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What's on at Greenbank

Download Greenbank's programme for 2018/19 (PDF)
Link to Presbytery of Edinburgh Newsletters

The Calendar describes the scheduled meetings of our organisations, and other events in Greenbank.

If you would like to include an intimation in the Order of Service please submit it to the
Church Administrator as early as possible and no later than 10am on Thursday.

The Church Office is closed each day from 12 noon until 1.30pm and access to the
building is not likely to be possible during these hours.

This Week


Sunday 16 September

9.30am Quiet Communion

10.30am Morning Worship with
the Baptism of Mollie Robertson
Rev Dr Martin Ritchie and Rev Ian Scott
Preacher: Rev Prof David Fergusson

(see Creationtide intimation, below)

Sign-up for the Creationtide Challenge, available in the Main Hall after the Service

Connections deadline
The deadline for paper submissions to the October issue of Connections is
Sunday 16 September.
Emailed submissions should be sent to greenbankconnections@gmail.com by 9am
on the following Tuesday, 18 September.

QII meets tonight at 7pm
Discussion topic Defining Religion

Next Week


Sunday 23 September

10.30am Morning Worship led by
Rev Dr Martin Ritchie
and Mr Steve Chaffee
Preacher: Rev David Colman

(see Creationtide intimation, below)

Youth Alpha meets, pizza at 7pm!


Church Office Closure: The administrator will be on annual leave from Wednesday 19 September to Friday 5 October. Access for scheduled events will continue as usual. Please send any intimations for Sundays to the Minister by 10am on Thursday of the week it is to be printed.

Explore Faith and Life
Our brochure with details of the exciting autumn programme is now available. Please pass on copies to friends and neighbours! Spares are in the foyer or available from the Office.

YACHT Ceilidh - tickets now on sale
The YACHT Ceilidh this year will be held on Saturday 29 September from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. As in previous years there will be a live band. A meal will be provided (Stovies or Macaroni & Cheese) in a single sitting at 7.30pm.
Tickets (£15 for adults / £2 for children under 12) are on sale after today's service.

YACHT Congregational Lunch - tickets now available. (See intimation below for details.)

Dates for Your Diary

Sun 16, 23, 30 Sep: Creationtide
Visiting Preachers

During September we'll be marking the season of Creationtide by inviting visiting preachers to reflect on major themes related to faith and our environment.
After each service, you're invited to stay on in the sanctuary for a discussion on the theme.
Preachers at the 10.30am service will be:
16 Sep: Rev. Prof. David Fergusson, on non-human creatures
23 Sep: Rev. David Coleman, new Church of Scotland environmental chaplain
30 Sep: Rev. Dr Martin Ritchie, Harvest Festival all age worship

Sun 2, 9, 16, 23 Sep: Morningside and Greenbank Autumn Lecture Series: Faith and Health
Come along to our series of stimulating talks from leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of faith and health on Sundays 2, 9, 16 and 23 September at Morningside Parish Church. Drinks from 6.30pm, talk at 7pm. See leaflet or the website for further details.

Wed 19 Sep: Midweek Prayers 1pm–1.20pm
All are welcome for a reflective time in the Braid Room.

Sun 23 Sep: Tools collection
We will be collecting your old tools for recycling by Garvald’s Gorgie workshop to go to Malawi. Please bring them to the Main Hall before the 10.30am

Service. So please look out your rusty, handleless tools, old sewing machines and knitting needles and get them recycled.

Sun 28 Oct: YACHT Congregational Lunch
You are all warmly invited to a YACHT (Youth At Church Today) congregational lunch on Sunday 28 October from 12noon to 2pm. There will be an update on the YACHT Campaign, then we are very pleased to have as our guest Ian Murray MP, who will give a short talk after lunch on the topic How can religion and politics relate to each other today, followed by a Q&A. Our youngsters are gathering some testing questions! For catering purposes, tickets for those who wish to attend are available after the Service in the Main Hall; or from the office; or email greenbankchurch@btconnect.com. There is no charge for tickets but donations can be made on the day.

Sun 28 Oct onwards: Explore Contemplation this Autumn at Greenbank
We are offering the opportunity for anyone interested to join a course exploring a range of contemplative practices. Sessions will take place on Sundays from 6.30-8pm on 28 Oct, 4, 11, 18 and 25 Nov, and 9 Dec. The programme will  include praying with scripture, praying with the imagination, Christian meditation, and becoming aware of God in our daily lives.  If you would like to take part, please sign up on the sheet in the Main Hall near the Servery, or contact David Allan.