach Me To Pray course @ Session Room

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.

Explorer Scouts* (occasional use) @ East Hall
Dec 17 @ 19:40 – 21:15
Dec
18
Tue
Banner Group* @ West Hall
Dec 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Mature Movers* @ West Hall
Dec 18 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Indoor Bowls – Tuesday Session @ East Hall
Dec 18 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Ladies Fellowship – Afternoon Meeting @ West Hall
Dec 18 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Dec
19
Wed
Lunch Club @ West Hall
Dec 19 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Lunch ClubOpen to all

Our aim is to provide a budget meal – at present £3.00 for 3 courses including tea and coffee) and importantly to create a friendly atmosphere for people to meet and chat on a regular basis.

It is open to everyone and we especially welcome those who live alone, who would appreciate having a meal made for them and companionship. We also manage to make a profit which we gladly hand over to the church to help with ever-increasing costs.

 

 

 

Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Dec 19 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Dec
20
Thu
Granton School Christmas Assembly @ Church
Dec 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Kirsty’s Coffee Morning @ West Hall
Dec 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00

coffee morningJoin us for a cuppa and a cake. A chance to meet others and have a chat.

All welcome – bring your friends!

Indoor Bowls – Thursday Session @ East Hall
Dec 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Granton Community Gardeners Cafe @ West Hall and KItchen
Dec 20 @ 15:30 – 18:45
Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Dec 20 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Dec
21
Fri
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall
Dec 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall

Magic Carpet is our play group for preschool children. Come and join us for songs, stories, crafts and a cuppa. It’s a really friendly group and a great place to meet other adults and children in your area. We’d love to see you there!

Fridays at 11am

Dec
22
Sat
Dads Rock* @ East Hall
Dec 22 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Dec
23
Sun
Sunday Service – 4th Sunday in Advent – God’s Promises @ Church
Dec 23 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Sunday Service - 4th Sunday in Advent - God’s Promises @ Church

 


Everyone is warmly welcome to our Sunday services.

Our worship style could be described as ‘informal contemporary’, with elements of ‘traditional’ thrown in for good measure.

We recognise the importance of getting to know each other and do this both during the ‘welcome’ and after services over tea and coffee.

Prayer after the service

There are times when people need specific prayer for specific situations and do not with to ask in the ‘prayers for others’.

Norman is available for anyone who wishes prayer after the service. Please sit down at the front if you would like this.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

Members of the Welcome Team will be pleased to provide details of any of the topics below – they are easily recognised by their name badges.

We provide crèche facilities during the morning service.

Feel free to sit anywhere within the congregation as there are no personalised seats.

Toilets are located in the vestibule at the back of the church and also just through the door on the pulpit side of the church.

We have an induction hearing loop system, so if you need to use it please switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position for best reception.

We can arrange transport home if you need it.

Want to know more? Should you wish more information on who we are and how we live out our calling to be the church in Granton, speak to any of our welcome team or visit our website, where you can also sign up to receive our weekly eBulletin.

Private party (Ferryfield) @ East hall and kitchen
Dec 23 @ 14:30 – 17:30
Dec
24
Mon
Rainbows* @ West Hall
Dec 24 @ 16:45 – 18:00
Brownies* @ East Hall
Dec 24 @ 18:00 – 19:40
Christmas Eve family service – “Christingles”
Dec 24 @ 18:30
Guides * @ West Hall
Dec 24 @ 19:15 – 20:45
Explorer Scouts* (occasional use) @ East Hall
Dec 24 @ 19:40 – 21:15
Watchnight Service
Dec 24 @ 23:30
Dec
25
Tue
Banner Group* @ West Hall
Dec 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Christmas Day Family Service
Dec 25 @ 10:30 – 11:15
Mature Movers* @ West Hall
Dec 25 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Indoor Bowls – Tuesday Session @ East Hall
Dec 25 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Ladies Fellowship – Afternoon Meeting @ West Hall
Dec 25 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Dec
26
Wed
Lunch Club @ West Hall
Dec 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Lunch ClubOpen to all

Our aim is to provide a budget meal – at present £3.00 for 3 courses including tea and coffee) and importantly to create a friendly atmosphere for people to meet and chat on a regular basis.

It is open to everyone and we especially welcome those who live alone, who would appreciate having a meal made for them and companionship. We also manage to make a profit which we gladly hand over to the church to help with ever-increasing costs.

