Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the
“Landlubbers” holiday club that ran during the October half term break.
A team of 24 “adult volunteers” and 6 “junior helpers” made this club a
success, covering a wide range of tasks – building relationships with
children, presenting the Bible teaching, leading crafts and games,
preparing snacks, and building scenery – to name but a few.
A total of 52 children were registered for the club, with an average of 36
children attending on each day. Only 6 of these children are regular
attendees at Liberton Northfield – but it was good to welcome back
familiar faces from previous holiday clubs, and from the rainbows and
brownies groups that now run at our church – as well as meeting new
families from our community.
The children were full of enthusiasm for all the activities, and it was
encouraging to see around 25 children bringing their families to the
“finale service” on the Sunday at the end.
A big thank-you to all the volunteers, and also to those who supported
us in other practical ways, bringing shoe boxes for the craft activities
and sheets for the scenery. We also appreciated the support of
congregation members who prayed for the club throughout the week.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the
The November film is on Thursday 15 th November:
yes a Thursday – the Hall Convenor (me) double -booked the Tuesday
date! The film is Journey’s End.
Journey’s End is a British film adaptation of the play Journey’s End by
R. C. Sherriff. Written by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb, it is
the fifth film adaptation of the play.
The film is set in northern France in March 1918 as C Company, led by
Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) arrives to take its turn in the front line.
Told that a German offensive is imminent, Stanhope drowns his fears
in whisky while the other officers (Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge and
Stephen Graham), and their cook (Toby Jones) attempt to distract
themselves in their dugout with talk of food and life before the war.
They are joined in the trenches by Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), a new
young officer fresh out of training who is excited about his first real
posting and the chance to serve under his schoolboy hero Stanhope.
Raleigh’s naïve enthusiasm contrasts with the other men’s mounting
fear as the tension rises and the attack draws ever closer.
Sunday 4th November – Theme: God makes animal and people
Sunday 11th November – Theme: God with us
Sunday 18th November – Theme: Look for the star
Sunday 25th November – Theme: Good news for Mary
Trailblazer had a great Autumn Hallelujah Party on Saturday 27th with
lots of leaf and pumpkin games and crafts. Thank you to all the
Trailblazer leaders and helpers who make the party possible.
Trailblazer Library Corner
Trailblazers are welcome to borrow books from the library, we just ask
that you fill in the borrow book with the details.
Dates for the diary:
Christmas Film Afternoon – For everyone from P1 to high school,
Saturday 8th December 4.30-6.30pm
Nativity Service – For all Trailblazers
Sunday 16th December, Morning service
God Bless all the Trailblazer Leaders/Helpers
7 th Nov. Quilting Group – Liz Duke
17th Nov.(Saturday) Coffee Morning 10-12am
21st Nov. Annual Business Meeting
5th Dec Christmas Meal
Our church is signed up to host this quiz night on Saturday 17th November. It’s the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever – and it’s all in the name of fighting poverty.
We are looking for volunteers, if you are interested in helping to organise this event in our church hall, please contact Ian Messer – for example, a Quiz Master (that’s female or male) is required! We have received the planning pack that includes the Hosts Guide, a promotional poster, Team name cards, blank team answer sheets, stickers, the Big Quiz Night film on a USB memory stick and most importantly all the questions and even more importantly – the answers. Action: Start forming your quiz team now, up to a maximum of 4 people. Bring friends and family along and the recommended price is £5 per head.
Where your money goes? Your gift follows Jesus to the place of greatest need. Of every pound entrusted to Tearfund…
Emergency needs met – 32p When disaster strikes, Tearfund respond swiftly and effectively to ensure they support communities in a strategic and focused way. They are committed to these communities for the long term, working through local churches and partners to help people become resilient and thrive. Communities transformed – 29p Churches mobilised – 9p Society changed – 7p Fundraising – 15p Support and running costs – 8p
Dear Friends at Liberton Northfield
We want to thank you for your
involvement in Stage ‘n’ Slam this year. Once again it was a very special
week and we want to express our thanks for your involvement.
The BBQ to help raise funds was a great success and your garden is a
lovely setting for it. Thank you for all those who were involved in
making it happen. We were also blessed by being able to hold the
Commissioning Service in your building. What a wonderful start to the
Around 120 local young people had the time of their lives. God has
faithfully answered our prayers. Many heard the Gospel in a clear and
relevant way. Sixteen of them responded by accepting Jesus as their
Saviour for the first time. It was wonderful to see some of them join
our church services and clubs as a result. We pray that this continues
in the coming years.
We love that Stage ‘n’ Slam is such a joint venture. Thank you for the
role Liberton Northfield played in this event. We could not love these
High School pupils and bless all the volunteers involved in such an
intense week of mission without your practical help and your prayerful
We trust that you are as blessed by being involved in Stage ‘n’ Slam
2018 as we are.
