What's on at Greenbank

Download Greenbank's provisional programme for 2019/20 [pdf]

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.

Emergency Evacuation During Sunday Services

In the event of an evacuation, Welcome Team members will guide you to the exits.
The Assembly Point is at the Braidburn Valley Park gates.
Children will be taken by Young Church leaders to meet parents at the Park gates.


This Week

Sunday 17 November

CrossReach Sunday

9.30am Quiet Communion

10.30am Worship

The Order of Service is here.

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after
the Service by the Monday Badminton Club.

SocialBite Sleep-out Fundraiser
Hair style will be announced today! Jars in the Main Hall as usual. All money raised will go towards helping the homeless. (uk.virginmoneygiving.com/stevenchaffee)

Greenbank Christmas Cards
are available in the Braid/Hermitage corridor
for District elders to collect.

4pm–6pm: Advent Community Choir
Rehearsal in the Braid Room.

QII meets at Greenbank tonight at 6.15pm to
catch a bus to Greyfriars Kirk for 7pm.

Next Week

Sunday 24 November

10.30am Worship

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after
the Service by the Communications Committee.

4pm–6pm: Advent Community Choir
Rehearsal in the Braid Room.



Steve will be at the Costa on Holy Corner
on Wednesday, 3.30pm–5pm.
Come by for a free hot drink and chat.


YACHT – Easyfundraising
Contribution to the YACHT campaign through Easyfundraising was a total of £1666 with 58 supporters. The account needs to be closed as the campaign completes but will remain open through this Christmas and New Year to catch our online purchases. It is simple to operate – go to the easyfundraising.org.uk website; type in Greenbank YACHT at “search”; choose your retailer; and “Go Shopping”. A proportion of your spend goes to YACHT.

Appeal for Christian Aid During Advent and Christmas
We invite you to donate towards our seasonal appeal to support the tremendous work of Christian Aid, helping people rebuild lives and sustainability after war and natural disasters across the globe. Christmas Gift Aid envelopes are available in the foyer and on the pews. Please leave your envelope in the Vestibule collection plate after the service.

Sunday Parking Charges for City Centre
The Council proposes to introduce Sunday afternoon parking chargves from 12.30pm to 6.30pm in central zones. City Centre churches would prefer a later start. Full details are at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders. The reference is TRO19/29. If you want to comment by the deadline of 26 November 2019 the address is trafficorders@edinburgh.gov.uk

Subscriptions for Life & Work and Donations for Connections
You are invited to subscribe for 12 editions of the Church of Scotland’s Life & Work magazine for the year 2020. The subscription is now £34. Greenbank Connections, with its regular news about Greenbank Church, is provided to members. To help cover the costs, the Board suggests donating a minimum of £10 per household. Payment, giving your name and address and stating whether you are subscribing to Life & Work and/or contributing to Greenbank Connections, should be made in an envelope addressed to ‘The Treasurer’ and returned to the Office. Cheques should be made payable to 'Greenbank Church'. There is also a form available on the website.

Jam Jars
are needed for our CHildren's Christmas Event on 7 December We need a quantity of jam jars for a craft activity. Any straight sided jars will do. Please help us by placing jars in the box in the Main Hall. Thank you.

Advent Countdown to Christmas
Please bring any donations of non perishable food to the church during December, for distribution amongst several charities as part of our Advent Hamper Appeal. Thank you.

Dates for Your Diary

Mon 18 Nov: Bible Study
We meet at 7.30 pm in the Pentland Room to discuss Greatness Through Humility – based on Mark 10:32-45.

Tue 19 Nov: The Guild
Meets at 7.30pm in the Braid Room. This week: Berlin to Warsaw via Dachau with Walter Crosby

Wed 20 Nov: 10.30-11.30am Morningside Peace and Justice
Connecting communities, connecting people, saving souls: a talk by Biddy Kelly from Fresh Start at The Open Door, 420 Morningside Rd.

Wed 20 Nov: Midweek Prayers 1pm–1.20pm
All are welcome for a reflective time in the Braid Room.

Wed 20 Nov: 2.30pm, Friendship Club
Meets at 2.30pm in the Lower Hall for an afternoon of DIY Music. All welcome.

Wed 20 Nov: Country Dance Club
Meets at 7.30pm in the Centenary Hall; new members very welcome.

Thu 21 Nov: Work Party
Meets at 2.30pm in the Hermitage Room.

Thu 21 Nov: Church as a Healing Community
This event will take place at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church from 2pm to 5pm. It is supported by the Church of Scotland and will inform about projects promoting health, healing and well-being in local communities. More information at gohealth.org.uk/events/

Sat 23 Nov: 4pm–6pm, Messy Church and Challenge Church
This month we explore the theme of Who is the Holy Spirit? in crafts and games for P1–P4, and more high-octane activities and challenges for P5+. To register contact Steve Chaffee (Mob 07729 000 788).

Sun 24 Nov: Blokes Baking (after 10.30am Service)
Fundraiser for Women’s Aid In aid of Domestic Abuse help line. Men of Greenbank – now is the time to get your aprons on!




Everyone - come along to support this worthy cause and restock your biscuit tins at the same time! For more information contact Duncan Macniven.

Mon 25 Nov: Pub Theology, 6.30 for 7.30pm
Join the relaxed atmosphere and chat at the Hermitage Bar in Morningside when we'll be discussing the theme of ‘Euthanasia: a moral right to choose?’ If you'd like to eat, come from 6.30pm onwards, or drinks and discussion from 7.30pm.

w/c Mon 25 Nov: Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ
Join the Minister in reading this exciting and enriching new book by one of the world’s most profound writers and teachers, Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest. Set to be a best seller across the globe, this book draws us into thinking about who Jesus is for us today. Copies are available at the book stall in the Main Hall after morning worship. Sign up for a one-off home group on Mon–Wed evenings or Thurs afternoon during w/c 25 Nov to discuss the book. Contact Chris Horne (Mob: 07886 645 019) for further details.

Tue 26 Nov: Congregational Board
The Board will meet at 7.30pm in the Braid Room. Papers available on the website.

Sat 30 Nov: 10am–12 noon, South Morningside School Christmas Fair at Greenbank Church
Come along for a morning of shopping, games, crafts, performances and refreshments accompanied by home baking. Everyone very welcome.

Sun 1 Dec: 6.30pm, Advent Carol Service
Our Community Choir lead this beautiful seasonal candlelit service in the church.

w/c Mon 2, 9, and 16 Dec: A Journey with Isaiah this Advent
We continue our Community Bible Experience this Advent by looking at the inspirational writings in the Prophecy of Isaiah. Dig into the familiar words, learn more about the “who” and “why” and how many “Isaiahs” there might be! What does the challenge of Isaiah mean for us today? Sign up with Chris Horne (Mob: 07886 645 019), for home groups, and to receive a special copy of the text and helpful notes.



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