 

 

 

Dec
27
Thu
Kirsty’s Coffee Morning @ West Hall
Dec 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00

coffee morningJoin us for a cuppa and a cake. A chance to meet others and have a chat.

All welcome – bring your friends!

Indoor Bowls – Thursday Session @ East Hall
Dec 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Granton Community Gardeners Cafe @ West Hall and KItchen
Dec 27 @ 15:30 – 18:45
Dec
28
Fri
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall
Dec 28 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall

Magic Carpet is our play group for preschool children. Come and join us for songs, stories, crafts and a cuppa. It’s a really friendly group and a great place to meet other adults and children in your area. We’d love to see you there!

Fridays at 11am

Dec
29
Sat
Dads Rock* @ East Hall
Dec 29 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Dec
31
Mon
Rainbows* @ West Hall
Dec 31 @ 16:45 – 18:00
Brownies* @ East Hall
Dec 31 @ 18:00 – 19:40
Guides * @ West Hall
Dec 31 @ 19:15 – 20:45
Explorer Scouts* (occasional use) @ East Hall
Dec 31 @ 19:40 – 21:15
Jan
1
Tue
Banner Group* @ West Hall
Jan 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Mature Movers* @ West Hall
Jan 1 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Indoor Bowls – Tuesday Session @ East Hall
Jan 1 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Ladies Fellowship – Afternoon Meeting @ West Hall
Jan 1 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Jan
2
Wed
Lunch Club @ West Hall
Jan 2 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Lunch ClubOpen to all

Our aim is to provide a budget meal – at present £3.00 for 3 courses including tea and coffee) and importantly to create a friendly atmosphere for people to meet and chat on a regular basis.

It is open to everyone and we especially welcome those who live alone, who would appreciate having a meal made for them and companionship. We also manage to make a profit which we gladly hand over to the church to help with ever-increasing costs.

 

 

 

Jan
3
Thu
Kirsty’s Coffee Morning @ West Hall
Jan 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00

coffee morningJoin us for a cuppa and a cake. A chance to meet others and have a chat.

All welcome – bring your friends!

Indoor Bowls – Thursday Session @ East Hall
Jan 3 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Granton Community Gardeners Cafe @ West Hall and KItchen
Jan 3 @ 15:30 – 18:45
Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Jan 3 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Thursday Home Group @ home of Linda & Derek Young
Jan 3 @ 19:30 – 20:30
Thursday Home Group @ home of Linda & Derek Young | Edinburgh | United Kingdom

What is a Home group?

A Home group is a small group of people from the Church who meet regularly, usually at someone’s home. These groups provide the opportunity to read and discuss the Bible together, to pray together and get to know one another.

Why go to a Home group?
There are 2 main reasons: (1) to study the bible and discuss issues that come from that, a small group environment is very helpful; (2) a small group provides an opportunity to meet and to get to know a more manageable number of people than you might meet at a Sunday service. That means there is a chance to get to know a group of people well, and therefore to be able to support and encourage them, and to be supported and encouraged.

What role do Home groups play within the Church?

In the book of Ephesians the Church is described as a body with a structure, ‘held together by every supporting ligament [which] grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.’ (Ephesians 4:16). We believe that Home groups play an important part in encouraging godliness, and building and developing relationships, within the context of good bible study, that strengthen the Church and help it to function as it ought.

What if I can’t get there every time?
Not everyone can get to a home group every time it meets. However, by going when you can, you will get to know others in the group who will be able to support you and pray for you when you can’t be there.

Which of the groups should I join?
We usually recommend that you try the group nearest to where you live. It may be that you visit other home groups to see where you feel the most comfortable. There are several groups meeting in and around Farnham on Wednesday evenings and one group which meets in Weybourne on a Tuesday evening.

What will be expected of me?
Our aim is to get to know you and to give you time to get to know the rest of your group. Some people are very used to this sort of environment, but it may be new to others. When you feel able to, you can contribute as much or as little as you like.

We have 2 Home Groups at the moment.
One meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the home of Barbra Gordon, 2 Granton Place – email ian.moir@granton.org.uk for information

The other meets on the last Thursday of each month at the home of Linda & Derek Young, 110 Silverknowes Road – email linda@granton.org.uk for information

 

Jan
4
Fri
The BIG Swap Shop @ West Hall
Jan 4 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall
Jan 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall

Magic Carpet is our play group for preschool children. Come and join us for songs, stories, crafts and a cuppa. It’s a really friendly group and a great place to meet other adults and children in your area. We’d love to see you there!

