Photos from the church BBQ on 25th June

The Social group would like to thank everyone who helped with and attended the very successful church BBQ held on Saturday 25th June. The weather was typically Scottish with a downpour right on cue shortly before the start. It didn't dampen anyone's spirits though and the recently (relatively) purchased gazebos provide welcome shelter. Ian and Neil did a sterling job cooking burgers, sausages and onions to perfection. Their efforts were very much appreciated as everyone tucked in with absolutely nothing going to waste but very much going to waist. A little bit of indulgence now and again does no harm however and the salads on offer provided a healthy accompaniment. Our green credentials were very much in evidence. Thanks also to Olive for the delicious ribs and to Irene for her delicious homemade cookies. A big thanks also to Chas & Gill and Derek & Linda for all their help. All in all it was a super event and the sun did eventually make a very welcome appearance. Food, fun and friendship is a great recipe for a successful event and the Social group look forward to repeating it in the not to distant future. click an image to see ...
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Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 9th July

BOOK YOUR PLACE All men of the congregation and community are welcome at the monthly breakfast held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 9 am in the West Hall and kitchen. A hearty breakfast is served and there is a chance to catch up with others. The gathering usually ends with a short ‘pause for thought’. Everyone puts £3 into the kitty to cover costs - but your first visit is free!  If numbers are low we go to Morrison's Cafe on Ferry Road ...
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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 Note that recordings for 8th and 15th May will only be on Facebook, not YouTube ...
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Message: The communion of saints

For as long as the faith has existed,  Christians have had ‘Saints’. These are people who are admired for their faith, and treated as an example to follow. This includes people who got the ‘St’ in front of their name: St Francis, St Columba, St. Therese. It includes other heroes of the faith: Martin Luther King, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Julian of Norwich. And it also includes the ordinary people in our lives who will never be famous, but none the less inspire us. These people, even the capital ‘S’ Saints, were not perfect. Each of them had flaws, just like us. But even so their stories of faithfulness and courage can still inspire us. Who inspires your faith? TODAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE SUNDAY 26th June 2022 Welcome and Introduction Hymn: For all the saints First Reading:  Acts 9 v 32 – 35  (NT Page 159) Introduction to the word Prayer including the Lord’s Prayer Second Reading: 1 John 3 v 1 – 10 (NT Page 304) The Bible Speaks Today Hymn: Come people of the risen King The Bible Speaks Today Prayer for Others Holy Communion Hymn: Oh when the saints go marching in Closing Blessing LIFE@GPC Communion Sunday We will ...
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Life and Work subscription – special 20% off offer to Granton Church

Do you currently read the Church of Scotland's national monthly magazine, Life and Work? If not you might be interested in this special offer that has been made to Granton Church new subscribers. Subscribers to Life and Work support the vital and vibrant work of our Church while keeping connected with the Christian community in Scotland, and further afield. We hope there is an  opportunity for you to share news of this promotion with others and we thank you for your support. Normal prices: Digital Subscription OR single issue purchase 6 months £11.99 | 12 months £20.99 | single issue £1.99 Print Subscriptions 12 Month Subscription UK by post £36.00 Overseas by post £38.00 Interested in seeing a copy of subscribing at 20% of the above prices? Speak to Anne at church or email anne@granton.org.uk ...
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Job opportunity with Bethany: Passing the Baton Facilitator

Would you like to work with people who have a history of homelessness, to see isolation and loneliness reduced in Edinburgh? Homelessness Prevention Passing the Baton Facilitator Full time (37.5 hours/week) Contract: Permanent Salary range: £24,012 – £26,852 Passing the Baton (PtB) is Bethany’s Befriending Service operating in Edinburgh which aims to reduce the isolation and loneliness that people who have been homeless can experience. Our approach is collaborative and supportive of individuals as they move towards interdependent living within their community. Facilitators befriend and organise befriending relationships for people interested in the service. The role also involves coproducing and cofacilitating an activity group as well as developing the PtB service and its ongoing establishment within Edinburgh. This involves maximizing relationships with churches, communities, and organisations. Candidates will require experience and a passion for working with individuals from a range of backgrounds and a desire to come alongside people to reach their potential. Starting salary for a successful candidate with an SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent would be £25,101. This position is supported and funded by the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership. As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with ...
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Celebrating 121 years of service to the Boys’ Brigade

On Sunday 12th June Malcolm Burton, Stuart Mitchell and Alan Summers were thanked for their long service as officers in the Boys’ Brigade at Granton Parish Church. Watch the video of the presentation below Together serving 121 years (Malky 43, Alan, 40, Stuart 38) they have given selflessly of their own time and energy to help mentor many generations of Grantonians. Their dedication in preparing and then delivering a varied program of activities has helped to shape countless lives of young boys who as they grew into young men looked to the Boys’ Brigade for inspiration. On behalf of everyone at Granton Parish Church and in the wider Granton community we offer our heartfelt thanks to Malky, Stuart and Alan as they enjoy their retirement from official BB roles. For the moment, the Company will be entering abeyance, a technical term meaning the company will be taking a break for the next couple of years whilst we see if anyone else in the community would like to take it on. Please pray and give thanks for those like these dedicated three who are retiring and all the boys who were inspired through the years. Also for anyone who might feel ...
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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 Note that recordings for 8th and 15th May will only be on Facebook, not YouTube ...
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