Sermon on Grace and Church Community- 20th May 2018

Reading:

Acts 10:1-33

In this powerful sermon Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about grace and the Church. In particular he addressed what grace means and how a Church community, as the Body of Christ, can extend God’s grace to those who need it.

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

 

Heart and Soul- Sunday 20th May 2018

Heart and Soul takes place in Princes Street gardens on Sunday 20 May beginning at 12.30 and ending with a service at the Ross bandstand at 5pm. There are lots of events running at different parts of the site, There are tents with various Christian organisations, Church bodies and individual churches exhibiting (60 different ones), concerts at the Ross bandstand, interviews with Sally Magnusson, Louise Macdonald (CEO of Young Scot) and others at St Cuthbert’s. You can wander round and drop in and out of things as you please. See www.heartandsoul.org.uk for details.

Christian Aid “Run to Haiti” Challenge

Four members of the Newhaven Church Running Group, Shona Adam, John Hodge, Jen Robertson and Brian Souness are taking part in the Christian Aid “Run to Haiti” challenge and as part of it are taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k run on Saturday 26 May. The challenge is that Christian Aid supporters run the equivalent of the distance from London to Haiti during May or Christian Aid week. Sponsorship can be given by the Justgiving webpage. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NewhavenRunningTeam

Message on Part 3 of Keep C.A.L.M. and Carry On: “Loving”- 13th May 2018

Readings:

Matthew 22:36-40

1 John 4:7-12

In today’s All Age Service, the third in our series “Keep C.A.L.M. and Carry On,” our Minister, Peter, preached a short message on what love means in a Christian context and explored how to understand the concept of the Trinity as a community bound together by love.

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

 

Free Public Lecture “Fake News and Fearless Speech” 1st June 2018

Newhaven Church is delighted, once again, to provide the venue for the Abbey Summer School, which runs this year from 30th May to 2nd June. There will be a free public lecture in the evening of Friday 1st June. Please see below for the announcement from the Summer School giving details for how to obtain tickets.

“This year, at the free Evening Public Lecture of The Abbey Summer School, we’re excited to hear Iwan Russell-Jones speaking on the subject of “Fake News and Fearless Speech: The Film-Maker’s Calling to Tell the Truth”. Iwan joined the faculty of Regent College in 2011 after a long career in broadcasting including many years at the BBC. The lecture will be held on Friday 1st June 2018 at 7.30pm in the main hall at Newhaven Church.

To register for tickets please follow the link below

Eventbrite

The Abbey Summer School is a venture in Scotland that offers Christian teaching and nourishment to all who like to think about their faith. Now in its fourth year, The Abbey seeks to address core elements of Christian faith that speak in a particularly direct way to our present cultural moment, and to do this with theological and spiritual depth and integrity. In doing so, our aim is to reach towards something of the integration of thought and emotion, head and heart, spirituality and theology. The free evening public lecture is a great way to come and experience The Abbey for yourself and hear some of the excellent teaching on offer.”

Sermon on Faith and Works- 6th May 2018

Readings:

Romans 3:21-28

James 2:14-26

In his sermon this morning, Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about the topic of faith and works and how these have been understood at various times in the history of Christianity. He suggested a way in which we can reconcile the two most famous passages dealing with the issues of faith and works.

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

 

Sermon on Peace- 29th April 2018

Reading:

John 14:27

In his sermon today, Peter, our Minister, spoke about peace. In particular, he spoke about the sort of peace which Jesus gives, a peace which does not come from avoiding difficult situations but from trusting in God in the midst of difficulty.

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