Fridays at 11am

Jan
5
Sat
Dads Rock* @ East Hall
Jan 5 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Jan
6
Sun
Thanksgiving and Memorial Service @ In the church (all welcome)
Jan 6 @ 10:30 – 11:45

candles in churchEach year we gather  to give thank and remember loved ones who have passed away. This year our service will be on the 1st Sunday of the year at the usual time of 10.30am.

This is a quiet contemplative service with opportunity for reflection.

This is a very poignant service where there will be an opportunity to give thanks for the life of those who have passed on and who were of particular significance to us. We in the church recognise that though our loved ones may have moved on from this life we will always hold them dearly in our hearts. It is only right we have occasions where we can formally remember them.

As well as this the service will be an opportunity to give thanks for other occasions in our lives. This could be anything from a new birth, a new house, a new job through to recovery of health or giving thanks for new friends. There is much in our lives it is good to thank God for.

The service will take place on Sunday 6th January 2019 at 10.30am in the Church.

Note that there will be no provision for children at this service

Time for the decorations to come down!
Jan 6 @ 12:00 – 12:30
Jan
7
Mon
Rainbows* @ West Hall
Jan 7 @ 16:45 – 18:00
Brownies* @ East Hall
Jan 7 @ 18:00 – 19:40
Guides * @ West Hall
Jan 7 @ 19:15 – 20:45
Explorer Scouts* (occasional use) @ East Hall
Jan 7 @ 19:40 – 21:15
Jan
8
Tue
Banner Group* @ West Hall
Jan 8 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Mature Movers* @ West Hall
Jan 8 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Indoor Bowls – Tuesday Session @ East Hall
Jan 8 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Ladies Fellowship – Afternoon Meeting @ West Hall
Jan 8 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Jan
9
Wed
Lunch Club @ West Hall
Jan 9 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Lunch ClubOpen to all

Our aim is to provide a budget meal – at present £3.00 for 3 courses including tea and coffee) and importantly to create a friendly atmosphere for people to meet and chat on a regular basis.

It is open to everyone and we especially welcome those who live alone, who would appreciate having a meal made for them and companionship. We also manage to make a profit which we gladly hand over to the church to help with ever-increasing costs.

 

 

 

Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Jan 9 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Boys Brigade @ East Hall, West Hall, Church, Session Room, Kitchen
Jan 9 @ 18:15 – 21:30
Boys Brigade @ East Hall, West Hall, Church, Session Room, Kitchen

18:30 – Anchor Boys (P2 to P3)

18:30 – Junior Section (P4 to P6)

20:00 – Company & Senior Section (P7 to age 18)

Each week The Boys’ Brigade works with thousands of young people, many of whom have no other connection with the Church. Today we are working with over 60,000 children & young people in over 1500 companies (groups) in the UK & Republic of Ireland every week.

The Boys’ Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. These resources have been developed to help volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way. We hope through these programmes they will be able to make a positive contribution to a young person’s life and be able to share their faith.

Our work is split into age groups as follows:

Where have we come from?

The Boys’ Brigade has been around for over 125 years and in 2008 we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Our Founder Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object “The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness” and that has not been changed.

What has changed is how we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

Our Object

The Object of The Boys’ Brigade is:

“The advancement of Christ’s kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.”

Jan
10
Thu
Kirsty’s Coffee Morning @ West Hall
Jan 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00

coffee morningJoin us for a cuppa and a cake. A chance to meet others and have a chat.

All welcome – bring your friends!

Indoor Bowls – Thursday Session @ East Hall
Jan 10 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Granton Community Gardeners Cafe @ West Hall and KItchen
Jan 10 @ 15:30 – 18:45
Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Jan 10 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Jan
11
Fri
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall
Jan 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall

Magic Carpet is our play group for preschool children. Come and join us for songs, stories, crafts and a cuppa. It’s a really friendly group and a great place to meet other adults and children in your area. We’d love to see you there!

Fridays at 11am

Jan
12
Sat
Men’s Breakfast @ Session Room
Jan 12 @ 09:00 – 10:00

Monthly hearty breakfast fellowship for all men around the church and community.

 

Email info@granton.org.uk to book a place.

