Weekly Notices Sunday 10 December 2017Added on 10 Dec 2017

1.    Advent Prayer  Our Church will be open for prayer on Monday 11 December from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm, Tuesday 12 December from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm, and Wednesday 13 December from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm.  Please come and spend some time in prayer during Advent this year.

2.    The Tuesday Small Group will meet on 12 December.  All ladies are very welcome to come along and, if you would like further information, please get in touch with Bobby by emailing: ljalthomson@hotmail.co.uk 

3.    Brownies/Guides  A Christingle Service will be held on Wednesday 13 December at 6.30 pm.  Please come along to this Service to support the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.  As part of a Brownie badge to celebrate 75 years of the Trefoil Guild, the Brownies have made up 18 shoe boxes for the Link to Hope Appeal.

4.    Kevock Choir Christmas Celebration The Edinburgh Kevock Choir’s Christmas Celebration will take place on Saturday 16 December at 7.30 pm in Palmerston Place Church.  Come along and help them celebrate the festive season with carols from around the world.  Tickets are available from Mary MacLeod (441 1374) or at the door on the night.

5.    Chogoria Lunch  Thanks to Margaret Boe and her team for the lunch we shared last Sunday, and thanks to all who donated at the lunch.  The sum raised was £330.  Many thanks to the team and to those who did attend and gave so generously.  The next Chogoria Lunch will be on Sunday 7 January.  Please do make it one of your New Year resolutions to attend that lunch and indeed all the remaining lunches of the series.

6.    Bethany Christian Trust is running Caring Christmas Trees this year to fund our vital work making sure that nobody is on the streets or lonely this winter.  We’d love to have your help this winter, and you can help us by buying one of our trees, or volunteering to help give them out to the wonderful people who support us!  You can find more details on our website www.caringchristmastrees.com or call us on 0345 111 8733.  We’d love to hear from you!

Other Notices

1.    Crèche Helpers Needed  Would you be willing to become a helper at the Crèche?  We currently do not have many children coming but it is still a good thing to offer.  If there are enough helpers it normally only involves 2 people being available 1 Sunday every couple of months.  You would need to complete some paperwork required for working with children but it is not too onerous.  If you think you can help, please contact Mary Livingston 447 5820 or livingstons@virginmedia.com

2.    Tickets for the Burns Supper on 20 January 2018 are on sale, price £20 from Len Thomson and Keith Hargest or see any member of the Mission and Discipleship team.  It is a great opportunity to bring friends and neighbours.

3.    Book Group   Our Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 7.30 pm. We are reading Becoming Christlike by Peter Lewis.  Copies are available in Church at £9, or from the Faith Mission bookshop.

4.    Music at Craiglockhart  Tickets for our next Concert, Saturday 17 February 2018, by the New Focus Duo are on sale at £10.

Services during Advent and Christmas

Sunday 10 December 6.30 pm           Songs of Praise Service and lighting our Church for Christmas

Sunday 17 December 10.30 am        Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve 10.30 am                       All-age service

Christmas Eve 6.30 pm                         Family Nativity Service for Christmas

Christmas Eve 11.15 pm                       Watchnight Service

Christmas Day 10.30 am                      Service for Christmas Day