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ST. JOHN'S COLINTON MAINS

Our Goal is Growing

Growing in love for God, each other and our neighbour

What's on

Sundays

Services are every Sunday at 11am.

There are all-age services 6 times per year. We have joint Easter services and a pulpit exchange with Craiglockhart church. Monthly evening services are shorter and less formal followed by fellowship. (January – June, September to December).

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Our minister

Our minister is Rev Peter Nelson.

Musical range

Worship is led by a digital piano/organ, guitars, drums and young singers.

Use of audio visual equipment

Praise items and scripture are projected onto the large screen using Easy Worship software. Occasional use of DVDs and power point presentations enhances worship. We currently subscribe to a CCLI licence which enables us to embrace a more varied form and range of praise.

Congregational involvement in leading worship

Many in our congregation are on a ‘worship rota’ who share in welcome/intimations, lead prayer, praise and readings. There are also a number of people involved in leading drama to help bring Biblical messages to life.

Small groups

We have small groups that meet to talk about different Bible passages, pray together and socialise with each other. There are two house groups that meet on a Wednesday and Thursday evening, and there is a day-time group that meets every second Friday in the halls.

Please contact us for more details on the locations and how to get involved in these groups.

Prayer meetings

Prayer is at the heart of all that we do as a congregation.

There is a weekly prayer meeting every Monday evening from 7.30pm until 9 pm in the church halls.  There is also a short time of prayer at 10.30am for ten minutes before worship every Sunday. Anyone is welcome to come along to these prayer meetings.  You don’t have to pray out loud at any of these prayer meetings – it is our opportunity to bring people and other matters to God in prayer.

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Community

We currently support and encourage the following organisations in our church:

BB Company, Junior Section and Anchor Boys

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

Response to others in the parish and beyond

Agape, an orphanage in Manipur, India

School links

Social issues 

Christians Against Poverty 

Patchwork and much more...

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Pastoral care

Our elders regularly visit church members during the year.

We offer bereavement care through one of our members who has relevant experience and background in bereavement care, and who works with the minister to offer support and comfort to those going through bereavement.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals – for further information on any of these please contact us the Minister, Peter Nelson.

 

Fellowship

We run a Drop-In café every second Wednesday from 10am till 12pm in the halls for those who live in the parish to come along and keep in contact with friends and others.  This provides an opportunity for friendship and socialising.

We also have the main church social events (summer and winter fairs) as well as a quiz night and Christian Aid lunch.  All these events bring people together socially and are also useful in encouraging people in the community to have contact with our church family.

Details of the above events are included in our Sunday bulletin, or please contact us for further information.

 

 

Christians Against Poverty

We support the work of Christians Against Poverty (“CAP”), and have run a number of CAP Money courses.

The CAP Money Course is a free course that will help you with basic budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system to help manage your money that works. In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.

Whether you feel pretty organised, or whether it's like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances.

Please contact us for details of when the next course will be running.

Christians against poverty

 

Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored is an informal course for people who want to know more about Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. The course is for mature Christians, and for those who are exploring Christianity for the first time. We ran a course in Autumn 2016 and we are planning to run another Christianity Explored course early in 2018.

Some comments from those who attended the most recent Christianity Explored course

Yes, it really was worthwhile attending this course. I realised I had never really understood Mark’s gospel. It is wonderful to read it now and see it in a different light.

It is always worthwhile joining with others to read and discuss God’s word and this was no exception. II thoroughly enjoyed the course and the fellowship – the 7 weeks flew past. Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun”.

To find out more about Christianity Explored, see http://www.ceministries.org

Please contact us for more details of when the next course is running.

 

 

223 Oxgangs Rd N,

Edinburgh EH13 9ED

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