Carol Singing will take place at the Winter Hub on 9th & 16th December
Winter Hub: Once again, we will be using the church hall to provide a Winter Hub. A welcoming space for all with tea, coffee, soup, arts and crafts and more throughout December and January. If you would like to donate soup or volunteer your time see the sign up sheet in the gathering area. If you have any questions speak to Connor or Katherine.
Christmas Card. A Christmas card featuring the church is now available. See Laurie or Cath.
Christmas Dates for your diary:
Sunday 3rd December - First in Advent - Holy Communion 11am
Friday 8th December - Tranent Care Home Service at 2.30pm
Sunday 10th December - Second in Advent - Baptism 11am
Sunday 17th December - Third in Advent - Nativity Service 11am
Saturday 23rd December - Christingle Service - 4pm in the Church Hall
Sunday 24th December - Fourth in Advent - Christmas Eve Family Service 11am
Sunday 24th December - Carol Service in the Church 7pm
Christmas Day - Family Service at 10am.
Nepal Open Day: Please join Murdo & Rachel for their annual Nepal Open Day, raising funds for Anandaban Hospital and LEARN school. This year is Christmas themed, with a new range of homemade Christmas decorations and candles in addition to refreshments and Nepali crafts etc.
All welcome on Sat 2nd Dec 10-6 at 7 Riggonhead Court EH33 1FH
The next teenage gatherings in the Upper Room of the Church Hall are from 7.30 to 9pm on 5th and 19th November.
Prayer Bulletin. A prayer bulletin for the current month is available in church and on the Prayer page
Crisp Packet Bivy Bag Project:
This Autumn we look to recycle Crisp Packets to make Bivy Bags for rough sleepers. The Bivy Bags will keep folk warmer and drier and make good use of the metalised plastic of crisp packets which can take up to 80 years to biodegrade in landfill. We ask folk EITHER to collect crisp packets and bring them to church OR BETTER to wash and iron together strips of 5 crisp packets where we can then more easily fuse these together in larger sheets. Instruction sheets are pinned to the Eco Action Group Notice Board in the Church Gathering Area.
The Church has registered with easyfundraising and you can raise donations for Tranent Parish Church at no additional cost to you each time you shop online by. Over 7,000 brands will donate, including all the big names like John Lewis, BT, Tesco, Argos, Boots, Marks and Spencer and many more. Please support us by registering on: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/tranent-parish-church.
Talk to Pamela or Linda if you would like to know more
Prayer Groups: Our 8am Saturday morning Prayer group meets in the Gathering Area at the Church. All are very welcome.
Open House: Open House takes place on Tuesday mornings in the Church Hall between 10am and 12 noon. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served. All are welcome.
Fair Trade Stall: We have a Fair Trade stall on the last Sunday of every month. With suppies from the Fair Trade shop in Portobello, there is an opportunity to buy various goods - cash only.
Eco - Congregation
Christmas Cards available at church