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A very warm welcome to Newhaven Church

Newhaven Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland based in Newhaven, Edinburgh.  We are a caring group of Christians committed to serving Christ, each other and the community.

We’re an active church, not restricted by the walls of our building, and hold a number of events both within the church, around the parish area, and further afield. We hold church services every Sunday at 10.30am, and have Communion Services on the last Sunday of each month. We hold family friendly All Age Services on the first Sunday of each month. You will find a warm greeting at any of these services, where we would be delighted to have you visit us.

If you’d like to get in touch by phone or e-mail please follow the link to our find us and contacts page.

22/09/13 sermon – Unity within the Church (Romans 15:1-7)

In our Church service on Sunday 22nd August 2013, after an excellent display of some of our finest amateur dramatics; one of our Elders, John Hodge considered the topic of ‘Unity within the Church’ in the context of Romans 15:1-7.

If you would like to see the bible reading online, please follow this link to read Romans 15:1-7 online on the BibleGateway website.

John’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download to your computer.

25/08/13 sermon – Evil in the name of Religion (Isaiah 45:1-7, and Luke 13:20-21)

In our Church service on Sunday 25th August 2013, our Minister Peter considered the theme of ‘evil in the name of religion’, dualism and the importance of monotheism in the context of Isaiah 45:1-7 (Cyrus, God’s instrument) and Luke 13:20-21 (the Parable of the Yeast).

If you would like to see these bible reading online, please follow the links to below to read:

Peter’s sermon is available to play below, or right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

18/08/13 sermon – The problem of evil (Genesis 37:12-36)

In our Church service on Sunday 18th August 2013, our Minister Peter considered Genesis 37:12-36 (Joseph is sold by his brothers), and the question: how there can be so much evil in the world?

If you would like to see the bible reading online, please follow this link to read Genesis 37:12-36 online on the BibleGateway website.

Peter’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download to your computer.

Sunset at Newhaven lighthouse

11/08/13 sermon – Despair – why certain things happen the way they do, and how we try to make sense of them (Ecclesiastes 1)

Today in our Church service (Sunday 11th August 2013), our Minister Peter considered Ecclesiastes 1 (Everything is meaningless), and how to find meaning during despair, in the context of other Bible readings including the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the experiences of Abraham and Job, and some of Peter’s own personal experience.  If you would like to see the bible reading online, please follow this link to read Ecclesiastes 1 online on the BibleGateway website.

Peter’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download to your computer.

Image of Newhaven Lighthouse at dusk

04/08/13 sermon – the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14)

As part of our all age service, Christine Hodge along with the help of a number of special guests and the congregation’s children, helped us to consider the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) and the need to step into God.  Please follow this link to read Luke 18:9-14 online on the BibleGateway website.

Peter then considered the Parable in his sermon, which is available to play below, or by clicking on this link to download to your computer.

02/06/13 sermon – The Parable of the Good Samaritan, and the issue of dignity (Luke 10:25-37).

On Sunday 2nd June 2013, as part of our All Age service, we considered the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and Peter then read the parable from Luke 10:25-37, and gave us a sermon which focused on the issue of dignity.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Luke 10:25-37 on the BibleGateway website.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

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Heart and Soul 2013 – 19th May 2013

A celebration for the whole Church on Sunday 19th May!

In recognition of the 1450th anniversary of Columba landing on Iona, Heart and Soul 2013 will be inspired by Celtic Christianity, with all the richness of its themes: hospitality, pilgrimage, journeying, deep peace – healing and wholeness, creation and its care, celebrating the good earth, contemplative prayer, Trinity, representing Christ to the world, inclusive community, Christ in the stranger’s guise, rhythm of the seasons, prophecy, soul- friends, being ‘on the edge’.  And it’s exciting that Sunday 19th May also coincides with Pentecost on the church calendar!

So come along with your congregation and bring your friends to celebrate the life of the Church in Princes Street Gardens, 1- 6pm. Come and meet friends old and new, enjoy kids and youth fun, music, drama, interviews and seminars. Come and learn more about how God is at work in His Church. Come and sing for all you’re worth along with thousands of others at closing worship… do all that and begin planning now as a congregation how you‘re going to share your story with others at Heart and Soul 2013 on 19th May.

For more information call 0131 225 5722.

07/04/13 sermon – Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes (part 1) (Romans 12:1-2 and Matthew 4:23-5:12)

Today (Sunday 7th April 2013) Peter read and considered Romans 12:1-2 and Matthew 4:23-5:12 as the first part of a two part series on the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow these links to the BibleGateway website below:

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

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31/03/13 sermon – Easter Sunday service (Romans 12:1-21)

Today (Sunday 31st March 2013), was Easter Sunday and Peter read and considered Romans 12:1-21. We also had a short drama by members of the congregation and an egg hunt for eggs filled with items from the Easter story for the children.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Romans 12:1-21 (NRSV) on the BibleGateway website.