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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 11 November

Scottish Poppy Appeal
The Poppyscotland collection on behalf of Greenbank Church will be available outside Church before morning worship

10.45am Worship with
Act of Remembrance

Rev Dr Martin Ritchie
and Mr Steve Chaffee

Coffee
will be served in the Main Hall after the Service
by the Scout Group

Connections deadline
The deadline for paper submissions to the December/January issue of Connections is 11 November. Emailed submissions should be sent to greenbankconnections@gmail.com
by 9am on Tuesday 13 November.

Christmas Trees
will again be sold this year for Scout Group and Yacht funds. Orders will be taken in the Main Hall after today's service and next Sunday, or can be given by email or telephone. Details available on the Church Notice Board and in the Main Hall.

Tickets for The Guild’s Animal Antics Games Night (on 24 November) are on sale in the Main Hall after the Service

4.00pm Advent Community Choir
Everyone is welcome to be part of this project to lead the singing at our magical candle-lit Advent Carol Service on Sunday 2 December at 6.30pm. Rehearsals: Sundays 4pm–6pm in the Centenary Hall. For more information see the Explore Faith and Life leaflet, or contact the Minister, who is leading the choir.

6.30pm Explore Contemplation
The Introduction to Contemplation continues tonight in the Braid Room at 6.30pm-8pm. The topic is Imaginative Prayer. If you haven’t put your name down but would like to come, please do. Similarly, if you are interested in this topic or can attend only some of the meetings just come along.

6.30pm: Service at St Fillan’s Church

A service of poetry, music, and meditations on the Stations of the Cross, focused on the commemoration of the end of World War I. All welcome.

7.00pm: QII

Next Week

Sunday 18 November

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

Coffee
will be served in the Main Hall after the Service
by the Guild

Greenbank Christmas Cards
are available after the Service for uplift by District Elders. Please deliver before 1 December.

Christmas Trees
will again be sold this year for Scout Group and Yacht funds. Orders will be taken in the Main Hall after today's service, or can be given by email or telephone. Details available on the Church Notice Board and in the Main Hall.

Tickets for The Guild’s Animal Antics Games Night (on 24 November) are on sale in the Main Hall after the Service

4.00pm Advent Community Choir
Everyone is welcome to be part of this project to lead the singing at our magical candle-lit Advent Carol Service on Sunday 2 December at 6.30pm. Rehearsals: Sundays 4pm–6pm in the Centenary Hall. For more information see the Explore Faith and Life leaflet, or contact the Minister, who is leading the choir.

6.30pm Explore Contemplation
The Introduction to Contemplation continues tonight in the Braid Room at 6.30pm-8pm. If you haven’t put your name down but would like to come, please do.

7pm: Youth Alpha
meets with Pizza (GF & veggie friendly).
Bring a friend!

 

 

 

Intimations

We welcome our visiting organist on 11 November, Angus Tully, and thank our piper, Niall Morrison.

Subscription for Life and Work for 2019
The Treasurer has to place the order for Life & Work 2019 by 15th November 2018. Life and Work will be ordered for those who have paid by that date. The subscription for Life and Work for 2019 is £31. The Board suggests a donation of £10 for Connections, making £41 in total.

Church Flowers
If you would like to provide church flowers next year please add your name and contact details to the list on the wall outside the Office.

New Running Group for Greenbank!
I am hoping to set up a church running group open to members and also the wider local community. If

this is something you or someone you know might be interested in please don’t hesitate to message me!  Dates/times will be arranged to hopefully include as many people as possible. Katie Bogie (Tel 07557 676231).

Advent Home Groups
Everyone is invited to be part of a series of relaxed
home groups looking at Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan's book The First Christmas during Advent. See Connections for further details of the book. Various members will host at home on one of Monday-Thursday evenings during w/c 3rd, 10th and 17th December, and there will be a group meeting on Thursdays of these weeks at the church at 2pm. If you would like to take part, contact Chris Horne (Tel  0131 662 0615 or email  christopherhorne2@talk21.com), indicating which day would work best for you.

Dates for Your Diary

Tues 13 Nov: Kirk Session
The Session meets at 7.30pm in the Braid Room. Papers have been posted on the elders’ website area. For those receiving hard copies, these will be available on Sunday 11 November.

Wed 14 Nov: Midweek Prayers 1pm–1.20pm
All are welcome for a reflective time in the Braid Room.

Wed 14 Nov: Friendship Club
Meets at 2.30pm in the Lower Hall. This week:
Duddingston with Ian Rintoul. All very welcome.

Wed 14 Nov: Chapters with Chesterton
This week’s short story is ‘The Eye of Apollo’ from The Innocence of Father Brown. The collection is readily available locally in paperback, audio book, and

 

e-book. Refreshments available from 7pm, discussion from 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

Wed 14 Nov: Scottish Country Dancing
7.30pm–9.30pm in the Centenary Hall every Wednesday until 5 December.

Sat 17 Nov: Kirk Session Conference
There's still time to register but please send responses and cheques to the Session Clerk as soon as possible.

Sat 24 Nov: Animal Antics Games Night
An evening of family games for all ages (5 to 95) will be hosted by the Guild in aid of the Guild Project ‘Faith in Young People’ on Saturday 24th November from 6.30 to 9 pm. Tickets and more information will be available in the Hall after Church.