What's on at Greenbank

Download Greenbank's programme for 2018/19 (PDF) (revised Oct 2018)

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 14 October

10.30am Morning Worship
Rev Dr John Stevenson
and Mr Steve Chaffee

Spectrum on holiday for half term
Activity boxes will be available during the 10.30am Service, and there will be involvement for children in the Service.

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the Service by Moira Small & friends

There will be a Fresh Start collection in the Main Hall after the Service.

The deadline for paper submissions to the November issue of Connections is today. Emailed submissions should be sent to greenbankconnections@gmail.com
by 9am on Tuesday (16 October).

The YACHT 2019 Calendar is on sale after the Service (£6 or £20 for 4).

Tickets for the 28 October YACHT Lunch are available in the Main Hall after the Service (see intimation below).

7pm: QII – Defining Christianity

Next Week

Sunday 21 October

9.30am Quiet Communion

10.30am Morning Worship
Rev Dr Martin Ritchie
and Mr Steve Chaffee

Coffee will be served in the
Main Hallafter the Service by the
Mission and Service Committee

Youth Alpha meets, pizza at 7pm!
(GF and veggie-friendly). Bring a friend!


The Minister will be on Holiday 12–15 October
For pastoral assistance in this period please contact Rev Dr John Stevenson (Tel 0131 445 3960).

News from our Mission Partner
There's a powerful message from John McCulloch, our new Mission Partner, on the Church of Scotland website about the ease with which children from different backgrounds play together.

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.

We have a new evening Caretaker!
His name is Teodor-George Borz (Theo), a PhD student at New College. He will work Tuesday–Thursday evenings and other hours as required. Please welcome him if you see him around!

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

Dates for Your Diary

Tue 16 Oct: The Guild
At 7.30pm in the Braid Room: Changing scenes at the Botanics, with Dr Heather McHaffie.

Wed 17 Oct: Midweek Prayers 1pm–1.20pm
All are welcome for a reflective time in the Braid Room.

Wed 17 Oct: Friendship Club
At 2.30pm in the Lower Hall. The Yard, with Christie Thomson.

Wed 17 Oct: Scottish Country Dancing
At 7.30pm–9.30pm in the Centenary Hall every Wednesday until 2 December.

Thurs 18 Oct: Work Party
Meets 2pm-4pm in the Hermitage Room

Mon 22 Oct: Bible Study Group
Meets fortnightly at 7.30pm in the Pentland Room with a series of studies on Prayer. 22 Oct: Blessing other people – Ephesians 1: 15–23; 3:14-21.

Sun 28 Oct: YACHT Congregational Lunch
From 12noon to 2pm. Free tickets, with donation invited on the day. Pick up yours in the Main Hall after the 10.30am Service.
There will be an update on the YACHT Campaign, then we are 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!

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. If you would like to take part, please

sign up on the sheet in the Main Hall near the Servery, or contact David Allan.

Sun 28 Oct onwards: Community Choir
Our Minister, Martin, is creating a special community choir, which will lead a magical service of music and readings on the evening of Advent Sunday (2nd December). Rehearsals are on Sundays 28th October, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November, 4pm–6pm in the church. Everyone is welcome, both experienced singers and those keen to have a go! Contact Martin Ritchie to sign up or for more information.

Sun 4 Nov: A time to Remember 3pm
Everyone is welcome at this reflective service, which allows the chance to remember and give thanks for those we've loved and lost, recently or long ago.

Sun 4 Nov: Christmas card sale
Christmas cards [and some decorations] in aid of CrossReach (Church of Scotland Social Care Council) and Capability Scotland will be on sale in the Main Hall after the 9.30am and 10.30am services.

Sat 10 Nov: Festival of Peace, from 10am
at Morningside Parish Church. A morning of local primary school art displays, musical performance from George Watson’s College pupils, a Café, heritage displays, and more, on the theme ‘What sort of world?’ This is a joint venture of Greenbank, Morningside, and Fairmilehead Parish Churches collaborating with the community.

Sat 10 Nov: Music for Remembrance, at 4pm
at Greenbank Parish Church, with world class musicians from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: violinist/fiddler Alastair Savage and cellist Tom Rathbone. An uplifting programme of folk and classical music, including tremendous new folk music written by Alastair himself. Retiring collection in aid of Poppyscotland.

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