God bless you
Agnes C, Guthrie
(On behalf of the Young Life International Committee for Edinburgh
and the surrounding area)
Sunday 7th October – Theme: God makes light, day and night Sunday 14th October – Theme: God makes land, plants and sea Sunday 21st October – Holiday Club Service Sunday 28th October – Theme: God makes sun, moon and stars
Hallelujah Party Trailblazers will be having their Hallelujah party on Saturday 27th October 2-4pm. A place for us to celebrate Jesus’s light through this Halloween time with lots of games, crafts and food. Permission slips will be being handed out over the next few weeks, it would be good to have this back before the event, so we have an idea of numbers but on the day is fine too.
Trailblazer Library Corner Unfortunately, on Sunday 14th and 21st October this corner will be getting used for holiday club so will not be set up to use but will be back on Sunday 28th October.
Sparklers Due to the lack of volunteers, Sparklers will be parent lead on Sunday 14th and Sunday 28th October, the story and activity sheet will be available for parents to use. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
God Bless all the Trailblazer Leaders/Helpers Jenny Thomasi
The congregation of Liberton Northfield became vacant on the Induction of the Rev. Mike Taylor to his new charge on 22nd September 2018. Liberton Northfield has therefore been referred to the Deployment of Resources Committee, which next meets on 23rd October, and is responsible for reviewing vacancies in light of the Presbytery Plan before deciding whether to give permission to call a new minister.
It is very important, during this time of vacancy, for the congregation to share in this journey together. We can do this by praying regularly for our congregation and for the progress of the vacancy procedure.
In our system, the Presbytery will meet and communicate with the Kirk Session. The Kirk Session can and will undertake to share information about the vacancy process with the congregation when this information becomes available. Please do understand there will not be new information to share each week, sometimes there will be a month or so between meetings and receiving new information.
As part of the 150th anniversary celebration of our church next year, we want to produce a 2019 calendar. To do this we require photos of the church (exterior or interior) or manse or organisations at work (assuming we have appropriate permissions). If you can help, please contact Ian Messer; you will get photos returned.
The church CD’s are an important outreach for people who cannot come to the actual service, however there is a cost to this, a blank CD costs approximately 25P. Session passed a request to ask regular users to donate £1 per month into the open plate collection to cover the cost of this important ministry.
These nights are held on the second Tuesday of the month in the Falconer Hall. We begin at 7.00pm with tea/coffee to get settled for the film which commences at 7.15pm; there is no charge for the evening event and you can bring a friend, or as many friends as you like
The October film is: 9th October, War Room
War Room is a 2015 American Christian drama film directed by Alex Kendrick and written by himself and Stephen Kendrick. It is the Kendrick brothers’ fifth film and their first through their subsidiary, Kendrick Brothers Productions. The film was released in North American theaters on August 28, 2015, and received generally negative reviews from critics, but became a box office success and a sleeper hit, grossing $74 million worldwide
The Plot: Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter and their dream house but appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a ‘war room’ and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden
struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends with his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.
COMING SOON: 13th November: Journey’s End Journey’s End is a British film adaptation of the play Journey’s End by R. C. Sherriff. Written by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb, it is the fifth film adaptation of the play. The film was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The Plot: The film is set in northern France in March 1918 as C Company, led by Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) arrives to take its turn in the front line. Told that a German offensive is imminent, Stanhope drowns his fears in whisky while the other officers (Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge and Stephen Graham), and their cook (Toby Jones) attempt to distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and life before the war. They are joined in the trenches by Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), a new young officer fresh out of training who is excited about his first real posting and the chance to serve under his schoolboy hero Stanhope. Raleigh’s naïve enthusiasm contrasts with the other men’s mounting fear as the tension rises and the attack draws ever closer.
These nights are held on the second Tuesday of the month in the Falconer Hall. We begin at 7.00pm with tea/coffee to get settled for the film which commences at 7.15pm; there is no charge for the evening event and you can bring a friend, or as many friends as you like. If you have any suggestions for a film, talk to Sandy or Marie Sneddon, December is still to be decided!
The September film is: 11th September, God’s not Dead (2014)
God’s Not Dead is a 2014 American Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk, it was released theatrically on March 21, 2014. Written by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, and based on Rice Broocks’
book God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty, it received mostly negative reviews, but grossed over $62 million on a $2 million budget.
The Plot: Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), an evangelical college student, enrolls in a philosophy class taught by Professor Jeffrey Radisson (Kevin Sorbo), an atheist, who demands his students sign a declaration that “God is dead” to pass. Josh is the only student who refuses to sign. Radisson requires Josh to debate the topic with him but agrees to let the class members decide the winner. Josh’s girlfriend Kara (Cassidy Gifford) demands Josh either sign the statement “God is dead” or drop Radisson’s class, because standing up to Radisson will jeopardize their academic future. Kara breaks up with Josh for insisting on confessing his belief in God. Radisson gives Josh twenty minutes at the end of the first three lecture sessions to argue that God exists….
Come and see how Josh gets on!
COMING SOON: 9th October: War Room 13th November: Journey’s End