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.
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.
Back to School
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
Sunday Connection is a chance for families to connect with our Sunday teaching mid-week. Please enjoy this weeks edition attached here.SundayConnections_10.03.2019
Please see this week’s Sunday Connections- a chance for families to revisit Sunday learning mid-week- attached. Also included this week are some ideas for connecting with God as a family over Lent. Please Enjoy. Sunday Connections 03.03.2019
Sunday Connection is our chance to revisit our Sunday groups learning mid-week. Please enjoy this weeks edition attached. This week also includes an idea for thinking about God’s love while the world around us gets all love-heart filled for Valentine’s Day. Please enjoy. SundayConnections_10.02_2019
The astute among you may have picked up that we missed out a week of Sunday Connections. My apologies for this as it was quite a full week. On Sunday, we looked at Esther in our all age service. We will have a short Sunday Connection this week below.
To Think Together: Esther was a women of courage, who had to trust in God to bring her through a scary situation. What does it look like to be a person of courage as a Christian in 2019 in Scotland? How about in Iran or North Korea?
Word Wall: Across the week, think of some positive attributes about your children and teens, add these to there door or other place they will see on post it notes. What were Esther’s positive attributes? Thank God for the way he has made each and every one of us.