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What\'s on

What's on at Greenbank

Our Minister Rev Dr Martin Ritchie

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 15 July

10.00am All Age
Summer Worship

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall
after the Service by Janet Ferguson

There will be a short Trustees Meeting in the Braid Room immediately after the Service

Next Week

Sunday 22 July

10.00am All Age
Summer Worship

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall
after the Service by Katy Maguire


Emergency Pastoral Cover: The Minister will be on holiday from Sunday 15 July to Friday 10 August.
If you need assistance during this period please contact Rev Cheryl Mckellar-Young (Tel 07590 230 121) for the weeks commencing 16 and 23 July, and the Very Rev Dr Derek Browning (Tel 0131 447 1617), for weeks commencing 30 July and 6 August.

P/T Caretaker Position
We are looking for an individual with a flexible approach to undertake caretaker duties, 3 nights a week, Tuesday to Thursday. The hours will be approximately 6pm–9pm during school term time and a salary will be paid. Occasional Saturday working will be required, subject to agreement.
Enquiries in the first instance to Rosemary McCulloch, Staff Elder (Tel 447 0915).

YACHT project's Summer Canal Walk
is again taking place, on a date to be agreed
in the week beginning 6th August.
This offers an entertaining Union Canal walk from Tollcross to Colinton, packed with historic and anecdotal commentary. Suitable for all ages, those attending are asked to make a donation of at least £10 to YACHT funds. The full walk takes about two hours, with a coffee break at Slateford, where those

who do not want to go all the way to Colinton can finish. In meeting our eco congregation obligations, start and finish points are on regular bus routes.
Please register your interest with David Jack as soon as possible (Tel 447 2866, davidinnesjack@gmail.com, or in the Main Hall after worship).

Holiday Club are looking for flat cardboard boxes, A4 size (or bigger), cereal boxes or shirt inserts would be ideal.  Any donations can be left in the white plastic carton in the Main Hall.

Photographic Competition 2018
Care for Creation

Please submit (in landscape orientation) photographs illustrative of: The Wonder of Creation, Care for Creation, Climate Change, Rural or Urban Land Use, or Sustainability. Submit your photographs as email attachments to greenbankparish@gmail.com with a Subject line of "Photographic Competition 2018"; for each photograph include a hymn or bible reference and briefly describe the subject. The deadline is Sunday 29th July. Submit as many entries as you wish. Entries will be displayed in the corridor beside the Braid and Hermitage rooms during August, when you will able to vote for your favourites.

Dates for your Diary

Sun 15 & 29 Jul: QII informal meetings
QII will officially break for the summer, with informal meetings on 15 (today) & 29 July at 7pm at Greenbank.

Wed 18 Jul: Greenbank Summer Cruise
An opportunity for members of the congregation, plus friends, to enjoy a Canal Trip (includes refreshments) on a Seagull Trust Barge from Ratho from 3pm to 5.30pm. We already have some names through the Friendship Club but more names are welcome – contact Julia Dunbar if you are interested. Boats and facilities are wheelchair friendly and we hope to be able to arrange some private transport. The cost is £5 so that we can make a donation to this worthwhile charity.

Wed 18 Jul: Youth News
Drink with Steve Chaffee

Steve will be in The Waiting Room from 7.30pm for a pint with any QII graduate who's about (and anyone else besides!). Come for a pint, a chat, and some food.

Sat 21 Jul: Bikes at Greenbank
The Eco-Congregation group are holding an event from 11am-3pm to encourage the congregation to get back on their bikes! There will be free bike repairs, demonstrations of electric bikes and cargo


bikes, as well as a Pop-up Café. Come along! 

Sun 29 Jul: Baptism
We are thrilled to be sharing in the Baptism of Anja Ferguson, daughter of Hayley and John, on Sunday 29 July at the 10am Service. Please join us if you can!

Tue 14 Aug: Israel–Palestine focus
at Polwarth Church on 14 August at 7.30pm
with the showing of a new documentary film made by Grant Barclay, and a chance to meet John McCulloch, minister at St Andrews, Jerusalem, and discuss the issues.

Sun 19 Aug: BBC Radio 4 live broadcast
There will be a BBC Radio 4 live broadcast from Greenbank on 19 August. We need as many early birds as possible to be in the congregation for this service. Rehearsal at 7am on the day, with broadcast 8.10am–8.50am. We are excited to have been chosen!!

Sun 2, 9, 16, 23 Sep: Autumn Lecture Series
The annual Greenbank/Morningside Autumn Lecture Series for 2018 is on Faith and Health, on four Sunday evenings in September.
On Sundays at 7pm at Morningside Parish Church.
Refreshments served from 6.30pm.