 

Dads Rock* @ East Hall
Jan 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Jan
14
Mon
Rainbows* @ West Hall
Jan 14 @ 16:45 – 18:00
Brownies* @ East Hall
Jan 14 @ 18:00 – 19:40
Guides * @ West Hall
Jan 14 @ 19:15 – 20:45
Explorer Scouts* (occasional use) @ East Hall
Jan 14 @ 19:40 – 21:15
Jan
15
Tue
Banner Group* @ West Hall
Jan 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Mature Movers* @ West Hall
Jan 15 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Indoor Bowls – Tuesday Session @ East Hall
Jan 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Ladies Fellowship – Afternoon Meeting @ West Hall
Jan 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Jan
16
Wed
Lunch Club @ West Hall
Jan 16 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Lunch ClubOpen to all

Our aim is to provide a budget meal – at present £3.00 for 3 courses including tea and coffee) and importantly to create a friendly atmosphere for people to meet and chat on a regular basis.

It is open to everyone and we especially welcome those who live alone, who would appreciate having a meal made for them and companionship. We also manage to make a profit which we gladly hand over to the church to help with ever-increasing costs.

 

 

 

Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Jan 16 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Boys Brigade @ East Hall, West Hall, Church, Session Room, Kitchen
Jan 16 @ 18:15 – 21:30
Boys Brigade @ East Hall, West Hall, Church, Session Room, Kitchen

18:30 – Anchor Boys (P2 to P3)

18:30 – Junior Section (P4 to P6)

20:00 – Company & Senior Section (P7 to age 18)

Each week The Boys’ Brigade works with thousands of young people, many of whom have no other connection with the Church. Today we are working with over 60,000 children & young people in over 1500 companies (groups) in the UK & Republic of Ireland every week.

The Boys’ Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. These resources have been developed to help volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way. We hope through these programmes they will be able to make a positive contribution to a young person’s life and be able to share their faith.

Our work is split into age groups as follows:

Where have we come from?

The Boys’ Brigade has been around for over 125 years and in 2008 we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Our Founder Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object “The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness” and that has not been changed.

What has changed is how we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

Our Object

The Object of The Boys’ Brigade is:

“The advancement of Christ’s kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.”

Jan
17
Thu
Kirsty’s Coffee Morning @ West Hall
Jan 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00

coffee morningJoin us for a cuppa and a cake. A chance to meet others and have a chat.

All welcome – bring your friends!

Indoor Bowls – Thursday Session @ East Hall
Jan 17 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Granton Community Gardeners Cafe @ West Hall and KItchen
Jan 17 @ 15:30 – 18:45
Clothes Swap Shop @ West Hall
Jan 17 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Kirk Session meeting @ West Hall
Jan 17 @ 19:30
Jan
18
Fri
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall
Jan 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Magic Carpet Club @ East Hall

Magic Carpet is our play group for preschool children. Come and join us for songs, stories, crafts and a cuppa. It’s a really friendly group and a great place to meet other adults and children in your area. We’d love to see you there!

Fridays at 11am

Family Film Night @ Main Church
Jan 18 @ 18:30
Family Film Night @ Main Church

As usual, the event is free and we welcome families to come along and see the movie on the Big Screen.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult over 18, with no more than 4 children being looked after by one adult.

Unfortunately we aren’t able to admit unaccompanied children.

 

Jan
19
Sat
Dads Rock* @ East Hall
Jan 19 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Jan
20
Sun
Winter Warmer service
Jan 20 @ 10:30 – 11:45
Winter Warmer service

Feeling flat after Christmas? Why let the January blues get you down?

Our winter warmer service is a chance to remind ourselves that after the dark of winter comes the light and new life of spring. So come along to your local church and go home with a spring in your step. And the warmth is provided by good hearty soup during the service.

All welcome – the more the merrier – starts at 10.30am

Jan
21
Mon
Rainbows* @ West Hall
Jan 21 @ 16:45 – 18:00
Brownies* @ East Hall
Jan 21 @ 18:00 – 19:40
Guides * @ West Hall
Jan 21 @ 19:15 – 20:45
Explorer Scouts* (occasional use) @ East Hall
Jan 21 @ 19:40 – 21:15
Jan
22
Tue
Banner Group* @ West Hall
Jan 22 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Mature Movers* @ West Hall
Jan 22 @ 11:30 – 12:30