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A very warm welcome to Newhaven Church

Newhaven Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland based in Newhaven, Edinburgh.  We are a caring group of Christians committed to serving Christ, each other and the community.

We’re an active church, not restricted by the walls of our building, and hold a number of events both within the church, around the parish area, and further afield. We hold church services every Sunday at 10.30am, and have Communion Services on the last Sunday of each month. We hold family friendly All Age Services on the first Sunday of each month. You will find a warm greeting at any of these services, where we would be delighted to have you visit us.

If you’d like to get in touch by phone or e-mail please follow the link to our find us and contacts page.

Remembrance Sunday Sermon- 10th November 2019

Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Matthew 5:38-48

 

In this Remembrance Sunday Sermon, Rev Peter Bluett told the inspiring story of the German PoW and footballer, Bernhard Trautmann. He looked at the challenges Trautmann faced living in Britain after the Second World War and spoke of the love and support he received from some of those around him who were able to forgive their enemies.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

 

 

Leith Churches Holiday Club Light Party Cancelled 09.11.2019

Hi everyone, sadly because of low numbers, we will be cancelling Saturday’s light party for Leith Churches Holiday Club. In the process of gaining RSVPs I have learned that the children who are a part of the LCHC family and in our community attend many fun and fascinations activities on a Saturday morning! Have lots of fun doing these things on Saturday and we look out for our next time to spend time together, coming soon!

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Trinity Academy SU Group Explores NUA

Newhaven Church run three SU Groups to help children and young people explore the Christian faith in an extracurricular way as part of the Curriculum for Excellence. Our group at Trinity Academy will be looking at the NUA series to explore some essential questions of the Christian faith and spend a bit of time exploring the meaning of Advent in November and December. All young people welcome. TASU_Tuesdays 3_30pm-4_30pm Mr MacLean's Rm- NovDec2019

Pray, Inspire, Encourage

Did you know that part of my role as children’s and youth worker at Newhaven Church is to support our local churches in the Greater Leith Area in their commitment to working with children, youth, and families? With this hat on, may I invite you to our first Pray, Inspire, Encourage on Saturday 9th November from 12:30pm-2:30pm at North Fort Café. This month we will eat lunch together; pray together; look at what it means for our faith community to ‘grow young’; and think about how we make the most out the season of Advent.  All FREE! RSVP required by Wednesday 6th November to Cassie.Abousamak@gmail.comPIE_Main_

Practising Presence- Sermon 27th Oct 2019

Reading:

Psalm 139:1-12

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon Rev Bluett asks how we might experience the presence of God in times of difficulty and illness, exploring what the presence of God involves as we pass through the darkest valley. He offers insight into how we might actively seek the presence of God at all times through contemplative practices.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

Faith Alone- Sermon 20th October 2019

Reading:

Romans 3:21-31

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considers the term coined by Martin Luther, ‘by faith alone’. He looks at the ways the New Testament verses by Paul, about faith, have been translated throughout history and the impact of Luther’s reading of the original Greek word. He then explores the practical impact of the different understandings in the lives of believers.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

Leith Churches’ Holiday Club Light Party

At Newhaven Church we are a part of the fantastic community that is the Leith Churches’ Holiday Club. As the nights grow long and dark, please join us for a Light Party on 9th November 10:00am-11:30am hosted by North Leith Parish Church. For all children in primary school and their families. RSVP strongly encouraged to Cassie.Abousamak@gmail.com.

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Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

Please could you join us by filling a Shoebox for children, men or women for the Blythswood Christmas shoebox appeal? These boxes are sent to Eastern Europe for families living in a huge amount of poverty and they go straight to the families.
Leaflets can be picked up from our church when the Newhaven Connections cafe is open; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-3:30pm. Please follow the instructions carefully on the leaflet and remember to enclose £3.50 to help with transport costs.
Please hand any shoeboxes in to the church the week beginning 28th October or even better come and join us at our shoebox service on Sunday 3rd November at 10:30am. This will be an All Age service followed by brunch. Shoeboxes must be handed in by then, at the latest, for collection by Blythswood first thing on Monday morning.
Please spread the word and invite others to do a box and bring it to the service.
To see stories and further information on the Blythswood website please click on the following link https://www.blythswood.org/shoebox