NEW Evening sewing classes – start Thursday 3rd Feb

Following on from the success of our Monday sewing classes, which are still running, we are now offering free classes from 6pm - 8pm on the first Thursday of every month. No need to book - just drop in - we look forward to seeing you. Unfortunately we are not able to have children at these sessions ...
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Thanksgiving & Memorial on 23rd January

The Thanksgiving and Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 23rd January 2022. Each year we gather  to give thanks and remember loved ones who have passed away. This year our service will be on the 23rd January 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 23rd January 2022 at 10.30am in the Church. Note that there ...
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We’re holding an Eco-Fayre in the church on Saturday 26th March – can you help out?

Our environmental and clothing project "Granton Goes Greener" is hosting an Eco Fayre in the church and hall from 10am - 1pm on Saturday 26th March and we're looking for help with a few things. If this interests you and you would like to help out please either add your name to the list at the back of the church or drop an email to chas@granton.org.uk. These are the roles we are looking for help with: Set up church after Friday coffees Meet and greet public Meet and greet participants and supervise stalls clean up after the event teas and coffees etc Help at Fashion Show Model at Fashion Show Help at Creative Writing workshop Make and prepare food for the event Serve food at the event General help ...
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service – Monday 24th January 2022 at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service will take place at 7pm on Monday 24th January 2022 at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX.    In order to follow the current government guidelines regarding COVID 19, all those attending should take a lateral flow test before attending and wear masks (unless except) at all times when in the building.  Once seated, please remain in your seat unless directed otherwise.  Contact details for track and trace purposes will also be required as you enter the church.  With appropriate distancing for safety there is less capacity in the building than normal.  To keep everyone as safe as possible you should only attend if you are feeling well and not demonstrating any symptoms of illness.  We very much look forward to seeing you there! The service will be live-streamed on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofEdinburghMethodistChurchOnlineWorship  ...
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Catch up on this week’s service – recording

Missed the service? We go live every Sunday on Zoom and Facebook - but you can also view the service later on YouTube and Facebook. Or listen to the service while out on your walk. If you have a smart TV you can watch the Youtube version on it. all YouTube videos catch up on Facebook ...
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Statement from Edinburgh Presbytery on Proposed Mission Plan

Edinburgh Presbytery has issued a statement about the consultation document that is currently being considered by congregations, emphasising that no final decisions about ministries or church buildings have been made. Please pray for the Kirk Session and Norman and David in particular The statement reads: The Church is committed to operating more effectively and efficiently to ensure that it is properly equipped to deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ in a dynamic and sustainable way. At recent General Assemblies the whole church has been instructed to begin to draw up plans which will look at the future shape and number of ministries. As you may know, the church in Edinburgh and West Lothian, like churches across the country, is at the very start of a four-year process to ensure that the best structures are in place to meet 21st century mission and ministry needs. One of the objectives of the current Presbytery consultation is to ensure that congregations work more closely together in efficient and imaginative ways to serve local communities, and to find ways to make this happen. A planning strategy team has produced a consultation document for discussion, but no final decisions have been made and the ...
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Check out the digital version of the bulletin

We're trying to use less paper so we are now printing fewer paper copies of the weekly Bulletin. So if you have a smartphone you can now simply scan the QR code in the cards in the back of seats or go straight to www.grantonchurch.org.uk/today. You'll find a welcome from Norman, the order of service, latest news, a 'take-away thought', who's on Welcome and tech,. You'll also find details about our three growth areas - Building Community, Growing Faith and Supporting Families. There's also a link to the printed version of the bulletin. Give it a try now on your smartphone ...
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Three top tips for reading the Bible this year

Three Tips for reading the Bible 1.Choose a good place to start Some books of the Bible are easier to read than others. Good places to start are the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Psalms, or shorter books like Ruth. 2. Find a translation that works for you There are many different translations some more literal (NRSV/KJV) and other more accessible (GNT/NLT). If you have more than one to hand, try comparing what the different translations say. 3. Ask Questions The Bible is a large and complex text, don’t worry if you don’t understand something first time. Make a note and then either look it up online or speak to someone you know ...
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If books are your thing then read on….

At Granton Goes Greener's Share 'n' Wear sessions we have a well-stocked book case where people can donate books for others to read. We are looking for someone that could spend a few minutes each week keeping the books tidy and ordered - maybe after church or while in the building for something else. Interested? Speak to Anna (anna@grantongoesgreener.org.uk) or Chas (chas@granton.org.uk) ...
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