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!
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.
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.com
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.
We hope you can join us for our second ever Messy Church as we look at what it means to Love Our Neighbour. All are welcome. Dinner will be served as part of our time together. RSVP not necessary, but a wee note with any food allergies in advance can help the catering team. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to our Harvest Service this Sunday the 6th of October at 10:30am. We will look at Jesus Feeding the 5,000 and think about the contribution we make towards the stewardship our world through art, discussion, drama, & quiet reflection. We will be taking up our dry goods collection for the Northeast Edinburgh Food Bank on Sunday; our collection for Tearfund during the service; & have our Big Bake at the end of the service during brunch! We look forward to seeing you there!
In amidst the warm Saturday sunshine was the crunching and smell of autumn leaves. There is something beautiful about Edinburgh as the seasons change, in the dying back of the leaves and trees moving into a state of dormancy, we get such beauty of vivid colours and delicious fruit to eat. Come celebrate God’s creation with us on Sunday 6th October starting at 10:30am and ponder a bit about Tearfund’s theme ‘Less is More.’ At our all-age service this day we will be taking a dry goods collection for the Northeast Edinburgh foodbank, our annual offering for Tearfund, and our annual big bake will occur with the theme ‘5 ingredients or less’ just after the service alongside brunch! Do bring containers if you wish to take baking away. Please see the fliers below for full details.
Three words that elicit a range of emotions! Whether you are chomping at the bit or nervous, relieved or reticent, we would love to support you in these three words! Look out for our prayer gate which will be available to add prayers from Monday 12th August through Sunday 1st September and please do join in in the following:
Tuesday 13th August 2019 from 1:30pm-3:00pm we will be hosting a Back to School Crafts Session as part of Leith Churches’ Holiday Club for P1-P7. Make a coaster for your after school snack; a personalised keychain for your bag; personalise your water bottle (please bring along!); create a certificate frame for those high flier awards; make a visual timetable; and more. This is a free drop in event, but we ask that you RSVP to guarantee that we have enough crafts! Cassie.Abousamak@gmail.com. Donations towards the costs will be accepted as well!
Sunday 1st September 2019 from 10:30am-11:30am is our annual Back to School with God Service. An all age service were we will explore how can we shine brightly in our schools this year and pray for the schools in our community and beyond through a special candle lighting reflection. All welcome. We have about 14 schools on our prayed for list, but please do ask if you would like to be sure your school is included! Email Cassie. Abousamak@gmail.com
Please find this week’s Sunday Connection’s attached. Sunday Connections is a chance for our primary and secondary aged children and their families to think about their Sunday group mid-week. Please enjoy. SundayConnections_17.03.2019
There will also be an art exhibition open to submissions from ALL ages for Easter. Please see the details here: Easter Art Exhibition
Newhaven Church Connections Café will be hosting an Easter art exhibition from the 2nd-30th April. We are looking for paintings, drawing, and photographs that illustrate the following themes: Hope, Resurrection, Redemption, and Faith. Items may be priced so sell, although they do not need to be. Items must be framed and must be labelled with the artist and category on the back. You are welcome to submit up to three items. Please contact Cassie.Abousamak@gmail.com if you wish to display your work in this exhibition.