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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.

Prayer Calendar Editor Required

As Newhaven Church prepares to bid farewell to the Ferry family and wish them well in their new life in the United States, we’re reminded of, and feel grateful for, their contribution to our body over the last few years.

This morning one of our elders, Colin MacNeill, invited the congregation to consider whether one of them would like to take over from Dermot as editor of the Prayer Calendar.

If you feel you might like to take on this role, please speak to Dermot, or to our Session Clerk, John Hodge, or e-mail John at newhavensessionclerk@btinternet.com

A Transcontinental Reunion!

Newhaven Church café yesterday provided the backdrop to a reunion between Mr and Mrs Roy Cummings and their friends and family. Born and bred in Newhaven, the couple have spent over fifty years living in Canada. This summer they have brought their young granddaughter over to Scotland to meet her Scottish relatives. They were joined by family and friends for afternoon tea in the church which they attended in their youth.

Hands held together in prayer

Message on Creation and Community- 16th July 2017

Reading

Colossians 1:15-20

In todays’s message, one of our elders, Colin MacNeill, spoke on the subject of “Creation and Community.” Reflecting on Paul’s rebuttal to the perceived spiritual elitism of Gnosticism contained in his letter to the Collosians, Colin explored the theme of how Christ holds all things together, and how this affects our relationships, not only with God but in our calling to a church community.

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

Sermon on Non-Violent Resistance- 9th July 2017

Readings

Matthew 5:38-42

Matthew 10:24-31

 

In today’s sermon, our Minister, Peter, continued his series on the myth of redemptive violence, by looking at real life examples of successful alternatives to violent resistance, and how Jesus prepared his disciples for the path of non-violence.

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

Sermon on the Just War Theory- 25th June 2017

Readings

Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

1 Peter 3:8-19

In today’s sermon, our minister, Peter, continued his series on the myth of redemptive violence by looking at the issue of war, and in particular, the just war theory. By tracing the history of Christian thought on war and violence back to its roots, he presented a challenge to much of the teaching which has been mainstream since, at least, the time of Augustine.

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

 

Prayer Meeting- Saturday 24th June 2017

Our monthly prayer meeting is this Saturday.

Can I encourage us to join together to pray for Church, country and the world? A lot has happened over the last 4 weeks and let as many of us as possible join together to seeks God’s will and leading in these times.

The meeting will take place in Newhaven Church café at 8am on Saturday 24 June.

Looking forward to seeing you.

John Hodge (Session Clerk)

Sermon on Dying to Self- 18th June 2017

Reading

John 12:20-26

In this morning’s sermon, Rev. Bluett continued his theme of challenging domination systems by looking at what the phrase “dying to self” means.

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