Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal 2017

Newhaven Church is, once more, taking part in the Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal. Please consider taking part in this worthwhile cause and encourage your friends and neighbours to join in. Why not make up a box with a friend?

Shoe boxes can be made up for men, women and children, and those who receive them are often in great need. Donating a shoe box is one way we can demonstrate God’s love for them and remind them that they have not been forgotten.

The boxes will be collected from 3rd November, with our annual Shoe Box Service taking place in Newhaven Church on Sunday 5th November at 10.30 am.

If you would like to take part but have difficulty wrapping a shoe box, please speak to Christine Hodge or our youth worker, Cassie, and they will wrap a box for you.

Shoe boxes should be approximately A4 sized, and if you could remember to include £3 to help with transportation costs that would be much appreciated.

If you would like to learn more about the work of Blythswood Care, please follow the link below.

blythswood.org

Sermon on the Parable of the Yeast in the Dough- 24th September 2017

Reading:

Matthew 13:33

In his sermon this morning, our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Parable of the Yeast in the Dough, exploring what the parable means and how it is a metaphor for the Kingdom of God, particularly in its symbolic imagery alluding to the work of God’s people in the world.

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

Tearfund “7GirlsMalawi” Exhibition at Newhaven

Newhaven Church is pleased to host the 7Girls Malawi exhibition featuring a series of beautiful images by Edinburgh-based photographer, Chris Hoskins. The series depicts the moving experiences of seven girls whose lives have been transformed through a project led by Tearfund Scotland.

On display 30th September to 5th October 2017.

For further details please click on the link below.

 

Tearfund exhibition leaflet

Sermon on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Reading:

Matthew 22:1-14

 

In his sermon this morning our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, explaining the background to the parable, the intended audience and how it relates to Jesus’s other teachings. He also explained the real meaning of the much misunderstood phrase “weeping and gnashing of teeth”.

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

Sermon on the Parable of the Pearl of Great Value- 10th September 2017

Reading

Matthew 13:44-46

 

In today’s sermon, our minister, Peter, spoke about the parables of the Pearl of Great Value and the Treasure in the Field, looking at these familiar parables from a fresh perspective.

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

September 2017 Prayer Calendar

The Prayer Calendar for September is now available. You can pick up a copy from the Church Foyer, or download a digital version here Sept2017PrayerCalendar

Many thanks go to Dermot for his faithful service as Prayer Calendar Editor.

If you would be interested in taking over this valuable role, please speak to our minister, Peter, or our Session Clerk, John Hodge, or e-mail John at

newhavensessionclerk@btinternet.com

Tearfund Big Bake at Newhaven- Saturday 30th September 2017

For the third year in a row the youth at Newhaven Church are hosting a Big Bake to benefit Tearfund, and its work to empower and equip local people to bring communities out of poverty.

Please join us on Saturday 30th September from 2pm-4pm. After a great success last year, we will have the 2nd Annual Newhaven Bake-off as the theme for this year’s event. People are invited to submit bakes in any or all of the following categories:-

‘Sweet Treats’- think fudge and traybakes, a no-bake bake!

Biscuits – is a biscuit!

Miniatures – what’s better than a big bake … a bake in mini form!

Shortbread – a Scottish classic Show-off – impress us!

Children’s Round – show off your favourite bakes, a round only for 4-12 years old!

Please arrive at 1:45pm if you are bringing baked goods. Please provide a list of all ingredients on the day. Entry is free, but it will cost £1 to vote in each category! Please email Cassie.Abousamak@suscotland.org.uk for more information.

Back to School with God- a Message about Wisdom- 3rd September 2017

Reading

1 Kings 3:1-15

This morning, in our Back to School with God service, our Youth Worker, Cassie, and our Minister, Peter, spoke about wisdom, drawing inspiration from the story of King Solomon in the Old Testament.

If you would like to listen to their messages, which play automatically one after the other, please click on the audio player below.

Harbour Lights Autumn 2017 now available!

Newhaven Church’s latest newsletter, Harbour Lights Autumn 2017, is now available. You can pick up a copy from the Church Foyer or download a digital version here

Harbour Lights Autumn 2017

 

Corrections Since Going To Print:

Please note that Les Thomson is unable to take up the post of Fabric Convenor contrary to that which has been reported in this edition of Harbour Lights.