Pray, Inspire, Encourage

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.comPIE_Main_

Practising Presence- Sermon 27th Oct 2019

Reading:

Psalm 139:1-12

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon Rev Bluett asks how we might experience the presence of God in times of difficulty and illness, exploring what the presence of God involves as we pass through the darkest valley. He offers insight into how we might actively seek the presence of God at all times through contemplative practices.

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

Faith Alone- Sermon 20th October 2019

Reading:

Romans 3:21-31

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considers the term coined by Martin Luther, ‘by faith alone’. He looks at the ways the New Testament verses by Paul, about faith, have been translated throughout history and the impact of Luther’s reading of the original Greek word. He then explores the practical impact of the different understandings in the lives of believers.

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

Leith Churches’ Holiday Club Light Party

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.

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Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

Please could you join us by filling a Shoebox for children, men or women for the Blythswood Christmas shoebox appeal? These boxes are sent to Eastern Europe for families living in a huge amount of poverty and they go straight to the families.
Leaflets can be picked up from our church when the Newhaven Connections cafe is open; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-3:30pm. Please follow the instructions carefully on the leaflet and remember to enclose £3.50 to help with transport costs.
Please hand any shoeboxes in to the church the week beginning 28th October or even better come and join us at our shoebox service on Sunday 3rd November at 10:30am. This will be an All Age service followed by brunch. Shoeboxes must be handed in by then, at the latest, for collection by Blythswood first thing on Monday morning.
Please spread the word and invite others to do a box and bring it to the service.
To see stories and further information on the Blythswood website please click on the following link https://www.blythswood.org/shoebox

Messy Church Friday 11th October 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm

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. cassie.abousamak@gmail.com. MessyChurchPostcards_OctNov2019_forSocialMedia

Harvest & Big Bake Sunday 6th Oct 2019

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!HarvestAdvert

Of Birds and Lilies- Message 29th September 2019

Readings:

1 Corinthians 12:12-18

Matthew 6:26-34

This morning’s service was led by one of our Elders, Lesley-Anne Weir. The audio recording of today’s service comprises the Children’s Address and main message which, together, explore God’s creation, with an encouragement to trust in God’s plans for us and for all His creatures.

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