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

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 13 October

10.30am Morning Worship

The Order of Service is here.

We are grateful to our friend, Rev. Dr. John Stevenson, who is leading the service with Steve this morning.

There is no Young Church due to the school holidays,
but Borrowing Boxes containing activities for children
are available in the church foyer

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after
the Service by Angus McLachlan (D43).

Connections deadline
The deadline for paper contributions to the November edition of Connections is today, or via email by 9am on Tuesday 15 Oct to greenbankconnections@gmail.com

Autumn Lecture Series
7pm for 7.30pm at
Morningside Parish Church

See main intimation below for details

QII meets tonight
QII plans to meet at Greenbank tonight at 7pm
[confirm with Steve via WhatsApp]

Next Week

Sunday 20 October

9.30am Quiet Communion
in the Braid Room

10.30am Morning Worship with Thanksgiving for the YACHT (Youth at Church Today) campaign

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after
the Service by Lorna Perriss (D61).




Costa afternoons (in the Costa at Holy Corner)
with Steve will reconvene at
3.30pm–5pm on Wednesday 9 October.


The Minister is on holiday until Thursday 17th October, inclusive. For emergency pastoral assistance, please contact:
   7th–13th Oct: Rev Dr John Stevenson (445 3960)
  14th–17th Oct: Very Rev Dr Derek Browning (07775 681 116)

Many thanks to everyone who delivered plants; also to everyone who brought donations of food which has been gratefully received by St. Catharine’s, The Cowgate Centre, and Stopover.

Dates for Your Diary

Sun 13 Oct: Autumn Lecture Series, 7pm: Faith and Art
Man, Lion, Ox, Eagle: Windows on the Four Evangelists
In this the fourth and final in the series Dr Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow, will explore representations in visual art of the four evangelists, starting with the striking Edward Burne Jones window in Morningside Parish Church.

Tue 15 Oct: Guild
We meet at 7.30pm in the Braid Room. This week: ‘Confessions of a Moderator’s Wife’ with Margaret Barr.

Wed 15 Oct: The Question of Palestine: past, present and future.
A talk by Nicola Perugini at Morningside Peace and Justice,
Open Door, 420 Morningside Road, 10.30am–11.30am.

Wed 16 Oct: Midweek Prayers 1pm–1.20pm
All are welcome for a reflective time in the Braid Room.

Wed 16 Oct: Friendship Club
Meets at 2.30pm in the Lower Hall.
This week: ‘Namibia,’ with David Syme. All welcome.

Wed 16 Oct: Country Dance Club
We meet at 7.30pm in the Centenary Hall. New members are very welcome.

Thu 17 Oct: Greenbank Running Group
The running group meets at 7.30pm on Thursdays outside the church. Anyone is welcome. For more information contact Katie Bogie (Tel 07557 676 231).

Sun 20 Oct: 3pm, Pet Blessing Service, Main Hall
In the season of Creationtide, a chance to affirm the place of pets in our lives. Bring along whatever pet you have, with appropriate carriers/cages! Please contact the Office (Tel 447 9969) to let us know what kind of pet you are bringing along.

Sat 26 Oct: 4pm-6pm, Messy Church &Challenge Church
This month we explore the theme of "Who is Jesus?" in crafts and games for the younger kids, and more high octane activities and challenges for the older kids. Sign up via the

website to let us know you're coming; or telephone Steve Chaffee (07729 000 788) or email Christina Black

Sun 27 Oct: Fresh Start
The next collection is on Sunday 27 Oct (outside Hermitage Room after the Service). Those who can’t attend may leave goods under the sinks in the Ladies Toilets.

Sun 27 Oct: Congregational Lunch
Help us to welcome warmly our visiting preacher, the Very Rev Dr John Chalmers, who will join us for lunch in the Main Hall after the 10.30am Service. Please complete an Order Form (found in the pews) or contact the Office to reserve a place, specify a pie choice and indicate any dietary requirements or allergies. Financial donations requested on the day for lunch. Soft drinks are provided, or bring your own wine.

Sun 27 Oct: 1pm-1.30pm Commemoration
of Al Dawayima massacre, Palestine, October 1948
At the Memorial stone, Regent Road Park, EH1 3DG. All are welcomed to be part of this ceremony.

Sun 27 Oct: 4pm-6pm, Advent Community Choir
Our popular Advent Community Choir is getting together again for the 2019 Advent Carol Service. All abilities welcome, as long as you’re not fazed by using printed music copies. Join the fun as we create the music for this beautiful candlelit service. See our Season Brochure for details.

Sat 2 Nov: Selling out to Slavery?
A day conference at Edinburgh Methodist Church about ethical and faith based responses to modern slavery. More details on poster on notice board in hall corridor.

Sat 2 Nov: Christian Aid Coffee Morning
This will take place at Morningside Parish Church. Admission £3. Donations of baking would be gratefully received at 4 Greenbank Crescent on Friday 1 Nov..

Sun 3 Nov: 2.30pm in the Church, A Time to Remember
Beautiful words, organ music, and space to reflect as we celebrate life lived and mourn loss, from recently or long ago.

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