NEWS AND INTIMATIONS
NEWS AND INTIMATIONS
0. SERVICE TO REMEMBER LOVED ONES In the evening of Sunday 27
November, at the start of Advent, there will be a service to remember
loved ones who have passed away who we might be missing at this time of
year. The service will be at Priestfield at 7pm
1. WARM HUBS To provide places each day of warmth and welcome
over the winter for members of the churches and their friends, six local
churches, including Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic, Baptist and Jewish
congregations, are intending to work together to provide such a space in
their respective places of worship, hopefully starting soon. Mayfield
Salisbury may well do so on a Friday afternoon, say between 1pm and 4pm.
If we are to do so, we would need two volunteers to give their time on
every such afternoon, to welcome folk and be available if there are any
issues. Might you be willing to do so? Please do consider and let the
minister know – thank you.
2. PAPERBACK EXCHANGE Do have a look at the
paperbacks in the Entrance Hall and take one or two to read yourself or,
perhaps, as Christmas presents. Thanks to all who contributed.
3. MUSICAL CONCERT FOR ADVENT ON 11 DECEMBER Our choir and
Chamber Group will present an evening of Advent and Christmas music on
11 December. We would be delighted if we were joined by other singers
from Mayfield Salisbury and indeed from Priestfield and Craigmillar Park, to
make an extra special joint musical event. While you would not need to be
brilliant sight readers, and there will be a chance to learn the music, a
degree of musical literacy would be required. A number of singers have
volunteered, mostly ladies, so it would be good if some singing men joined us.
Rehearsals will on Thursday evenings. If you would like to take part or to
ask any questions about it, please let Walter know as soon as possible so
he can know the numbers of copies of music required. Walter Thomson,
Choirmaster. firstname.lastname@example.org and 07517 050140
4. YOUTH GROUP Youth Group Sunday 20 November: ALL AGES are
invited to our annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Bill McDonald Hall from
6:15-8:00pm. We will also be collecting donations for the food bank that
evening. If you plan on attending, please get in touch with Hillary if you
haven't already, and share any dietary requirements.
Youth Worship Sunday 27 Nov at 7pm: We will be meeting in the Bill
McDonald Hall for a night of praise, prayer and reflection as we celebrate
the start of Advent together. All ages invited!
Messy Church at Priestfield on 26 November: Families will gather at
Priestfield Parish Church from 4-6pm for some Advent-themed activities,
crafts, songs, stories and food!
5. THURSDAY CLUB continues on Thursday at 2.00pm. This week,
Alan Tulleth will give a talk titled ‘Aud Me Audacity.’
The talk will be followed by tea and fellowship.
All are very welcome!
6. SOUTHSIDE GUILD – TWO DATES FOR DECEMBER A joint meeting of
all Guilds in Edinburgh at Craigmillar Park Church on 6th December at
2.00pm when the speaker is Joanne Brown, the Development Worker from
the national Guild. The next Southside Guild meeting is 13th December
at 2.00pm. It is our Christmas party. All welcome , bring a secret Santa present!
7. GIFT SERVICES - SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2022 The final two recipients
of gifts from our annual Gift Services are described below.
STOPOVER Hostel The hostel has 16 beds for teens who are homeless.
There are usually more boys than girls although in recent years the
numbers have equalised a little. Welcome donations are toiletries, new tee-
shirts and fleeces/hoodies, sports socks, graphic novels (Waterstone's at
Cameron Toll have a good selection), age-appropriate fiction and slipper
socks. We usually try to include a football.
Gilmerton Early Years This facility caters for infants 0-5 years approx. Soft
toys (with tag attached, please), bath toys, colouring books and pencils,
floor jigsaws, shape sorting toys and dolls in boxes come to mind. Duplo
and play-dough are also good. Should you have, or have received, any new
and unused baby or toddler clothing which is surplus to your requirements,
it would find a welcome, too.
Gift tags and wrapping paper are useful donations for several of our
recipients. With thanks but nearly new items and alcohol cannot be placed."
Anne Graham 0131 667 6331
8. ‘LIVING THE QUESTIONS’ – NEW COURSE TO EXPLORE CHRISTIAN
FAITH A new course is about to start to explore Christian faith, led by the
three ministers at Mayfield Salisbury, Priestfield and Craigmillar Park and
hosted by each of the churches. It is based on the ‘Living the Questions’
material, which is produced by some well-known progressive theologians
from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Brian MacLaren and John Bell. The
material encourages growing in faith by discussion of big questions
relating to faith and the world, rather than the teaching of doctrine. The
course will run for six Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.30pm,
starting on 9 November and ending on 14 December. You would be very
welcome! To register or to find out more, speak to one of the three
ministers or email them. For Mayfield Salisbury –
9. MIDWEEK PRAYERS You are most welcome to attend a time of
peace, prayer and reflection in the church sanctuary, this Tuesday at 10.00am.
10. KILOMBERO RICE Buy Kilombero Rice, £3 per bag, and help Malawian
farmers send their children to secondary school. Happy to deliver! Contact
Jean at email@example.com or 077102 13754 Thanks!
11. PASTORAL CARE If you would like to have a regular home visit or
telephone call from one of our pastoral care team, please contact me and I
will arrange that for you. If you would like to be held in prayer, or would
like us to pray for someone you know, please make your request to Kay. If
you would like to participate in our confidential prayer chain praying for
these requests, please get in touch; prayer chain emails are sent out once a
week. You can email Kay on 07587 043 191 or
12. A CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA Why not give yourself or someone else a
subscription to Life and Work, for a year of news, features and opinions
within the church and beyond. A special offer of 12 issues for the price of
10 is currently available,delivered directly to your address. To subscribe,
phone 4607487 or visit www.lifeandwork.org, quoting the promotion code XMAS22
13. MEDICINE BLISTER PACKS RECYCLING The Eco group have long been
pursuing the issue of recycling the blister packs which contain medication -
anything from prescribed medication to Paracetamol. Some previous
information retaking blister packs to Superdrug turned out to be
inaccurate (it's only Superdrug Pharmacies which do this.) We now have a
link which can send blister packs to Haddington for forwarding to a firm
which recycles. Blister packs can be collected in a box (labelled) in the
14. GIVING – QR CODE Our Quick Response code is a handy way of
using your smart ‘phone or tablet’s QR app to link you to our Giving Page.
Once you have joined the Giving Page safeguards are still operative.
PLATES: Those who would have wished to use it may make use of the
offering plates situated in the vestibule and halls entrance, at the close of
the service. Regular and one-off donations are possible online at
www.give.net/20311853 (scan the QR code) or please contact our Freewill
Offerings Treasurer, Hugh Somerville on 0131 466 2446 or
Order of service for next week: Thursday – 6.00pm
Next parish magazine Grapevine: Friday 18 November at 6.00pm
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